(Visited 06/2015 - prior to renovation): Green Man Brewery is located in downtown Asheville on Buxton Ave between Coxe and Church. Street parking is available in the surrounding area.
The exterior of the industrial-looking building is appropriately green, with a large garage door that opens to the tap room. The space features a small bar on the right side, and a standing bar further in the rear, and essentially standing room between. The industrial feel carries over inside as well, and the one or two fans they had going were not keeping up with the scorching temperature outside that day. The brewery is visible in the back part of the room.
Green Man has around 10-12 beers on tap, and samplers are available. On our visit the selections included a Porter, Blueberry Sour Brown, Blanche du Vert Witbier, ESB and IPA. The beers were above average overall.
Service on a weekday afternoon was pretty good. The bartender made recommendations and we were pretty much left to ourselves while we tried them.
Green Man doesn’t serve food.
Overall this is a solid brewery to visit in Asheville.
Went on a crappy Sunday afternoon in mid-March. Pretty big empty space on ground floor. We ordered beer and wondered where all the people were. Oh, on the third floor, which has another big bar and bar area plus an outdoor patio which is probably fantastic when it is nice out. About 12-16 beers on tap, I think all their own, several of which were very good. Nice chill atmosphere with great artsy stuff--giant green man, floor of pennies, and kids playing with rocks. Maybe third favorite place in town (behind WW/Funk)
Stopped in for a quick pint (May 2015) - it was packed on a Friday afternoon and ended up standing in a corner of the bar area. Decent service and the one beer I had was tasty. Definitely a popular hangout, and parking was nonexistent at that time. Good for a stop on that side of town with the other breweries in close proximity.
Industrial place with a nice patio. Good-sized selection of beers. Lots of (I)PAs, many of which were very good. A few other good ones in there too. Had two flights and enjoyed them both. Would come back here, next time I’m in Asheville.
first off best bar stools ever...tried to borrow one for rest of the weekend but it was a no go. smallish brewery all equipment is behind you or in front of you depending on where you are sitting. several of their own selections available and a couple guest taps. animal friendly and you have an outdoor seating on picnic tables under cover to keep the weather off you. autumn was attentive and explain the beers. samplers are available.
went to the new location next door at the green mansion. what a building very nice. outdoor area in front and you walk through you have 2 sets of stairs heading up. gift shop on the bottom. the upstairs bar is awesome nice view and the best damn stools in the state.
Visited on a Sunday afternoon. Parked a couple blocks away at a meter, but if you get there in time, there is closer metered parking. The place seems kind of small from the outside, but inside there is plenty of room. Immediately inside the door is the bar and off to the left there are a few tables. Behind that you can see all the brewing equipment in a fairly open environment. Off to the left of the tables is a door that will take you out to a covered patio. Had it been warmer on my visit, I would have opted for that route. Instead, my friend and I took the last two seats at the bar. We ordered flights at first to try everything on the taplist, then bought a 4 pack of their imperial stout, Dweller. The experience was very good and pricing was great. They don’t have anything to eat here, so I can’t comment on that. All things considered, this place was pretty cool. I would come back again.
Another stop in our long brewery crawl in Asheville. Place was pretty busy, strange crowd at about 8pm on a Sunday night - lots of bikers? Like motorcyclists. Place was nice, bar opens up almost to the outside patio. Beers are okay to pretty good.