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Beer Available At The Thirsty Monk (arranged by most recent)
Allagash Session Brett Ale 97, Stillwater The Devil is People 91, Victory Anniversary 19 Ale Session IPA 89, Foothills IPA of the Month: February 2015 (Charlie) 80, Boojum Belgian Tripel , Blind Squirrel Belgian Tripel , Big Boss Prometheus Unbound , Founders Black Rye 98, Hoppin’ Frog Gangster Frog 98, Boulevard Smokestack Series - The Calling IPA 98, Sweetwater Georgia Brown 60, Fonta Flora Wisteria Porter 89, Beer Army Fat Cow Brown Ale , Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break Natale Pretty Please With A Cherry On Top 98, Asheville Ninja Bread Man , Innovation Gingerbread Brown , Anderson Valley Winter Solstice 88, Oskar Blues Christmas Chub 84, Deep River JoCo White Winter , Thirsty Monk Electrum Autumn Ale
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RobChase (6) Florida | December 27, 2009
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Fantastic spot to grab a few pints, relax, and learn about whats good locally from the super friendly and knowledgable staff. First visit was for a Sam Calagione event, which was utter chaos. Every other visit has been busy, but not overwhelmingly so. Killer selection upstairs and down.
Gmku (27) Iowa City, Iowa | December 6, 2009
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Decent little place in the heart of lovely Asheville. Caters to the high gravity lover, with particular attention to Belgian ales. Unfortunately everything is rather expensive (around 7-8 bucks a pour!), so I wouldn’t say this is your best everyday Asheville beer-drinking value. For that, head to the Wedge, young man.
DialSquare (128) Columbus, Ohio | July 6, 2009
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
best of the bars we visited on a brief asheville trip. had a monday special tap sampler deal - smutty nose star island, avery 15 and left hand st vrain. good selection of american craft brew on the top floor and a decent selection of belgians on the bottom - what you would expect: rochefort, westmalle, cantillon, etc. talked to the bartender a bit and seemed iffy knowledge-wise. service was helpful and good overall though. food turned out to be surprisingly good: tapas, beet salad and mac and cheese were top notch. cool place.
phaleslu (454) Cincinnati, Ohio | July 1, 2009| Updated February 17, 2014
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 19/20
Great bar in downtown Asheville, right in the heart of it all. The downstairs bar focuses on Belgians, while the upstairs is mostly American craft stuff. There were so many beers I’d never had, so I was delighted they offer flights of four. Higher prices than other places in town, but not like NYC or DC or SF. Service was good, though they accidentally charged my card twice. I always stop here at least once when I’m in town. Great bar.
groovinhigh (1) Asheville, North Carolina | June 28, 2009
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 20/20
One of the few Belgium beer bars in the USA downstairs and an American Micro bar upstairs. Constantly rotating tap list.
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 can’t remember what this building was before the Thirsty Monk, but I’m 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 Barley’s, 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 n’ 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 you’ve 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.
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