Ales, Spirits & Wines

Jack of the Wood is the original home of Green Man Ales and we proudly offer this legendary line of beers for your enjoyment. Locally brewed a few blocks from the pub, Green Man Brewery crafts the finest English-style ales in the region, under the watchful eye of the resident brewer, John Stuart. English and Belgian yeasts and specialty grains give these beers their unique appeal and distinctive style.

Jack of the Wood also offers an ever-changing array of craft brews from both this area and others, a great wine list and an excellent selection of whiskeys, bourbons and single malts.

 

DRAFTS: Selection rotates daily

We offer a wide selection of Asheville brewed beers, some regional selections, as well as top selections from the US and the rest of the world.

Currently on Draft:

Allagash White-Portland, ME-5%-  Our interpretation of a traditional Belgian wheat beer, Allagash White delicately balances full flavor with a crisp, refreshing taste and subtle hints of spice. Naturally cloudy, bottled with yeast

Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye- Healdsburg, Ca- 8%- A high gravity IPA brewed with 18% rye malt. Hop Rod Rye has a floral hop aroma and subtle caramel notes with a slightly earthy and spicy rye character.

Bells Oarsman-Kalamazoo,MI-4%- Designed as a flavorful session beer, Oarsman Ale uses a classic German brewing technique to impart a light, refreshing tartness. Oarsman Ale grew out of a desire to explore the tradition of session beers, trading intensity for finesse while still creating a worthwhile experience for the taster. The grain bill includes a healthy portion of wheat, while light hopping lend citrus & herbal notes to the aroma. Rather than being the dominant flavor note, the tartness in Oarsman takes on more of a palate-cleansing role, making it perfect with meals or purely on its own.

Boulevard 80 Acre Hoppy Wheat- Kansas City, MO-5.5%- With roots in two of today’s most popular brewing styles, 80-Acre Hoppy Wheat Beer is the result of careful cultivation by our brewers and cellarmen. Their efforts to craft a hybrid yielded a bumper crop of flavor; a delightfully distinctive ale with the aroma of an IPA and the refreshing taste of a wheat beer.

Brevard Brewing Bohemian Pilsner- Brevard, NC- 4.9%- Brevard Brewing Company’s flagship beer, the Bohemian Pilsner is everything that beer should be.  Cold lager fermentation and a medium-light body produce a crisp, clean, and smooth mouthfeel.  Imported noble hops from the Czech Republic and Germany lend a floral aroma and spicy hop flavor, while extremely soft brewing water creates soft, round flavors.  This beer is the perfect marriage of flavor and drinkability.

Brevard Brewing Coriander Amber Ale- Brevard, NC- 5.6%- Inspired by a recipe from brewing legend Charlie Papazian, this unfiltered, medium bodied amber ale has brown hues, solid hop bitterness, and is infused with one pound of freshly crushed coriander seeds per barrel. This truly unique beer bursts with flavor and is not to be missed!

Crispin Cider- Minneapolis, MN-5%-  A classically styled, but untraditional hard apple cider. Fruit forward, with a fresh, crunchy appley nose and a deliciously creamy, refreshingly crisp mouth feel.

French Broad Wee-Heavy-er-Asheville, NC-7%-  Wee Heavy-er Scotch Ale is based on our Wee Heavy Scotch Ale recipe, but with a little more alcohol. This traditional Scotch Lowland ale is one of our most popular brews. Some of you may remember the original Wee-Heavy from the days when North Carolina brewers could not brew beers containing more than 6% ABV

Green Man ESB-Asheville, NC-5.3%- This richly flavored, full-bodied bitter is copper colored, with a slight fruity aroma and a balanced malt/hop character. Fuggles and Kent Goldings hops are used for a dry finish.

Green Man IPA-Asheville, NC-6%-  English in style, it is “monster-hopped,” with English malts plus a special honey malt from Canada, Target and Kent Goldings hops added five times during the brewing process. This orange-amber ale is strong in both flavor and alcohol!

Green Man Porter-Asheville, NC-5.6%- English style brown porter. A dark brown beer with a red tint, it offers mocha, carob, and chocolate flavors and coffee aromas with a slightly smoky and warming alcohol finish.

Guinness Stout Dublin,Ireland-4.1%-  Swirling clouds tumble as the storm begins to calm, settle, breathe in the moment, then break through the smooth, light head to the bittersweet reward. Unmistakeably GUINNESS® beer, stout, or draught , from the first velvet sip to the last, lingering drop. And every deep-dark satisfying mouthful in between.

Hi-Wire Ringmaster Red Rye- Asheville, NC-7%- Liberally hopped with Centennial, Columbus and Amarillo hops and balanced nicely with an unmistakable rye malt character.

Stone Enjoy By 09-13-13 IPA- Escondido, CA-9.4%- A devastatingly fresh double IPA. While freshness is a key component of many beers – especially big, citrusy, floral IPAs – we’ve taken it further, a lot further, in this IPA. You see, we specifically brewed it NOT to last. We’ve not only gone to extensive lengths to ensure that you’re getting this beer in your hands within an extraordinarily short window, we made sure that the Enjoy By date isn’t randomly etched in tiny text somewhere on the label, to be overlooked by all but the most attentive of retailers and consumers.

Stone Vertical Epic 12-12-12- Escondido, CA-9%- In this, the final edition, you can expect a perfectly balance *womp* of spices: cinnamon, ginger, allspice, sweet orange peel, clove (only a little!) and rosehips, all in the context of a dark Belgian style abbey-ish beer…but not as sweet. Dry even. Stone style.

Uinta Hop Notch IPA-Salt Lake City, Utah-7.3%- Wonderful complex flavos, like no other, simply a great tasting IPA. It’s balanced, strong malt backbone, citrusy nose, with hints of pine and grass.


 

 









 

 



 

Specialty Bourbons

Makers Mark (90 proof) Knob Creek (100 Proof)
Woodford Reserve (90 proof) Basil Hayden (80 proof)
Blantons (93 proof) Bakers (107 proof)
Bookers (126 proof)

Single Malt Scotches

Glenlivet (12 year Speyside) Subtle and fruity with notes of vanilla

Glenlivet (15 year Speyside) Sweet with hints of citrus and a long smooth finish

Balvennie (12 year DoubleWood Highland) Sherry and orange flavors combined with a mellow, nutty finish

Macallan (12 year Highland) Flowery with hints of sherry and honey.

Macallan Cask Rich amber, full without being syrupy. Lots of sherry and malt flavors with a buttery finish.

Cragganmore (12 year Speyside Central) Notes of cut grass and herbs, light medium body, malty with a hint of peat.

Dalwhinnie (15 year Highland) Smooth and sweet with hints of honey and heather

Glenmorangie (12 year Highland) Orange with a pinkish blush. Fruity with a wine-like aroma

Talisker (10 year Isle of Skye) Bright amber-red. Pungent, smokey, malty-sweet and very peppery

Oban (14 year Highland) Assertive, peaty and smokey

Lagavulin (16 year Islay) Heavy with notes of sherry and seasalt, peaty with powerful smoke.

Ardberg (10 year Islay) Smoky with notes of caramel and dried fruit.

Cocktails

Dubliner
Jameson Irish Whiskey on ice with a splash of both sweet and dry vermouth and a dash of bitters

Yellow Cake
Stoli Vanil and pinneapple juice shaken and served up with a splash of Grenadine.

Irish Float
A tall glass of Stoli Vanil, Kahlua and Bailey’s Irish Cream on the rocks with Guiness Stout.

Nutty Irishman
Bailey’s Irish Cream and Frangelico in coffee, topped with whipped cream.

London Calling
Tanqueray and grapefruit juice with a splash of sweet vermouth served up.

The Dennis Hopper
Jameson and Mint Chocolate Bailey’s, shaken and served up.

Traditional Irish Coffee
Jameson and coffee with whipped cream.

The Serpentine
Sauza Hornitos with lime and orange juice, on the rocks with a float of Midori Liqueur.

Wine List

*Rotating Selection

Whites

Monmousseau Vouvray, France, 2008 Light with off dry peach and pear notes.

Liberty School Chardonnay, California, 2007 Clean, refreshing and vibrant, green pear flavors with gentle oak.

Arancio Pinot Grigio, Italy 2007 Crisp acidity, floral and citrus notes – gentle minerality.

Crios Rose of Malbec, Argentina, 2009 Juicy and round while still remaining dry and crisp. Strawberries and cherries on the palate

Aveleda “Fonte” Vinho Verde, Portugal A fruity white with peach and green apple. Citrus notes and a slightly spritzy finish.

Adelsheim Pinot Gris, Oregon, 2009 (half-bottle) Crisp, bright – pears, apples, papaya – gentle creaminess.

Conundrum, California, 2009 (half bottle) Lightly sweet – peaches, green apple- lavender, honeysuckle.

Frog’s Leap Sauvignon Blanc, California, 2009 Crisp, bright, refreshing – lemon grass, white flowers- subtle mineral notes.

Reds

Vega Sondoa Tempranillo, Spain, 2008 Peppery core – supple red fruit and dried flowers.

Arancio Pinot Noir, Italy, 2008 Blackberries and strawberries – a hint of wood and spice.

Strong Arms Shiraz, Australia, 2008 Deep red, vibrant raspberry and red cherry flavors with a hint of vanilla

Bogle Zinfandel, California, 2008 Full – black raspberry – pepper, juniper, cinnamon notes.

Lockwood Cabernet, California, 2007 Black cherry – dark berries – oak nuances- firm tannins.

Penfolds Kanuga Hill Shiraz Cabernet, Australia, 2008 (half-bottle) Lush – red berries and tropical fruit – soft tannins with a hint of oak.

Jaboulet “Parallele 45” Cotes du Rhone, France 2007 (half bottle) Structured and aromatic – red fruit and spices.

Siduri Chehalem Mountains Pinot Noir, Washington, 2008 (half bottle) Smooth -red cherry and clover – lively acidity.