ASHEVILLE — Burial Beer Company further solidifies its roots in its birthplace, the South Slope neighborhood of Asheville, by acquiring new property adjacent to its original taproom and beer garden. The building, formerly Asheville Hardware, will be home to Burial’s ever-expanding barrel aging program, VISUALS tasting room and wine bar, rooftop deck and bar and new retail shop.
“In addition to expanding our barrel aging program, this new property will provide us with an opportunity to showcase our VISUALS wines, ciders and vermouths and build upon our commitment to our community by providing space to work with some Asheville makers who deserve an opportunity to let their visions fly,” said Doug Reiser, co-founder and COO of Burial.
The property will also serve as Burial’s packaging facility to meet the needs of its nation-wide shipping program.
“We started our shipping program at the beginning of the pandemic, and it has allowed our customers across the country to bring the Burial experience into their own home,” said Tim Gormley, co-founder and director of development.
In keeping with its core values, Burial aims to build out this property with the same revivalist spirit that has guided the whole of its expansion.
“South Slope is where it all started,” said Jess Reiser, co-founder and CEO of Burial Beer. “This community has supported us from the beginning. We look forward to digging in and continuing to grow in the neighborhood that drew us here. We can't wait to see what further creativity will come with more opportunities to expand our offerings.”
Hailing out of the South Slope of Asheville, Burial Beer Co. crafts a range of beers from hoppy ales, dessert stouts, barrel-aged sours and wild ales, and rustic lagers. Dedicated to creativity and modernization, while staying true to tradition and preservation, the brewery began its life as a one-barrel system that grew to a 10-barrel in just over a year.
Fall 2016 brought additional growth and revitalization as Burial Beer Co. expanded to a second location in Asheville’s Biltmore Village, which is home to Burial’s 20-barrel production brewery, Burial’s restaurant, Forestry Camp, which features Appalachian-inspired cuisine and whole animal butchery, and Burial’s VISUALS Winery. The Brewery currently distributes to North Carolina and Georgia.
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