Brewer Tim Gormley of Burial Beer Co - Biography

Asheville, NC

December 2013

Born in Philadelphia, Head Brewer and Co-Owner Tim Gormley moved to Seattle in 2007 and discovered his love for beer in that rainy city. In 2013, along with fellow brewer (and co-owner) Doug Reiser, Gormley moved from Seattle to Asheville with plans not only open their own brewery but to live out the rest of their respective lives. To them, the large mountain town suited beer brewing as well as their own lifestyles. They’ve been open for less than a year and already they aren’t able to produce enough beer with their small, self-made brewing system to satisfy demand. Gormley and Reiser have plans to build a 20-barrel production facility on a farmland nearby. But they want to grow slowly, control quality, and do it all on their own terms, allowing for no outside investment. Their creative, determined, do-it-yourself spirit captures the very essence of Asheville as a cutting-edge beer city.