Against the Grain Brewery & Alehouse
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Taps: 10 / Bottles: 50
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 5 | Reviews: 3 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by sprucetip:
4.38/5 rDev -6.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $
Allow me to be the first. This is an awesome addition to the beer scene in the Quad Cities. I'm not sure exactly when it opened, but it has been less than a year for sure. They haven't started brewing yet, but that should be coming soon. The service is top notch. The atmosphere is not bad. The low lighting in the main room is nice, but in general the newly remodeled building has a bit of a sterile feel to it. It certainly shouldn't dissuade anyone from attending, and I suspect it will grow more homey and comfortable over time. The beer selection is not enormous, but it is ample and lovingly selected by the genuinely beer geeky proprietors. They blow through kegs quickly so freshness won't be an issue. I've clipped the current draft menu from the BeerMenus site (that they update regularly). It lists the beer, size of pour, abv and price. All excellent information. In addition to what is seen below, in the last 10 days I have had on tap St Bernardus Abt 12, Mikkeller Draft Beer, He'Brew Sweet 16, and Stone Enjoy By 12.21.12, for example. Bottle prices very reasonable as well. For example a bomber of Stone IRS is $10. It typically retails for $7. That is a thin markup, and that is how their stuff is priced. And pours come at temps that are not extremely cold and in proper glassware. As of this writing, they don't have an actual website, but they can be found on Facebook. From there you can click the link to the BeerMenus powered menu of what they currently have available.
There is no food served, but you can bring it in. They have menus from a Pizza place across the street. This is a great place and you should check it out.
Boulder Hazed and Infused Ale 16oz. Draft 4.85 $5.00
Founders Centennial IPA 16oz. Draft 7.2 $4.00
Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold 16oz. Draft 5.8 $4.00
La Caracole Nostradamus 12oz. Draft 9.5 $5.00
Left Hand Fade to Black Vol. 4 16oz. Draft 6.5 $4.00
New Holland Full Circle 16oz. Draft 5.3 $4.00
North Coast Old Rasputin Imperial Stout 16oz. Draft 9.0 $5.00
Petrus Aged Pale 12oz. Draft 7.3 $5.00
Schlitz 16oz. Draft 4.9 $2.50
Two Brothers Cane & Ebel 16oz. Draft 7.0 $4.00
11-29-2012 18:22:01 | More by sprucetip
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4.5/5 rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | $$
Hidden jewel in the QC that is rapidly becoming the new place to be. Not only do they have the most unique beers on tap in the area, but they also have an impressive premium liquor selection as well. I've been introduced to whiskey- I always hated it- didn't like the smell, didn't like the taste. Until I had a Midleton. I've been hooked ever since. Also they have the best Bloody Mary's in town.
They always have a nice selection of beers rotating out, ranging from the stand-by Schlitz to Double Crooked Tree IPA and Duchesse De Bourgogne... I could go on for days. Usually about 10 beers on tap at a time.
They've released two batches of beer that is brewed there- however the quantities were small and it disappeared quickly. Hopefully they will continue with this, as we are all eager to sample more.
Great ambiance, Good music, and yummy beers. This is exactly what the QC needed.
05-27-2013 20:01:35 | More by Chefaprilrose
4.6/5 rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$$
It may be pricey for some, but this is not any typical place. They have just recently started brewing, and I have not tried it yet as I don't think anything is ready just yet. They get the uncommon variety of things here, and all that I have sampled are good. They are constantly getting in new beer, it's more of a one or two kegs and done, maybe, eventually to return. Every visit brings new additions, but if you find a favorite there it won't last long. Great atmosphere, the owners are usually the bar-tenders. The music can be a little out of it for my taste, but that is the only thing. There are events planned from time to time where they get a restaurant to cater that evening, as there is no food available on site. They are found on facebook, as well at beermenus.com for their current beer menu. Always changing, a place I'll go back to time and time again, and, unfortunately, not enough.
01-28-2013 03:24:29 | More by Keager
Against the Grain Brewery & Alehouse in Rock Island, IL
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