January 2019

A Lager and an Ale Walk into a Bar


What happens when you combine a crisp, clean German lager with a sweet, malty Amber Ale? A Steam Beer is born.

This style of beer, often referred to as a “California Common” is a US-style hybrid brew dating all the way back to the 1800s. It’s the newest addition to the Burnley tap list, showcasing a subtle fruity flavour alongside herbal, hoppy notes and a pop of caramel malts. 

Steam beers are traditionally creating by using lager yeasts at (warmer) temperatures normally reserved for making ales. The result is a very effervescent brew with a complex flavour profile. If you can’t decide whether you prefer an ale or a lager, this amber-coloured brew offers the best of both worlds. It’s been a hit since we released it a few days ago and won’t be around long. 

Be sure to pay us a visit over the next few days to give it a taste. And if you’re interested in trying other new releases before they hit the taps, pop by on a Monday for our free brewery tours and tasting sessions. Not only will we offer small tastes off the tank, but also larger tasters of our “in-progress” beers as part of our Monday tasting paddles. More info to come, so watch this space.

Malts: Ale, Vienna, Munich Light, Crystal Light, Crystal Medium, Victory | Hops: Northern Brewer, Cascade | Plato: 11.5ᵒP | Colour: 24 EBC | Bitterness: 39 IBU | ABV: 4.8%

Sincerely, Burnley