Ask anyone, “If I can only visit one brewery in Asheville, which one should I choose?” and there is a good chance they will tell you to visit Burial. Innovative cannot begin to adequately describe the wide variety Burial’s of craft beer creations. Since June 2013, they have continued to grow and expand their operations and reach as far away as New York City.
Our featured brewery for July, Burial’s impact on the craft beer world cannot be overstated. If you are in Asheville, make sure you check out Burial Beer Company.
Burial’s Brief but Exciting History in Asheville
Burial brewed its first craft beer as a company in June of 2013 in a single barrel space, but by November of the following year they were already expanding operations to a barrel brewhouse. Continuing to grow and expand, Burial is in the process of building their second location, a 20-barrel brewery, complete with an urban farm, local fare restaurant, and tasting room.
We invite our loyal beer drinkers to partake in experimental beer drinking. We opened our doors to our humble beginnings June 2013. Since then, we poured special releases almost every weekend and continued to experiment while tweaking and perfecting recipe.
– Burial Beer Company
You can find Burial’s beers in locations across the nation, including: New York City, Denver, and Portland, ME. About their rapid growth, Burial co-owner Jess Reiser told the Asheville Citizen Times:
I always attribute a lot of our success to word of mouth and organic growth,” she said. “We’ve never done true advertising. We’ve never even had a sandwich board outside.”
– Jess Reiser, Asheville Citizen Times
Burial Brewing Company’s Beers
With new and innovative creations every week, the best thing to do is try as many of their beers as you can; however here is a taste of what Burial offers:
- Session IPA
- 4% ABV
- Recently Featured in Forbes Magazine, the Ceremonial Session is easy to enjoy, but packed with plenty of interesting flavors. There are several versions of the Ceremonial, including the Citra, Simcoe, and Vic Secret.
- Imperial Double IPA
- 8% ABV
- A cool name for a great beer, this Imperial Double IPA is a must try.
Winnower Chocolate Raspberry Porter
- American Porter
- 6.5% ABV
- Brewed with French Broad Chocolate’s Nicaraguan cocoa, and plenty of Raspberries, this porter is unlike any other.
Billows Hoppy Kolsch
- 4.9% ABV
- Relatively light for a Kolsch, Burial intends the Billows as a “smoke signal to all brewers, our brethren in craft,” per Beer Advocate
How to Start Your Own Craft Brewery in Asheville or Elsewhere
People often ask us whether Asheville or other craft beer markets are saturated? Burial and other craft breweries are expanding in Asheville and throughout western North Carolina. Burial’s explosive growth is evidence that now is a great time to purchase a brewery and begin your craft beer business journey . We can help you get started, contact us.