The Origin

Celebrating Life’s Fleeting Moments with Mindfulness and Introspection

The products and experiences that we dream up for you are meant to enhance connection and stimulate thought. This life isn’t long - so you can be damn sure we’ll make our time count.

Our tale is penned in Asheville. Our path was forged along the way.

Burial Beer Co. was dreamt up in Seattle by friends Tim Gormley and Doug and Jess Reiser. The three dove deep into the craft beer scene during their time in the PNW, which ultimately led to the decision to open their own brewery.

Taking Root

The search for the perfect location ended when they found Asheville, NC. The three moved across the country in 2012, found an old transmission shop that would eventually become the original brewery and taproom, and opened their doors to the public in 2013 with a 1-barrel system in AVL's South Slope District. 

Designing the experience

The name Burial and the brand that the company embodies was deeply inspired by the city of New Orleans, where Doug and Jess had lived prior to their time in Seattle. In NOLA, there's a strong culture of celebrating life. Funeral processions become large parades with instruments, singing, and dancing. Everybody stops and joins in, even if they don’t know the deceased. We view our products, places, and experiences through this very lens, celebrating life's fleeting moments with mindfulness and introspection.