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Beer Available At The Thirsty Monk (arranged by most recent)
Coronado Sock Knocker IIPA 97, Fonta Flora Brass Monkey , Fonta Flora Appalachian Ramp Table , SKA Mexican Logger 30, Fonta Flora Brutus , Fonta Flora One Piece , Fonta Flora Rust Never Sleep , Fonta Flora Mycelium, or Yours? , Stillwater Gose Gone Wild 99, Fonta Flora Saltasaurus Brett , Fonta Flora Mega Flora , Uinta Sumír 45, Starpoint Morniní Wood Belgian IPA , Petrus Aged Pale 96, New Belgium Lips of Faith - Gruit 86, New Holland Barrel Aged Blue Sunday 13 (2010 - * ) 98, Sierra Nevada Wolfinanny 86, Fonta Flora Wisteria Porter , Ballast Point bOOb Check Ale 57, SKA Hibernal Vinifera Stout 94
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agl108 (30) Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania | June 23, 2009
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 15/20
Last stop on Asheville beer tour. Best selection of Belgians in Asheville. American micros at the bar upstairs, Belgians on draft downstairs. Preferred the downstairs vibe better. Some beers were crazily overpriced. Bartenders (owners?) seemed like they were all pissed off.
timsilvia32 (37) from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina | June 15, 2009
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
I canít remember what this building was before the Thirsty Monk, but Iím sure it is being put to better use now. As everyone has mentioned, almost 2 seperate tap rooms here. The downstairs cave for the Belgians and the upstairs for the Crafts, which if an American brewer has made a Belgian style, you will find it up there. A lot of interesting stuff on draft and some good bottles. Especially upstairs, which I prefer that style of beer, had some surprisingly hard to find beers on bottle, Dark Island is what sticks out in my mind. Had a Terrapin Scotch ale on draft, which was good. Best thing is the availability of half pints for their drafts. Service was very good, but the bartender was only so-so knowledgeable about the beer. The downstairs bartender seemed to be a little more knowledgeable. The front of the upstairs has windows that open completely, which is kind of nice, that is also where they allow smoking, so outside but near inside. After Barleyís, I would say this is the second place to stop other than the brewers in Asheville.
branimal9 (14) Greenville, South Carolina | June 8, 2009
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
been to the monk several times, but this weekend was the first time i had a chance to hang out in the upper floor. this is where they serve american microbrews; the lower level is the nice little belgian bar. tried the brooklyn cuvee cardoz, which was very nice. also tried their monk ní cheese with smoked salmon. that was really tasty. they have a great brew selection on both floors, but the upper floor could definitely use more ambiance. but when youíve got great beer & great food, that pretty much trumps cosmetics.
elihapa (65) Honolulu, Hawaii | May 29, 2009
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Thirsty Monk cares about their beer. Spread over two floors of beer-centric bars, you can find anything from the newest American release (SN Southern Harvest), to a uncommon American tap (Oak-aged Samaels), to a great Belgian (Bernardus abt 12 on tap comes to mind). Match that with a great indie vibe, cool decor, and a very knowledgeable bartender, and you have a new beer mecca for the area. Oh, and while you are in Asheville check out the numerous other craft-beer offering establishments.
demdeac40 (4) Etowah, North Carolina | May 19, 2009
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
I love this place. One of my favorite bars in Asheville. You can always try the latest and greatest beers. Just a great place to hang out and drink.
tronraner (109) Walland, Tennessee | March 17, 2009
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
This is pretty high on my list of favorite bars. Itís in a two-level building. Upstairs/street level, itís a sort of yuppie-magnet bar well-stocked with American micros. Downstairs, friend, is a different world entirely. Itís a cave-like half basement specializing in Belgians. All beers are served in appropriate glassware, usually down to specific brand. Selection is outstanding. And the bartenders are impressively knowledgeable about the beers they have, many of which are somewhat obscure. Great place, and a must for beer in Asheville. I havenít eaten there yet, but will at some point.
Drake (476) Free Union, Virginia | March 14, 2009
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice place. One of my favorites from Asheville. Service was a bit slow, but pleasant. What follows is my review from cvillebeergeek.blogspot.com. The Thirsty Monk also has two levels. The downstairs level is devoted to Belgian beers. It is here that I sampled Ommegangís Inauguration Ale (Obamagang). Upstairs is dedicated to non-Belgian selections. Here I tried the Wedge Doppelbock and Terrapin Oak Aged Big Hoppy Monster. Very nice ambience on both levels. The salmon sliders were magnificent.
Butters (180) Richmond, Virginia | October 13, 2008
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Probably my favorite bar Iíve ever visited. I was fortunate enough to visit late on a tuesday night. So I was the only patron downstairs! Needless to say, the service was spectacular. My bartender, Zoe, was extremely friendly and, while not the most knowlegeable about beer, was hands down the coolest bartender Iíve ever come across. Iíve never seen so many belgians on draft. The Upstairs also had some rare regional beers. I could easily have spent an entire evening upstairs, and then gone back the next day for the downstairs. Prices were not unreasonable (especially if you do the flights for only $9). This place is a MUST.
brentfeesh (80) Mansfield, Ohio | September 24, 2008
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Visited twice during Brewgrass. Two pubs in oneÖHow can you beat that!? I guess you could say it is like the Bick Store in Atlanta only much larger. The upstairs has American micros and craft brews (mostly on tap) and the down stairs has the Belgian Bonanza. I actually liked the atmosphere of down stairs better, but my friends wanted to stay with American brewsÖSo there you are (though you can take beers between levels). Friendly knowledgeable staff and it looks like they have some good snack food. The beer selection is second to none in Asheville. Outstanding selection of Belgians and a very good selection of American craft. Well worth you stop!
dchmela (102) Orlando, Florida | September 3, 2008
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Really is two pubs with American micros on the top floor and Belgians in the basement. Upstairs had some cool rare local micros on tap and were featuring a family happy hour that was more for families to have a pint. We then ventured downstairs and found a wonderful selection of tap and bottled Belgians. The staff was courteous and helpful. A must try when in town.
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