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Monday, May 29th.
Pisgah Brewing Company
Within moments of arriving at Pisgah Brewing, we immediately understood why New Belgium, Oskar Blues and Sierra Nevada are in the process of making Asheville their second home. The beer is GREAT, the atmosphere is superb, and the location is breathtaking. While interviewing Jeremy with Pisgah Brewing Company we asked, “Why are so many breweries coming to this area?” He responded, “The water.” We learned that one of Asheville’s main water source comes from a reservoir that is pretty much un-touched by man: North Fork Water Reserve. Cars are not allowed to drive to this location, boating and fishing are prohibited, and we also heard that it’s a “No Fly Zone”. Based on the quality of beer that we tasted in Pisgah’s Tap room, I am convinced that Jeremy is right… the water really does positively impact the beer coming out of Asheville.
Pisgah Brewing is wonderful. They are a very small brewery and only distribute within 30 miles of their brewery. They are 100% Organic and are able to get most of their supplies locally. One of their suppliers is Hops n’ Blueberry, a local hop farm that we will be interviewing later in the week.
I personally was interested with their growlers. Most growlers are filled from the tap and need to be consumed within a few days. Pisgah has a different system where they fill the growlers from the back, and immediately seal the top. Growler fills from Pisgah can last for weeks prior to opening.
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