If you’re into gritty and very rock and roll backstories coupled with an atmosphere straight out of a industrial magazine, this Asheville brewery is just the place for you. With tasting tours offered by the staff and really cool merchandise available for purchase, this is one destination that’s catered to those tourists who want to experience a brewery as well as take some souvenirs home.
Let’s talk booze! The tap room at Burial Beer company has 10 barrels and 1 “pilot” barrel for experimental brews. In other words, those who are adventurous can try something new every week but still enjoy the oldies but goldies whenever the urge strikes. Want a guided tour, Thursday through Sunday they offer them. Just make sure you reserve your spot during the busier summer months. You can easily find the signup sheet on their website with a few clicks.
This is one of those companies that is always thinking of the next best thing and it shows in their meticulous research on the popularity of various brews in their brewhouse. Since they don’t believe in resting on their laurels, they have big plans on the horizon as well, complete with an additional location, two-story tasting room, and urban farm. Look for that in 2017.
One thing I particularly enjoyed about this taproom is that Salt & Smoke, a restaurant that is fairly inexpensive and tasty, is located on premise and their food is welcome at their outdoor patio or in the taproom itself. A lot of taprooms don’t have the luxury of having an outside food place on location even if they let you bring in outside food and it was certainly very convenient. In addition, the owner/operator is a local chef who churns out traditional culinary food with awesome southern flare.
Haven’t got enough of local Asheville art during the day? Burial Beer Company hosts a local artist’s market the 2nd Thursday of each month through October. This isn’t an event I’ve had the privilege of partaking in but from what I’ve been told, it’s a popular event where tourists, locals, and artists get to mingle over a brew and shop art. In my opinion, it’s much better than losing yourself in a fancy art gallery and hoping to get a glimpse of the local artists. Check it out. You’ll probably see me at the next one!
40 Collier Avenue, Asheville NC 28801
40 Collier Avenue
Asheville NC 28801