Burnpile is a celebration of community, of the season, of change and harvest. It is a nod to our brewery’s ethos, the beauty that lies equally in life as well as death and the tools we use to navigate through the effort and ease we encounter.
In our 5th year, we invite a community of brewers, chefs, wine makers, artists, musicians and all of those who celebrate craft to come, embrace the change in the air and experience the last hurrah before we settle in for our winter’s nap.
For the final time ever, our Burnpile will be held at our original taproom downtown, rife with new bars and extended space. This year, we finally get to share the Forestry Camp with a limited number of individuals who join us for our pre-festival tours and tastings.
Burnpile is a token festival. All entrants, regardless of the type of ticket purchased, will receive a unique event glass and tokens for their first two drinks. Additional tokens can be purchased for $3 each. Tokens can be used to purchase drinks or food.
Location and Time:
Burial Beer Co. Taproom (40 Collier Ave)
Saturday November 3, 2018
2-3PM VIP only
3-8PM General Admission
Street Parking is available. The closest public garages are The Coxe Avenue Parking Garage on Sears Avenue off of Coxe Avenue as well as The Biltmore Parking Garage with entrances on Lexington Avenue and Biltmore Avenue. Both parking structures are about a 5 minute walk to Burial’s taproom.
Brewers & Makers:
Jester King Brewery
Trophy Brewing Co
Also featuring offerings from:
Pleb Urban Winery
All tickets (VIP and GA) include the 2018 Burnpile glassware and 2 tokens for beer pours during the fest. Additional tokens are $3 and can be used for both drinks and food.
VIP (On-Sale 10/3)
Update 10/4: SOLD OUT
Includes glassware and tokens, early entry at 2pm (general admission at 3pm), access to pre-sale only bottle releases, Off Topic brewer bottle shares during the festival and an opportunity to join us for a pre-festival tasting and tour of Forestry Camp. Each person can purchase up to four (4) VIP packages for ease of family/friend purchasing, until we run out of them. VIP entry will be expedited this year to get everyone into the fest very quickly.
- $60 – VIP 2: Includes 1 bottle of each festival pre-sale only bottle
- $90 – VIP 4: Includes 2 bottles of each festival pre-sale only bottle
- $110 – VIP 2 + Forestry Camp Tour: Includes 1 bottle of each festival pre-sale only bottle and private owner-led tour of Forestry Camp
- $140 – VIP 4 + Forestry Camp Tour: Includes 2 bottles of each festival pre-sale only bottle and private owner-led tour of Forestry Camp
Forestry Camp tour arrival will be at 11:30am and will begin by 12pm on 11/3, the day of the fest. It will finish no later than 1:30pm. Tour visitors will be treated to an inside and out viewing of our new production facility, barrelhouse, and bar and restaurant, all of which have been 3 years in the making in the Biltmore Village region of Asheville. Tours will be owner-led excursions through the Burial story, exploring our past and current day offerings, as well as tasting never-yet released beers and diving into our newest, un-disclosed exploration of wine and beer.
General Admission on sale 10/10 at 12pm
$20 – Pre-Sale General Admission (On Sale 10/10 at 12pm): Includes glassware and 2 tokens
$25 – Day Of General Admission (if available still): Includes glassware and 2 tokens
$10 – Non-Drinker – (includes all ages except children with parents/guardians)
This year we will release 2 sordid tales of Burnpile lore. Each year, we ritualistically host the brewers for a pre-festival evening of legendary proportions by sharing a wonderfully raised, butchered and roasted hog from Warren Wilson Farm. The head of this beast is removed after the feast and buried upon the grounds of the Forestry Camp, only to be exhumed the following year and mounted for glory upon our soon to be opened bar. This ceremonial display is at the heart of our love for the harvest. And this year we decided to streak it across the vessels that you will each get to enjoy.
Two beers, one wild and one from our clean program, will be released in extremely limited volumes only for a select number of VIP purchasers to enjoy. These bottles will be pre-sold ONLY to VIP purchasers and not available at the festival or otherwise. The details:
Ceremony of Exhumation 2018 Cuvee – 7% – 750ml
This is the first and only bottling ever of our prized HOUSE beer. A critical component of our mixed culture program, this saison base is aged in a number of wood vessels and used as a component in a number of dashing ales. But after blending several puncheons of hop-driven mixed-culture base, we arrived at this perfect cuvee and decided to bottle it for the Burnpile faithful. Bursting with bold citrus fruit and mild tropical aromas, this quaffable sour ale is the perfect expression of our wild barrel program.
Feast From the Slaughter Double Barrel Barleywine – 13% – 500ml
Our hearts never left the Pacific NW, and this is where we first came to love the sweet nectar of barleywine. This prized strong ale of beer’s history is the perfect expression of malt, chemistry, and age. Our barleywine was aged for over 15 months, first in Willet Bourbon Barrels and then again in renowned American Pinot Noir barrels. The resulting concoction is an amalgamation of bold caramel, toffee, vanilla bean and sherry wrapped into one badass package.
Off Topic Shorties:
VIP purchasers will have the ability to join us for a total of four (4) different Off Topics during the festival. If you are unaware of Off Topic, this is our expose of the makers behind the beer, and an amazing opportunity to taste unaccessible offerings from their breweries.
Off Topics will be held in a private venue on the festival grounds and will occur during the VIP hour and then throughout the festival. Our guest brewers will share a favorite beer from their brewery and discuss the trials and tribulations of creating and operating their incredible brands, hoping to get “Off Topic” from beer. Each Off Topic Shorty will last approximately 30 minutes.
Off Topic has become one of our very favorite things to do at Burial, allowing the consumer to encounter the maker with just about any inquiry, while also enjoying special offerings. Join us as a VIP ticket holder this year.
Nolan Krebs, Joshua Korf, Ryan Hagan and Ben Taber.
The Michigan/Montreal-based band got their start in 2014 – a year which saw the band make some tremendous leaps, spewing out a handful of homespun EPs and split records. Their first proper EP was released on Dizzybird Records, and the group toured extensively the following year, playing festivals and club shows across North America and Europe. The Brooklyn-based psych label Beyond Beyond is Beyond signed the band at the beginning of 2015 and has since released their first, second, third and fourth full-length records.
The group has drawn acclaim across the globe for their spacey, driving take on West Coast psych rock. Tapping into both the twang of their ‘60s garage compatriots and building their own brand of expansive, cosmic swells, Pitchfork calls the band “catchy and kinetic,” noting their “energy and hook writing are clearly on point.” Combining a seemingly constant output of material with a kaleidoscopic live set, HEATERS are quickly forging something new and exciting.
The Veldt could never be pigeonholed, no matter how hard the world tried to put the African-American brothers and their bandmates into a box… with songs that should have been massive hits… anthems that demand to be heard –Pitchfork
Their passion is infectious… elevating beyond stereotypes. They are crafting both a loud and a quiet revolution. It is really hard to not fall in love with this band – Huffington Post
With Danny’s enveloping hooks, Daniel’s swooning falsetto… the new songs invite paradoxical praise: serenely assaultive, vertiginously soothing – The Guardian
Atmospheric sounds… their presence in and of itself is historic – Noisey / VICE
For black artists, doing anything outside of the bubble, beyond what’s derivative of what white kids are doing, being able to express yourself honestly, is not celebrated at all. So when I heard these guys, it gave me confidence – Doc McKinney (The Weeknd, Drake, Estherio)
Pioneering shoegazers The Veldt have released a new video for ‘Black and Blue’, which the band describe as “a pean to the muse of self-gratification, a sonnet of the underworld” and “sado-masochistic perfection in the eyes of the beholder, domination of the upmost of the naked soul”.
Perhaps the only notable first-wave shoegaze bands to go on hiatus or ‘reform’ since the early 1990s, The Veldt is identical twins Daniel Chavis(vocals, guitar) and Danny Chavis (guitar), along with Hayato Nakao(bass), Marvin Levi (drums) and Alex Cox (guitar).
‘Black and Blue’ relays a tragic story, based on a book written by Ice Burg Slim: “Mama Black Widow tells the tragic story of Otis Tilson, a stunning black drag queen trapped in a cruel queer ghetto underworld. In hopes of escaping the racial bigotry and economic injustice of the South, Otis’ family journeys north from their plantation to an urban promised land. Once in Chicago Otis and his brother and sisters become prisoners to a wasteland of violence, crime, prostitution and rape. This is the gut-wrenching tale of the destruction of a family in purest form. This song is a homage to ice and his writing.”
This track is lifted off the new EP ‘Thanks to the Moth and Areanna Rose’, out now via sonaBLAST! Records. The footage for the new video was captured by Yuko Sueta, the late wife of Veldt guitarist Danny Chavis. The new EP features contributions from two 4AD music legends of the dreampop and shoegaze world (a remix by A.R.Kane and production by Robin Guthrie of Cocteau Twins). The Bandcamp version of the EP also features two legends of the trip-hop and rap/trap world (‘Dakini’ was remixed by Jason Furlow, a.k.a. Nosaj of New Kingdom and Carlos Bess of the Wutang production team).
The Veldt’s sound has accommodated the influence of musical kin Cocteau Twins as readily as it did Marvin Gaye and free jazz warriors Sun Ra and Pharaoh Sanders. These trailblazers reference European post-punk while embracing modern hip-hop, and working with transient dreamscapes as fluidly as solid song structures. Pitchfork included The Veldt ‘Afrodisiac’ in the top 50 shoegaze albums ever released and Stereogum included ‘Until You’re Forever’ in the top 31 shoegaze tracks. Their sound also inspired future generations of alternative artists, including TV On the Radio. The Veldt’s journey is fascinating. Some time after forming in Raleigh, they met programmer Hayato Nakao in New York and have together forged music that is a heady and sensual blend of shoegaze and progressive soul, dreamy soundscapes and infectious grooves. After signing to Capitol Records in 1989, The Veldt were soon in the studio with dream-gaze guru Robin Guthrie working on their initial recordings, touring with Cocteau Twins and The Jesus and Mary Chain, and recording ‘Marigolds’ with Lincoln Fong (Moose). They soon recorded their classic‘Afrodisiac’ (1994), produced by Ray Shulman (The Sundays, Bjork, Sugarcubes), which was released via Mercury Records. The Veldt has collaborated with TV On The Radio, Mos Def, Lady Miss Kier (Deee-Lite), and 4AD legend A.R.Kane and shared the stage with The Pixies, Throwing Muses, Echo & The Bunnymen, Cocteau Twins, Manic Street Preachers, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Oasis, Chuck D, Living Colour, and Schooly D. ‘Thanks to the Moth and Areanna Rose’ EP is out now everywhere but the band requests that people directly support the band by ordering the album through their Bandcamp.
Food & Soft Drinks:
Two food stations will be on site for the festival serving seasonally inspired food by Brian Canipelli of Cucina 24. Food will include seasonally inspired fire-roasted meats and vegetables.
Coffee will be provided on-site throughout the event.