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Welcome to Amazing Tap Handles - The Tap Handle Museum. Here you will find photos of the Museum's collection of beer taps, along with brewery info. Have a look around the Museum, and use the contact form in sidebar to leave me feedback about the site, talk about taps, or if you have a rare tap handle you'd like to sell to the Museum. I'd love to hear from you! Please, no inquires about buying taps - they're not for sale.

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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Tap Handle #341: Green Man

A Green Man is a sculpture, drawing, or other representation of a face surrounded by or made from leaves. Commonly used as a decorative architectural ornament, Green Men are frequently found on carvings in churches and other buildings (both secular and ecclesiastical). This Green Man has a gold face surrounded by leaves. There are a few variations of this tap, including some that have the beer variety on the base in raised letters, and a rare brown and yellow version that is all wood and more ornate.

Click through to read more about Green Man Brewing...

Green Man Brewing was founded in 1997 in Asheville, North Carolina by Joe Eckert. It was the brewing side of the Jack of the Wood brewpub, producing English-style ales, and was actually located in the pub. Eventually the brewery moved to its own location, where it added a tasting room. However, despite the fact that locals refer to the tasting room as "Dirty Jack's", due to its relationship with Jack of the Woods, Green Man and Jack of the Woods have always been separate businesses, each with its own owner. In 2010, Dennis Theis purchased the brewery and invested in new equipment, adding new tanks which allowed it to double production capacity. Theis had experience on the distribution side and worked part time at Highland Brewing before acquiring Green Man. The brewery currently produces 3 year round beers and 4 seasonals. I'll cover the Porter, which is their signature beer.

Green Man Porter is an English-style brown porter that has a red tint, and is full-bodied, and rich in flavor. It offers a creamy, smooth mouthfeel, and has mocha, carob, and chocolate flavors and coffee aromas with a slightly smoky and warming alcohol finish. Weighted average on is 3.36 out of 5.

Green Man Brewing Official Website

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Green Man Brewing website


  1. I love Green Man brewing! There whole brewery is in the same theme as the handle - ivy, hops, and other greenery cover the place.

  2. Paige, welcome to my blog! Your blog will be the first one I'm profiling. Thanks for the link, I enjoyed reading about your trip to Green Man!