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Green Man Brewery

Not Rated.
Green Man BreweryGreen Man Brewery
BEER AVG
3.89/5
Based on:
75 Beers
2,440 Hads
Place Score: 89
Reviews: 42
Visits: 183
Avg: 3.94
pDev: n/a
Taps: 12
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

23 Buxton Avenue
Asheville, North Carolina, 28801
United States
phone: (828) 252-5502 | map
www.greenmanbrewery.com

Notes:
Place added by: GCBrewingCo on 06-20-2005

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Reviews: 42 | Visits: 183
Reviews by rikatine:
Photo of rikatine
5/5  rDev +26.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

We came very close to missing this great place on our trip to Asheville. With so many places to try it can be overwhelming. Do yourself a favor, and go here. If turned out to be our favorite tasting room for atmosphere, and vibe. The bartender was great and even though it was quite busy, made time for conversation. Also met the owner who was very friendly and welcoming.

They have a big garage door that was open during our visit, as well as an outdoor patio area. We were lucky enough to have seats open up at the bar right after we arrived.

We enjoyed the IPA, Pale Ale, and Rainmaker IIPA. All were excellent.

Call the tasting room to see if they are open early. We would have liked to know that before our trip, as the 4pm opening time is what held us back to start with. So glad we fit it in on our last day. We liked it so much we did not want to leave.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of ThurstonHowell3
4.14/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of ArkyVaughan
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of NizzleEGizzle
3.47/5  rDev -11.9%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

It's basically a rectangular box, with chintzy, kitschy admonishments that skew granola-crunching hippy (lumpy couch, bikes, etc.). It's loud, and the clientele were rowdy and frat-broey when I was there. The servers didn't seem to know too much about beer, and the tap list was surprisingly short for a brewery. Beer is decent.

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Photo of Jeff_Hallam
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Jason_cs
2.57/5  rDev -34.8%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 1.5 | selection: 2.75

The bartenders were not very helpful, bordering on rude. I along with other patrons felt that we were not wanted there. They were very rude when I was ordering. The staff came up and grabbed the flight trays and glasses without asking if we were done or how the beers were. I visited many of the other breweries in the area and found them to all be much more friendly and inviting. The beer was decent, but no where near good enough to make up for the overall unfriendly experience of visiting this brewery. when I return to Asheville this brewery will be last on my list to visit.

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Photo of CSFolks
3.03/5  rDev -23.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Reliable food truck service

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Photo of dbl_delta
3.86/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Visited on a Tuesday afternoon, actually well before their advertised 4:00 opening time, and the place was PACKED. People were streaming in the entire time we were there. Obviously a lot of regulars - a loyal and enthusiastic crowd.
Parking was a challenge - we found a place about a block away that looked relatively legal, and considered ourselves lucky.
If you're looking for "brass and glass", this ain't your place. Re-purposed industrial building - warts and all. Decor is...um..eclectic. You can spend hours reading all the various stickers/posters/crap on the walls.
Service was so-so, but in all fairness there was only one guy running the show. I don't think they have food. Beer more than makes up for it, though.

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Photo of jdcompton2
3.45/5  rDev -12.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3

Photo of target88
3.86/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.25

Photo of DMACH
4.26/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of hopheaddeluxe
3.86/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of bmorebeer888
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of rw1992
3.98/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of jbaker67
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of ox1574
3.43/5  rDev -12.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Photo of jloomis
4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of ColdOneKev
3.61/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Nice industrial space, with a outdoor seating area. Bartenders were friendly. Decent amount of people for 4pm on a Tuesday, Recommend hitting it up if you're in the area.

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Photo of VeganUndead
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of mecmd
4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of atrocity
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of mlockman
3.41/5  rDev -13.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 1

No food and ten beers on tap with half-pints available. Kind of a run-down joint operating out of an old garage in a more industrial area of Asheville; there's no air conditioning and the bar and seating are located right next to the brewing equipment. There are interesting signs with amusing quotes on the walls and mannequins, including one of Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th (wearing a pair of bunny ears) and a life-size cardboard stand-up/cut-out of Willy Wonka. Luckily, it appears a 14,000+ square foot state-of-the-art facility is being built next door, so perhaps the run-down feel reminiscent of an expanded home-brew out of a mechanics garage is not long-lived.

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Photo of KYGunner
4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

I was completely at ease here with a great beach feel and vibe. Not the most elaborate selection I had a really good sour brown ale. The beertender were very sweet and I enjoyed it here.

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Photo of PassMeAZima
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of cjgator3
3.9/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

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Green Man Brewery in Asheville, NC
89 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.