Burial Beer Co.

Burial Beer Co.Burial Beer Co.
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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arizcards 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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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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Buckeye55 from North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

The place has Tom Selleck's face painted on the side of the building. Why I do not know. Has a creepy cool vibe, with death overtones, i.e Burial.
Went in to pick up a few sixes, they produce absolutely outstanding brews. That's how you get to be a top tier Brewery in America's best craft beer town

Feb 03, 2019
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tgriff from South Carolina

4.69/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Cool place. The death theme is not over the top but its there..e.g. a display of shovels is near the front entrance. They like scythes too. There is also this love affair with Tom Selleck going on, apparently they celebrate his birthday. There is "velvet Tom Selleck" picture near the entrance and you can buy a Tom Selleck t-shirt in the velvet style. Lastly, there is a huge painted mural on one of the outside walls of Tom Selleck and Sloth from the Goonies, embracing and smiling. Interesting choices in decor for sure, but the beer is why you go. And you need to go.

Jan 13, 2019
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Swandingo from Virginia

4.7/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Went here with my wife (who despises IPA’s) and she found two that she wanted to take home with her! Vibe is grungy, but in the good way. Add a healthy obsession with Tom Selleck and you got yourself an awesome brewery!

Jul 28, 2018
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.71/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

this place is epic, one of the cooler breweries i have visited. they have a cool space perched on a hillside, with one of the more unique spaces out there. we walk up from the street on the side to a sprawling outdoor courtyard sort of area, with terraces at different levels with picnic tables, a stage, and lots of foliage. they also have some local artists and vendors set up around their little campus here, folks selling prints and jewelry and air plants and that kind of thing, some cool instrumental jazz type tune are being played live, and up the hill is the brewery structure with a food truck built right into the side of it. food from the truck was diverse and tasty too! inside there are two bars, both with different and awesome selections of beers. the bar in the back, which actually i think is the front, is their main taproom area, with the brewing equipment and some barrels and a few picnic tables there, smaller than i thought considering they send some beer all the way out to colorado. between both bars they probably have 20 or more beers on tap, everything from hoppy to wild to barrel aged, and all of them are killer. the honey ipa blew us all away, but all of them were awesome, including a table brett beer, a sangiovese wild ale, and all kinds of east coast hoppy hazy stuff. service was really solid for how busy they were. people just sort of scattered around the property in different zones doing their thing, its mellow but bustling at the same time. the beer is amazing, they have some cans and bottles to go too, a must stop if you are in town here! every bit as good as we hoped it would be, and a wonderful place to hang out! lots to look at, tons of unique beers!

May 20, 2018
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The_Snow_Bird from Florida

4.61/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This place has an awesome set up. Reminds me of being out in an old barn/shed in the middle of a corn field. They have lots of beers on tap and all the cans that they sell in the cooler are available in singles as well. They are quick at serving you and very friendly.

Mar 16, 2018
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Act25 from New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

If I lived in Asheville, I'd visit here weekly, like I try to visit Carton (in my home town) a couple times a month, Nothing beats fresh beer in the company of beer fans.

Feb 09, 2018
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FFFjunkie from Illinois

4.36/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Visited for the first time last weekend. The place is really cool. They had seating outside in the front and outside in the side. A permanent food truck that served excellent food out back as well. Beers are solid to say the least and many were exceptional. The front bar has 2 bartenders and seemed to get busy quick. They also have a back bar that has some different choices as well.

Sep 08, 2017
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deadonhisfeet from Kentucky

4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75

Visited Burial on the suggestion of a friend and was not disappointed. Nothing fancy here, just a rustic-looking place with a bar, a few tables, efficient and friendly staff, and some solid beers. I will be making Burial a regular stop on my trips to Asheville.

Jul 31, 2016
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NizzleEGizzle from New York

4.08/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

A really stylish joint serving great beer in a comfortable atmosphere. It was crowded when we went and thus very difficult to communicate with the bartenders, and there were no servers walking around to assist you. Still, a very cool experience worth checking out if you're ever in town.

Jul 13, 2016
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Miles_in_beer_city from North Carolina

4.19/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Now with food on site, Salt & Smoke, a permanent food trailer in the courtyard. Expanded outdoor seating and second set of taps.

The added a much needed area at the bar to order a beer, as the previous method of ordering over the heads of people sitting at the bar just didn't work for both walk ups and those at the bar.

Jul 09, 2016
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Rifugium from North Dakota

4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

I went here twice on my recent Asheville visit. This is my kind of place. Very dungeony, medieval, doom metal themes everywhere, and good music on the speakers. Nice bar inside, tables and barrels to stand or sit at out front and in the beer garden out back. Lots of good beer to choose from, and sampler flights allowing you to easily find your favorites. There seemed to be a leaning towards Belgian styles when I was there, with several different saisons on tap, and a very good adjunct dubbel (Planet of Doom). But there were also some good IPAs and porters/stouts available as well. No complaints about the service. I don't think there was food, but they let you bring your own.

Visiting this place is a must. Actually, all things considered, it has the potential to be my favorite brewery in Asheville.

Additionally, prepare yourself for a massively premium bar hop when you come to this part of the city. All within easy walking distance: Funkatorium, Tasty, Asheville Brewing, Burial, Green Man, Twin Leaf. It's hard to beat this neighborhood as far as beer venues goes. I'd say this is the true heart of Asheville right here.

Apr 21, 2016
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Gavage from Nevada

4.47/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Out of all the places I visited in Asheville, this was one of the best. It is a real dive of a building, and when you first walk up most folks are sitting outside on picnic tables, standing in circles, or leaning against a fence all having a pint. Walking into the building there is a smaller outside bar with a few beers and some more concrete and picnic tables. Going further in the building you get to the bigger bar and notice the mob of folks here trying to get a beer. It was like this on two different days I stopped here. I noticed about 10 on draft, and while I waited to get a beer, they erased two choices !!! But they were quickly replaced with new ones. Wide variety of styles, and wonderful names like Donut Skillet, Fall of the Rebel, and Massacre of the Innocents kept it all interesting listening to folks ordering. Every beer I had over two visits were delicious, full flavored and satisfying. At all bars, brewpubs, and restaurants when I asked the bartender or waitress the one place I must visit, this was named the most by the locals.

Apr 02, 2016
KEEPonPOURING from Virginia

3.86/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4

Visited 1/15/16 & 1/17/16

The brewery is pretty awesome. Its very rustic with a modern touch. I prefer that to a shiny new "bigger is better" type of a place. Do not take that as Burial is not clean and orderly, it is. I was very cozy, and there was ample seating whether it be at the bar or two other indoor seating areas. Id love to see it in the spring to enjoy their tasty brews (that Donut Skillet was killer!) outside. A great use of the space in my mind. There was plenty for everyone as far as the beer selection went. My only complaint would have to be with the service side. Having worked in the service industry I always give the benefit of the doubt. We received everything we asked for, but the guys working the bar just had zero enthusiasm and seemed like they were having a bad day. I thought nothing of it at first and smiled and said thank you. It was the same way the next go round and it rubbed me the wrong way. Smile, you work at a awesome brewery! I will be back. The beer is killer.

Jan 18, 2016
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srletend from Texas

4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Arrived right as they opened at 2 PM on a Friday. Actually, went in a bit early--was greeted and served even though not officially open. Seemed small, but there is a pretty large seating area in the back. Brewhouse equipment just down from the bar. Good selection of stuff. Did a flight and all were above average. Was not able to stay long--hoping to get back here again. Definitely a top notch place.

Jan 11, 2016
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chinchill from South Carolina

4.22/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.75

The taproom is in the brewing facility. This is my 2nd or 3rd visit and service has always been excellent and knowledgeable, even for a brewery taproom. More seating than expected, especially if the weather is good enough to take advantage of the outdoor seating.
Flights of 4 four oz samples available and recommended.

Dec 30, 2015
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Jason_cs from Florida

4.46/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Great establishment. They had a good selection of beers on tap with a solid representation of most styles. I am so glad I decided to go to this brewery.

Nov 27, 2015
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jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

visited for a beer while we were in Asheville. Within walking distance of the city center, down the hill.

small building that has a bar and some brewing equipment. out back there is an outdoor area with picnic tables, and the outer wall has a crazy mural of Tom Selleck and Sloth from Goonies.

They had a selection of draft beer and some cans to go. Both beers had were solid.

Nov 08, 2015
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jhavs from New York

4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Great vibe in the warehouse type of facility in the back of the downtown Asheville area. In the middle of a ton of breweries so easy to get a lot of bang for your buck from this location.

They had a small outdoor area out front, and a large outdoor area in the back that looks like it could handle a ton of people. The inside bar matched their sort of "industrial" vibe in a good way.

Beer is above average and priced very well (as was all the Asheville breweries).

Nov 02, 2015
Burial Beer Co. in Asheville, NC
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