Green Man Brewery

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3.87/5
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71 Beers
2,134 Ratings
Place Score: 90
Ratings: 162
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 4.04
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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @greenmanbrewing

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Place added by: GCBrewingCo on 06-20-2005

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Ratings: 162 | Reviews: 41
Photo of rikatine
5/5  rDev +23.8%
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.

Photo of JL1
4.95/5  rDev +22.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Jack of the Wood (serves Green Man) is one of the bars that is a must stop for me on any road trip. I really enjoy their IPA (especially from the cask). As far as the atmosphere goes it's similar to any good Americanized Irish Pub. It can get quite lively in there on the weekends with bands playing. There is some good choices on the menu but the beer is what I will travel out of the way for. Aside from the restaurant there is the bar that is a hole in the wall across town called the Tasting room. My wife and I go there to get away from crowds and to simply enjoy the beer. Since going to the Tasting Room of Green Man Brewery, I only go to the tasting room (unless it's closed in which case I'll head up to Jack of the Wood).

Green Man, best beer in NC hands down.

Photo of Finatic
4.86/5  rDev +20.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

This place is a must visit on your Asheville brewery tour. I highly recommend the IPA and Rainmaker double IPA.The prices are very reasonable and they fill the growlers onsite for $10.00 and $20.00 for the Double IPA.The atmosphere was awesome and the staff friendly and very informative regarding the brews.They also serve pretzels with some of the best beer mustard I have ever tasted.They also sell containers of the mustard to go as well as T shirts and beer glasses.

My favorite brewery in Asheville by far.

Photo of humuloner22
4.6/5  rDev +13.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

The Dirty Jacks Bar I believe its called, or Green Man Brewery is a cool little place. Comfortable, you can also try some of their new stuff or stuff that just doesn't make it to bottling, at least that is my perspective. We were there this summer and so we sat outside, but the inside looks like a cool place to hangout on those cooler less forgiving days you get in the Southern Appalachian Highlands. Asheville has a cool vibe overall but this is one of the better bars, kind of off the beaten path of downtown. I enjoyed it and will go back when I return to Asheville.

Photo of ajgood04
4.56/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Did the Beercation to Asheville and stopped at quite a few breweries/taphouses over the course of a week.
I thought Green Man was awesome! Didn't have any food and I don't believe they serve any but this was a good after dinner place to have beers.
Their beers were awesome and their staff was very nice and informative.
Highly recommend

Photo of alanforbeer
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Dropped by Green Man Brewery on my way through town this past Friday evening. Their website says they're open only until 9 p.m. but I left at 10 p.m. and the other patrons I left behind at the bar were still going strong. That's the thing about this place, it seemed so laid-back when I walked in, it was very comfortable. Late on a Friday seems the perfect time to drop by for a round or two; the bartender informed me they were at standing-room only a couple hours earlier.

It's a sort of minimalist, eclectic atmosphere (including some kind- of-creepy yet interesting local? artwork). They do have several TV's mounted on the walls and above the bar, and some dart boards as well. They had plenty of their own brews on tap when I dropped by, and some guest taps as well.

After ordering up a round I was immediately offered complimentary pretzels mustard etc.. The bartender was very friendly. She let me sample a couple of brews before ordering what I wanted. Also, she has really excellent taste in music...

I tried the stout, the porter and the ESB and left with Growlers of the later two. Enjoyed my visit immensely and will definitely return in the future.

Photo of brstls4drmrs
4.45/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Great spot to get a beer and enjoy company. Love going back every time I'm in town. Big soccer following here too. FYI.

Photo of commis
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Green Man is tucked away a few blocks southish from Jack of the Wood and the Monk. 8-10 seats at a bar with the beers clearly listed with prices for pints, growlers and pitchers. A few tables next to the tanks..I love this about Asheville, the intimacy at the the tasting rooms. This one is right there with French Broad for having the most 'close quarters' tasting rooms in town, as you are truly right-the-fuck next to the tanks and kettles. I love smelling a mash while I'm drinking a beer more than (almost) anything.

The beer is always very, very fresh here. More so than the pub, and the selection can be better here as well. Not that the pubs beer isn't nice and fresh, but at the brewery it's just sublime.

The bartenders know the beers and tend to be relatively attentive and do there job well.

No food here, but their pub up the street has a menu.

Beers are normally priced for the city, and growlers are a buck or two cheaper than many others here. I was told that a keg of pale would normally be around $85, but that they weren't filling any kegs at the time). I have to assume that's for a 1/4 barrel, because the going rate for a 1/6 of Asheville pale is like low $60's, and this is one of the cheaper brewhouses. So that ain't bad.

Photo of Deuane
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

A.K.A. Dirty Jack's is Green Man's brewery bar.

I give high marks on the atmosphere for this place is what YOU make of it. It is NOT fancy by any means, it is a working brewery afterall. But, the bar is charming and the table seating fairly ample and the place allows for mingling, conversation and FUN! Also, there is ALWAYS English football on the tele when we go....keeping things authentic!

Goods marks for the selection too as they always have a solid and varied list of choices to include one of Asheville's only dedicated CASK offerings. During my last visit there was a special Winter Warmer flight set of 4 beers created by the assistant brewer, Mike. See my reviews for the CRAZY (but totally awesome) offerings!

Food--what food? Well, good marks becasue they offer pretzels with some of THE best damn mustard I have ever had the pleasure of eating. You can buy it by the jar if you are so inclined!

Lastly is the service. I am embarrassed that I do not know his name but the English barkeep that seems to ALWAYS be on duty is, without question, THE BEST bartender in all of Asheville. He is quick, efficient, affable and most of all pleasant. This gentleman has it going on!

I always seem to forget how much I enjoy DJ's until the next time I go. It is a must stop while in town.

Photo of goindownsouth
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

While off the proverbial beaten path of the main heart of Asheville proper, Green Man Brewing - or Dirty Jack's if you rather - is still within a short walk - 1 mile from our hotel on Woodfin Street. It reminds me of a much smaller version of what Victory Brewing Company once was - an oasis when, at first glance, you thought there was nothing.

The taproom in and of itself is not overly impressive if you are looking for true pub feel or an Uber industrial vibe as can be popular with some places of this style. As it has been previously reported, this place is nestled into a garage - but what a great garage. The bar is a thing of beauty, long and natural in all of its wooden glory. About 6-8 high back bar stools with other tables offered away from the bar, but still within earshot.

We were the first in on this given day when Lil Mike was tending the bar and doing the deal. At 2:00 p.m. on a Saturday afternoon, things were pretty quiet - and my wife and I were fine with that for a while. The selection is as advertised with the Green Man brews covering the spectrum of their classics - ESB, Pale Ale, IPA, Porter and Stout, not to mention a few taps from Boulder Brewing Company. This was of no consequence to me as I was all about their newly redesigned - and amazingly stellar, by the way - Pale Ale and their SUBLIME IPA on cask. Served properly, correct temperature, great balance, a gem.

No food menu being offered here. but some great hard pretzels with some WONDERFUL craft made, whole grain mustard. Damn near spot on match for pints of well-crafted ales.

Friendly, great vibe and some proper football going on all around. My wife and I actually spend several hours downing pints and playing Scrabble. Perfect.

Since moving to South Carolina nearly four (4) years back, Green Man has been my preferred place for pints despite being an hour away. Great beers, great folks, and slightly off the beaten path.

Hats off to the whole Green Man crew. I cannot wait to get back, hopefully not before too long.

Zum wohl!

Photo of joe1510
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Green Man is a small brewery on a small side street in Asheville. This place is housed in an old, small warehouse. A standard door and overhead door are your two ways in and out. A small bar seats probably 12 while a counter runs along the windows with some stools below and a couple hightops here and there. The space is small and overlooking it is the petite brewery. A nice, covered, dog friendly patio sits out back and is loaded up with seating options for such a small space.

The taplist was impressive to say the least but let me first say that all kinds of weird shit is tucked away in nooks and crannies, looking at you while you drink; Yoda, green men, just weird shit. 12-15 handles were available, all house beer. The Gose and XIPA were both fantastic beers and two of the best I had in all of Asheville. Prices were insanely cheap and growlers were available.

Green Man seemed like more of the locals hangout. They didn't seem to want to deal with the madness that is Wicked Weed. It's very laidback and friendly, a great place to have a beer and easily my favorite place, that I visited, while in the "Land of the Sky". Get to Green Man!

Photo of jfindley
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

This is a cool place and a must visit when in Asheville.

A - Really laid back and very comfortable. Classic Asheville rolled up garage door with a big open space and the bar, cooler, and dart boards in the brewery. Nice outside area as well. Nice mix of people and good conversation.

Q - Great, the beer is fresh, well made, and yummy.

S - One bartender was working when we were there and the service was good.

S - They were pouring four when we were there and also had IPA on cask. Very Good.

F - I gave this an N/A as they just have free hard pretzels with mustard. However, the mustard is awesome and available for sale. Good snack, but I can't really say they have food.

My only regret about going here is that we planned to go back to buy a growler and some mustard before we left but got back after they closed. But that's just a good excuse to visit again.

Photo of KYGunner
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

Photo of caxler
4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

We recently did the Asheville brewery trek and I have to say this was my favorite brewery of the trip. I love how you are right in the action at this place. Beer is being brewed right in front of you while you drink beer. The smells are wonderful and I love the soccer atmosphere. I assume the owner is a huge soccer fan. We got to try a Cask porter which was wonderful and a small batch IPA that was hands down the best beer I had while I was in Asheville. I forget what the IPA was called, I want to say illuminati but don't quote me on that. We had a wonderful Woman waitress who was very knowledgeable and friendly. Needless to say I walked out of there with a couple shirts, pint glasses, and a growler. I highly recommend this place.

Photo of TheEclecticGent
4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

This place was my personal favorite out of the latest Asheville, NC trip. A marvelous local brewery / tasting room, tucked away in an older industrial section of Asheville. The building looks like it was a small warehouse or possibly a garage in its earlier life. Now it's a great local small output brewery. The brewery equipment is easily viewed from the tasting room up front, as most of the building is one large room. The place smells of malt and yeast! Yea baby! There is a bar and tables set up front near the windows and roll-up garage door. A side porch gives the place a little extra seating. Mainly locals and those "in the know", which I like, frequent the place. It has an "old but reused" feel to it that I like. The local dogs come with their owners and it's a very friendly, laid back atmosphere. You feel like you know the bartender after you leave the place. The only other place I know of similar to this local brewery / tasting room is Oak Creek Brewing Co. in Sedona, AZ. The beers ranged from good to excellent. There is always one beer on the hand pump (cask) and at the time of my visit it was an ESB, quite good. However, the Toasted Coconut Porter/Stout was incredible! Hands down one of the best beers I have EVER had! I could have stayed there all night, just drinking that beer. Looking back, we should have.
Don't let the location or look of the place concern you, just sit and enjoy the local beer, this is the tops!

Photo of NCMatt
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Food truck was outside and I didn't get anything, but someone from my party did. She said it was an amazing grilled cheese, and it definitely looked so.

Number of beers on tap was good, nothing to brag about but nothing to knock them for. Service was pretty much help-yourself, but again, nothing I really knocked them for. Seating outside was pretty rad and the whole brewery had a great vibe. Wasn't my favorite stop, but definitely my second favorite!

If you're considering a self-guided tour of the brewery district in Asheville, this should be one of your stops!

Photo of raszputini
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I love this place. Truly one of the most genuine "Neighborhood Pub" type atmosphere in the city. This is the tasting room for Green Man Ales and the brew tanks are right there in front (and wrapping around you). There's only a handful of taps, which mostly serve Green Man, but there are usually a couple of host taps as well. I must say here as well that I love Green Man Ales. They don't brew that many options, but everything is great and is brewed in the style of a British brew house. The ESB is probably my favorite of that style. I graded for the food, although there isn't really any. What they do have are pretzels and the best mustard in town (Lusty Monk) and they shove it at you none-stop.

Photo of ari32
4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

I like the place even though it is kind of kitschy and a hole in the wall. They have darts at least. The selection is a decent amount. I'm not a fan of the regular rotation stuff, but they make some killer seasonals and specials (Rainmaker, Demon Dweller, Maceo, Snozzberry, etc.). The staff has always been cool. I've never had a bad time here.

Photo of Tucquan
4.12/5  rDev +2%

Visited on 2014-09-20. Friendly hipster place. Good selection. Take out six packs.

Photo of taylor714914
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

An interesting (and my that I mean very eclectic) place to visit, especially at Halloween. Between the decoration for Halloween, Star Wars figurines, witty stickers, and random signage, it was a sight to behold. But lets be clear, it was cool. Our server took excellent care of us, provided us with some free pretzels and house made mustard which was freaking out of this world (an awesome hot mustard), and educated us on what was being poured. The bar seats were comfortable, the people around chill, and overall it was an awesome place to finish off the night.

Photo of BonneyfiddlePapa
4.08/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Green Man Brewery was one of the highlights of my trip to Asheville. Slightly off the beaten path and tucked away in a garage, this unassuming brewery nonetheless produces outstanding beer and is now a required stop. The atmosphere is laid back and inviting, and the beer impressive. I was fortunate enough to sample their DIPA, Stout and Black IPA, and all were extremely well done. A place I'll definitely visit again.

Photo of GCBrewingCo
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Wow, a first BeerFly review. Green Man is located off Buxton just a block or so from Coxe and not too far from Biltmore.

The place is just a wide window, a door and a roll up door. You walk into a foyer with two benches, one perpendicular to the door and another in front of the window. The bar is directly in front of you and off to the side in front of the roll up door is seating for a few more. In total the seating is about 30 and music is emitted from the stereo. Directly behind the roll up door seating is the brewery.

There were 4 drafts at the time of my visit, an ESP a Dry Hopped IPA, a Chocolate Stout and a Belgian Strong Dark. The service was very good till the barkeep got deep into conversation and the only food was pretzels so you may as well say that none was served.

The beer was very cheap at $3 pints, but growlers and kegs seemed a bit steep for the market. The place is opened 5-10 on some nights and 5-9 on others, but on certain nights they do not open at all. Might be best to call or check the website before going.

Well worth the trip.

Photo of Enola
4/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

This place is a little out of the way. I wanted a growler and went here to get it. This place is a stone's throw from McCormick Field. This was really a small place. There was a brewery in back with a small bar area up fromt. The bartender was a super nice guy that reccomended a couple brews. The parking was ample here. This place was cool as you could have a pint and watch beer being brewed at the same time. The building looked to be an old warehouse of some type. There was nothing seperating the brewery from the sample area except for pallets of grains. A small place with a nice atmosphere. I will be back here sometime.

Photo of Mantooth
4/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Asheville is smothered (covered and chunked) with breweries. As an avid brewer, currently working towards brewing commercially, I've got a massive soft spot for the smaller guys. Sure, Green Man has been around a while now - they're certainly not the new kids on the block - still, their space just calls my name. I'm a big fan of tap rooms that sit in the middle of a functioning brewery. The working parts of this brewery aren't behind a big sheet of glass, they're right there beside you. You're enjoying a draft pour while sitting in the guts of the beast responsible for creating it. That's just cool. This is a great little space - small/interesting bar with a nice selection of flavors. Helpful servers too. You're also within blocks of a lot of other breweries. Love the space - check 'em out.

Photo of meigs3
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

The taproom is pretty small and still has a garage atmosphere highlighted by a lot of beer stickers and goofy signs giving it a 1960's dorm room ambiance. Outside seating in a covered area seemed a better choice and is dog friendly. Beer selection was pretty good along with its quality. Staff was helpful and offered samples without seeming to be put upon by a request for one.

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Green Man Brewery in Asheville, NC
90 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.