Founded in 2016 by Josh Chambers, the Ecusta (e-coo-sta) taproom is situated at the entrance to Pisgah National Forest, alongside the beautiful Davidson River. Their flagship beers are the Blonde, First Descent IPA, Dead Drift Pale Ale, Points North Porter, and their Rye’d On Rye Pale Ale. Their seasonal beers include Mojito Sour, is one of our favorites. The taproom is located in a small strip shopping center, but don’t let that throw you off, as once you enter, the sights and smells are genuine taproom. The location also opens up on one side to the Davidson River which further connects this location to the outdoors.