September 2018

Oktoberfest Pre-Release and Tasting


Dust off your lederhosen and come taste three Oktoberfestbiers straight from the tank before they’re officially released. 

Head brewer Michael Stanzel, who studied traditional German brewing in Europe for several years, will be pouring three special lagers every half hour starting from 6:30 pm. 

To participate, simply head to the bar for a glass, then over to the tanks to receive your tasting. Beers will be priced at $7 a pot and limited to one pot of each beer per person to reserve our supply.

If you want some German grub to accompany your drinks, we’ve got you covered. We’ll be serving up bretzels for the light appetites alongside wiener schnitzels with chips and salad for something more hearty.

Give us a call or head here to reserve your spot!


Sincerely, Burnley

September 2018

Burnley Merch is Back and Better Than Ever!


Words by: Alec Graves

It’s one thing to like good beer; it’s another thing to let everyone know you like good beer. If you want to publicly display your passion for a pint, you may want to get around our new selection of Burnley-branded merch.

Designed and made right here in Melbourne with the help of Miriam McWilliam of Studio Mimi Moon and the good people of Australian Merch Co., our gear is a way to wear your heart (for craft beer) on your sleeve.

You’ll notice that some of our merchandise features old mate Salvatore the Seal, the Yarra River’s own resident fur seal. Far from being just a creative burst, if you look him up, you’ll see this beast has been hanging around the Richmond stretch of the Yarra River for years now. Weighing in at somewhere north of 200 kilos and seemingly having eschewed his species’ preference for saltwater, this mighty creature has captured some great part of our imagination. We’re just glad he looks so good alongside our colours.

Our merchandise lets you carry some of the pleasure of our endeavour with you while you’re going about your day. We have brand-new, heather blue jumpers on offer for $65, t-shirts for $35, and tote bags displaying our trademark slogan ‘Forward Drinking’ for just $10. Pop a four-pack of Burnley cans in there and you’ve got the perfect gift.

On top of that, with all the cycling we’ve been getting around with the Tour de France just passed, we present the one exception to our locally-manufactured collection – A full cycling jersey, designed in Melbourne by MAAP and manufactured in Italy. It’ll set you back $165, but it will go a long way toward combating some of the worst of the looks you might get rolling around in lycra.

If you’re after something a bit more discreet, we’ve got some socks and even some unisex boxers in the works, and we’re keen to get them out to you soon. In the meantime, we’ll keep cranking out the beer that makes the merch make sense.

Sincerely, Burnley

September 2018

Put Some Spring (IPA) in Your Step


Words by: Nick Boylan

The sun is shining, and that means it’s time to start sipping on some warmer weather beers here at Burnley. Although the brown ales are still going to be perfect for those cooler nights, the warm days are upon us and are calling for less layers and more refreshing options on our taps.

Only a few weeks ago, we released our Summer Ale, which has been a refreshingly delicious addition to our range, and one that has us ready for the warmer weather upon us. Over the coming weeks, more weather-appropriate brews will be joining the Summer Ale, perfect for afternoon sessions and to be consumed (ideally) in party shirts.

September sees the release of our thirst-quenching Spring IPA.  With similar citrus flavours to our previously tapped West Coast IPA, this Spring IPA is a light but hazy drop, similar to a NEIPA but more botanical. Sitting at 5.7%, it’s a fairly sessionable option that’s much hoppier than our latest Summer Ale (3.5%, our lightest offering), but not quite as strong as our West Coast IPA (6.5%).  This means our new brew balances out quite nicely as a preparation for lighter and juicier beers, much like spring being the appetiser for the summer heat!

Featuring a delicious blend of American and New Zealand hops, our Spring IPA is an ideal refreshing brew which has a great balance of citrus flavours and floral aromas perfect for the sunny days ahead. Cheers!

Malts: Pale Ale, Carahell | Hops: Chinook, Amarillo, Simcoe, Pacifica |Plato: 13.3 | ABV: 5.7% | IBU 40 | EBC 8

Sincerely, Burnley