Asheville, NC — Seasoned Skillet, a Bourbon Barrel-Aged version of Burial’s Donut Stout is set to release this Saturday, June 3rd as the culmination of their Asheville Beer Week events. Last year’s release saw nearly 300 attendees vying for 750ml bottles. In response, Burial had increased their production, but still anticipate a large showing.
“Skillet Donut Stout was on tap when we first opened our doors four years ago. It was one of only six beers we had available. To us, this beer represents a journey from that day, to our first canned beer to our biggest bottle release to-date,” states co-founder, Jess Reiser. “It reminds us of the support we have been fortunate to have since day one. So it only makes sense to barrel-age this beer and release it once a year during Beer Week as a reminder of those first days and to pay homage to the people who have supported us through the years.”
The brewery’s annual beer week events historically center around the release of Skillet Donut Stout in cans (one of only two yearly can releases) and Skillet Six Ways (Thursday, June 2nd at 4pm), a draught only release of six variants of the breakfast stout paired with mini donuts.
This year, however, a new addition from Burial’s recently launched hazy Double IPA series will release along side Seasoned Skillet. A Paranormal Vibe DIPA featuring Citra, Simcoe, Centennial, and Mandarina hops with the addition of Simcoe Lupulin Powder.
“We’ve coined this series, ‘Earth As We Now Know It’ because, for us, one of the things that drew us into the craft beer world was that beer has a story. We tell our story through the liquid; through the art and the people behind it all, explains Reiser of the series. “Earth As We Now Know It tells a story of the cycle of life – starting with death, into the after life through the re-creation of earth and humanity. Style wise, we continue to evolve as brewers and as a brand- these IPAs represent a unique take on a style that is saturated in today’s market. Look for some killer collabs within this series, new art from David Paul Seymour and innovative DIPAs. Drink fresh, but keep the cans as the story unfolds. You will want to look back.”
For more information about both releases visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/678034109059827/?ti=icl
ABOUT BURIAL BEER CO.
Founded in June 2013, Burial Beer Co. crafts Belgian-inspired ales, and bold American styles with a dedication to creativity, tradition, modernization, and preservation. Residing in and revitalizing the South Slope District of Asheville, NC, the brewery began its life as a one-barrel system that grew to a ten-barrel in just over a year. Fall 2016 brought a new wave of expansion and revitalization as Burial Beer Co. expanded again to a second location, the “Forestry Camp.” This location is home to a twenty-barrel production brewery and soon to be locally purveyed restaurant and two-story craft beer bar in South Asheville. The Brewery currently distributes to North Carolina, Georgia, and New York. For more information visit www.burialbeer.com and follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/burialbeer/