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Green Man Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

102 Ratings
Ratings: 102
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.19%
Active Beers: 67
Beer Ratings: 1,292
Beer Avg: 3.8
Taps: 12
Bottles: 0
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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2.5/5  rDev -39.2%

Krztin5, Jun 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -27%

Punky_Brewster, Mar 18, 2014
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cfrobrew, Aug 19, 2014
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Beers9beers, Jan 01, 2014
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3.38/5  rDev -17.8%

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

blackie, Jan 10, 2010
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3.45/5  rDev -16.1%

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.

craft_shannie, Jul 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

ariceclemson, May 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

blbarnett3, Aug 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Kegatron, Oct 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

nickfl, Oct 15, 2013
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3.58/5  rDev -12.9%

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.

Treyliff, Aug 05, 2013
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3.64/5  rDev -11.4%

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

akorsak, May 29, 2012
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3.68/5  rDev -10.5%

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.

Bung, Jul 27, 2010
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DrunkinYogi, Jun 17, 2014
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petermethot, Aug 31, 2014
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jburns301, Apr 20, 2014
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ali1987, Dec 30, 2013
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MalibuKenny, Aug 07, 2014
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JWalterWeatherman, May 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Cool, rustic vibe to this place. An open bay door leads you into an L-shaped bar, with lots of industrial and rustic decorations. The brewing equipment is all viewable as soon as you walk in, just to the left of the bar. There are 8+ beers on tap at any given time, and there are growlers for beer to go. The bartenders were very friendly and helpful. This place is right in the middle of Asheville, within walking distance of a dozen other breweries, and should be a stop for any beer fan.

GarthDanielson, Aug 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

memphischas, Aug 08, 2014
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marleyr, Apr 21, 2014
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3.86/5  rDev -6.1%

This was my sixth stop on a recent trip to Asheville. As stated by the previous review, you have to want to find this place to find it. Once you get on the right street it is very easy to find with a large sign over the door letting you know you have found it. This is setup like a large garage with a very nice bar setup inside. A few televisions to watch the games were on as well. They only had two of their brews on tap at the time of my visit unfortunately (I had the ESB) with the rest being other locals. I was given pretzels with my brew and the 'Burn in Hell Chipotle Mustard'. Tasty mustard for sure, but use in moderation. Overall this was a very nice spot and I am glad I walked the extra distance to get to it. A definite must stop on any brewery trip in Asheville.

thagr81us, Oct 18, 2010
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Green Man Brewery in Asheville, NC
92 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.