Burial Beer Co. makes move on starting new Asheville brewery


A couple of recent tweets from Burial Beer Co. offer a hint that the company is making some new moves to get started brewing beer in Asheville:

The CEO and the keg boy walking through our new space in lower downtown Asheville.

@Brewgasm Yep found a space for our pilot room. Will have a 1 bbl test system there in a few months. Still looking for production farm.

Anne-Fitten Glenn (aka Brewgasm), the former beer writer for the Mountain Xpress, wrote back in May that Burial Beer Co. is a project of longtime home brewer Doug Reiser, his spouse Jessica Reiser, and Tim Gormley, currently a brewer for Sound Brewery in Seattle, Wash.

The three planned to move from Seattle to Asheville this fall to start a new brewery.

They’re currently working with a local real estate agent to purchase land, in the city or nearby, that will support an urban farm, the brewery and a public taproom. The idea is that the farm will produce fruits, vegetables and herbs used in the beer, such as sweet potatoes, pears and raspberries.

Douglas Reiser Tweeted this today, linking back to this post:

My wife and I are opening a brewery down in NC: Burial Beer Co. makes move on starting new Asheville brewery bit.ly/VznWVp

Click over to read the Xpress bit. Meantime, check back at Ashvegas for more details.


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wncrod December 12, 2012 - 9:06 pm

Looks like she’s in 40 Collier Ave. So definitely in that South of Hilliard area.

Jeff Murphy December 10, 2012 - 2:29 pm

where is “lower downtown” Asheville?

Jason Sandford December 10, 2012 - 2:30 pm

don’t know, Jeff. will ask …

Roscoe December 10, 2012 - 3:40 pm

Banks/buxton/collier avenue area. Aka south slope, southside, the “new fringe.”

Jason Sandford December 10, 2012 - 4:03 pm


indie December 10, 2012 - 4:55 pm

SoHi(south of Hilliard)

eleven December 10, 2012 - 5:51 pm

Oh, can we please not do that annoying real estate name thing?

wncrod December 10, 2012 - 7:48 pm

Too late. I think it’s done. This is the 2nd time I’ve seen it mentioned.

Roscoe December 13, 2012 - 11:31 am

So lame. Everybody in every other town has already done the abbreviated street nickname BS, can’t we do better than that? Maybe we could call it “AboSoSi,” = Above Southside.

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