All The Same Beer


Pisgah Brewing Company is located just east of Asheville, North Carolina, in Black Mountain, and they have an emphasis on using local and organic ingredients. Once designated a USDA certified organic brewery, the company recently lost that status due to the limited availability of organic hops. According to Pisgah, other, much larger breweries with more monetary influence gobble up the scarce amounts of organic hops, leaving them no other choice but to use hops from sources that aren’t certified organic.

Nonetheless, Pisgah soldier on, brewing a lot of their seasonal and limited release offerings with local ingredients, while still using organic malts. Pisgah’s flagship beer, their Pale Ale, accounts for 75-80% of its sales. The brewery is rapidly expanding, but still does most everything by hand. Pisgah’s Tripel is brewed with whole hops and organic sugar, featuring fruity esters and a soft malt character. The beer hits 9.5% ABV (alcohol…

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