Monday, December 27, 2010

ASHEVILLE BEER TRIP-Stop #1-Green Man Brewery
Aimee at the Bar
The first stop on our epic Asheville beer trip was to Green Man Brewery at 23 Buxton Ave. Tucked away on an unassuming side street, at first glance, Green Man looked like a basic run-of-the-mill garage. The magic happened when the garage door was lifted and we were beckoned inside by a full size bar with happy patrons drinking and chatting. There's a few tables and chairs and just beyond the bar is the actual brewery. We sat at the bar, introduced ourselves to the barkeep, and she promptly set us up with a flight of Green Man brews. Right off, our favorite was the Kill Devil Stout, a rum barrel aged beauty! As we proceeded through the flight, the Brewmaster, John Stuart, introduced himself and happily chatted with us about the brewery. He also took the time to share a sample of a test batch, a delicious double IPA that will hopefully make it to production soon! As this was our first exposure to Asheville's (Beer City USA!) beer scene, we were impressed by the hospitality, knowledge and  most importantly, taste coming from one of Asheville's oldest breweries. This seems to be a great place for locals that isn't overwhelmed by the college crowd. Make this a destination on your trip!
Spreading the Craft Beer Gospel and Brewmaster John Stuart

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