Burial Beer Co

Asheville, NC

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Burial Beer Winnower, with chocolate & raspberries

Burial Beer Winnower

Burial Beer Winnower returns to cans and draft once again June 8th.

Asheville, North Carolina local French Broad Chocolates brought Burial Beer the cocoa nibs, and the brewery combined them with fresh raspberries. It was up to the brewers to find balance. Burial refers to the beer as an extreme luxury (a mortal sin). You decide.

What which we crave, we seek endlessly. Whether morning, noon, or night, our dreams are overrun with unearthly delights. Our eyes wide, seeking an out of body experience, lost in the depths of decadence. But we learn. The Winnower peels back the layers of excess, uncovering the beauty of balance. Blended among a backbone of well-kilned chocolate malts, our mild, black Porter rests upon 300 pounds of local, French Broad Chocolates cocoa nibs and an immense amount of crushed raspberries.

Burial Beer Winnower will be available 16oz cans (4 packs) at the brewery on June 8th.

Style: Porter (w/ Raspberries, Cocoa Nibs.)
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Distribution: NC, GA, NY

Debut: 3/10/17
Latest Return: 7/8/17

7% ABV

Posted in Burial Beer Co, Seasonal Return

Burial Seasoned Skillet (aka barrel aged donut stout) heads to bottles

Burial Seasoned Skillet 2017

When Burial Beer Co.’s Skillet Donut Stout has gotten some barrel-aged treatment in the past as a draft only rarity. Finally last May, the brewery bottled it for the first one. This June, Seasoned Skillet bottles will be available at the brewery once again.

Burial Seasoned Skillet is a Barrel-aged riff on Skillet Donut Stout, one of the brewery’s most popular beers. It’s an oatmeal stout brewed with molasses, milk sugar, and a 50/50 blend of Big Trouble and Hologram Counter Culture Coffee.

The finishing touch is the 9 months in Willet Bourbon barrels. (Last year was bourbon barrels.)

Bottles of Burial Seasoned Skillet go on sale again June 3rd at the brewery in Asheville, North Carolina.

Style: Imperial Stout/Oatmeal Stout (w/ CoffeeLactoseMolasses Sugar. Barrel Aged. Bourbon.) 
Malt: 6-Row
Hops: Nugget

Availability: 750ml Bottles
Latest Return: 6/3/17

9% ABV

Posted in Burial Beer Co, Seasonal Return

Last time until winter: Burial Skillet Donut Stout cans

Burial Skillet Donut Stout cans

Burial Skillet Donut Stout are back in action once again on May 26th – the last time before winter 2017.

Burial Skillet Donut Stout is an oatmeal stout and is brewed with molasses, milk sugar, and a 50/50 blend of Big Trouble and Hologram Counter Culture Coffee. This fan favorite is big on coffee with just a tiny hint of milk chocolate, finishing silky smooth. Breakfast beer? Dessert beer? That’s up to you. Last summer it became a pool beer for a while (week).

Cold black iron. Never decaying, it is held to the fire to unearth impeccable flavor from whatever it holds. Never biased, it welcomes all ingredients. The Skillet is our most trusted and daring tool of culinary ingenuity. It is the perfect barrier-carrier for this rich, black ale. This breakfast stout is made from a blend of nine barley malts, a healthy scoop of oats, milk and molasses sugars, and our favorite blend of freshly roasted Counter Culture Coffee beans. Welcome the day with rich cocoa, smooth caramel, dark fruits, and an abundance of diverse coffee aroma unlike no other. Drink your breakfast.

Burial Skillet Donut Stout cans are intermittently available in 16 ounce cans and draft throughout the year. This round is the last time before winter, according to Burial.

Style: Imperial Stout/Oatmeal Stout (w/ CoffeeLactoseMolasses Sugar)
Malt: 6-Row
Hops: Nugget
Availability: 16oz Cans
Latest Return: 5/26/17

8% ABV, IBU: 60

Image: Beer Street Journal

Posted in Burial Beer Co, Don't Miss This, Hoof Hearted Brewing

Burial Beer & Hoof Hearted Brewing create ‘Two Dollars’ Pale Ale

Burial Two Dollars Pale Ale

Asheville, North Carolina’s Burial Beer and Marengo, Ohio’s Hoof Hearted Brewing have teamed up on a new pale ale.

This beer starts with the love of 80’s movies. If you don’t believe it, check out the Sloth and Burt Reynolds mural on the side of the Burial’s taproom. This beer starts with the love of the John Cusack classic, Better Off Dead. “Johnny” the menacing paperboy in the movie is constantly yelling “I want my two dollars” for the papers.

In that same vein, the brewing duo have created a beer for the taproom that is just $2 dollars.

‘Two Dollars’ Pale Ale is brewed with coriander and lime, plus a touch of lupulin powder (basically concentrated hops) and a bold yeast. The beer is big on flavor, not on price.

Truly a sight to behold: a man beaten. The once great champ, now, a study in moppishness. Hard enough on his luck to run form a blood-thirsty barrel of killer paperboys. But smart enough to save $2 for this can of delightful pale ale, thriftily hashed together with lupulin powder, citrus peel, and tale from our childhood that is just a beloved by these Ohio boys.

Burial Beer Two Dollars Pale Ale will be available in 12 ounce cans and draft at the brewery on Thursday, April 20th.

Style: Pale Ale (w/ Coriander. LimeLupulin Powder.)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft
Debut: 4/20/17

5% ABV

PIC: Beer Street Journal

Posted in Beer News, Burial Beer Co, Distribution Expansion

Burial Beer Co. is now available in New York

Burial Beer Logo

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.

Posted in Burial Beer Co, Headlines

Burial Beer ceases South Carolina distribution

Burial Beer Logo

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.

 

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Burial Beer Billows Kolsch is up next in cans

Burial Beer Billows

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.

Style: Kolsch
Hops: Mandarina Bavaria, Centennial
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Distribution: Week of January 8th

4.9% ABV