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:
21st Amendment Bitter American- San Francisco, Ca.-4.4%- An American session beer. Loaded with hop character and a malty presence, but lower in alcohol.
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
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.
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 IPA-Asheville, NC-5.9%- Our IPA features hops (of course!), but has a lot going on in the grain bill as well. You will enjoy it!
French Broad Rye Hopper-Asheville, NC-5.9%- The malted rye contributes both a rounded maltines and a sharp earthy flavor, bridging the maltiness of the barley and the bitterness of the hops. In essence, the Ryehopper is a hoppy rye beer.
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 Pale-Asheville, NC-4.9%- Bright gold in color with an assertive hop character. With European barley malt and American hops (Centennial and Cascade), this hybrid ale reflects the best from three continents.
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.
New Belgium Rampant Imperial IPA-Fort Collins,Co. 8.5%- A burly and bitter Imperial IPA, Rampant pours a pure copper and carries the sheen of a rightly hopped beer. The Mosaic and Calypso hops bring stonefruit to the front seat, and the addition of Centennials nod towards citrus for a well-rounded aroma. The taste expands these hops with heavy peach tones and a profoundly bitter bite. There is some malt sweetness to stand this beer up, and Rampant’s finish is bone-dry.
Ommegang Rare Vos- Cooperstown, NY- 6.5%- Rare Vos is flemmish for “Sly Fox,” and the name of one of Brussels’ great cafes. It has a sweetly fruity malt character and yeasty spiciness.
Sierra Nevada Hoptimum-Chico, CA-10.4%- Hops, hops and more hops are the stars of this big, whole-cone Imperial IPA. Resinous ‘new-school’ and exclusive hop varieties carry the bold and aromatic nose. The flavor follows the aroma with layers of aggressive hoppiness, featuring notes of grapefruit rind, rose, lilac, cedar and tropical fruit – all culminating in a dry and lasting finish.
Smuttynose Noonan Black IPA-Portsmouth, NH-6.5%- This limited release, short batch beer is a Black IPA brewed in memory of Greg Noonan, founder of the Vermont Pub and Brewery and Russell Scherer Award winner. The VPB created the first documented black IPA in the mid 90’s, so we’ve brewed this beer as a tribute to a true craft brewing pioneer.
Stone Enjoy By 05-17-13 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.
Terrapin Tree Hugger- Athens, GA- 4.9%- Terrapin’s Tree Hugger is an altbier using organic ingredients and is a fantastic version of the traditional style.
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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.
Jameson Irish Whiskey on ice with a splash of both sweet and dry vermouth and a dash of bitters
Stoli Vanil and pinneapple juice shaken and served up with a splash of Grenadine.
A tall glass of Stoli Vanil, Kahlua and Bailey’s Irish Cream on the rocks with Guiness Stout.
Bailey’s Irish Cream and Frangelico in coffee, topped with whipped cream.
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.
Sauza Hornitos with lime and orange juice, on the rocks with a float of Midori Liqueur.
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.
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.