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Pisgah Brewing Co.
Active Beers: 45
Beer Ratings: 1,483
Beer Avg: 3.96
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar ]
150 Eastside Drive
phone: (828) 669-0190
Pisgah Brewing's Tap Room hours
Tues, Wed, Sat 2 - 9
Thurs, Fri 2 - until
Tours Saturday @ 2 and 3pm
Open Sunday 2-9
(Place added by: GCBrewingCo)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 26 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | $
I had been looking forward to making the pilgrimage to Pisgah for a long time and it sure did not disappoint. The brewery itself is kind of in an interesting area in the middle of an industrial park. It had me wondering if I was in the right place. However, as soon as I stepped foot into the taproom, I knew I was exactly where I wanted to be. It’s a big open area with a decently sized bar and a stage for live music. There are also some picnic tables outside in a courtyard area which is a really nice place to sit on a nice day. The real treat here is the beer. They have lots of Pisgah offerings on tap (all of which that I had were fantastic) and a couple other local beers, as well. The prices are terrific, too, for both full pours and flights. The bartender was nice and friendly and had no problems hooking you up with a sample of a beer if you were trying to decide which one you wanted.
Overall, this was just a really awesome place with a nice laid-back atmosphere. I’m not sure what it’s like on concert days, but it was super chill when I went. If you’re in the Asheville area, I highly recommend checking it out.
07-28-2013 01:01:11 |
More by BlackBelt5112203
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | $$
This brewery is to be taken seriously, being smack dab in the middle of the craft beer revolution in WNC, this brewery is worth visiting and you better have some empty growlers handy. 1oo% organic beer, live music, animal friendly, pretty much does everything a microbrewery should be doing.
09-04-2013 06:04:59 |
More by austin_page
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
Stopped by here today after hanging out in Asheville. Off the beaten path for sure. You'd never believe a world-class brewery such as this would be in such an unassuming location. The bar/tasting room was very dark and cold, but it was pleasant and our server was very nice. We got there around 5pm so guys were coming in for a pint after getting off. The beer lineup was very impressive. They had 2008 Vortex II on tap as well as the current years.Picked up a growler of the new roasted coffee stout and had a nitro stout and sampled a few beers. My wife was taking care of our irate 1 year old and kinda wandered around the brewery area to calm him and no one gave her any crap about it. Very laid back and friendly people everywhere. Had to leave earlier than I wanted, but felt very happy to have finally checked this place out.
02-16-2010 06:11:50 |
More by Rbald42
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $
Pisgah Brewing…Find us if you can!!! The perfect slogan for this place. I love it and I love that you have to work to find it. First off, Black Mountain, NC is about 15 minutes outside of Asheville, THEN you have to find it in the bowels of a light industrial park where it’s located tucked way in the back. I literally had to stop some guy and ask if I was in the right place…. Clearly I wasn’t the first person to ask. When you find it, it’s a little like a Shangri-la. Before I got out of my car, I loved the vibe. There is NO way a person ever stumbled upon this place. If you are here you deserve a good beer.
Outside there are 4-5 picnic tables and it’s basically an open air entrance. I am assuming they can close the big garage doors in inclement weather. The bar is basically tucked within a factory setting and you get the sense that you are having a beer as they make more beer in the background. And that’s essentially what you are doing. As casual as any place has ever been. The staff is extremely friendly and I was sharing tales (or he was sharing with me) with the bartender within 5 minutes of arriving. They had a guest tap or two available, with about 7 of their own beers on tap. Growler fills available and one type of bomber “to-go” as well.
Have no idea if they have food, didn’t ask and wasn’t interested. They do have a stage and music is part of the scene here.
Bottom line for me is that if you are enough of a beer geek to be reading this review (or any other) you MUST go here. It’s work to get here, you obviously have to be in the area to begin with and the vibe is unreal.
Make the pilgrimage and you will be rewarded.
Oh wait, did I mention? The BEER ROCKS!!
04-22-2011 12:00:33 |
More by Reagan1984
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
stopped by Pisgah on our way to Asheville for a one night pre-wilderness layover, experiences with Pisgah accounts at various Asheville establishments had already set in my mind the fact that everything they brew is solid or better, but the chance to sip from the source is always exciting
about 10 minutes off the highway, the brewery and pub are located in a small business park, with the only revealing mark being a posting of bar hours on the entryway door, check the website for specific directions, inside the dark pub - one room in the larger brewhouse - are cement floors, a basic raised stage, a couple picnic tables, and about 10 seats at the bar
seems an awesome and most likely very popular place to spend a summer evening, but on this cold December night the warming ales within are enticing just the same, patrons included a couple families and a smattering of other local folks, the band of the night was a little jammy for my preferences and quite loud in the square barroom - but that's easy to take in stride, a very unassuming and relaxed place that's managed to instill a load of personality in what would otherwise be a pretty bleak environment
twenty or so taps at the time of my visit, the majority house beers with the addition of a few guests, of special note were Baptista, Solstice, and Vortex I, with bottles of all available, went with the Baptista and enjoyed every bit of the 16 oz. pint, fresh as can be, how anybody can rate the selection as sub-4.0 is beyond me
a visit to Pisgah is well worth your time, and will certainly be a repeater for me
12-23-2009 22:37:45 |
More by blackie
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $
A great place to stop, once you actually find it. Got to Black Mountain, no problem. Got to Eastside Drive, no problem. Got to the business park entrance and saw the Pisgah placard on it, no problem. Drove all around the small complex, twice, looking for Building 150. Vickie finally saw a small sign with mailbox sized letters on a door in between signs for Building 100 and Building 130. Bingo! The thirst we had build up on the drive was about to be well satisfied.
Dark and cold with a small stage on the left and bar stools on the right with a giant cooler box behind, the place has the atmosphere of a small '80's rock club. Only thing missing (thankfully!) was the cloud of smoke. Wow, North Carolina has banned indoor smoking. I thought smoking was required...
Anyway, what a lineup. The full regular Pisgah line, plus seasonals like Vortex I and II, Baptista, Valdez, available in samplers and pints! Plus a full lineup of guest taps. February is stout month, so you could also get the likes of Ten Fidy, Bell's Expedition, Brooklyn BCS and others. Passed on them cause we get them at home, but we did have some Sexual Chocolate for the first time here.
We also got a nice mixed case of to go bottles, with a 10% discount on a full case. Only negative was that you can't get growler fills of the seasonals. But this is a very minor complaint.
Whata great stop!
02-12-2010 18:55:08 |
More by sholland119
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
First off, it's incredibly easy to drive by this place, even when using GPS and even though there IS a sign. In a small industrial complex with no indication where the taproom is. Luckily there are basically only 2 buildings and all the cars will be around the building where Pisgah is located.
Inside the unit, it's a cavernous dark box with long bar along one wall and a small stage in the opposite corner. Despite at most 10 seats at the bar and no other observable furniture, there was a decent crowd over the couple of hours we spent there (5-7ish). Bartender was attentive and fairly busy. Nice guy.
Tons of beers on tap, over 20. Something like 18 of their own and a couple Victory beers. And a root beer. Pint prices ranged from $3 for the pale to $8 for the big beers, but "half-pint" pours, which were about 10 oz, were available for $4 for the bigger beers.
Bring a designated driver because you can easily kill a few or more hours in the relaxed atmosphere drinking tasty Pisgah brews. I'm sure the atmosphere is different on concert days, so check that before making the trek out to Black Mountain.
03-21-2011 05:01:22 |
More by babaracas
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | $
Located just off the highway in Black Mountain - pretty big and airy space. They host a lot of live acts here and theres also a big outdoor seating area.
Expect a full offering of Pisgah stuff, a few random guests, and occasionally bottles for sale. Tap prices are very cheap, even for the higher end stuff. Definitely a favorite stop in the Asheville area - i prefer the early afternoon vibe to the jam band wookfest that comes out at night.
09-30-2013 20:46:39 |
More by dirtylou
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
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
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
As stated before, this is very easy to drive by even if you have a ballpark idea on where it should be. Luckily there is a sign at the entrance with their logo and an arrow. I would likely still be driving around looking for it if there wasn't... Also as stated, there is no indication on where the actual taproom is when you do find the entrance. Parking is along the side of the warehouses. You will walk to the back (toward a small park) and go around the corner and the taproom will be on your right. I got really lucky to spot this with people being outside at the picnic tables. Upon walking in there was quite a crowd there on this nice Saturday afternoon. I walked up and found a seat at the bar (which was pretty full). I missed the last tour session as I got there right at 3 as they were going on the last one of the day. The beer selection... HOLY CRAP! Do you like Pisgah brews!? If so, get your ass here! All but 4 taps were from Pisgah (1 was root beer). I sat down to 2 samplers of things I hadn't tried before and then hung out with JackTheBear the remainder of my time here. Awesome location and I will definitely be going back. I will also be bringing nice kettle chips with me as it seemed like ALL the regulars did and it was definitely a good idea. Gotta blend in with the regulars...
04-12-2011 11:59:21 |
More by thagr81us
Pisgah Brewing Co. in Black Mountain, NC
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