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70 N Merrimon Ave
phone: (828) 254-5440
Owned by Whole Foods Markets.
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
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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
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 1.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
We went on a busy Saturday afternoon so the parking lot was packed as was the store itself. When I made my way to the beer case, I was impressed with the selection and the pricing. I was especially excited to find a six pack of Bell's Hopslam on top of the cooler. I added it to my basket and began scanning the rest of the selection.
After a few minutes, an employee approached me and asked where I had found the Hopslam. I told him that I had found it on top of the cooler at which point he said that it was being saved for someone else. He then asked for it back and unfortunatly, I complied(in hindsight, I should have asked to speak to a manager or refused.) The employee put the beer back on top of the cooler, but out of sight this time.
Needless to say, I put everything in my cart back and walked out without purchasing anything.
I guess I can understand saving beer for someone, but put it in the back or at least somewhere that's not with the rest of the beer that's on sale.
Also, if a customer does happen upon saved beer and adds it to their cart, I find it inappropriate for an employee to approach the customer and ask for the product back. At that point, you have failed in your duty to save the beer and should allow that person to purchase what they found on the shelf.
This is a fine store as long you don't unknowingly break their unwriten, organic hippie rules.
03-10-2010 21:09:05 |
More by titosupertramp
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
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 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Have been in this store past two times I was in Asheville close to downtown where we always go to anyway so its more convenient then Earth Fare but pretty much the same great selection. As noted in the previous review there was someone stationed in the beer/wine area to help and answer any questions both times I was there. Have a large cooled selection on NC micro brews plus the usual assortment of other beer available in NC not quite as large as Peabody's but very nice selection for health food/ grocery store. If in Asheville a stop here and a stop at the Asheville WIne Market also on hwy 25 (which is Merrimon/Biltmore Ave) about a mile away would have you covered for about 99% of the beer available in Asheville.
08-01-2005 16:41:45 |
More by mntlover
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
It's hard for me to make a complete asessment of this place because I've only ever stopped there for the beer and not the food, though it looks like it'd be a great place to get some tasty foodstuffs. That said, they have a great selection of both cold & room temperature beer, as well as growlers of several local breweries. Last time I was there I scooped up a growler of Pisgah IPA, which was both delicious & well priced. Service has been good as well. The same dude has been there every time I've been in, and he's been very friendly and willing to help out. Definitely worth stopping in if you are in the area.
01-15-2010 16:06:20 |
More by branimal9
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Stopped here on our way to Myrtle Beach. Its closer to the interstate than the Fresh Market, and new, so we thought we'd give it a try. Its very similar to Fresh Market / Earth Fare type of places, but as everyone's noted there was a "beer guy" to help people out. He was, indeed, friendly although he wasn't quite on the mark on his advice about the Rogue Half-e-weizen (I asked "why is it Half", he said its just Rogue's hefeweizen, but Rogue's web site says its got some extra spices like ginger and coriander added so it isn't really a hefeweizen in the German sense). But, this is no big deal, simply having someone back there was a nice gesture. Overall the selection was great, I'd say it was as good as the other supermarket-type places I've been in Asheville. I picked up Ayinger dunkel and a 4-pack of brauweisse, and the Half-e-weizen and a 6-pack of Rogue Amber. I"m afraid I can't recount all the selections they have, but I was pleased with the stop. Recommended.
10-05-2005 15:10:33 |
More by KroMagnon
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Stopped here this past weekend while in Asheville and was not dissapointed. Had the best selection that I have seen in a grocery store as well. Being from SC its a huge improvement. Anyway they had a good selection of belgians on the left side of the cooler, and it moved onto more american brewers.A good many rogue and flying dog products.Ended up picking up some Anchor OSA and a 4 pack of terrapin's big hoppy monster. Overall good selection, and will return again sometime here soon, or whenever I am in the Asheville area.
12-13-2005 20:18:22 |
More by derrickt007
quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
As many folks know, the beer market in North Carolina is constantly changing since the cap was lifted from 6% to 15%. While things are still changing, Greenlife seems to be doing the best job in Asheville of keeping up with the many new beers that are coming in and making as much room for them as possible. They have two dedicated guys that work in the beer section and both of them are knowledgeable and have a passion for beer. I only wish they could increase their cooler size to accomadate the entire influx of new beers.
As far as selection, they are the best in town right now. Ommegang, Orval, Duvel, Chimay, St Bernadus, Achel, Allagash, Westmalle and several other belgians are represented. They also have the Rogue XS line, Victory HopDevil and Golden Monkey, Great Divide bombers, and Dogfish Head 90 minute and Midas Touch.
They are a work in progress, but as I stated earlier, they are well ahead of the pack when it comes to beer selection in Asheville.
Edit to add that I just came back from there. They have added Great Divide Titan IPA, Celebrator Dopplebock, Avery Beast (15%), and a few others
10-06-2005 20:12:05 |
More by KilgoreTrout27
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
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 |
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