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Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

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Against The Grain Brewery & SmokehouseAgainst The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
BA SCORE
96
world-class

99 Ratings
Ratings: 99
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.01%
Active Beers: 157
Beer Ratings: 3,002
Beer Avg: 3.73
Taps: 9
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

401 E Main St
Louisville, Kentucky, 40202-1110
United States
phone: (502) 515-0174

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @atgbrewery

Notes:
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(Place added by: brian44556 on 09-25-2011)
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joe1510

Illinois

3.51/5  rDev -18.9%

Located in the Louisville Slugger Stadium downtown Against the Grain has a cool space that's anything but little. You enter next to the large outdoor seating area, all covered in case of rain. The interior space is large with high ceilings and a lot of brick. A huge chalkboard tells of the days offerings. Tanks can be seen through a long window directly above the bar. Although the space is large it still seems intimate and cozy. Nicely decorated.

Service was friendly and prompt although I did have to ask for a couple of items. Against the Grain labels themselves a smokehouse so the menu is loaded with delicious smoked meats. The pulled pork sandwich, though a little pricey, is smokey, savory, and moist with a good helping of char and pickled onions to boot. Good stuff.

The beer was actually my least favorite aspect of Against the Grain. I don't know if this is normal but the day I stopped in for lunch they seemed to be serving all beers in plastic cups. Strike one. Strike two was that my beer was so cloudy and sediment filled that it was as close to chewing a beer as you could get. As it was served I was told it was that way because the keg was just recently moved. With that said the beer was mediocre at best and my only drink of the visit because of said issues.

I would give Against the Grain another try if in the immediate area but I wouldn't go out of my way to stop through again.

08-01-2014 01:37:31 | More by joe1510
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zbodnar1

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

08-22-2014 14:04:16 | More by zbodnar1
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Highbury09

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -7.6%

08-22-2014 00:58:58 | More by Highbury09
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tonafernandez

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

Food is great, good space, nice bar, the beer was kind of on the mild side not really what i was expecting, more trending towards non impressive beers, at least on the draft side, i will probably take out a couple of bottles of stuff not available on draft, they do have Alpha King from 3 floyds.
Most beers trend towards a medium light body and substance.

08-19-2014 20:09:58 | More by tonafernandez
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freewill35

Indiana

5/5  rDev +15.5%

08-16-2014 20:45:10 | More by freewill35
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Jasonchair

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +15.5%

08-15-2014 23:55:30 | More by Jasonchair
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KluberSociety


3.6/5  rDev -16.9%

08-12-2014 02:02:07 | More by KluberSociety
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Jessica_malloy


5/5  rDev +15.5%

08-08-2014 23:09:59 | More by Jessica_malloy
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MaseFace

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

08-06-2014 01:42:56 | More by MaseFace
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IMFletcher

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

If you're wondering where to go for a real brewpub in Lousiville, look no further. Built inside a minor league baseball stadium, everything inside is major league.

The food, no matter what you order, will be excellent. The weekend Brunch So Hard menu is highlighted by my favorite, the chorizo biscuits and gravy.

The beer selection is somewhat limited in quantity, but the variance of what will be on tap is wide. AtG operates their taps based on style, so there's a session, a hoppy, a whimsy, a smoke, and their wild offerings are often wonderful.

Beer prices are not listed, so you will occasionally order one that will grab your attention when you're ready to pay the tab. Most are reasonably priced.

08-03-2014 22:54:57 | More by IMFletcher
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Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse in Louisville, KY
96 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.