Asheville, North Carolina’s Burial Beer Co. is now available in New York. The brewery is being distributed by Union Beer.
Jess Reiser, Burial’s co-founder, grew up in Brooklyn, and has set her sites on home once the brewery finished their production expansion.
“Despite the, sometimes daunting, size of New York City, it is my home. It is where I grew up, my roots are there and I couldn’t be happier to be bringing our passion home. ” – Jess Reiser
Launch events have been happening all week around the city, some hosted with their friends Other Half Brewing, Three’s Brewing and Transmitter Brewing.
Asheville, North Carolina based Burial Beer Co. will no longer distribute to South Carolina. The reason isn’t completely clear.
In a statement today, Burial had this to say:
Despite having a stellar relationship with our distributor and the independent retailers in SC, state law prevents a distributor (and thus the brewery, who is required by law to use a distributor) from refusing to sell a product to any licensed retailer that places an order for a given brewery’s beer, regardless of other concerns for the product’s well-being. We have decided that the enforcement of this law is contradictory to our business plan and our core values…
The brewery declined to give more details when reached for comment.
What we can conclude is that Burial Beer wants to deny sale of their product to a retailer or retailers, based on their preference, or concern on how the product is sold or served. However, state law in South Carolina states that neither Burial, nor Advintage (Burial’s distributor) can deny anyone the sale that orders the beer. This inability to refuse sales goes against Burial Beer’s business plan.
Due to this, we can only conclude that for this reason they are parting ways with South Carolina until the laws in this respect, change.
We want to thank the team at Advintage and their employees who each put in countless hours readying distribution in SC. We will continue to monitor the state laws and hope to be distributing down south someday in the future.
We’re pouring one out for you SC. We will miss you.
Burial Beer Co. is available in North Carolina, and very recently added Georgia distribution. No new distribution territories have been disclosed at the time of this article.
Burial Beer Billows Kolsch is the next canned offering by the Asheville, North Carolina based brewery.
Creation of this German style features the stylistically important pilsner malt, plus flaked wheat. A finishing flourish by Burial -Mandarina Bavaria and Centennial dry-hop.
Burial Beer Billows Kolsch will be available in 12 ounce cans at the brewery starting Friday, January 6th. For you glassware addicts out there, Burial has created special Billows Kolsch glasses as well.
Hops: Mandarina Bavaria, Centennial
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Distribution: Week of January 8th
Burial Beer Co. (Asheville, NC) is adding Georgia distribution this fall. The brewery has signed a distribution deal with Atlanta based Liberator Distributing.
Burial opened their doors in 2013 with a one-barrel brew system. (Around 31 gallons each brew.) Not long after, Burial added a 10 Barrel brewhouse at their home location in Asheville’s downtown area.
Keeping strong with their growth track, the brewery announced a second production location, with a 20-barrel brewhouse.
“Beer drinkers in Georgia can expect a unique rotation of brands on a regular basis in as many craft beer focused retailers and bottle shops as we are able to reach with the limited amount of beer we continue to produce.” – Jess Reiser, co-owner, Burial Beer
As of mid-September, Burial has slowly started hitting taps around Atlanta.
Burial Beer Co. (Asheville, NC) is adding South Carolina distribution this November. The brewery has signed a distribution deal with Advintage Distributing.
Hot on the heels of announcing a Georgia distributor with Liberator Distributing, by the end of the year South Carolina will have Burial Beer Co. as well.
“We want to have an understanding of the culture and community and feel a connection to each place we send our beer. We’ve spent a lot of time in South Carolina and appreciate what the state and what its incredible people have to offer.” – Jess Reiser, co-founder
South Carolina can expect Surf Wax IPA, Gang of Blades Double IPA, Skillet Donut Stout, The Keeper’s Veil Honey Saison, Shadowclock Pilsner, Bolo Coconut Brown, Scythe Rye IPA, and Ceremonial Session IPA (rotating hop selection per batch), both in cans as well as draft.
Burial Surf Wax IPA will be available for the first time in cans this weekend.
The hoppy offering has been available for a while on draft year-round at the brewery in Asheville. As the brewery expands their canned lineup, the time has come to promote it to cans.
Simply made with Golden Promise and Crystal 120 malts, this West Coast-styled IPA is packed with copious amounts of Nelson Sauvin and Columbus hops to provide a heady, danky bite. We then dry hopped with more than 2lbs per barrel to give it a more robust aroma.
Burial Surf Wax IPA will release alongside Burial’s collaboration with New York’s Other Half Brewing on August 6th, 2016.
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut (Cans): 8/6/16
Folks from Other Half Brewing were in Asheville, North Carolina last week for Wicked Weed’s Funk Invitational. On the way out of town, the met up with Burial Beer.
The result – an imperial IPA, brewed with North Carolina six-row barley, plus Citra, Summer and Centennial hops. The duo used Burial Beer’s house yeast for fermentation.
Our type of people. Our type of ritual. NC-grown six-row grain under a bouquet of Citra, Summer, and Centennial hops, fermented with our house yeast blend.
Burial Beer Prismatic Eye will be available in 16 ounce cans at the brewery in Asheville.
Style: Imperial IPA
Availability: 16oz Cans