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BEER AVG
3.82/5
Based on:
62 Beers
1,505 Ratings
Place Score: 91
Ratings: 132
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4.05
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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2/5  rDev -50.6%

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2.31/5  rDev -43%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2.75 | service: 1 | selection: 3

Horrible wait staff at best. Attitude and rudeness must be their motto!

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2.35/5  rDev -42%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 1 | selection: 4 | food: 2

Their beers are just ok, nothing spectacular, not for the hype our bartender seemed to give the place. She was almost arrogant about their beers. We sat at the bar and it took forever to get the bartender's attention in the first place, not like it was even a very crowded time either.

Sitting at the bar, we could smell the bathroom, every time the door would open the smell would waft across the bar smelling of bathroom cleaner/urinal cake, it was disgusting.

All of the 10 beers we tried were mediocre at best, they're a starter brewery. If you're coming off BMC beers you might find their stuff palatable. For a seasoned craft beer drinker, they have next to nothing to offer. By far the most disappointing brewery in Asheville.

Go to Wicked Weed, WW Funkatorium, Twin Leaf, The Thirsty Monk, Sierra Nevada, or any of the other fine beer serving establishments, don't expect much out of Green Man.

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2.5/5  rDev -38.3%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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3.04/5  rDev -24.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of Trevnug25
3.31/5  rDev -18.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3

Photo of blackie
3.38/5  rDev -16.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3

after a slide down an icy Church Street and a right on Buxton, we found Green Man/Dirty Jack's in an unassuming little garage-doored building just a few blocks from the main drag

the brewery has been outfitted to double as a pub, with a feel much like a friends basement or garage, British news was playing on one tv with soccer on another, and associated sports paraphernalia hanging about, a couple dartboards round things out - the chill patronage and comfortable atmosphere make this an ideal spot to spend some part of a winter night

selection was okay - 5 taps with a cask that had just run out, selections included ipa, porter, bitter, and pale

tough one - the chap seemed genuinely friendly, providing extra mustards for our complimentary pretzels and small talk about the icy conditions, but being so curtly denied a sample in such a way that makes one feel ashamed for even asking is a huge failure of basic service, let me elaborate - we first shared a couple samples and each ordered a pint, while attempting to choose a second pint we shared another sample and didn't like it so requested another, at which point we were told that "you can't sample everything we have" - fair enough, we'll be on our way

no food menu, but pretzels and a selection of homemade mustards for dipping were provided

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3.45/5  rDev -14.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4

my least favorite of the asheville breweries i visited. i understand that green man may be the oldest in town, but that history/legacy isn't well presented. in visiting the brewery, it kinda felt like i was at bad fraternity party at a division II university. when i asked for a flight, i was told they weren't even serving in pint glasses & offered a beer in a plastic cup. yes, it was world cup. no, it was not that crowded. seriously, there were more empty tables/chairs than ppl. service was uninterested & disengaged. place seemed to need a good cleaning.

chill vibe. tiki feel outside on the side patio. not necessary all that comfortable in the carolina heat. food trucks are available.

beers are good, solid. maybe i visited on a really off day. i would have been just fine picking up some bottles at the bottle shop.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of Harvest06
3.51/5  rDev -13.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3

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3.58/5  rDev -11.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

This place was interesting, we went here on a recommendation from a local. It's kind of in the middle of nowhere and we weren't sure if we were in the right place when we got there as it's pretty far off the beaten path compared to the other bars/breweries. It looks like an old garage/warehouse that was turned into a bar/brewery.

When we got there it was packed with locals watching a soccer game. There wasn't much room to move, they had a small outside patio on the side that was crowded as well. I had one beer, the ESB which didn't blow me away by any means. One beer was enough for me as it was just too loud and crowded, especially for a Sunday afternoon.

This is definitely a locals bar, if I lived in Asheville I could definitely see myself hanging out here with friends, but as an outsider looking for a relaxed atmosphere to sample some new beers, there's other breweries that offer much more in Asheville.

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3.6/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Photo of akorsak
3.64/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Late night Friday, wandering around Buxton. The neon din of Green Man draws you in.

Atmosphere: Like many of its brethren, Green Man is a garage. On entry, the bar sits to the right with a few scattered tables inside. The brewery is situated just beyond the bar. An putdoor patio is to the left of the garage. We grabbed a pint and sat on a sofa.

Quality: We walked by Green Man early in the afternoon, before it opened. That let us scope out the wooden bar. I liked the feel of the place and the mystery of night improved its feel.

Service: Bar service was fast and that was the limit of our interaction.

Selection: I like that Green Man focused on session beers during AVL beer week, the smaller ones are better to dig into. I went with an English dark mild, under 4% a true sessionable ale. Its darker base and light body were an excellent nightcap.

Food: N/A

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3.68/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Dirty Jacks. All the green man ales on tap plus a bonus small batch or cask brew. Brews are excellent and reasonably priced. Apparently they have some specials here from time to time, just not one when we were there. Great little tasting room, out of the way. You have to want to find this place to find it. What one might imagine a basement or garage or real small pub in England would be like. Had a nice stone ground mustard with pretzels. The service was a bit dry, maybe how an American would receive in England? Not quite as hippie-esque as some of the other places around town, good for some maybe not for others. A place one must stop on the tour of Asheville breweries.

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3.69/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4

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3.72/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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Green Man Brewery in Asheville, NC
91 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.