Asheville’s Burial Beer searches for second location


The owners of Burial Beer on Asheville’s South Slope are on the hunt for a second location, but there’s been no decision made about that location, says Doug Reiser, who owns Burial with his wife, Jess. A social media post earlier in the week set off a wave of speculation.

Resiser has been in search of another location almost since Burial first opened about two-and-a-half years ago as a tiny tap room on Collier Avenue in the heart of Asheville’s South Slope. Since then, the location and its beer production has steadily grown. Demand has also grown as Burial Beer has garnered more and more accolades for the quality of its beers.

Reiser originally harbored the idea of opening a brewery on a farm setting. Reiser says he’s begun to let go of that dream, in part because of the difficulty and expense of finding a location, as well as the fact that there are already at least a couple such breweries already in the works around Asheville.

After looking at dozens of locations, Reiser says he’s still searching. He’ll let Burial Beer fans know as soon as he’s locked a spot down.


Chris Power December 10, 2015 - 2:41 pm

There’s always the row of dilapidated buildings on Merrimon for $1 million. 😉

Whahhee Said November 29, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Would love to see something closer to the East Side of town, or down around French Broad Brewery. Lots of possible locations on Sweeten Creek there.

huh November 19, 2015 - 9:17 am

What about the corner of Merrimon and Ottari where the old North AVL Exxon station was?

Cameron Newton November 18, 2015 - 11:14 am

a couple of farm setting breweries already in the works around Asheville? That’s exciting, anyone have details?

Anon November 18, 2015 - 11:05 am

How about the empty space in DT Weaverville that used to be a dry cleaners?

Some Guy November 19, 2015 - 1:35 pm

Dry cleaning spots are one of the worst locations to take over. There is a very probable chance that they are contaminated with dry cleaning chemicals and would involve expensive clean up. Not ideal for a brewery or any food product producer.

kevin November 18, 2015 - 9:35 am

how about taking over one of the many run down spots further down patton, or smokey park hwy!

mountaingirl November 18, 2015 - 8:31 am

Not to be a jerk, but how is twin leaf doing? They could take over that spot

Mitch November 18, 2015 - 12:42 pm

Are they doing bad? Always seems busy to me and their beers are pretty good.

Some Guy November 19, 2015 - 1:36 pm


brian anderson November 18, 2015 - 8:22 am

please come to east asheville!!!!

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