Wednesday, December 29, 2010

ASHEVILLE BEER TRIP-Stop #6-Pisgah Brewing Company

The tasting room
We then ventured outside the city to Pisgah Brewing Company, the Organic brewery,  located at 150 Eastside Drive in Black Mountain. A low key building from the outside but once inside, we found a thriving bar with patrons happily chatting and drinking away. They also had cool original artwork hanging in the tasting room. We arrived just in time to take a tour and a crowd of about 20 gathered around Assistant Brewer, Ryan (sorry, we didn't get your last name!). His tour was one of the most informative we've been on as he went through each step of the process. After chatting with Ryan a bit more after the tour we were ready to sample. We were with friends, so we were able to get two flights - Pisgah has that many brews and we still didn't get to all of them! Make sure you bring cash-Pisgah is cash only. Our instant favorites were the Hellbender barleywine and the coffee goodness of Valdez. We were impressed by the number of quality beers coming out of Pisgah and we hear that they've got quite the outdoor music scene with their new stage in the warmer months. Regardless of what time of year you go, Pisgah is a must stop for a great tour and delicious organic brews!
Spreading the Craft Beer Gospel and Ryan

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