Green Man Brewery

BEER AVG
3.91/5
Green Man BreweryGreen Man Brewery
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

23 Buxton Avenue
Asheville, North Carolina, 28801
United States

(828) 252-5502 | map
greenmanbrewery.com

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Added by GCBrewingCo on 06-20-2005

BEER STATS
Beers:
98
Ratings:
3,004
Reviews:
523
PLACE STATS
Score:
89
Ratings:
223
Reviews:
44
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
6.08%
 
 
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Ratings: 223 |  Reviews: 44
Photo of atrocity
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of mlockman
3.41/5  rDev -13.7%
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 +7.1%
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 +7.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of cjgator3
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of ADTaber
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of ajgood04
4.56/5  rDev +15.4%
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

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Photo of NCMatt
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
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!

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Photo of KingEdward
4.63/5  rDev +17.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of Eziel
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of tazzman
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Jackofallbrews
2.79/5  rDev -29.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3.25

Located, like most of these breweries, in an older converted warehouse, the place has a small patio and a larger high-ceilinged roof inside. The bar itself is quite small--perhaps smaller than my own basement bar. The backsplash area behind the bar was covered in ceramic green men, silly signs, fridge magnets, and assorted other random bric-a-brac. Kermit the frog and Yoda gazed down upon us from above the bar.

Despite us sitting right at the bar and having only about four other patrons to deal with, our server was quite inattentive and even downright surly when I ordered a samplers to try some of the beers. I always like to chat up the bartenders to get more information about the place and their favorites, but this was like talking to an inexpressive brick wall. Slapping down my sampler (with the beers in the incorrect order) and slopping beer all over our area of bar, she continued to not impress. This did not bode well for a good experience and I could feel my wife getting cranky. Moving on to the beers: I did enjoy the not-over-the-top Rainmaker Double IPA, but it didn't stand up to some of my other favorite commercial examples. Spring Bock was a pretty well balanced Maibock style as well. The Forester Winter Stout was pretty bland and watery and we didn't even finish the sample. Overall, I'd give this place a pretty mediocre score based on vibe, service, and beer quality. Not my favorite stop in Asheville, but not the worst by any means. I did notice that right next door they are building a huge facility to expand Green Man, and hope this works out well for them.

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Photo of Cacibajagua
3.91/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of tridge85
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Benjhilmer
3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Photo of MaximumYuks
4.03/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of jfstilling
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of NYR94
4.07/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Whitey_from_Remedy
4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of Pourharddrinkslow
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of JuliusPepperwood
3.83/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of IMFletcher
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of IPAchris
4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of Notacraftdrinker
4.36/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of stevejjune
4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Green Man Brewery in Asheville, NC
3.91 out of 5 based on 3,004 ratings.
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