Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

Against The Grain Brewery & SmokehouseAgainst The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

401 E Main St
Louisville, Kentucky, 40202-1110
United States

(502) 515-0174 | map

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Added by brian44556 on 09-25-2011

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Photo of rodney4130
4.63/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

A little nicer atmosphere than you often find in brewpubs. All of the beers are tasty, and different from the normal reds, hefs, etc that you find at most places. Definitely geared to the craft crowd.

Food is very, very good. I had the beer can chicken, and others in our party had the turkey burger and tacos. All looked good and all were spoken of highly.

Service is great. Attentive, but not overly slow. Was really impressed that the burger was overheard to be shared by two people and they took the time to plate each half separately without being asked to.

I second the recommendation of the Belgian IPA and Biere De Garde. Some of the names are a little odd and unappetizing (Who Sharted?) but that's a minor quibble. Well worth checking out.

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Photo of bluejacket74
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Made a trip to Against The Grain last weekend, it's the newest brewpub in Louisville located in the old Browning's. They have around 6 brews of their own on tap along with some offerings on cask, and also a few guest taps too. I tried the sampler, and everything on it was quality. I ended up getting their 35K on cask and it's a very good brew. It seems that they're focusing their beers more towards the craft customers (some of their brews included a Bière de Garde and a Belgian IPA), which is definitely a good thing. Me and my friends ate there as well, I ended up getting the crawfish Po Boy sandwich which was good. Also tried the beer cheese appetizer that all of us liked a lot. The prices for both the food and beer seemed fair, the service was great and I have no complaints about the place at all. I'll certainly go back to Against The Grain in the future, and if you're in the area it's definitely worth the trip.

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Photo of sefus12
4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

AtG has been opened for about a month now and was opened by the two former brewers for the BBC brewpubs (not the bottling company) and two other individuals. The atmosphere is great with lots of exposed wood and cool artwork. The brewery stands behind two floors of full-glass windows above the bar, forming a damn-cool centerpiece to look at.

Their first batch of beers (the don't have year-round beers, but year-round styles such as Hoppy, Dark, Strong, and Session, among others) are all quality with the 35K (milk stout) being my favorite. The Smoked Oktoberfest and the Belgian/American IPA are both solid as well. The food can be described as upscale American/brewpub and the taste/quality/preparation are all well above the price-point, making it a great value.

Easily jumped to my favorite brewpub in the area and I'll certainly be hitting this place up frequently.

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Photo of brotherwheels
4.83/5  rDev +16.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

In the old Browns location. Opened up two months ago. Staff is knowledgable on both food and beer! Two on cask! Tried all, all were above average if not exceptional. Hybrid belgian/IPA was a cool twist. Cashed 35k stout was great!

Really cool three story brewery located at Louisville Field. Found conflicting info on the web but it is no longer Browns. Nine of their own beers on tap. Swazi ALS, two cask plus the standards. Something for everyone.

We had aps and entrees, all were way above average and a great value!!

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Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse in Louisville, KY
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