Pisgah Brewing Co.
Active Beers: 59
Beer Ratings: 1,803
Beer Avg: 3.89
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Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 45 | Reviews: 27 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by slowbie:
4.18/5 rDev -3.9%
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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4.27/5 rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | $
I'm sure that for many like us, Pisgah Brewery is the beer gateway to the Asheville area arriving from the east and we made it our first stop. The first thing you notice upon stepping out of the car is that at 2,273 feet elevation, it's significantly cooler here than the sweltering Charlotte airport. So when you step inside and see a wall of taps with full pours from $3 to $5 and are immediately greeted by a friendly server you're definitely glad you made the trip.
Pisgah has around 15 taps with a good diversity of styles. I wouldn't say their beer is world-class but it's very good and certainly fresh when consumed from the tap of the place where it was brewed. The service (and other employees we talked to) were all great and had plenty of tips on other places to check out in the Asheville area. I could've spent the entire afternoon here - it has a great vibe and outdoor space with views of the surrounding mountains.
07-04-2014 16:12:01 | More by coldriver
Pisgah Brewing Co. in Black Mountain, NC
95 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.