Pisgah Brewing Co.
Active Beers: 56
Beer Ratings: 1,619
Beer Avg: 3.92
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 36 | Reviews: 26 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by slowbie:
4.18/5 rDev -3.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I feel compelled as others did to mention that this place is tough to find. But it's there.
Walk in the door with the tiny 'Pisgah Brewing Co' sign and down a short set of steps and the taproom door is open ahead and slightly to the left. We went on a Thursday around 3 pm so it was pretty empty when we got there. Just a giant room with a small stage and a concrete floor and a bar surrounded by stools. I would guess there were about 20 seats at the bar, but I didn't even see all of it because it was L shaped. Only one other guy at the bar, but the guy behind the bar was willing to talk about the beers.
They offer 5 ounce sample pours of all their beers, so we sampled Apple Jaxx, Vortex II (2009), Vortex I, Chocolate Stout, American Pilsner, and IPA. All were good, but the Chocolate Stout was the one that most exceeded my expectations. They had the best beer of the five breweries I stopped at in the Asheville area, and they are easily in my top 3 breweries in the state.
They had at least 10 of their own beers on tap as well as a few guest taps, but the bartender mentioned that they have a lot fewer of their own beers (and I assume more guest taps) in the summer because of increased demand. The prices were the most expensive of the tasting rooms I went to in the area, but still very reasonable as I found most of the beer in Asheville to be cheaper than I'm used to. For reference, most of their beers were $4/pint with stuff like the Vortexes and Apple Jaxx being $7 or $8/pint. Chocolate stout was a steal at $4 though.
It sounds like they have live music most nights, and with the acoustics that room probably has, I'll probably try to go in the early afternoon whenever I get down there. This is a stop I won't miss if I can help it whenever I'm in the area.
03-14-2011 18:23:33 | More by slowbie
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3.74/5 rDev -13.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
continuing our beer tour of asheville area. Pisgah was tricky to find for our GPS, but not for us. tap room is in industrial park area right off RT 70. Very slow at around 2:30 pm today. Bartender was not very helpful or full of information, but we didn't really ask many questions. Beer was very good I had a smoked porter and my husband a pumpkin ale and we shared the belgian triple, all very good. No food except may chips for sale, looks like they do alot of live music. all in all very pleasant if quiet!
11-21-2013 20:55:44 | More by gribos
Pisgah Brewing Co. in Black Mountain, NC
95 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.