Green Man Debuts New Facility to OpenDoors of Asheville

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The time is drawing near for Green Man to open the taps in our brand new 20,000 square foot expansion.  As a sneak preview, Green Man will host a private charity event for the nonprofit organization OpenDoors of Asheville on March 5th.  

OpenDoors “connects local children living in multigenerational poverty with an active, individualized network of support and opportunities for education and enrichment.” In addition to several other nonprofits, Green Man has supported this organization for several years and continues to partner with them in fundraising events.

“We feel this is an amazing way to kick start the next chapter of our brewery,” says Wendy Thies, co-owner of Green Man. “We feel so very blessed for the amazing growth we have had and believe it is incredibly important to give back to our community.”  

This occasion marks the very first time guests will enjoy the multi-level facility that showcases 18 taps and outdoor seating areas on two levels. The top-floor tasting room features expansive mountain views and is also open to the activity of the production floor. The ground level “brewtique” has a merchandise center and additional room for tour groups. The year and a half construction project underscores Green Man’s ongoing commitment to Asheville and the South Slope neighborhood.
Several “soft opening” nights will follow the OpenDoors event, with a grand opening extravaganza scheduled for mid-March.  

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Despite Snowpocalypse, Tasting Room Open at 1 pm Today

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Friday, January 22 we will be opening at 1 pm to ensure that our employees can get here safely and only staying open until dark so that everyone can be safe heading home. If you are in the neighborhood, stop by and have the *just released* Dweller Imperial Stout, the perfect snow day beer. Everyone stay safe and warm out there, and stay tuned for our hours tomorrow!

Green Man’s La Mas Negra Returns

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Green Man Brewery is heating things up for Valentine’s Day this year, with the release of their spicy, chocolatey Imperial Black Ale on February 12th.  This high gravity beer is brewed with specialty roasted malts and a Mexican brown sugar called Panela. It is then aged on cocoa nibs from Asheville’s French Broad Chocolate, cinnamon, ancho, guajillo, and smoked morita chilis.

This limited release is back by popular demand for its second year. On ratebeer.com La Mas Negra holds an overall score of 99, and it boasts a world-class 97 from Jason Alström of Beer Advocate.

“It’s a hefty brew with some warmth from the chili peppers and the alcohol, which makes for an interesting dynamic,” says Jason. “The real draw here though, sip after sip, is the impeccable balance. By far the most interesting beer I’ve tried this year.”

Inky black with intense roast and coffee aromas, the flavor blend is an artful combination of cocoa and fruity chilis with just a hint of burn. At 8.9 %, the warming quality of La Mas Negra provides a rich and satisfying palate that complements the distinct notes of chocolate and spice.

La Mas Negra is a small batch offering that will be available in 750 mL bottles and on draft at the tasting room.  Bottles can be purchased at the brewery and select retailers throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.