The Thirsty Monk

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Beers At The Thirsty Monk

NameABVEntered
Thirsty Monk Sunnyside Saison6.7%7/3/2016
Naked Apple Blackberry Gold Hard Cider6%7/3/2016
The Unknown When Life Hands You Lemons4.2%7/3/2016
Stone Citrusy Wit 5.3%7/3/2016
Thirsty Monk / Oskar Blues Trolley Crawl Belgian IPA6.3%6/18/2016
Thirsty Monk Screaming Monk7.1%6/18/2016
Rogue Cold Brew IPA6.9%4/5/2016
Dogfish Head Beer To Drink Music To9%4/5/2016
Sierra Nevada Ovila Brown - Mandarin Orange & Cocoa7%4/5/2016
Sierra Nevada Ovila Quad - Cherries10.2%4/5/2016
Thirsty Monk Hefeweizen5.2%4/5/2016
Thirsty Monk Abby Blonde 7.3%4/5/2016
Thirsty Monk Weizenbock7.5%4/5/2016
Thirsty Monk Export Stout6%4/5/2016
Thirsty Monk Belgian CocoNorm6.4%4/5/2016
Thirsty Monk Saint Norm8.5%4/5/2016
Thirsty Monk Brother Noah (Small Batch Series)8.4%4/5/2016
Thirsty Monk Cherry Gose4%4/5/2016
Thirsty Monk Snowplow Wit5.5%3/27/2016
Westbrook 5th Anniversary Chocolate Raspberry Imperial Stout10%3/16/2016
Bruery Terreux Gypsy Tart (2015 -)8.4%3/16/2016
Alvinne Omega 6%3/12/2016
Bells L’appel du Vide3.3%3/12/2016
Knee Deep Citra Extra Pale Ale7%3/12/2016
The Unknown Krash the Kremlin12.5%3/12/2016
Samuel Adams Kosmic Mother Funk (KMF) Grand Cru6.4%3/12/2016
Haw River Regent’s Rye Tripel7.4%3/10/2016
Oskar Blues / Shamrock Death By Coconut6.5%12/21/2015
Pisgah Chocolatized Vortex II11.2%12/19/2015
Gibb’s Hundred Shearing the Wolf7.5%12/19/2015
Thirsty Monk Imperial Normtrooper 0%12/19/2015
Foothills Yadkin Riverkeeper Doppelbock8%12/7/2015
Thirsty Monk Must Love Coconut IPA6.8%12/7/2015
New Belgium Hop Kitchen #10 - Hop Stout8.3%11/18/2015
Black Mountain Ciderworks Zephyrus6.2%8/3/2015
Foothills Foot Men Series: Red Rye Pale Ale5.6%8/3/2015
Highland Little Hump with Vanilla and Orange4.5%8/3/2015
Foothills Jade IPA7.4%8/3/2015
Blowing Rock Grandfather’s Breakfast Stout0%8/3/2015
Thirsty Monk Monk in Black7.8%8/3/2015
Thirsty Monk CocoNorm6.7%8/3/2015
Haw River Newlin’s Original Belgian Oatmeal Pale5.4%8/3/2015
Black Mountain Ciderworks Pomona6.2%8/3/2015
Allagash Session Brett Ale4.65%7/20/2015
Stillwater The Devil is People6.66%7/20/2015


84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
GTAEgeek  (203) Colorado Springs, Colorado | May 4, 2013
Great bar in downtown Asheville. The decor is neat, but kinda dingy. This is made up for by the comfortable feel, and the busy, but laid back, vibe. The servers were overworked, but were very friendly, when they had the time. The selection is great. Plenty of taps upstairs and down, including several rare and unusual things. The food is surprisingly good. The prices are great, too. All the beer on tap is similarly priced, and they offer half pours. This is a top notch beer bar, and I will return, if I can.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick  (837) Columbus, Ohio | June 22, 2016
(Visited 06/2015): Thirsty Monk is located in downtown Asheville on Patton Ave off Coxe. Street parking is available in the surrounding area.

The building is bright purple with the logo painted on the side. The main floor opens to a bar with some tables past the entrance and the bar toward the left side farther back. Lots of breweriana, stickers and the like on the walls, and a large collection of tap handles. The beer list is on multiple chalkboards behind the bar. Downstairs is the Belgian bar, with a much darker and cozier atmosphere and its own bar. A couple couches for seating along with tables, and ceiling fans like upstairs.

The beer selection at Thirsty Monk is fairly robust and eclectic, numbering at over 25 taps. Samplers are available. On our visit the breweries represented included Thirsty Monk of course, plus Haw River, Highland, Foothills, and Black Mountain Ciderworks. Well over 100 bottles options too, including many North Carolina brewers, plus many domestic and imported (lots from Belgium) craft beers.

Service at both bars on a relatively busy Friday was good. The bartenders were friendly and knowledgeable.

We did not have food on the visit.

Overall this place has a well deserved spot near the top of the list of good beer places to visit in Asheville.
100
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
swiftdb1  (5) Jeannette, Pennsylvania | May 11, 2016
Love their Belgians in the basement -- their second location in Biltmore Square is also a favorite.
74
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
AdamChandler  (274) Enfield, New Hampshire | April 18, 2016
Wide open toward the street. good luck finding parking but they had a really good selection of draft beers. Standing room only on Friday.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77  (375) Reno, Nevada | April 6, 2016
Great multi level place. We did the American beers on the ground floor and the Belgians in the basement, which is where we hung out (on the big leather couch to boot). Impressed with the quality of the house beers, and a fairly extensive guest list as well. We liked this place enough to visit the Biltmore location on the way out of town.
86
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
JStax  (356) Devola/Marietta, Ohio | March 14, 2016
Visited a couple times. First time was on a Monday and Second time was on a Tuesday. Both days were shortly after they opened, and I had similar experiences each time. The beers available were excellent. Great diversity of styles and many breweries were showcased. We were here for what they were calling Sour Fest. This is where they have 4 new sour beers on tap each day of the week. I think the goal was to have a lot of sour beers on tap by the end of the week if the kegs held up. The days I went, they tap list changed a bit, but mostly they just added the sour stuff. Great bartenders that were very knowledgeable. There is two floors to this place. Downstairs had a cooler vibe to me and came across more as the European style locale with lower light, bottles on shelves and cushy seating. This place was great and I would come here all the time if I lived close by.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous  (127) Lexington, Kentucky | December 19, 2015
Solid beer bar with two bars - American and Belgian - on two different levels and then a cocktail bar on the third flood. Solid selection overall and solid prices. When not busy, the servers downstairs will get you a beer from upstairs. No super rare Belgians, but nice selection.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
brokensail  (1295) Dublin, California | December 7, 2015
This place is really quite cool. It’s sort of divided into three main parts. The downstairs is sort of the "Belgian beer bar" and they have, you guessed it, mostly Belgian beers available. At the street level is the more typical American beer bar and you can try the Thirsty Monk beers here. Upstairs they have a cocktail bar which serves excellent drinks and has sort of a cool, speakeasy feel to it. It was actually my favorite part of the place.

Anyway, my primary focus here was to try the house beers. Everything on draft is available in a flight, which is always appreciated (pretty good pricing, too). They only had three house beers on, so had to pick another offering to fill it out. Good service as well. The ambiance here is a bit generic, sadly, as the other two portions of the business are quite cool and enjoyable, I thought.

It’s a good place as you can almost certainly find something to enjoy here, regardless of your taste. Definitely worth a stop, particularly given the proximity to other things to do/places to go.
100
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
katmandu72  (16) , | November 16, 2015| Updated November 23, 2015
Wow. This place just makes you happy. The atmosphere is amazing and the beer selection is just fantastic. Pick a spot and hang out all night. This place rocks!
74
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
JCW  (142) Cincinnati, Ohio | October 15, 2015
I spent my time in this place in the Belgium bar down stairs. Didn’t have the food or frankly spend much time upstairs. Bar had five or six tap handles, a couple were Belgium imports. It had lots of Belgium style bottles. Ambiance was rustic, very low lighting. Years ago I would have given this place a much higher rating, but now it just doesn’t stick out like it might have 5 to 6 years ago. I’d still recommend a visit, but there are lots of breweries in Asheville and I probably recommend going to them first.
94
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
radio_nowhere  (88) Maryland | September 12, 2015
Final destination one night during our long weekend in Asheville. We opted to go downstairs to the Belgian bar. The bar had a darker ’Belgian’ atmosphere with a long bar and some tables. Obviously the focus was on Belgian beers; some imports, US made and even Monks Cafe made. Sharing two flight the beer was great and so was the service. Downstairs seemed more laid back and quieter than upstairs. Overall a great experience and would love to come back.

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