In this episode, we interview Tim Gormley, one of the founders of Burial Beer, Forestry Camp, and their newest business, Visuals.

Here’s What You’ll Learn in this Episode:

  • The similarities between punk rock and craft beer
  • How the New Orleans traditional Jazz Funeral inspired the name and symbolism behind Burial Beer 
  • Why Tim and his co-founders decided to move from Seattle to Asheville to start their business
  • How Burial creates an immersive experience with each bottle
  • Why Tim and his team love Asheville 
  • The creation and history of Forestry Camp and Visuals, which is their newest venture
  • The importance of collaborating with other businesses outside of the beverage realm

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Show Notes

About Tim Gormley

Tim experienced his “epiphany beer,” Samuel Smith Imperial Stout, whilst studying for his business degree at Penn State University. Shortly after graduation, he relocated to Seattle, WA where he met his current business partners, Doug and Jess Reiser. In their free time, the trio home-brewed and documented their craft beer-centric travels on their blog, beerblotter.com. Tim began brewing professionally at Lazy Boy Brewing (Everett, WA) in 2009 before seeking more experience crafting Belgian and German-style beers at Sound Brewery (Poulsbo, WA). Doug, Jess, and Tim moved to Asheville, NC in 2012 and opened Burial Beer Co. in the summer of 2013.


To learn more about Burial, Forestry Camp, and Visuals check out the links below:

Burial Beer Website and IG

Forestry Camp Website and IG

Visuals Website and IG


Businesses In Asheville Burial Has Collaborated With

People

  • Samuel Smith is a famous brewer from the UK, which has influenced Tim. Fun fact, Samual Smith is Yorkshire’s oldest brewery, established in 1758!
  • Doug & Jess Reiser are 2 of the 3 founding partners of Burial Beer 
  • David Paul Seymour is the illustrator for burial beer, creating iconic images and works of art created an immersive experience 
  • Anneliesse Gormley, Tim’s wife, inspires him in all facets of life and business

Beer That Has Inspired Tim in His Journey

  • Dogfish Head is a micro beer that’s been influential in Tim’s life
  • Tim’s Epiphany Beer was Jolly Pumpkin

 

Music by Commonwealth Choir

In this episode, we interview Jason Contreras. He’s one part of the husband and wife duo behind the homesteading project and popular YouTube Channel, Sow the Land.

Jason and his wife Lorraine run a 1.5-acre homestead just outside of Asheville. They grow their own food, which includes everything from raising chickens to preserving the fruits and vegetables that come out of their garden.

When they’re not running the farm, they each follow their own passions. Jason makes beautiful things out of wood, which he sells in their Etsy shop, as well as does all the filming and editing for their YouTube channel. Lorraine homeschools their daughter, cooks homemade meals, and creates products for her apothecary line, Plain Jane Lorraine Apothecary.

“It’s about documenting family, it just so happens we have over 100k people watching.”


Here’s What You’ll Learn in this Episode:

  • Why Jason and his family relocated from California to Asheville
  • How Lorraine and Jason fell in love with growing their own food
  • How Jason went from recording videos for their family in California to 116,000+ YouTube subscribers
  • How Jason was the making the original IG story style video
  • What the “Bernice” T-shirt is

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Season Sponsor

This episode is brought to you by Range Urgent Care an Asheville-based clinic that offers affordable healthcare, transparent pricing, and streamlined, friendly service. Learn more about Range Urgent Care.

*Enjoy your first month free of annual membership at Range Urgent Care. Use code ‘makingitinasheville’ at checkout. Offer valid for a limited time only.


Show Notes

About Jason Contreras

In 2009 Jason was diagnosed with cancer.  He and his wife Lorraine quickly became passionate about growing their own food and knowing what exactly is in our food as use for healing.

In 2016 Jason and Lorraine sold most of their belongings and left the city in southern California to start a small homestead in the mountains of North Carolina. Jason started filming YouTube videos to show their family back home what they were up to.  There, they document their life showing viewers how a family from the city left to start a completely different life learning to grow food, start a business, and live a healthier life. Now, Sow the Land’s YouTube following is at 116,000 and counting. Sow the Land also has an online store of the products they make on their homestead as well as a podcast.

To learn more about Jason and Sow the Land, check out the pages:

Places

Media

Memorable Quotes

  • “If you want to do a thing, you can do it with what you have now.”
  • “Ownership of the ‘shame thing’ becomes people’s superpower.”

 

Happy 2021, friends!

On the first podcast episode of the year, we thought it’d be a great time to circle back to our episode from season 3, “How to Set Goals that M.A.T.A. and Achieve Them.” We offer useful steps using the M.A.T.A  method and explain how this system can help you set more meaningful, intentional goals for the New Year – and actually stick to them.


Here’s What You’ll Learn

  • Why New Year’s Resolutions often fail and how you can prevent it from happening
  • How to decide what your goals should be
  • Tips for creating small wins and holding yourself accountable
  • A step by step guide to the M.A.T.A. framework and how to put it into action

Season Sponsor 

This episode is brought to you by Range Urgent Care an Asheville-based clinic that offers affordable healthcare, transparent pricing, and streamlined, friendly service. Learn more about Range Urgent Care.

*Enjoy your first month free of annual membership at Range Urgent Care. Use code ‘makingitinasheville’ at checkout. Offer valid for a limited time only.


Show Notes

M.A.T.A  is the acronym we use to set meaningful year-long goals and achieve them. It stands for  Meaningful, Actionable, Time-Constrained, and Accountable.

Find the rest of the show notes from this episode.

 

Music by Commonwealth Choir