Pisgah Brewing Company is at at again. Asheville's most adventurous brewery is celebrating their 200th batch with what can best be described as a 'Cherry Blonde Ale'. Aptly called the Red Devil, this golden ale was fermented with a healthy dose of cherries and raspberries and blended with some of their Solstice Tripel. This isn't the first time that Pisgah has defied style guidelines. Their Cosmos was a Baltic Porter fermented using Belgian yeast, and they practically invented their own style with the Equinox, a 'harvest ale'. And then there was the Baptista, which combined many elements of different Belgian style beers into one fantastic tasting brew. In just a couple of years they have pushed the envelope farther than any other local brewery, ignoring convention and crafting inventive beers instead of only brewing what is expected. It seems to be working out pretty well for them.
The Red Devil was delivered yesterday to Carmel's in the Grove Arcade, and it should be arriving at Barley's sometime later today. Look for for these kegs to be tapped soon, and it's possible that this beer could find its way into a bottle.
Update: It is now on tap at both Carmel's and Barley's. Enjoy.