Against the Grain Brewery & Smokehouse | Louisville, Kentucky
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Against the Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
Excellent based on 50 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

401 E Main St
Louisville, Kentucky United States 40202 [ print map ]
502 515 0174

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Hours: M-Thur: 11-12 am; Fri-Sat: 11:00-2:00 am; Sun: 10-10


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18th Street / Against The Grain Killewitte 68, Against the Grain Killewitte , Against the Grain Genetic Cul-de-Sac , Against the Grain Kubla Pecan , Against the Grain Queensrye-che , Against the Grain Sack of Antwerk , Against the Grain Covalent Blonde 46, Against the Grain The Brown Note 89, Against the Grain MacFannybaw 90, Against the Grain You Brett Your Ass IPA , Against the Grain Chris Framboise 77, Against the Grain Bay and Pepper Your Bretts 81, Against the Grain / De Molen Bo & Luke 100, Against the Grain Cutty Canít Hang! 47, Against the Grain Donít Estoppel Believiní , La Binchoise Brune Tradition / Cistercienne Bruna 91, Against the Grain Robster Craw , Against the Grain Willamette Da Foesho , Against the Grain Armoured Elbow , Against the Grain Schmancy Slurrier Terms
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50 reviews for Against the Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
 Ambiance  83%
 Service  84%
 Selection  78%
 Food  81%
 Value  77%
 Overall  84%
 Rating  95%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
want1DIPA  (20) , | December 30, 2013
Unreal!
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
sptuk00  (10) Mount Washington, Kentucky | October 18, 2011
I visited AtG the first week it was open and I was very impressed. The food was very good. The pulled pork nachos were delicious. I also got the 6 beer sampler so that I could try all 6 of their own beers. The sampler was I believe only $6 too...great deal. The beers were delicious. I especially liked the 2 Wheel Death Machine, Fancy Lawyer Terms, and 35K. The prices for everything were very reasonable especially for being located where it is. I am fortunate enough to work only a few blocks away. I will definitely become a regular. Thank goodness for a new brewery in downtown Louisville.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
ultrashuai  (31) Bloomington, Indiana | January 24, 2012
Really good place and a nice addition to Louisville, particularly in Downtown. I really enjoyed the one trip here and will certainly be back. Selection-wise, they have six standard house taps, two guest taps, two casks, and a specialty tap that was brewed in house but with someone elseís recipe. The guest taps were Ommegang Hennepin and a New Albanian seasonal (good sign). House beers were excellent. My favorite was the "Whim" (Kentucky Ryed Chiquen), which was a little hoppy but also had this very subtle whiskey flavor, coming from the ryed whiskey barrels they aged it in. I was also told that the whiskey itself (they have a bottle of it, in addition to a number of very good whiskeys and bourbons) was aged in port barrels. I also really liked the ESB. Not as bitter as I like ESBís to be, but it was very, very malty and almost sweet. Really smooth beer that would be excellent for a pint. The Black & Mild was on the "Smoke" tap, and that was also a favorite. Close to, but not quite smokey enough to be a rauch, it had a lot of malt flavor only supplemented by the smoke. They had this on cask. I tried that for my one pint but couldnít really get a sense of the nuances. A very mysterious beer. But I also have to note the "Session" tap, which was an excellent session beer and was very drinkable. We did the pulled pork sandwich. Itís not served with fries, but comes with cole slaw instead. What I really liked about this place was that, even though theyíre south of the Ohio River, they use a vinegar (really more mustard) based slaw. I asked about this, and was told that they donít do any mayonnaise. This was backed up by the couple next to us asking for ranch dressing when they were unsatisfied with the light balsamic on their salad (which looked great). The bartender responded that there was no ranch but offered caesar. You stay classy, Louisville... The brewer came out and chatted with us and I got a little insight on the operation and beer styles. Very limited distribution right now as they build their base, but I canít wait to get it up in Indiana. Really excellent beer.
92
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 20/20
goodtimemom  (6) Louisville, Kentucky | August 7, 2012
Beer was good. I wasnít crazy about the food or options.
92
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
NachlamSie  (582) Denver, Colorado | March 12, 2013
Brownings closed and someone who knows what is up has opened up a brewpub in its stead. ATG brews beers in six smart categories. Rather than aim for specific styles, they have six general flavors in which different new brews constantly rotate such as malt, hop, session, and most awesomely: smoke. The bartender was so helpful and enthusiastic about the beer and food. Ambiance is eclectic with lots of hip artwork specifically created for the smokehouse. The food is absolutely excellent. Theyíve got their smokehouse focus on. Nearly everything on the menu is properly smoked. I ate pork confit fritters with smokehouse hash and a side of smoked slaw. I repeat, smoked slaw. The beer titles are an added bonus. It is places like this with a commitment to great beer and cuisine that are giving Louisville a bit of a scene.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
gonzosauce  (19) Ann Arbor, Michigan | June 24, 2013
Interesting concept of offering one option for six different styles, plus some specialties. Great service on all fronts. Awesome food. Pricey all around, but a must stop. Louisville!
92
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
shrubber85  (232) Greenville, Indiana | November 13, 2011| Updated April 28, 2014
Part of the Louisville Slugger Field complex so kind of impossible not to find - you can park in the huge parking lot of the stadium for free unless there is a game, and even then, parking is only $5.. Nice, open area with outdoor seating. Have a rotating selection of six different beers in specific styles (hop, smoke, dark, malt, session, and whim) along with some specialty beers (including cask ales). The food we had was very good (especially liked the pickled onions). Great place - looking forward to many more visits - especially looking forward to pre-gaming before a minor league game next year. This place is the King of Double Entendre beer names.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
coharahawk  (75) Milwaukee, Wisconsin | March 26, 2014
I have been looking forward to visiting ATG after having several of their beers over the past couple years. It did not disappoint. Very cool space within the minor league baseball stadium. The food was awesome. We had some pork nachos and smoked wings. The meat was so smoky and delicious. The beers were awesome, not surpisingly. Citra Ass Down is always a favorite. An Ale Pleasure was pretty tasty too. You gotta go if youíre in Louisville.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
drfabulous  (74) Lexington, Kentucky | June 16, 2013
My go to place in Louisville. Good food. Kid friendly. Easy parking on a Saturday afternoon. And I can get a sampler and try every beer on the menu. Plus, you have to love the names and the way they split up styles. ATG just needs to bottle some of their stuff...and brew a few things more than once.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
wzmoore  (22) Fishers, Indiana | January 5, 2013
I absolutely love this place. Great beer at unbelievable prices, terrific food and a perfect, downtown Louisville location. Attached to Louisville Slugger Field, it's close to just about everything and parking is always very easy. The people are always nice too. This is usually our first stop when we visit Louisville (we visit often) and we normally hit it up more than once when we're in town.

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