Burial Beer Co.

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Burial Beer Co.Burial Beer Co.
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

40 Collier Ave
Asheville, North Carolina, 28801-4024
United States

(828) 475-2739 | map

Notes: MON: 4-10pm
TUE: 4-10pm
WED: 4-10pm
THU: 4-10pm
FRI: 2-10pm
SAT: 2-10pm
SUN: 10:30am-9pm
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
Burial is my first stop whenever visiting Asheville. I love the back patio, as it is very kid and pet friendly as well. It's always crowded, but the bartenders keep the lines moving quick. Always a great selection on tap including hazies, pastry stouts and more traditional styles. The store offers a good lineup of to-go beers as well. This should be on your visit list when in Asheville.
May 30, 2023
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Reviewed by argock from Virginia

4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4
Very laid back vibe with some metal and high sonic curtain rock music. Got 2 beers - standard hazy IPA End of Plagues and a DIPA The Void of Perspective… both of which were solid hazies. Food was also solid and welcome with the beers. Store with to go beer next door. Definitely worth a stop in the AVL area.
Apr 04, 2023
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Reviewed by highdesertdrinker from Arizona

4.41/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25
The place itself was pretty cool with outdoor seating on different levels, lots of low lighting, and an old hippie van wedged between tables on the upper levels that you could sit in. The main bar is outside but the bar inside was also good and the bartender in there was the friendliest of the three I encountered. Generally good music wafted from the speakers, and I ate a breakfast sandwich for dinner that was pretty good. I also left a cash tip in the jar at the pickup window to make sure they didn't get shafted in the kitchen. The beers were fresh and tasty and the Mosaic IPA was a standout to me though they unfortunately didn't have that one in cans went I went to choose my to go beer order. I enjoyed myself immensely and stumbled back the long way to my hotel after missing a couple of turns on my gps but it was a good memorable evening on my short trip to Asheville.
Aug 08, 2022
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
The exterior of this location looks like a rustic old gas station, and a cool one at that, considering the addition of the Sloth and Burt Reynolds mural. We passed the front entrance and went around the side where the crowd was and immediately got in line. Although it was an early Friday afternoon, most of their outdoor seating was already occupied with vacationers, locals working remotely, and everything in between. This has got to be one of the best vibes I've ever seen at a brewery, as far as a mix of adults casually enjoying good beer with good vibes and super chill music.

They have dozens of picnic tables outside, and in the half in-half out space in between here and the front taproom, there are slightly longer than normal metal tables next to fermenters and other brewing equipment seen through a glass wall. While perhaps a little warm here, depending on the weather, you could go further inside to the front where to-go orders are picked up, which we didn't until later. While there are active taps there as well, we opted for the large taplist on the patio like most others seemed to.

The taplist was impressively varied and long, spanning the gamut of styles while of course leaning heavily on their insane array of classic IPAs. That said, what I was most floored by was the fact that their lagers and saisons were actually far better than I'd ever heard from anyone before. Obviously they've made a name for themselves with IPAs and stouts, but these were something else. Still, I couldn't help myself from dabbling with the darker spectrum during my time here, and the two barrel aged stout blends I had were fan-fucking-tastic as well.

I feel stupid for skipping Burial the last couple times I came through Asheville. I won't make that mistake again, and next time I'll come hungry.
Aug 02, 2022
Rated: 4.39 by StrangerTides from New York

Jul 31, 2022
Rated: 4.55 by tonystanhope from Florida

Apr 04, 2022
Rated: 3.91 by DOCRW from Washington

Mar 14, 2022
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Reviewed by hozersr from Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4
A truly unique brewing company. Their beers are fantastic and a large selection. Service was not that great, not sure if it was a COVID thing or not. My only gripe is that is was credit card only. I deal with cash. Again it might be a COVID thing. Total pet friendly.
Oct 19, 2021
Rated: 4.56 by MJSFS from Florida

Sep 06, 2021
Rated: 4.39 by Eman17 from Illinois

Aug 25, 2021
Rated: 4.76 by DrBass from Maryland

Aug 14, 2021
Rated: 4.15 by Gkruszewski from New York

Jul 04, 2021
Rated: 4.29 by jacobk1997 from Georgia

Jun 18, 2021
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Reviewed by CarolinaCardinals from North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4
Had lunch with Da Boss and Favorite Mother In Law 4-17-21 shortly after the opening bell.

Vibe was generally very good in the outdoor garden but was brought down by the heavy metal music was pretty annoying. Don't get me wrong, i enjoy good alternative 90s rock and most other genres of music.

Quality of my APA was very good. Da Boss had a Pils which she enjoyed.

The folks slinging food and beer were nice and cordial to a middle age man who tries to be fun. Unfortunately for the Line Cooks i suspect they miss out on tips based on the structure of ordering and paying for beer and food up front and the beer dudes don't share the tips when you pay for everything up front.

Selection of beer was pretty darn good, full of high quality choices, about 20 on tap.

Food menu is pretty limited but what came out was very tasty. Had the brisket sandwich and fries and Da Boss and FMIL had the trout sandwich.

Overall a good experience that i would do again!
Apr 17, 2021
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Reviewed by Redrover from Wisconsin

4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25
This was our first stop in Asheville. What a great start!

We arrived mid-afternoon and the place was already 3/4 full. We grabbed our beers from the self serve window and grabbed a seat in the lower part of the beer garden. We later relocated to their roof deck and enjoyed the views with our beers. It looks like they are doing a major expansion to their outdoor space and given the crowds, I think it is a great idea.

I didn't go inside due to Covid restrictions.

We liked the beers we had (Lager, APA & IPAs) and could easily have spent the rest of the afternoon here if we didn't already have plans to hit a few more spots.
Mar 09, 2021
Rated: 4.36 by tblack4d from Georgia

Jan 21, 2021
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

4.46/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75
I loved this place! It was the highs of my mini be for my 60th birthday ju before Christmas 2020. After all the @#$&*%! Of 2020, this place made me feel GOOD! Outstanding food coupled with excellent beer in a chill dog friendly environment. Hard to ask for better. Went here early because we heard it filled up fast, and this is true The meatloaf sandwich and radish salad toast was excellent and the three beers I had were great and great with lunch highly recommended!
Jan 06, 2021
Rated: 4.31 by jheimbigner from Washington

Nov 10, 2020
Rated: 4.26 by Justinprintz from New Jersey

Nov 03, 2020
Rated: 4.36 by Cheesehoops from Alabama

Oct 25, 2020
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Reviewed by clayrock81 from Florida

4.08/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4
Had a really good time chillin' on the upstairs patio at this place. I love big stouts so this place hit the spot, although they do have some variety in their selection so it's not all stouts. The stouts I had were delicious and it didn't take too long to get a beer so I can't complain at all about this place.
Aug 28, 2020
Rated: 4.8 by Simiy9 from North Carolina

Jul 01, 2020
Rated: 4.27 by sgregory from Connecticut

Jan 07, 2020
Rated: 4.55 by JLK7299 from North Carolina

Nov 10, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by SonOfKyuss from Virginia

Nov 04, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by meanmutt from Ohio

Oct 06, 2019
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Rated by kwakwhore from North Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5
Great vibe, great beer, meh food
Aug 11, 2019
Rated: 4.17 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

Aug 11, 2019
Rated: 5 by lebriarjr from North Carolina

Aug 04, 2019
Rated: 4.13 by crbnfbr from Kentucky

Jul 26, 2019
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Reviewed by Griffin2 from Virginia

4.09/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4
We visited Burial Beer Co. on 7/23/19.
We really enjoyed the beers we tried. They had about 14 beers available on draft, and they had a nice selection, from IPA’s to lagers to sours. The bartenders were really friendly and helpful. I hope to come back.
Jul 24, 2019
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Reviewed by Dragginballs76 from South Carolina

4.46/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25
Burial is always a must stop when in Asheville, huge 12 to 14 beer tap list very diverse. We usually get there around 12 on Sunday, had the wings and pretzel twists this last time both were great. Nice selection of beer to go, unlike Friday or Saturday Sundays are less packed until maybe 3 or 4 so no waiting to get beers.
Jul 23, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by Spenceto9 from North Carolina

Jun 16, 2019
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Rated by HopHeadPaul from South Carolina

4.54/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4
My favorite in the Carolinas. Great breweries come to them to collaborate. Tgat speaks volumes
Jun 07, 2019
Rated: 3.78 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

May 22, 2019
Rated: 4.51 by andypeters1971 from Georgia

May 21, 2019
Rated: 4.37 by papabeer from Florida

Apr 26, 2019
Rated: 4.17 by Pearlstreetbrewingco from Florida

Apr 19, 2019
Rated: 4.18 by Zonian1 from Ohio

Apr 19, 2019
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.06/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4
vibe - straight NC feel. very rustic, loved it
quality - beers were great, exepcially ipa
service - very helpful and nice but you could tell the baretender found me irritating since it was the end of the night
selelction - tons of options
food - looked good but I got there when I wasn't able to purchase any even though I watned to.
Apr 16, 2019
Burial Beer Co. in Asheville, NC
Brewery rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 5803 ratings