Something new is on tap at Burial Beer this weekend, and it’s not just the beer. This Saturday, Burial Beer will host the new Burnpile Harvest Festival, a celebration of the fall harvest season and an official grand opening of Burial’s new and expanded tap room. The festival features 26 different beers from 25 different breweries, which includes a few new brews from Burial as well.
Burial has expanded by leaps and bounds in the past year. There’s a newly installed a shiny 10 bbl system that they’ve begun to brew on, the taproom has been expanded by adding more bathrooms (yeah!), and more seating which should raise the occupancy for the small brewery to about 200 people. As a result of the expansion, Burial will double the number of taps available for their brews, and plans to start packaging popular beers like Scythe Rye Pale Ale, Bolo Coconut Brown and the famed Skillet Donut Stout in 16oz cans by the end of the year. Along with the new capacity and expansion, Burial co-owner Jess Reiser tells to also expect more 750 ml bottle releases of special and barrel-aged beers.
The festival will celebrate seasonally inspired beers from across NC’s creative brewing community. Featured at the Burnpile Fest will be two new brews from Burial: the Slasher Sweet Potato Porter, brewed with local sweet potatoes from Paper Crane Farm that were smoked by 12 Bones Bar-b-que, and the Press Apple Tripel, made with 35# of Fuji apples from Hickory Nut Gap Farm and aged on Defiant Whiskey Oak Spirals. Two ciders will also be on tap from local producers Noble Cider and Urban Orchard, and something from the soon-to-be-opened Haw River Farmhouse Ales in Saxapahaw, NC.
Chef Elliot Moss, owner of the future South Slope restaurant Buxton Hall Barbecue, will be on site cooking up some delicious food for sale from 2-6 (or until the food runs out). Local band the Hermit Kings begin at 6:30 pm and The Nude Party from Boone, NC is scheduled to begin playing at 8:30PM.
This is not an all-you-can-drink entry event; you pay as you go. Burial is selling a 5 oz. commemorative glass at the door for $4 and beer tickets will be for sale for $2 apiece and 1 beer ticket can be exchanged at the any of the three pouring areas. Should be a great event!!
What: Burnpile Harvest Festvial with Burial Beer
Where: Burial Beer Co., 40 Collier Ave., Asheville, NC 28801
When: 2-10 pm Saturday, November 1st, 2014