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Pisgah Brewing Co.
Active Beers: 45
Beer Ratings: 1,482
Beer Avg: 3.96
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar ]
150 Eastside Drive
phone: (828) 669-0190
Pisgah Brewing's Tap Room hours
Tues, Wed, Sat 2 - 9
Thurs, Fri 2 - until
Tours Saturday @ 2 and 3pm
Open Sunday 2-9
(Place added by: GCBrewingCo)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 26 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
I almost feel as if I should start off by saying "see my review of Wedge." In all fairness, while the atmosphere here is no better then Wedge's, that's really where the comparison ends.
My guess is that pretty much anyone going to Pisgah brewing reacts the same when they arrive. I know my first thought was "am I really at the right place." There's no sign outside to let you know you've arrived at the brewery, and the low buildings to your right as you drive in look like no brewery operation I've ever seen. There's only one door, and as I walked up to it (I think the building also houses some park offices), I fully expected to find it locked. However, when you walk in, you quickly realize you're in the right spot, with noise and music emenating from a large room in front of you to the left. There is an ATM right outside the tasting room, which I assume sees a lot of business when patrons find out Pisgah takes only cash. Otherwise, you quickly find yourself in a large warehouse builiding that has a moderate sized bar area to the right. There are also a few table and chairs strewn around the inside of the warehouse room, which had been opened up to allow patrons to sit outside. The tasting room is very much a no frills operation.
The day I was here, I think there were around 12 or 15 beers on tap, with some interesting, limited release selections available (reviews coming). I found quality here to be very good across the board. Some beers were better then others I thought, but everything I tried was pretty damn good.
Service was likewise pretty good. The young lady allowed me to purchase samples of anything I wanted to try, and she seemed quite knowledgeable about Pisgah beers. Apparently I had arrived just before a wedding reception, but she let me stay as long as I wanted until the guests arrived.
I didn't see any food, and it would surprise me if there was any sort of kitchen. My guess is that they probably provide/sell various snacks, and that's probably about it.
A couple of thoughts. At least IMHO, the best beers I tried all weekend were here at Pisgah brewing. On the other hand, I kind of wonder how they're doing financially. Increasingly it seems, they feature special events here, and a couple of times a week they have live music with a cover charge (I ended up having to leave the first Saturday I stopped by, as there was a band and cover to get in. I could have paid the $5, but as the band hadn't even arrived and I just wanted to sample a few beers, it sounded like I would be paying a cover charge for nothing). In any event, this is a place I would recommend to anyone coming to Asheville and wanting to check out the Asheville beer scene. Just be sure to call in advance to confirm they're open and are not having some special event.
05-31-2010 13:16:59 |
More by johnmichaelsen
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
The night I was there Lowdown was the food truck on site. The food and menu were very good. Nice selection for vegetarians and omnivores alike. Pisgah brews some wonderful beers and also has a nice selection of non-Pisgah beers. I would recommend checking out the entertainment that they have and visiting the brewery.
05-17-2013 20:05:05 |
More by Dave1855
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Located 15 miles or so outside of Asheville. Our hotel on the east side of town was only 5 miles away - our closest stop!
Atmosphere: Arriving at noon, Pisgah is located in an industrial park on the outskirts of Black Mountain. Entering from the main entrance, down a short flight of stairs and into the large, open tasting room. The garage doors of the warehouse are up, bringing in light and heat. A stage inside, picnic tables outside and an L-shaped bar. A water tap (self serve with a doggie bowl below). We sat at the bar and got started.
Quality/Service: Far removed from the hustle and bustle, Pisgah was nonetheless busy with kegs, tours and other activities. Our bartender never left that bar and didn't forget about us when things got busy.
Selection: 9 Pisgah beers on tap and another 6 or so guest taps. We worked our way through the Pisgah line-up and had a few samples of the guests. Highlights were Steep Canyon and the Blueberry Wheat. From the guests, the Hoppyum and Buchi Fire (a kombucha with cayenne) were good.
Food: They sell local-made chips but were out. I believe that food trucks periodically come through.
05-29-2012 20:31:25 |
More by akorsak
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
Hit Pisgah on my from Charlotte to Asheville. As previous posters have mentioned, I was questioningif I was in the right place. Old brick warehouse buildings and a small winding path are what lead you to a nondescript office door. Once you walk in you step down some apparently hand made steps to the tasting room. As for this room, imagine if your buddy had a really big garage with a large bar. There was punk music playing on the stereo with some sort of concert footage on a video screen where the band sets up. This isn't really a tasting area. More like a dive bar in a brewery. Not a big deal for me though. I've been in worse. There was however one very bad episode in my visit, and it was pretty major. There is no A/C in the bar and a large fan blowing in the rear corner of the bar. As I walk in I smell a VERY distinct odor I recognize from the gym. Thats right fellas, its B.O. and a very aggressive case. The fan is blowing it all over the bar. It was retched. I began moving around the bar area conducting my investigation as to who was the culprit. After clearing the other patrons I realized it was the young lady behind the bar. Her unshaved armpits were emanating an odor that can only be described as rotten onions meet 3 day old road kill. Now I know Pisgah and Black Mountain for that matter are very liberal "granola" type places and I'm a big tent kind of guy but hygiene and deoderant are not evil tools of the man. If you are representing the brewery behind the bar you should keep yourself clean and odor free. My family and I had to brave the Mars like sun and heat at the outdoor picnic tables rather than breathe the noxious air in the bar. Beer was great but everyone already knows that. Anyway maybe this was just a one off experience (I hope). As I said I am a big fan of Pisgah beers. Just not a fan of body stench.
08-04-2010 13:12:49 |
More by lpb1970
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | $
The husband & I were on vacation in NC and wanted to try out a local brewery. Pisgah Brewing Co. was the brewery closest to Lake Lure so that's where we headed. It was really hard to find (no smartphone or GPS with us) we had to stop and ask for directions twice before luckily and stubbornly happening upon it. Glad we did! The service was quick & friendly, the beer was cold & cheap ($3-4 for 12 oz. pour) the vibe was eclectic & laid back. I had their Classic IPA and the summer ale, both were good, quality beers. They have an impressive stage in the corner of the taproom and I would love to come back sometime for a show. Overall, it was definitely worth the effort. If you are ever near Black Mountain, NC pay a visit to Pisgah Brewing. You'll thank me!
07-16-2013 22:02:04 |
More by LibrariansLoveBEER
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 |
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