Green Man Brewery

Green Man BreweryGreen Man Brewery
BA SCORE
3.9/5
3,042 Ratings
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:
90
Reviews:
533
Ratings:
3,042
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
3.98/5
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
225
pDev:
13.82%
 
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Photo of KingEdward
4.63/5  rDev +16.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of Eziel
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of tazzman
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Jackofallbrews
2.79/5  rDev -29.9%
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 -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

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

Photo of Benjhilmer
3.53/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Photo of MaximumYuks
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of jfstilling
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of NYR94
4.07/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Whitey_from_Remedy
4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of Pourharddrinkslow
3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of JuliusPepperwood
3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of IMFletcher
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of IPAchris
4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of Notacraftdrinker
4.36/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75

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

Photo of tarheels4life23
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of jshusc
4.38/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of HookemHoos
2.56/5  rDev -35.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2.5

Dimly lit, poor service with a flight of beers that just didn't compare to some of the other local spots.

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Photo of BGsWo22
3.28/5  rDev -17.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3

Photo of mbfolk
4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of DrinkDrankPunk
3.78/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of RochefortChris
4.85/5  rDev +21.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of FalconOne
2.31/5  rDev -42%
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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Green Man Brewery in Asheville, NC
Brewery rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 3,042 ratings
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