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Green Man Brewery

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Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 63
Beer Ratings: 1,107
Beer Avg: 3.8

Taps: 12 / Bottles:
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

83 Ratings
Ratings: 83
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.41%
$$ - reasonable
[ 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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Krztin5

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -39.3%

06-30-2014 03:07:58 | More by Krztin5
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Punky_Brewster

Ohio

3/5  rDev -27.2%

03-18-2014 01:31:25 | More by Punky_Brewster
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Beers9beers

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -27.2%

01-01-2014 15:40:02 | More by Beers9beers
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blackie

Virginia

3.38/5  rDev -18%
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

01-10-2010 23:39:46 | More by blackie
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craft_shannie

Indiana

3.45/5  rDev -16.3%
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.

07-14-2014 00:08:15 | More by craft_shannie
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ariceclemson

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -15%

05-22-2014 02:45:45 | More by ariceclemson
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -15%

10-22-2013 18:45:02 | More by Kegatron
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nickfl

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -15%

10-15-2013 22:26:17 | More by nickfl
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Treyliff

West Virginia

3.58/5  rDev -13.1%
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.

08-05-2013 22:59:18 | More by Treyliff
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

3.64/5  rDev -11.7%
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

05-29-2012 17:47:28 | More by akorsak
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Green Man Brewery in Asheville, NC
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