The time has finally come for the much-anticipated third expansion project of Green Man Brewery to open the 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.
Green Man’s Expansion Grand Opening is from 2pm-10pm on Thursday March 17, at 27 Buxton Avenue, Asheville NC. For tours and information, visit: greenmanbrewery.com.