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70 N. Merrimon Avenue
phone: (828) 254-5440
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Generally my first stop in Asheville. If you know what you want, and can skip the service of other places you can save a few bucks by going here. They have some local bottled offerings, and about the same amount of growlers as other stores. I have found local special releases here at a significant discount. If you look around a bit you can find beer stuck in different places throughout the store. The only drawback is it is a grocery store, and does get busy. I'd say avoid it around lunch/dinner time at all costs.
04-14-2008 20:23:11 |
More by ahatcher78
quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $
My wife and I statyed at a Bed and Breakfast about two blocks from Greenlife. We were in Asheville for three days and I think we went there at least twice a day. They had a pretty good beer selection. Most all of the local beers and many other NC brews. I didn't see any Foothills even though we had it on tap in town. The prices were a buck a bomber or 6-pack better than Bruisin Ales. There seemed to be different beers every time I went back. I bought more beer here than I did at Bruisin Ales to take back to Atlanta.
10-26-2007 15:39:02 |
More by doubleipa
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
quality: Picked up a French Broad growler, which seemed to be as fresh as one could ask.
service: Nobody asked if I need help while I was standing there, not that I needed it. Hard to give this a number as always for a grocery.
selection: Good selection...nothing amazing, but certainly respectable. They carry Highland and some Pisgah and French Broad growlers, as well as many others that you will find at just about any well regarded beer store. Sierra Nevada Harvest was also available. I'm kinda spoiled.
pricing seemed reasonable...growlers were $10 and bombers of Highland Imperial Kashmir were a dollar less than Bruisin' Ales
10-15-2007 04:12:53 |
More by blackie
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Not the best selection in Asheville (that would be Bruisin Ales), but a good selection nevertheless, including sixers, twelves, bombers, and local growlers. Some of the really limited local stuff might not come through here, same with the ocassional hard to find out of state brew, but other than that they have an excellent selection of American craft brews. Their Belgian and other import sections aren't as impressive, but there are a few nice choices there as well. Definitely the best pricing in Asheville. Service is okay- its a grocery store (although a nice one). I usually stop heere first and then to Bruisin Ales.
10-09-2007 14:42:31 |
More by Georgiabeer
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $
Probably the best place you can go price-wise in Aville. They have a solid selection and represent the local breweries well. There were growlers from Pisgah and French Broad for good deals. A huge selection of almost all craft brews and nice imports. Some good mixed 12-packs from Great Divide, Highland, and I'm pretty sure I saw a Victory mixed pack also. There are also some singles toward the front of the store, though it's fairly limited. They don't mess around here, especially for a grocery store.
09-15-2007 01:23:22 |
More by ncvbc
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
I stopped in Greenlife during a recent trip to Asheville hoping to find some different stuff in their singles cooler.
First of all, we don't have any cool local groceries like this near my home, and it's a darn shame. I wish I had access to such a great local food store.
Anyway, I went straight to the back right corner to the beer section. Impressive selection of sixers and about 20 growlers of Highland and French Broad - very cool. They also had a decent little section of beer glasses.
In the front they had a small section of singles with about 25 to choose from. They didn't have anything I was looking for, but I appreciated the thought.
They also had some older beers on sale, which is a good sign that they are monitoring freshness to some extent and trying to move them, which is a concept that many liquor stores don't seem to get.
Nice grocery store, nice compliment to Bruisin' Ales, which is right down the street.
07-02-2007 16:42:28 |
More by Duster72
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I drove up to Greenlife from South Carolina and I was not disappointed at all. The store is just a little north of I-240 and has its own parking lot. The beer is the very back right corner of the store. They have a good selection that includes Rogue, Samuel Smith, Highland, as well as a good variety of Belgians. There were two staff members stocking beer while I was there and they both asked me what I was looking for and gave me decent recommendations. Prices were average, usually about $8.99 or so for a six pack from American craft breweries. The only thing I found annoying was the very cramped space near the beer cooler. Other than that though, they have a lot of beer to choose from as well as a whole store full of organic food. Highly recommended.
12-25-2006 05:19:46 |
More by Gish
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Well Greenlife is simply awesome. I actually drive to Asheville just to go here. Fantastic selecton of local brews, pretty much every craft you can get locally, great selction of Belgians, good singles cooler, and Tons of local growlers. Not to mention pretty much every Great Divide, Rogue, DFH that can be bought in NC! Staff is always willing to help, and will order anything they can get that they don't have. The store is a bit cramped which takes a little getting used to, but you will find everything you need right in the back left,Truly a great place to visit. As a side not, the best organic grocery I have ever been too!
12-15-2006 02:12:49 |
More by mikesgroove
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I find an excuse to stop here everytime I'm in Asheville. A great place really. After navigating the infuriatingly awful parking lot oval which is always packed (damn hippies and their dreadful designs) head toward the back right corner for the brews and booze. Moderately large wine and beer section tucked away behind serve yourself honey, nuts and other amenities.
The selection is actually better than most grocery stores you'll come across. They have DFH, Victory, most NC brews including growlers from Pisgah and French Broad. They also have a reasonable choice of Belgians but nothing to blow your socks off in that category. They have a small area toward the front of the store in the top left of a cooler that has American singles which I believe are beers leftover that they couldn't sell as a sixer or something... not really sure.
The service is generally friendly although it can occasionally be difficult to round someone up in the beer and wine section but if you find someone else working there they can generally get someone to the back to help.
Best beer store in Asheville hands down.
11-09-2006 22:50:16 |
More by timtheenchanta
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $
This place is not too hard to find. On the left about a half mile north of I-240. It looks like a wood sided house from the outside. There is a large selection of prepared foods as you walk in. Lots of cheeses and such. But we're here for the brews. In the back right corner is the coolers. There is a large selection of singles as well as many sixers. The prices are very reasonable. I picked up a few bombers of Otter Creek IPA for only $3.39 each. The Rogue ceramic bottles were $12 and some change. And don't forget to look on top of the coolers. There was quite a bit up there too. This place has just become a stop on my Asheville tour. One of the better selections in town. All beers were stored cold except for a few bombers. If in town this is a must stop.
08-21-2006 03:28:43 |
More by Enola
Greenlife Grocery in Asheville, NC