The legendary Green Man has existed for centuries but it’s no myth that he’s been brewing great beer in Asheville since 1997. As home to one of North Carolina’s oldest breweries, tasting rooms and sour programs Green Man has been producing some of the beer scene’s most iconic ales for many years. We are consistently recognized for our internationally loved traditional English styles and creative versions of the newest craft trends. Green Man brewers strive to bring innovative and exciting new flavors to all beer-loving folks.
From Asheville’s first tasting room to one of Downton Asheville’s largest tasting rooms, our storied growth has brought us to 2 brew houses, 3 tasting rooms, and 2 buildings. The latest addition to our growing footprint in Asheville’s South Slope Neighborhood is a 3 story, 22,000 sqft. packaging hall and specialty brewhouse that includes a “brewtique” and an indoor/outdoor taproom loft overlooking the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. When you visit, make sure to visit the original tasting room, Dirty Jack’s, as well as the new Greenmansion all located on the same block of Buxton Avenue.
GREEN MAN PERSONIFIES A RENAISSANCE OF GREAT BEER
Asheville, NC is truly a beautiful and unique destination. It is home to a burgeoning beer scene that is like none-other. Please join us for a pint sometime and be sure to visit as many breweries as you can while you are here! If you live here, thank you for your continued support. We do our best to give back to our lovely community and ask you to think of us for any of your fundraising events. Asheville made Green Man what it is today and without our “rabid” Ashevillians we would not exist!
Brewing award-winning ales since 1997, Green Man was founded in downtown Asheville, originally as a brew-pub. In 2010, new ownership and a fresh approach spurred evolutionary change at Green Man. No longer a brew pub, Green Man was able to focus on production, distribution and growth. With the help of the original brewer, John Stuart, and his team, Green Man has evolved into a respected and well-known brewery, known for traditional ales and impressive specialties with a keen eye for quality and consistency.
Green Man is now available in North and South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Tennessee with its well known Porter, IPA, ESB, Wayfarer IPA, Trickster IPA and Rambler styles!
The mythical Green Man inspired our brewery’s inception. Our interpretation of him can be found in our creative design and ales. Read further for more information about the elusive Green Man…
What is a Green Man?
A Green Man is a sculpture, drawing, or other representation of a face surrounded by or made from leaves. Branches or vines may sprout from the nose, mouth, nostrils or other parts of the face and these shoots may bear flowers or fruit. Commonly used as a decorative architectural ornament, Green Men are frequently found on carvings in churches and other buildings (both secular and ecclesiastical). “The Green Man” is also a popular name for English public houses and various interpretations of the name appear on inn signs, which sometimes show a full figure rather than just the head.
The Green Man motif has many variations. Found in many cultures around the world, the Green Man is often related to natural vegetative deities springing up in different cultures throughout the ages. Primarily it is interpreted as a symbol of rebirth, or “renaissance,” representing the cycle of growth each spring. Some speculate that the mythology of the Green Man developed independently in the traditions of separate ancient cultures and evolved into the wide variety of examples found throughout history.
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