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Beer Available At Against the Grain Brewery & Smokehouse (arranged by most recent)
Beer Engine (KY) Saison , Beer Engine (KY) Melkweg DIPA , Against the Grain Fresh Prince of Bel End , Against the Grain Moleram Figeram , Against the Grain Rye 71 , Against the Grain Tejas Té , Against the Grain Hot For Peacher , Against the Grain / Beer Engine Brettish Bulldog , Against the Grain Cutty Can’t Hang! 46, Against the Grain Rico Sauvin 97, Against the Grain Kentucky Ryed Chiquen 91, Against the Grain Genetic Cul-de-Sac , 18th Street / Against The Grain Killewitte 68, Against the Grain Killewitte , 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 90, Against the Grain MacFannybaw 89
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want1DIPA (20) , | December 30, 2013
96 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
sptuk00 (10) Mount Washington, Kentucky | October 18, 2011
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
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.
ultrashuai (31) Bloomington, Indiana | January 24, 2012
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
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 else’s 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 ESB’s 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 couldn’t 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. It’s not served with fries, but comes with cole slaw instead. What I really liked about this place was that, even though they’re south of the Ohio River, they use a vinegar (really more mustard) based slaw. I asked about this, and was told that they don’t 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 can’t wait to get it up in Indiana. Really excellent beer.
goodtimemom (6) Louisville, Kentucky | August 7, 2012
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 20/20
Beer was good. I wasn’t crazy about the food or options.
NachlamSie (588) Denver, Colorado | March 12, 2013
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
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. They’ve 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.
gonzosauce (19) Ann Arbor, Michigan | June 24, 2013
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 18/20
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!
shrubber85 (232) Greenville, Indiana | November 13, 2011| Updated April 28, 2014
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
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.
coharahawk (75) Milwaukee, Wisconsin | March 26, 2014
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
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 you’re in Louisville.
drfabulous (76) Lexington, Kentucky | June 16, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
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.
wzmoore (22) Fishers, Indiana | January 5, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
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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