September 9th: Blue Ridge Parkway Photo Contest and Beer Release

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Celebrate the 100th birthday of the National Park Service with us by participating in our Blue Ridge Parkway Photo Contest!  The Blue Ridge Parkway is the country’s most visited National Park and we are fortunate to have it go right through our community! Submit your best Blue Ridge Parkway photos to [email protected] before September 9th for a chance to win prizes. On September 9th, we will play a slideshow of all the photos submitted on our big screens at the Greenmansion and release a new draft only beer, Native Berry Berliner Weisse. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation.

“Greenmansion” Grand Opening Date Set

close up signThe time has finally come for the much-anticipated third expansion project of Green Man Brewery to open it’s doors to customers.  Staying true to Green Man tradition, the Grand Opening celebration will be on St. Patty’s Day 2016.  Green Man released its first ever bottles on St. Patty’s in 2013, and has continued celebrations for the rollicking holiday.

The 20,000 square foot “Greenmansion” is located next to current operations on Buxton Avenue on the South Slope of Downtown Asheville.  Inside is a top floor indoor/outdoor tasting room, which overlooks the production floor and offers views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  A ground level “Brewtique” serves as a bottle shop, growler station and merchandise retailer. A sidewalk patio with two firepits offers a prime people-watching hangout.

The production space will start out as a packaging hall with bright tanks, a KHS CombiKeg Keg Wash/Fill, and a brand new KHS bottling line on the way. Eventually the facility will have a specialty brewhouse as well.

“As the first brewery located on the South Slope, we are fortunate to have the opportunity to expand operations in our own neighborhood,” says Elise Carlson, Marketing Manager.

Special beer tappings will occur throughout the day.  Guests are encouraged to dress up as their interpretation of Green Man, and there will be a prize for the best costume.  Food trucks will be on site for the occasion.

The original tasting room, lovingly nicknamed “Dirty Jack’s” by locals, will continue to be open 7 days a week.

Winter ‘Tweasonal’ Beer Naming Contest

Our brewers are great at brewing up creative, artistic ales with equally as creative and artistic names for them. For our next tweasonal, a hoppy brown ale releasing in January, we’d like to include you, our loyal followers, in the process. So let’s let the brewers do the brewing and our friends do the naming!

Here are a few tips:
1. It just so happens that our seasonal / tweasonal names tend to end in -er and we kinda like it (Forester, Leaf Blower, Rambler, Wayfarer, Harvester…)
2. Some reference to the season or time of year is preferable, but not mandatory
3. The beer will be released in 6-packs so visualize how your name will look on our packaging too
4. Don’t pick the name “Ground Hogger” – our owner already got squashed on that one

This will be fun. Just leave your ideas in the comments here or on our Facebook post below. We’ll pick our favorite in our meeting next week and then make a big festive announcement when the beer releases next month. If we pick your name – we will be in touch and let you know your prize! Cheers!