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Active Beers: 35
Beer Ratings: 608
Beer Avg: 3.81
Taps: 6 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
23 Buxton Avenue
phone: (828) 252-5502
AKA - Dirty Jack's
(Place added by: GCBrewingCo on 06-20-2005)
Ratings & Reviews
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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3 | $$
after a slide down an icy Church Street and a right on Buxton, we found Green Man/Dirty Jack's in an unassuming little garage-doored building just a few blocks from the main drag
the brewery has been outfitted to double as a pub, with a feel much like a friends basement or garage, British news was playing on one tv with soccer on another, and associated sports paraphernalia hanging about, a couple dartboards round things out - the chill patronage and comfortable atmosphere make this an ideal spot to spend some part of a winter night
selection was okay - 5 taps with a cask that had just run out, selections included ipa, porter, bitter, and pale
tough one - the chap seemed genuinely friendly, providing extra mustards for our complimentary pretzels and small talk about the icy conditions, but being so curtly denied a sample in such a way that makes one feel ashamed for even asking is a huge failure of basic service, let me elaborate - we first shared a couple samples and each ordered a pint, while attempting to choose a second pint we shared another sample and didn't like it so requested another, at which point we were told that "you can't sample everything we have" - fair enough, we'll be on our way
no food menu, but pretzels and a selection of homemade mustards for dipping were provided
01-10-2010 23:39:46 |
More by blackie
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | $
This place was interesting, we went here on a recommendation from a local. It's kind of in the middle of nowhere and we weren't sure if we were in the right place when we got there as it's pretty far off the beaten path compared to the other bars/breweries. It looks like an old garage/warehouse that was turned into a bar/brewery.
When we got there it was packed with locals watching a soccer game. There wasn't much room to move, they had a small outside patio on the side that was crowded as well. I had one beer, the ESB which didn't blow me away by any means. One beer was enough for me as it was just too loud and crowded, especially for a Sunday afternoon.
This is definitely a locals bar, if I lived in Asheville I could definitely see myself hanging out here with friends, but as an outsider looking for a relaxed atmosphere to sample some new beers, there's other breweries that offer much more in Asheville.
08-05-2013 22:59:18 |
More by Treyliff
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $
Late night Friday, wandering around Buxton. The neon din of Green Man draws you in.
Atmosphere: Like many of its brethren, Green Man is a garage. On entry, the bar sits to the right with a few scattered tables inside. The brewery is situated just beyond the bar. An putdoor patio is to the left of the garage. We grabbed a pint and sat on a sofa.
Quality: We walked by Green Man early in the afternoon, before it opened. That let us scope out the wooden bar. I liked the feel of the place and the mystery of night improved its feel.
Service: Bar service was fast and that was the limit of our interaction.
Selection: I like that Green Man focused on session beers during AVL beer week, the smaller ones are better to dig into. I went with an English dark mild, under 4% a true sessionable ale. Its darker base and light body were an excellent nightcap.
05-29-2012 17:47:28 |
More by akorsak
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$
Dirty Jacks. All the green man ales on tap plus a bonus small batch or cask brew. Brews are excellent and reasonably priced. Apparently they have some specials here from time to time, just not one when we were there. Great little tasting room, out of the way. You have to want to find this place to find it. What one might imagine a basement or garage or real small pub in England would be like. Had a nice stone ground mustard with pretzels. The service was a bit dry, maybe how an American would receive in England? Not quite as hippie-esque as some of the other places around town, good for some maybe not for others. A place one must stop on the tour of Asheville breweries.
07-27-2010 01:28:08 |
More by Bung
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $
GC has already done a good job describing this place. I'll just add that it's a great addition to the Asheville "walking tour" area that I love where I can park for a weekend and hit up several places without ever having to get in your car again.
Dirty Jacks is a brewery first. Like the breweries in Asheville, they can also sell the beer directly from the brewery. So they have setup a small bar where you can buy an inexpensive pint or three. Nothing quite like sitting at a small bar in the brewery drinking the fresh product!
I just wish they had some weekend hours where you could make it a daily stop throughout a weekend trip.
02-03-2006 22:18:03 |
More by kp
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $
This was my sixth stop on a recent trip to Asheville. As stated by the previous review, you have to want to find this place to find it. Once you get on the right street it is very easy to find with a large sign over the door letting you know you have found it. This is setup like a large garage with a very nice bar setup inside. A few televisions to watch the games were on as well. They only had two of their brews on tap at the time of my visit unfortunately (I had the ESB) with the rest being other locals. I was given pretzels with my brew and the 'Burn in Hell Chipotle Mustard'. Tasty mustard for sure, but use in moderation. Overall this was a very nice spot and I am glad I walked the extra distance to get to it. A definite must stop on any brewery trip in Asheville.
10-18-2010 15:02:45 |
More by thagr81us
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $
Visited late June 2007.
As mentioned in another review, this place is a very short walk from Barley's. I suggest starting at Barley's and heading to Green Man for a flight. None of the beers truly knocked my socks off but the atmosphere was great.
There is a small bar with a cool british bartender who likes to push the real ales. In front of the bar are a few stools and to the side are a few tables and I think a porch. For the most part the building is the brewery (in a room behind the bar). This place serves up some fantastic locally produced mustard (Lusty Monk's Original Sin mustard i think) that I had to leave with a jar of.
Not only are the beers pretty good and the atmosphere cool, you have a high potential of running into Mark from Brews Cruise if you are there on a weekend afternoon. He is a real cool guy and would be more than willing to sign up for a Brews Cruise for the next day or even hop right in if he isn't too crowded. I generally recommend his cruise, it's a fun time and it adds the safety of a designated driver (and cold water in between stops)...but i digress.
I will have to return to Green Man and check out their porch (I think they have one) but i really enjoyed our brief stay there.
07-18-2007 18:02:55 |
More by Big78CJ
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Oh, Green Mane...
Dark and divey - darts, soccer on the TV, good tunes, avant garde bartenders.
Tap selection was quite boring, as anticipated. Green Man tends to stick to the classics, and in my opinion doesn't execute them particularly well. Having had their malty IPA and bleh ESB before, I opted for the cask porter with cocoa nibs. It was pretty great - a very nice surprise.
Given this introduction, it may be a surprise to the reader that Green Man actually brews a few whales. A berliner weiss and squash farmhouse ale were available in lovely 750ml bottles - both in extremely limited quantity. I'm not sure how a brewery that has previously shown really minimal ambition can start cranking out interesting and well crafted wild ales, but I don't question whales, I hoard them.
Interesting stop - if there aren't whales present, it may be hard to stay for longer than 1 beer.
01-01-2013 18:13:42 |
More by dirtylou
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | $$
I had a beer here before heading to Burial Beer around the corner. Their selection is their own, but relatively diverse. I had the Imperial Stormtrooper which was just about as hoppy as Mikkeller's 1000 IBU, no joke. There's a long patio outside along the length of the building and they have their own gravel parking lot, which is an amenity that shouldn't be discounted. Staff was helpful and they had some TV's inside if there's a game on. It's a pretty low key joint and fun to grab a beer at. It's not going to be a party spot, unless you bring the party, but definitely worth a beer or two.
07-14-2013 02:33:55 |
More by TheBeerAlmanac
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | $$
Vibe: The tasting room has the appearance of a garage with a small bar area, some stand up tables. There are two dart boards in the back where you can see the fermenting tanks. Much more seating is available in the outdoor side porch, which features reclining chairs, picnic tables and some shade. Pretzels and mustard are provided as munches.
Quality: Beers were served at the proper temperature in pint glasses.
Service: There was just one bartender working but the wait for beers was never that long.
Selection: For such a small bar, they had a very big selection with at least 10 taps and 2 casks. Flights were also available.
06-01-2013 12:47:29 |
More by metter98
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