We are thrilled to finally announce the real details of our expansion. But before we delve into details, we wanted to thanks several important people. First our hardworking, passionate staff who believe in our business as much as we believe in them as the driving force behind what we do. We also want to thank Robert Todd of Red House Architecture, Bryan Sinclair of Paint Rock Builders, Neal Ward of Asheville Savings Bank and William Hamilton of Conservation Advisors of NC- these are the community members that provide the knowledge, expertise and support to grow our business.
This year is going to be one of growth, of inspiration and of new craft for Burial Beer Co. We are expanding our brewery to a second location in Biltmore Village. A property that is nearly two acres in size with 6 buildings built in the early 1900’s. Utilized as part of President FDR’s New Deal program during the Great Depression to provide jobs to young men and help build the Blue Ridge Parkway, we are beyond excited to be on a journey to revitalize an historically significant property in Asheville.
On this property, we will be restoring several buildings including: a building to house our new production facility; a two story, one of a kind bar and lounge nestled in a 6,000 square foot wood accented lodge, featuring specialty beers and rare guest taps. A true exploration of beer and bourbon; and a restaurant where we will partner with a local chef. There is still more to come as we revamp the outdoor space to host festivals, grow ingredients for our beers and unveil another, creative space in the other buildings on the property.
We will be brewing on the new system in Fall 2016 with plans to open the new bar in Spring 2017 and the restaurant in Summer 2017. Further more, we will be launching a brand new line of sour and wild farmhouse ales in the near future.
We truly cannot thank you for all of the support from our humble beginning until now. You have watched our business and our family grow and we promise to never loose sight of that very important driving force. This next phase of growth is not one of life shattering proportion. Our goal with this expansion is to become a truly sustainable business- one that contributes in a significant way to the local community, one that can provide employees with a high quality of life while doing something they love to do every day and one that will always maintain a level of quality and control over the brand, the product and our relationships.
Photo Cred: Kristen Oxtoby