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Pisgah Brewing Co.
Active Beers: 45
Beer Ratings: 1,486
Beer Avg: 3.97
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar ]
150 Eastside Drive
phone: (828) 669-0190
Pisgah Brewing's Tap Room hours
Tues, Wed, Sat 2 - 9
Thurs, Fri 2 - until
Tours Saturday @ 2 and 3pm
Open Sunday 2-9
(Place added by: GCBrewingCo)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 26 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
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: 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: 4.5 | 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: 4.25 | 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: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I absolutely love this place. Placed in between Swannanoa and Black Mountain NC, this brewery tasting room is absolutely incredible. When the weather is good, there is a massive lawn out back with spaces for horseshoes and just hanging out with friends and families, and if the weather turns, the reasonably sized warehouse in which the bar is situated, where if you are lucky you will find a open game of cornhole to play in between sips of the beers.
OH the beers! This place is a hidden gem in terms of beer. The Pisgah Pale and Porter are my absolute favorites of the 2 respective styles, although to be fair, I had not tried some of the best stuff from the midwest until recently. Also, they are always rotating their taps with new, seasonal/one-off brews which are always at the least, well thought-out, and at best, are simply delicious(Their Vortex I, an imperial IPA, was the biggest eye opening beer I have ever had).
When I lived in North Carolina, I would try and visit this place once a week, but now that I live in Atlanta, I try and find excuses to visit the Asheville/Black Mountain area not only to see old friends, but also to make the visit to the first brewery I fell in love with.
08-27-2011 18:20:32 |
More by cacarrigan
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
Sought this place out with my wife while staying in Asheville. Had a little bit of a difficult time finding it since it lurks in the back of an industrial park and there are no signs. However it was well worth the trouble. You drive up and see two garage doors open to the bar/stage(on the day we went it was beautiful weather) The doors were open and on the 'patio' were two rows of picnic tables. You walk inside and there is a huge walk in cooler with the bar wrapping around two sides. All available taps are lined up with a mirror above the taps acting as the menu. When I was there they had both Vortex on tap. Because I had heard so much about these beers I asked the bartender right away for a Vortex II, he suggested that because of its high ABV that I start low and work my way up. I thought this a little curious but when he explained himself it made sense.
The total time I was there I tried 4 different Pisgah beers. The pint prices varied from $3 for the Nitro Stout to $7 for the Vortex II (which was totally worth it) Since it was a Tuesday night there were not alot of people there so this gave me and the wife a chance to talk to the bartender. He was very nice and easy with the conversation. This seemed to permiate as other people started to trickle in they all were nice and talkative. Even though no one was playing that night there was a stage set up across from the bar. I saw various fliers with band dates for upcoming shows that were to be performed at the bar.
One thing about the slection that struck me was that out of the 3 guest taps they had Heineken occupying one of them.(my guess is for those non BA's who are dragged there by BA friends) You could also buy bottles and growlers there. The selction wasn't great but I did manage to pick up a few Vortex I's. Another thing was that they don't fill growlers from the taps so the growler selection is also hit or miss.
Overall a great place to have a beer. Nice scenery, nice people and most importantly great beer.
05-13-2009 20:19:45 |
More by cbros
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Ever since I stopped here for the first time I've been wanting to go back again and again. There is a great atmosphere once you get in. Driving up to the place your hopes might be dashed a bit because it seems like a run down industrial complex with old wire fencing and barbed wire around the area. But once inside there's a nice bar with a small stage for musical acts and the garage doors are open to the outside where you can sit and chill with great beer on a nice day. They also have a big outdoor venue for shows they put on in the summer that looks like a good time, but I haven't been down for one of those yet. And of course the beer is good. Haven't had one yet that I didn't like. Overall it's a must stop if you're anywhere close.
05-13-2011 17:02:10 |
More by tclapper
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I have visited Asheville 8 times since February 2007 and have stopped in at Pisgah at least once on each and every visit. Over this time I have had the opportunity to become a HUGE fan of what the guys in Black Mountain are doing.
A homey place hand crafted by Dave Quinn (owner/brewer) with a nice long wooden L shaped bar with about 15 stools. Also inside is a stage set up for bands. Just outside the rolling doors is a fire pit, picnic table (also hand built) chill area that is used as long as the weather holds.
A ton of Pisgah taps--usually like 10-12 with a nice selection of guest taps as well....like 6-8. Only downer....no cask offerings.
Service and quality are as good as it gets. Pisgah brew is rock solid with rarely a dud offering. Service well....lets just say it pays to be nice to the people that serve you beer!
Great job Black Mountain Boys. For as long as I visit Asheville and for as long as you are in business I will be visiting!
09-22-2009 05:11:09 |
More by Deuane
Pisgah Brewing Co. in Black Mountain, NC
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