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Beer Available At Against the Grain Brewery & Smokehouse (arranged by most recent)
Against the Grain London Balling 90, Against the Grain Heavy D (& The Ortmunderz) , Against the Grain The Wrath of the Krauth of Khan , Against the Grain Brett The Hipman Hop , Against the Grain / Country Boy Saladbarity Baltic Porter , Against the Grain Fancy Lawyer Terms , Against the Grain 70K 100, Against the Grain 35K 89, Against the Grain Der Guberhoarker , Against the Grain 5 Roses: A Rick Astley Joint (Pils Ed.) , Against the Grain Full Special Bitter 61, Against the Grain 5 Roses: A Rick Astley Joint - Wild Kolsch Aged in Red Cypress , Against the Grain The Willsner , Against the Grain / Struise Scorched Monk 91, Against the Grain Kentucky Ryed Chiquen 92, Against the Grain Save Ferrous 46, Against the Grain / De Molen Bo & Luke (Lapsang Souchong Tea) , Against the Grain / To Øl An Ale Insertion: BA White Ash , Against the Grain Bonfyre Of The Daiquiris 74, Against the Grain MacFannybaw 93
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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 (28) 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 (541) 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.
shrubber85 (194) Greenville, Indiana | November 13, 2011| Updated March 30, 2013
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. Nice, fairly small place - can imagine gets very crowded on Friday/Saturday nights. 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.
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!
drfabulous (55) 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.
50belair (79) Florida | October 11, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 17/20
Amazing BBQ. Good beers, cool art, inviting patio area. Friendly staff. Exceptional bourbon selection. This joint rocks....
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