Against the Grain’s downtown Sandwich Emporium opens Friday (October 1)
As Against The Grain brewery’s first decade has unspooled, we’ve witnessed a slow and steady progression from early exuberance as local craft beer’s purposeful enfant terrible, through today’s “elder” (if not exactly elderly) exercise of community statesmanship. So it is that AtG’s tenth birthday is being celebrated on Saturday (October 9) with a throwback pig roast at the brewery’s Slugger Field Smokehouse mother ship. Ergo, the Dionysian excess might be viewed as an instructive contrast to the Apollonian modesty increasingly demanded of a company that is shape-shifting before our very eyes, emerging from troubled pandemic times with all cylinders firing. See how they’ve grown — or, as the old-timers might say, “Big Bad Bill (Is Sweet William Now)“: Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse (Slugger Field), 401 East Main St. AtG Portland Production Brewery, 1800 Northwestern Pkwy. Against The Grain Brewery & Public House, 1576 Bardstown Rd. AtG Sandwich Emporium & Flamingo Lounge, 119 S. 7th...Read more