Continuing the beer travelogue from Asheville, North Carolina…
After a tour of Biltmore, lunch at Cedric’s Tavern, and a flight at French Broad Brewing Company, we headed back to the campground. But not before a detour to Pisgah Brewing Company in Black Mountain.
We pulled off of I-40 and quickly found Pisgah in low-slung building in an industrial area beside the interstate.
We wanted to pick up a growler for the campsite, so I ordered a flight of four house brews to see what we wanted to take to-go. With 15 house brews on tap, picking just four was a tough call. Plus there were eight guest taps! Here’s a pic of the taps in panoramic mode:
My four-beer flight featured:
- Pisgah Pale (6.0%), the flagship beer is crisp, clean, and well-balanced
- IPA (7.5%), Pisgah’s IPA is an American version of a classic strong ale
- Porter, hoppy, rich, and smooth
- Benton’s Bacon Snout (6.8%), this Stout is brewed with Benton’s Smokehouse Farms bacon — this one-of-a-kind stout is chock full of Bacon flavor, from the smokey first sip to the rich bodied finish. Very tasty indeed!
I also sampled Beth’s Spring Wheat, and we both liked the easy-drinking unfiltered Wheat Ale so we got a growler to-go. I wish we could have stayed longer to explore the entire beer menu – I was intrigued by brews with intense names like Vortex II, Cosmos, Equinox, and Hellbender, but it was late afternoon and we still had to get back to the campground.
As our first full day in Asheville was coming to an end, I savored the fact that we’d be back for more beer explorations. But we had a different beer destination on the next day of our 2013 Spring Break trip: Charlotte.