Cosy taproom, with an Irish-bar vibe. Service was really friendly, the lady behind the bar gave me a local beer guide (the last one that they had), which was really cool as this was the 1st brewery that I visited in Asheville and had planned to check out a few of the others. Beers were rather straight-ahead and solid. Really likely the Trickster IPA and the Forester Stout. Prices were good. Can definitely recommend.
Cool place, though nothing out of the ordinary among the many cool places in Asheville. Kind of a bikerish rock n roll type vibe. A few beers on tap, though couldn’t try many since they don’t do flights on the weekends like most Asheville places. Service a little grumpy.
(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.