Burnley here with a quick German lesson for you dear readers. Today, we will be learning the word keller, meaning cellar in English. The reason we’ve chosen this word of the day is because it’s the name of our weekly beer release, the Kellerbier.
(Bier means beer, FYI.)
Despite the specific translation, Kellerbier historically refers to any brew that is matured in a cellar, basement, cave or anywhere else with consistently cool temperatures. The name is most representative of the cold-brewing method and the way that it’s poured rather than the style of beer itself.
We have noticed a little shift in recent year towards beers that are lighter in colour and on the palate. As a result, Kellerbier has adapted from the strong, dark beer it once was to a slightly lighter, creamier drink that’s typically served young, unpasteurised and straight from the tank (on that note, our in-house kit is just days away!!).
Our house made variety of Kellerbier is brewed with just malt, yeast and enough hops to offer balance. This simple recipe aligns with the Reinheitsgebot (German purity law), and features minimal carbonation so you can avoid that beer bloat. It’s a Burnley take on the traditional German lagers produced around the 19th century.
If you’re a pilsner fanatic (and who isn’t these days?) then you’ll love our Kellerbier, available from now until further notice. It pairs perfectly with our Beef and Pork Ragu Open Lasagna- A combo that would no doubt get you through the German winters. Pop in any day of the week to try the new brew for yourself. Prost!
Malts: Pilsner | Hops: Hallertau Tradition, Saaz | Plato: 11.8°P | Colour: 4 EBC | Bitterness: 20 IBU |ABV 5.1%
This week, May 27, we’re launching the Belgian Dubbel, a sweet and malty brew with a whopping 7.1% ABV. This beer is delightfully easy to drink thanks to a tried and true brewing method inspired by Belgian monks of the middle ages.
That’s right; Belgian beer originated in monasteries generations ago. The monks had to make their money somehow, and they found selling beer a pretty easy way to do it!. Legend has it, they even managed to permit beer drinking over Lent thanks to a fortuitous coincidence. At that time, the monks had sent some batches of beer down south for the Pope to trial. By the time it reached him, however, it had all turned to a sour vinegar. He was so shocked by the taste, he arbitrated that the monks could drink as much beer a they wanted so long as they could stomach it.
But don’t worry; you won’t be catching any sour notes with our variation. Our Belgian brew has caramel undertones and delicious, dried dark fruit aromas. This beer falls in the middle range between an amber and a dark lager, its light brown hue a perfect complement to the current season.
If it’s not enough to warm you up from the inside out, our special beef cheek pie is sure to. This hearty dish was created to complement the Belgian Dubbel, and will be available in the days to come. Pair it with a board game and a cosy booth at our bar, and you’ve got your night all sorted! If you’re ready to kick back like it’s the middle ages, join us for a glass of Belgian Dubbel and a pie any day of the week. Cheers!
Malts: Pilsner, Caramel Munich, Melanoidin Light, Victory | Hops: Hallertau Tradition, Saaz| Plato: 16.8 | Additions: Cane sugar | ABV: 7.1% | IBU 20 | EBC 30
Unless you were living under a rock this time 4 years ago, you’ll definitely remember seeing videos of friends and family pouring buckets of ice over their heads and nominating others to follow suit.
This was originally a way for people to challenge others to donate to various charities. However, it went worldwide in relation to MND, also known as Motor Neurone Disease. MND occurs when the nerve cells (neurones) that control the muscles enabling us to move, speak, breathe and swallow fail to work normally. Muscles start to weaken and neurones eventually degenerate and die.
This weekend at GABS our head brewer Michael will be teaming up with the legends over at Brewmanity Brewing Co to help raise money for the ‘Big Freeze for MND’ by doing his own ice bucket challenge.
Brewmanity Brewing Co was established to showcase their love of great beer while helping to raise money for a mate of theirs who suffers from MND. They believe in ‘Good Beer & Good Deeds’ and we couldn’t agree more!
The ‘Brewers Big Freeze’ will be taking place at GABS stand 31, Brewmanity Brewing Co. If you’re as keen as we are to see our mate get soaked, come say g’day at 1:50pm on Saturday 19th May at GABS.