Against the Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

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Beers At Against the Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

NameABVEntered
Against the Grain Chaz Select5.2%4/10/2017
Against the Grain Bertaís Bright Idea4.6%3/23/2017
Against the Grain Vos The Defrens5.76%3/11/2017
Against the Grain / Moonzen Cock of the Wok6.7%3/11/2017
Against the Grain Love In An Ella-Vator6.7%3/11/2017
Against the Grain / Scratch Richard Persimmons7%2/11/2017
Against the Grain Single Barrel Shot Pun5.4%1/20/2017
Against the Grain / Cloudwater Dad Jokes10%1/20/2017
Against the Grain Kubla Pecan5.5%1/15/2017
Against the Grain Iíll Be Black5.7%1/15/2017
Against the Grain Low-Key ESB5.4%1/15/2017
Against the Grain (Insert Gobbles Here)0%1/15/2017
Against the Grain Hopped Out6.2%1/15/2017
Against the Grain Galangal Action4.8%1/15/2017
Against the Grain Pile of Face6%1/15/2017
Against the Grain Citra Ass Down8.2%1/15/2017
Against the Grain Chaz Platinum5%1/15/2017
Against the Grain / Magic Rock Shades Of Grey6.7%1/3/2017
Against the Grain / Hoof Hearted Clearly Everybody Wants Some6%1/2/2017
Against the Grain Bieretics0%12/31/2016
Against the Grain Black Hearted Imp9%12/31/2016
Against the Grain Real Old Ale6.9%12/24/2016
Against the Grain ATG Brewed Arrogant Bastard7.2%12/24/2016
Against the Grain Fancy Lawyer Terms - Oak Aged6.5%12/24/2016
Weird Beard / Against the Grain Pig Smasher 6.8%12/24/2016
Against the Grain Wicky Sticket4.4%12/24/2016
Against the Grain Scrapperís Delight5.5%12/11/2016
Against the Grain The Brown Note5%12/9/2016
Against the Grain 35K Stout7%12/9/2016
Against the Grain Navel Glazer5.9%11/26/2016
Against the Grain Muy Fuerte6.8%11/7/2016
Against the Grain / De Molen Bo & Luke13%10/30/2016
Against the Grain / De Molen Bo & Luke (Rum Barrel)13%10/27/2016
Against the Grain / De Molen Bo & Luke (Tequila Barrel)13%10/27/2016
Against the Grain / De Molen Bo & Luke (Islay Scotch Barrel)13%10/27/2016
Against the Grain Kamen Knuddeln6.5%10/14/2016
Against the Grain Gnight Ryder9%9/18/2016
Against the Grain Stranger Thongs5.2%9/10/2016
Against the Grain / The Aviary / Fountainhead There Gose the Neighborhood4.5%9/4/2016
Against the Grain Mango Till Theyíre Sore5.1%8/20/2016
Against the Grain Chaz Ultra5.2%7/30/2016
Against the Grain Samís Sweet Ba-Dunkel Dunk6.7%7/2/2016
Against the Grain Reinheitsgefekjaself5%7/2/2016
Against the Grain Sunslayer India Black Ale6.5%7/2/2016
Against the Grain A Beer4.5%6/22/2016
Against the Grain Finnishing School7.5%6/18/2016
Against the Grain Everlasting Gobhopper9.2%6/18/2016
Against the Grain Missed Kynections6.5%5/29/2016
Against the Grain Rules Are Rules5%5/29/2016
Against the Grain Multi-Prepuce Tool7.1%5/18/2016
Against the Grain Drinking With Miners4.5%5/18/2016
Against the Grain Ball Control6.3%4/24/2016
Against the Grain / Northern Monk Brunoís Cassock7.6%4/24/2016
Against the Grain Porter Party7.5%4/24/2016
Against the Grain Wilford Whimley7%4/23/2016
Against the Grain Something Hoppy7%4/16/2016
Against the Grain Rico Sauvin8.2%4/8/2016


86
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Travlr  (2757) Charlotte , North Carolina | 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.
74
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
brokensail  (1352) Dublin, California | November 20, 2015
We werenít in town specifically for the release, but turned out when we visited was the day Bo & Luke was on tap and out in bottles, so it was pretty crowded, despite being a rainy day in Kentucky.

Pretty decent sized brewpub in a brick building right by (maybe even attached to?) the ballpark. Pretty open layout with high ceilings. Nice sized bar along with a long, communal high top table and a good amount of normal table/dining seating.

Lots of beers on tap during our visit. They do flights as well as full pours. The beers were kind of disappointing for the most part, unfortunately. I guess I sort of expected that as Iíve never been a huge fan of their stuff. Oh well.

The food, however, was pretty good. I just shared the pretzels with my friend and both the pretzel and the sauces were great. My buddy got a pulled pork sandwich which looked great (and he approved).

Other than the beer, only real knock on the place was the service. The front of house staff was fine, but our waitress kind of...unfriendly towards us.

All that said, you can still get some decent beers here and itís a cool place to hang out.
82
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis  (929) Sunnyvale, California | April 7, 2015| Updated April 5, 2016
I was really looking forward to this visit. Kind of a brew-pub feel with a "wait to be seated" sign out front. Extremely attentive and knowledgable staff. Tasting flights are fixed to the six "regular" styles (the beers themselves change often). But you can get tasters of any of the specials for $1.50 each as well. Loving the smell in the place; a true smokehouse. Food was solid if not exceptional. Beers were, honestly, a bit disappointing overall, but not bad. Definitely worth the visit. Its worth noting that they had a good number of bourbons at their full bar, as well as at least 8 beer bottles for onsite or offsite consumption.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Braudog  (866) Yorktown, Virginia | December 3, 2014
I was kind of surprise to find this attached to the local ballpark. Someone has some good investors. Iíd had some AtG beers in the bottle and while not put off wasnít really that impressed. But this cavernous space and location is impressive enough! On our very brief visit, I was at first put off by the bartenderís complete disinterest in taking care of us. Instead he washed glasses and chatted up a young hottie at the other end of the bar. But when he finally did attend to us, he did so in proper fashion. We could only sample one pint, but it was quite good. Compiled with their interesting collaborations, interesting (but sometimes gross) names and labels, I can see this being the Louisville staple. Iíll be back. Brewery #688.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
theisti  (848) Kansas | April 23, 2013| Updated September 8, 2014
Visited for dinner on a Monday, pleasant 1/2 mile walk from the downtown hotel I was staying at. It was a great night, so I grabbed dinner (Ribs, which were solid) and a few beers on the huge sidewalk patio Against the Grain has. In addition, there is a large indoor room with a few TVís, a big bar, and tables spread throughout. The selection was solid, 6-7 of their own beers + a few guest beers from nearby brewers. Service was attentive. Overall, great place to grab a beer. As this spot is connected to the baseball stadium, I would imagine it gets slammed before and after games.

82 = ★★★Ĺ (Solid place, near the top of the list for locals and visitors)

I only use the total score, not the component parts.
60
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 11/20
Drake  (763) Milwaukee, Wisconsin | December 18, 2016
The place smelled good, at least. Itís rare and sad when you have an experience that is way under expectations. I thought this would be great, being the highest rated brewery in Louisville, but there were several issues. I had a pretzel and some burgoo, both of which were tasty, but the stew came out to me lukewarm. My first server was friendly, attentive and informative, but once she left, she was replaced by someone who was cold and inattentive. I tried ten beers. Some were solid and drinkable but none were great, several were disappointing and two had actual diacetyl issues. Prices are decent. Plently of parking but it could be tricky during stadium events. For such a trendy, high rated place, I was expecting a lot more. Hopefully my experience was an aberration.
92
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
NachlamSie  (760) 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.
76
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
jackl  (711) Minneapolis, Minnesota | May 31, 2014
Cool spot attached to a baseball stadium right in downtown Louisville. Open plan venue with a warehouse feel to it. I visited at 8ish on a Friday night and expected to find the place rammed. Instead, the place was about half full with plenty of seats at the bar available. My bartender was a bit of a cow, reluctant to answer questions etc. However, the rest of the staff were really friendly and chatty. 8 house beers on tap. No guests. ATG are pretty prolific, so there was plenty of new stuff to try. Flights of 6 set beers are offered. About 8 bottles were also available. Prices for the beers were great. Overall, a must-visit if youíre in the area.
86
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
Tmoney99  (605) Cincinnati, Ohio | December 23, 2011
Easy to find location with a large parking lot next door. New and clean bar and tables in wood and old brick building in the front of Slugger Field. Very freindly small crowd. Beer selection is good and well balanced. Sandwich and salad menu. Very good beer, food and entertainment location and good adddition in the area.
68
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
chibuck  (557) Chicago, Illinois | September 1, 2013
Really neat location next to the Bats stadium, grab a beer and head to the game. We came at 530 with a 6pm game and got a table right away, for those with that concern. Outdoor patio with a big interior. The host was nice and gave us a detailed intro describing the beer and food. 7 beers on tap, with only 1 guest tab that blew, and no bottles so the selection is a bit limited, if varied. The beers are listed by description like hoppy or smoke, and they say they rarely make the same beer twice. I ordered a taster, it was solid but left me wanting more. Nothing really blew me away, disappointed there was no Bo and Luke variant, or stout at all. The food was ok BBQ, nothing Iíd crave to have again. Overall, it was ok, but nothing special. Unless you want to head to a baseball game stick with Sergioís, Holy Grale, River City or New Albanian.

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