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July 2018

Tour de Burnley – Alp D’Huez Viewing Party

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Do you love cycling (or watching it)? Do you love beer? Do you love a bargain?

If you tick two or three of these boxes, you’re a prime candidate for our Tour de France viewing party this Thursday the 19th at the brewery. 

From 8pm onwards, we’ll be airing stage 12 of the tour, which is arguably the most exciting segment of the entire race. The 175km route features a whopping 21 bends through the French alps and reaches over 2,000m in elevation. 

Of course, all that activity would make one hungry. To satiate you as you watch, we’ll be offering half-price beers and pizzas from 10pm onwards. That’s right- 14 beers and 8 pizzas all for 50% off. What a steal! We plan to air the race until well into the night, meaning you can indulge in cheap carbs for hours upon end. Hey, athletes need their energy, right?

But that’s not the best part- If you are a local cyclist, you’re surely familar with MAAP Cycling Apparel, who designs all of their garments right here in Melbourne. They’ve created a cycling jersey just for Burnley Brewing, which we’ll be offering to one lucky winner on the night. With a retail value of $160, this is an opportunity you won’t want to miss. 

P.S. If you’re vegan or gluten-free, don’t worry! We have pizzas available for those with allergens, sensitivities, ethical considerations and other dietary restrictions. Our half-price deal applies to vegan and/or GF pizzas as well. 

So come on down to Burnley this Thursday for a fun-filled night of cycling and sustenance to power you through. We can’t wait to see you there.

Cheers!

Sincerely, Burnley

 
July 2018

Recap: Burnley Visits Sydney Beer Con!

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This June 26 – 28, Sydney hosted Australia’s 6th annual Brewers Conference and Trade Expo at the Australian Technology Park. The Burnley team was lucky enough to join in on the fun-filled weekend of conferences, events and lots of beer tasting. 

For those out of the loop, Brew Con is run by the IBA (Indie Brewers Association) which works to support independent beermakers in Australiasia. It was held in Adelaide last year and Brisbane the year before, and it attracts craft beer enthusiasts from all around Australia and internationally.

This year’s keynote speaker was Kim Jordan, Co-Founder and Executive Chair of New Belgium Brewing in Colorado, plus heaps of additional presenters and stallholders. Some other standout guests included Matthew Brynildson, head brewer of Firestone Walker in California, and Stuart Gregor of Four Pillars Gin, who gave an inspiring talk on industry marketing. 

As far as stallholders go, we can’t fail to shout out the awesome stand from the guys over at Spark Breweries and Distilleries, who we source our tanks from. We also had a great time tasting brews from Wayward Brewing Co. and Sauce Brewing, both based in New South Wales. 

And of course, we shared the love with other guests by providing tastes of our own beers. We even launched a special release right in time for the event- Our single hop IPA, which showcases bright and citrusy Azacca hops. 

Thursday marked the final day of the conference as well as the day that beer awards were distributed. We’re pleased to announce that we won a silver medal for our pale ale (a customer favourite) and bronze for both our stout and our IPA. Here’s hoping that we can raise the bar even higher in time for next year’s conference!

While Beer Con appeals particularly to industry aficionados and members of the IBA, it is open to punters who want to take part in the action. Regardless of whether you’re a fellow commercial brewery, a homebrewer or simply someone who geeks out on craft beer culture, we can’t wait to see you at Beer Con 2019.

Cheers!

Sincerely, Burnley

 
July 2018

Hello, Single Hop IPA

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IPAs (India Pale Ales) are characterised by a high alcohol content and signature bitterness from the hops present in this beer style. It’s widely believed that the original intention of adding the hops was to preserve the beer on it’s long voyage to India by boat. Often times, IPA’s will feature multiple different hops for a complex flavour profile.

In this case, however, our new IPA features one lone type of hop, Azacca. We designed it right in time for Sydney Beer Conference as a way to showcase this variety, which only recently entered the mainstream market. Azacca hops are named after the Haitian god of agriculture, and they sure are heavenly. Our Azacca-infused IPA smells faintly of pineapple and tastes of tropical citrus fruits.

The Brits may think that they can take all the credit for inventing IPAs, but Americans have since taken over with their own variety, which this beer is modeled after. American IPAs are much lighter in colour than British IPAs and feature more prominent herbal and citrus notes. 

Unlike other IPAs, this one isn’t a massively hoppy bitterness bomb. It’s actually quite mild and really sessionable. It stands at 5.9% alcohol content rather than the average 6.5 – 7% that IPAs typically exhibit. While it may still be stronger than your standard ale, it’s reasonable enough that you can have one at lunch and then go back to work without falling asleep at your desk.

This new brew is a great entry-level IPA for those who think they don’t like hops. Its bright and summery attributes are a great way to take your mind off the cold until spring comes again. The single hop IPA is available from now until further notice, so come by any time of the week to give it a try. Cheers!

Malts: Pale Ale, Munich Dark | Hops: Azacca | Plato: 13.6 | ABV: 5.9% | IBU 40 | EBC 8

 

Sincerely, Burnley