Original Post, Sep 13, 2018: (see updates below)
Pisgah Brewing Company in Black Mountain, NC (the outskirts of Asheville, NC) has become our favorite micro brewery. The brewery is built inside an old factory and is very rustic with a laid back, relaxed atmosphere. The other parts of the building are still a working factory. We’ve never been to Pisgah Brewing when we couldn’t find a place to sit, but with that said, it can get very, very crowded especially Friday to Sunday. They have a live band Friday to Sunday and sometimes a cover charge if you want to enter or stay after the band starts (see update below). They are also a major music venue for Asheville (they have a large outside stage) and on those days, you can forget about getting in unless you have purchased tickets.
Pisgah Brewing Company does not serve food, but they do have food trucks most nights and you can even bring your own food. We’ve seen patrons prepare their dinners right at the bar. Pretty cool. Oh, did I mention that we’ve never had a bad beer at Pisgah Brewing.
UPDATE, November 30, 2019:
Pisgah Brewing continues to be our all-time favorite micro brewery. The staff are always friendly and helpful if you need assistance selecting a beer. Most of the staff are the same people that we met on our first visit. This is always a good indication that a place is going to have a good vibe. They’ve changed their band schedule from the last time we visited. They now have live music starting on Wednesday and going through Sunday and they only charge a cover if the band is a headliner. The bands on Wednesday and Sunday start at 6pm instead of 8pm (or 9pm if it’s a headliner band which will have an opening act starting at 8pm). That’s nice for people who have to work or people like us that don’t want to stay up to midnight to hear the entire set. And last, but not least, their beers continue to rock.
UPDATE, September 27, 2021:
Pisgah Brewing has closed its old taproom and relocated to 2948 US Highway 70, Black Mountain, NC 28711. That’s very close to its old location but it’s now on the main highway (70) and easier to find. We haven’t visited the new location, but hope to on our next visit to Black Mountain.
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