Of all the costume holidays, St. Patrick's Day is the easiest. Just wear green. And to complete the look, drink a beer. They're not hard to come by in Asheville.
Where to get that beer? Here are a few places hosting St. Patty's Day events.
The largest to-do — both in terms of hype and physical space — takes place at Green Man Brewing's expansion on Buxton Avenue. Slated as the "Greenmansion," the 20,000-square-foot space features an indoor/outdoor tasting room, local beer, local art and more.
"The 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."
The space gets a grand opening on St. Patrick's Day with special beer tappings throughout the day. One guest will receive a prize for best Green Man costume, and food trucks will be on site for the occasion.
Jack of the Wood, the now unaffiliated birthplace of the brewery, will celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Irish and Celtic music beginning in mid-afternoon and running into the night. The Red Wellies headline the event.
Thursday March 17th
For a different interpretation of the occasion, try St. Party's Day at Lexington Avenue Brewery. DJ Kipper Schauer hosts a free dance party to break in LAB's new lights and sound system.
Lex18, the inventive downtown supper club, will host a theater dinner with an Irish theme. The plot creates a fictionalized wake for inventor and Grove Park Inn founder E.W. Grove.
There is always something fun to do in Asheville & WNC!