Against The Grain has set their grand opening date and it’s soon: next Tuesday October 4, 2011.
I’ve mentioned Against the Grain to you before and now that I’ve visited again and they are so close to opening I’m even more confident you’re going to love this place.
The first reason I think you’re going to like Against the Grain is that the owners are seriously friendly beer dudes. They say that Against the Grain is Louisville’s “only brewer owned brewpub” and they take their responsibility as your hosts for beer and culinary delights quite seriously.
As I’m not an expert on beer I can’t really tell you too much about their beer offerings but I’ve visited a couple times and spoken with one of the owners at length about it and I’m sure all the beer drinkers in the house are going to be pleased. In their own words:
The beer will be an ever-evolving array that always covers the gamut of flavors by providing a session, hoppy, malty, dark, smoked, and an experimental beer at all times.
The second reason I think we’re all going to love Against the Grain is the food. They have two chefs, Reed Johnson and Akeem Hasegawa, who are dedicated to changing your perception of what brewpub food can be.
I spoke to Akeem Hasegawa a little bit about the menu and I’m even more excited than I already was about the vegetarian and vegan food on their menu:
With our vegan “wings” we are reserving a fryer separately for finishing them off during service. For our sprout burger we will be reserving an elevated side of our flat top to avoid run off of drippings from other product and again to protect the integrity of that dish. all of our sides will also remain vegan- boracho beans, southern style green beans, cole slaw and our chips will also be cooked in our vegan reserved fryer.
For me as someone who doesn’t eat any kind of pork and for B who doesn’t eat any animal products at all it really is such a comfort to know that our food is cooked separately from meat dishes. I know this is important to other vegetarians and vegans as well so a huge thank you to Against the Grain for being aware of and respectful of this issue.
Never fear carnivores Agains the Grain has you covered as well:
We offer a duck breast, half chicken, as well as a quality steak all for under twenty dollars each.
I’ll try to get a full copy of the menu to post early next week. Against the Grain will be open for both lunch and dinner. They’ll open at 11AM and go well into the late night hours. B and I are planning to go for dinner on Tuesday night (if she’s recovered from her illness!) so I can report back with details about the food and she can tell you all about the beer.
Against the Grain
401 E. Main Street
*Image courtesy of Against the Grain from their unofficial open house last week