June 2018

Introducing the ESB (Extra Special Burnley)


Burnley’s beer launch of the week is the ESB, a traditional British brew. Typically the acronym stands for Extra Special Bitter, but in our case we’re calling it Extra Special Burnley. ESBs are an old world beer that pack a lot of punch thanks to their subtle spiciness and toasty, earthy tones. Ironically, our ESB is not too bitter at all, with the Fuggles and East Kent Golding hops balanced by a heavy malt presence.  

Our specialty ESB displays fruity esters and caramel tones. It’s low in carbonation, meaning you can finish a few without the bellyache, and it’s quite complex. The longer you sit and sip, the more intricacies you’re bound to discover.

If you’re looking for a dish to match your Extra Special Burnley with, our chef has designed the perfect partner, bangers and mash. Our take features homemade pork sausages, peas and mash, the kind of comfort food to warm your soul.

Our other beer/food tip would be something cheesy, as ESBs pair especially well with creamy and nutty cheeses. As luck would have it, our newly revamped menu has a lot of suitable options available including the Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli, Eggplant Parmigiano, Zucchini and Gorgonzola Arancini, and of course, any of our house made pizzas. If you’re interested in the latter, come in any Monday for our $20 pizza and pint deal!  Otherwise, we’ll be pouring ESBs from one of our fourteen taps every night of the week. Cheers!


Malts: Maris Otter, Light Crystal, Medium Crystal | Hops: Fuggles, East Kent Golding | Plato: 13.8 | ABV: 5.0% | IBU 20 | EBC 33

Sincerely, Burnley

June 2018

Glee Club at The Pub for Make Music Day

To celebrate Make Music Day, Burnley Brewing present the ultimate pub sing-along party, Glee Club at the Pub, in the shadow of their brew tanks on Thursday 21st of June from 8.30pm.

The ultimate group karaoke session, Glee Club at the Pub has only three rules; no solos; no show ponies; and you can drink as much as you like while you sing. Think of it as an instant choir – just add beer!

Led by Australian vocal coach Vicky Jacobs from Melbourne’s original sing-along choir, Glee Club, get ready for a big group sing you’ll be talking about for years.

Start the party early with Burnley Brewing’s exclusive beers, hand-rolled pastas, beer snacks and French-inspired specials (Make Music Day originated in France) before the singing kicks off at 8.30pm.

Make Music Day is a truly international celebration, commemorated in over 800 counties worldwide. Originating in France as Fête de la Musique in 1982, when citizens and music professionals alike were invited to take to the streets and perform whatever music makes them feel good.

At Glee Club at the Pub, this means bellowing pub classics from the 60s to today – anything from John Farnham to The Beatles to Beyonce! It doesn’t matter if you’ve never sung before or you’re a choir junkie, with all the harmonies and melodies led by Jacobs and her keyboard, this pop-up choir is sure to be a blast.

To make sure the best seats in the house are yours, we recommend booking a table for dinner and drinks before the action begins. Bookings can be made via the Burnley Brewing website

Can’t wait til June 21 to see what the fun is all about? Those wanting a sip-and-sing preview can head to a regular Glee Club session at The Butterfly Club, every Tuesday from 6.30pm. 


Sincerely, Burnley

June 2018

The Beer for People Who Love Coffee


Feeling tired? Burnley has just the pick-me-up you need. Our Coffee Brown Ale is the perfect elixir to get you over that mid-afternoon slump or keep you going through the evening. After 2pm? Doesn’t matter! Surely caffeine doesn’t count when there’s alcohol to balance it out.

This exciting new beer launch was created in collaboration with These Days Coffee Roasting⎼ A brand new boutique roastery that operates out the back of Holla Food and Drink, right up the road from the brewery on Victoria Street, Richmond.

If you haven’t heard of These Days Coffee Roasting, it’s because they haven’t even officially launched yet! But stay tuned, because they’re sure to blow up once they formally open. For this beer, These Days choose hand-picked grade 1, single origin coffee sourced from Konga in Yirgechefe, Ethiopia and roasted using a Probat p12.

The coffee displays notes of dried apricot, honey and melon, which meld beautifully with the caramel malt and floral and citrus American hops present in our Brown Ale. The beer is brewed with lactose, a milk sugar that gives the brew a rich and slightly-sweet quality reminiscent of your morning cuppa. It’s a full-bodied variety that’s sure to please dark beer enthusiasts as well as coffee connoisseurs.

We bet you can’t wait to try our Coffee Brown Ale! From this week onwards, come in to sample the beer and we’ll give you a taste of some cold brew from These Days served right alongside it. What a winning combination!

The Stats:

Malts: Maris Otter, Medium Crystal, Oatmeal, Munich Dark, Chocolate | Hops: Willamette, Cascade | Plato: 14.5ᵒP | Colour: 45 EBC| Bitterness: 30 IBU | ABV: 5.7% | Additions: These Days Coffee Roasting’s Ethiopian single origin coffee, lactose


Sincerely, Burnley