Pisgah Brewing Company Celebrates 10-years of Craft Beer in 2015

Western North Carolina and its economic and cultural hub, the City of Asheville, have long been in the newsfeed regarding the burgeoning craft beer scene that has exploded upon the region. To be recognized as a brand amongst the ever-growing sea of established breweries is nearly a right of passage, as public poll after public poll continues to highlight Asheville and WNC as a must-see destination for entertainment and fine brews. But it was long before this established status that David Quinn, founder of Pisgah Brewing Company, found himself searching for warehouse space to lease in the little town of Black Mountain.

Today, Pisgah Brewing Company stands out as a leader in the craft scene of WNC, as it’s flagship Pisgah Pale Ale has been unofficially considered one of the most recognized beers of the region. 2015 marks the 10-year anniversary of serving craft brews in Asheville and WNC for Pisgah Brewing Company, and that is reason enough for a multitude of celebrations planned for the year to commemorate the occasion. Pisgah’s anniversary is based upon it’s first keg sale, which occurred on April 13th, 2005 with its first keg of Pale Ale being sold to the downtown Asheville staple, Barley’s Taproom.

Though the celebration will last throughout 2015, Pisgah’s Anniversary Week will begin with Pint Night celebrations following the 10-year anniversary of their first keg sales back in 2005. Monday, April 13th will be a Pisgah Brewing pint night at Barley’s Asheville; Tuesday, April 14th will be at Mellow Mushroom; Wednesday, April 15th at Westville Pub; and Thursday, April 16th will feature a specialties night at Thirsty Monk Downtown Asheville. Each event that week will mark exactly 10-years from the first keg ever sold to the participating locations, as well as commemorate that those taps have flowed Pisgah Pale Ale since their first keg sale 10 years ago.

Pisgah will finish off the week with a party at the coveted Pisgah Brewing Outdoor Stage on Sunday, April 19th. The performers will be a round-up of some of Pisgah’s favorite performers from recent history, and will feature live sets from Leftover Salmon featuring Bill Payne, Pimps of Joytime, The Dead 27s and, Black Mountain locals, The Travers Brothership. Tickets will be $10 to commemorate 10-years, and the doors will open to the festivities at 2pm.

As if that wasn’t enough celebration, Pisgah Brewing has invited their brothers in brewing to help commemorate the occasion all year long as they embark upon 10 collaborations for 10-years. The list of confirmed beer collaborations includes Burial Beer Company, Wicked Weed Brewing, Asheville Brewing Company, Hi-Wire Brewing, Birdsong Brewing Company, Full Steam Brewing, Holy City Brewing Company, Fonta Flora Brewing and a special collaboration with the homebrewer’s club of Asheville, aka M.A.L.T. The 10th collaboration, deemed a special surprise, will be announced in the coming weeks. Pisgah’s first release of the 10-year Collaborations will be with Burial Beer Co featuring a new version of their 2014 favorite, Cemetary Gates, a Belgian-style IPA. The release will be held at Pisgah Brewing’s taproom on Wednesday, February 25th at 4pm.

 

 

 

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