Against the Grain Brewery & Smokehouse | Louisville, Kentucky
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Against the Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
Excellent based on 45 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

401 E Main St
Louisville, Kentucky United States 40202 [ print map ]
502 515 0174 | facebook | twitter | food menu | beer menu

Hours: M-Sat: 11-12 am; Sun: 12-9

Mayor: Tmoney99 (16) | Taps: 10-11 |

Against the Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

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Beer Available At Against the Grain Brewery & Smokehouse (arranged by most recent)
Against the Grain / Struise Scorched Monk 92, Against the Grain 70K 100, Against the Grain / De Molen Bo & Luke (Habanero & Serrano) , Against the Grain / De Molen Bo & Luke (Peanut Butter) , Against the Grain / De Molen Bo & Luke (Lapsang Souchong Tea) , Against the Grain 35K 91, Against the Grain The Wrath of the Krauth of Khan , Against the Grain Fancy Lawyer Terms 67, Against the Grain Playa Hator , Against the Grain Sam & Adams Bossin Lager , Against the Grain / Country Boy Saladbarity Baltic Porter 88, Against the Grain Brett The Hipman Hop 96, Against the Grain Heavy D (& The Ortmunderz) , Against the Grain Slippery When Tett 66, Against the Grain 5 Roses: A Rick Astley Joint - Wild Kolsch Aged in Red Cypress 74, Against the Grain London Balling 91, 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 The Willsner
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45 reviews for Against the Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
 Ambiance  83%
 Service  85%
 Selection  78%
 Food  83%
 Value  77%
 Overall  84%
 Rating  95%
Rating Distribution

  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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
b3shine  (233) Cincinnati, Ohio | January 4, 2013
Stopped in with the wife for dinner while in Louisville. The vibe is great; clean and open with a good scene and awesome smells. The draft beer selection is limited but good, with seven house taps of some solid beers. Service was good as was the value. Iím really impressed! GET THE CHEESE GRITS!!!
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
Travlr  (1374) Washington, Washington DC | November 18, 2012| Updated April 22, 2013
Warehouse style interior with a nice sized long bar on the left and a bunch of tables. Good service. Tons of brews available, both their own and a handful of guests (Country Boy when I visited). Beers were quite tasty and the barbecue was good.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
savnac  (285) Anchorage, Alaska | November 6, 2012
Nice place attached to the ball park. Inside seems really big with really talk ceilings, but there didnít seem to be a lot of seating. Service was really good, the guy pretty much knew his stuff, I like to ask a few oddball questions sometimes to see if they really know what theyíre talking about. Selection was pretty small but very diverse, everything we had was excellent. Food was good, kind of brewpub meets smokehouse, slightly on the expensive side for what you got. While we didnít have anything crazy good here, we did have some of their other stuff around the state and Iíd have to say they are the best brewery in the state. A must stop if in Louisville, hopefully they have some great beer on.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
aMillionDreams  (4) , | October 22, 2012
a: Itís pretty cool seeing two floors of the brewery behind the bar. Also, pretty neat to be in the baseball stadium. s: Could be better, but they try. s: Thereís always something new to try which appeals to me. They also always have at least one cask and three guest taps: local, domestic, and international. Great bourbon selection and interesting mixed drinks f: Food is excellent. Lots of vegetarian options, especially for a smoke house. the beer cheese is sublime! v: a little pricier than other brewpubs but worth it in my opinion
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux  (107) Everett, Washington | October 3, 2012| Updated February 26, 2013
Went here this afternoon and was able to bring the dog. They have a great outside area where dogs are allowed. They had six of their own beers on tap and three from another Kentucky brewery. Not the greatest beers Iíve had, but they have a pretty high quality for such a small brewery. Decent selection on tap for a small place.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 10/20
Bourbon  (12) Louisville, Kentucky | September 4, 2012
First, the service was excellent. Among the best Iíve ever had. Second, The atmosphere tickles me. Having been to Browningís (the previous brewpub at this location), I expected the high ceilings and visible brew equipment. What changed was the diagram of the brew equipment in Street Art-style, the huge portraits of the (assumed) proprietors in their mohawked and hoodied glory and every listing on the On-Tap board is itsí own piece of art. The place is brash and arrogant. I like it! Third, the food was good to excellent. The low score I gave reflects the lack of options and the menu that manages to not make anything enticing. And now, the beer: meh. I had a Triple IPA that i would describe as "meek" and "inoffensive." There was an Irish Dry Stout that was comparable to Kaliber in flavor. I was so disappointed! I gave as high a score as i did for the ambition of having every tap rotating, but I think they need to knuckle down and just make good beer. It almost feels like they canít be bothered with such a thing. Iíll go back in a few weeks. My fingers are crossed.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
jhp40219  (21) Louisville, Kentucky | August 13, 2012| Updated August 18, 2012
Hands down my favorite brewery in Louisville! Constantly rotating taps of 6 in-house beers (hop, smoke, dark, malt, session, and whim). What I love about this is there are no flagship beers! Itís always something different in all of those 6 categories! So itís a different beer experience virtually every time youíre there! Plus the always have several rotating guest taps. Smaller, more focused food menu, so not a lot of food choices, (although more than enough). Iíve never had a bad meal here! An absolute must stop if youíre in Louisville!
  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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
kathouse  (41) Nevada | July 2, 2012
Nice place adjacent to Slugger Field. Inside is wide open with high ceilings and plenty of seating. The bar was long and the staff was nice and helpful. Only open since October of 2011, but the beers are outstanding as a whole. I didnít eat from the entrees, however I did have the pork risotto fritters. They were good but lacked any spicy character. Iíd come back if I lived near by. Who knows?

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