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Green Man Brewery

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Green Man BreweryGreen Man Brewery
BA SCORE
3.89/5
Very Good
3,077 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:
91
Reviews:
535
Ratings:
3,077
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
3.98/5
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
226
pDev:
13.82%
 
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Photo of Rheacer
1/5  rDev -74.9%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1

Staff rude as f*+#. Returned all merch. Will never be back. Good luck. There's a lot of competition in Asheville.

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Photo of WCKDVBZ
1.45/5  rDev -63.6%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1.25 | service: 1.75 | selection: 1.75 | food: 1

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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Photo of Petey_the_Quiet
2.35/5  rDev -41%
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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Photo of Krztin5
2.5/5  rDev -37.2%

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 Jason_cs
2.57/5  rDev -35.4%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 1.5 | selection: 2.75

The bartenders were not very helpful, bordering on rude. I along with other patrons felt that we were not wanted there. They were very rude when I was ordering. The staff came up and grabbed the flight trays and glasses without asking if we were done or how the beers were. I visited many of the other breweries in the area and found them to all be much more friendly and inviting. The beer was decent, but no where near good enough to make up for the overall unfriendly experience of visiting this brewery. when I return to Asheville this brewery will be last on my list to visit.

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Photo of BowmanR
2.63/5  rDev -33.9%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 2.5

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 Punky_Brewster
3/5  rDev -24.6%

Photo of cfrobrew
3/5  rDev -24.6%

Photo of Beers9beers
3/5  rDev -24.6%

Photo of CSFolks
3.03/5  rDev -23.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Reliable food truck service

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Photo of PA-Dutch
3.04/5  rDev -23.6%

Photo of DerekCarruth
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.28/5  rDev -17.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

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 Trevnug25
3.31/5  rDev -16.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3

Photo of blackie
3.38/5  rDev -15.1%
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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Photo of schroeder1200
3.41/5  rDev -14.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of mlockman
3.41/5  rDev -14.3%
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 ox1574
3.43/5  rDev -13.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Photo of craft_shannie
3.45/5  rDev -13.3%
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.

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Photo of jdcompton2
3.45/5  rDev -13.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3

Photo of NizzleEGizzle
3.47/5  rDev -12.8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

It's basically a rectangular box, with chintzy, kitschy admonishments that skew granola-crunching hippy (lumpy couch, bikes, etc.). It's loud, and the clientele were rowdy and frat-broey when I was there. The servers didn't seem to know too much about beer, and the tap list was surprisingly short for a brewery. Beer is decent.

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Green Man Brewery in Asheville, NC
Brewery rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 3,077 ratings
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