Here’s the press release with details. The South Slope has been abuzz with new development activity, and proposed development activity, for the past couple of years, especially in the area of brewing craft beer. Earlier this year, Green Man Brewing announced a $4 million expansion will start soon, and there Wicked Weed Brewing recently opened its sour beer tasting room on nearby Coxe Avenue, right across the street from the newly opened Twin Leaf Brewing.
Burial Beer Co. is thrilled to announce the expansion at our current location, 40 Collier Avenue. Our 10 barrel brew system arrived last week and after purchasing the building as well as the lot behind the building, we are moving forward with a build out.
We will first outfit the building for our 10 barrel system with construction starting in approximately 3-4 weeks and plan to be brewing on that system by late August. From there we will expand our taproom by adding more bathrooms, more seating and an increase in allowed occupancy to 200 patrons. We will double the number of taps allowing us to consistently pour regular rotational beers while continuing to rotate out other beers and experimenting with new materials and styles. We will also start packaging our regular rotational beers like Scythe Rye Pale Ale, Bolo Coconut Brown and Skillet Donut Stout in 16oz cans by the end of 2014 for limited sales at our taproom and local retailers. Patrons can also expect more 750 ml bottle releases of special, barrel-aged beers.
Prior to expansion, Burial Beer Co. did not have access to the lot behind the building. With the recent purchase of the property, Burial Beer Co. extends practically the entire block from Collier Avenue to the corner of Millard Avenue and toward Buxton Avenue by the outdoor company, ENO. This lot will become an outdoor beer garden and event space with an outdoor bar (which will be
staffed during special events and one or two days a week- still undecided).
Burial Beer Co. will create an urban farm in this back lot with fruit, herbs and vegetables growing as well as wild, local flowers. The timeline to get the beer garden open is early fall so people can enjoy the outdoors before the temperature drops. The initial opening of the beer garden will occur in phases with the landscaping and outdoor bar being added at a later date. We also have plans to build out the front of the building by adding an outdoor deck.
We will not close during construction but will wait to expand our taproom hours until the majority of the expansion is complete. Once we are finished with expansion, we will extend our taproom hours and will be open at least 5 days a week with more live music on the weekends. Please note our new hours of operation for Saturdays. We are now open from 2-10PM.
Burial Beer Co. is located at 40 Collier Avenue.
Current hours of operation:
Thursday and Friday 4-10PM, Saturday 2-10PM
Congratulations to owners Jess and Doug Reiser!
Oh, forgot to mention. Notice, how as a real business they didn’t attempt some crazy kickstarter charity drive.
Maybe not the best example for the point you’re making since the owner is an attorney and also runs a consulting business on the side.
And what makes you think their brewery business isn’t successful, or legal/consulting business is?
Do you even have a point or do you just enjoy making stupid comments all the time?
There is no “point,” just an observation. I’m sure the business is successful enough for a 1 barrel brewery – just saying the lack of a Kickstarter in this case isn’t necessarily indicative of huge cashflow, nor does it make this a “real” business, if that’s what the OG post was getting at…
Very excited for these nice folks.
My unsolicited, albeit free advise, would be to pay careful attention to the hiring, training and operational procedures for the expanded business. Often times the focus is primarily on the physical change.
This is such a huge scale jump that care is needed to maintain the feel (in addition to the great beer) that made the place successful in the first place.
Very good beer and nice staff. Congratulations indeed!!
Guess that broken TV needs to find a new home.
But it’s become an integral part of the local art scene!