An Immersive Experience of the Finest Makers
In order to understand what Forestry Camp is now, one must first understand what Forestry Camp once was. The camp (six buildings on two acres) was built by the U.S. Government shortly after Franklin D. Roosevelt established the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) on April, 5 1933. The CCC was part of his New Deal legislation, combating high unemployment during the Great Depression by employing hundreds of thousands of young men who worked on environmental conservation projects. The men stationed here helped construct the iconic Blue Ridge Parkway, along with many other public works, until the program concluded in 1942.
The property remained almost completely dormant until it was renovated by Burial Beer Co. in 2015. Over the course of the next few years, revitalization was completed on five of the six buildings. They now house a production brewery, corporate offices, and multiple barrel-aging facilities. After painstaking efforts to preserve the original structure, the sixthand final building became home to Forestry Camp Bar & Restaurant.
The main goal of this restaurant is to connect Ashevillians with the great craftsmen and craftswomen that make some of the best consumables on Earth. The best brewers, vintners, distillers, roasters, chefs, bakers, farmers, artists (and more!) will be celebrated here. Their stories will be told, and often, they themselves will be in attendance to help educate guests on the immense value of their creations.
Chef Brian Canipelli (owner of Cucina 24, James Beard nominee) will helm the kitchen and apply his skill and creativity to a seasonal, Appalachian-raised menu inspired by the traditions and spirit of the Basque Country. The restaurant offers fine dining as well as casual dining.
From the moment you walk in, the old soul steeped in the bones of the structure will entice you. As you experience the details within, the flavors of today, the ingenuity of modern craftspeople will inspire you. But it’s the moment you depart, when you realize the great potential of the future, that you will see the world just a little bit differently.