This coming Wednesday, 18th April, our very own Harvest Pale Ale will be released into the wild.
From 6pm onwards we’ll be doing a release special, pints at pot prices and a matched pork ribs food special, because we LOVE hoppy beers paired with rich, fatty foods. Who doesn’t?
The hops cut right through the richness and big hop aromas carry big, flavoursome food perfectly. There’s a party going on in your mouth and guess what? You’re invited! We’ve only got a few kegs of the Harvest Pale and a limited amount of pork ribs so make sure you get down to taste it!
What’s so special about Burnley’s Harvest Pale Ale we hear you ask? Well…Time for you to be a student at Burnley Brewing’s school of beer. It’s a bit like Hogwarts with hops.
Generally, brewers use dried hops when making beers. But when the hops are ready for picking once a year, brewers can use fresh hops, also known as wet or green hops. These fresh, beautiful hops are picked and used in a brew within 24 hours.
Our flagship pale ale uses both galaxy and cascade hops, but for this Harvest Pale Ale we’ve single hopped with galaxy only. It will be very cool to be able to taste these two beers side by side as the galaxy hop aromas and flavours will be very prominent.
As wet hops haven’t been dried like regular hops, something rather interesting is going to happen. Head brewer Michael can’t be exactly sure on the alpha acid or oil content and cannot accurately predict the outcome. It’s like brewing in the dark!
Footy season is well and truly upon us. It’s not too late to enter Burnley’s footy tipping; we’re accepting entrants up until the end of round 4, so if you’ve got a mate who wants to join now’s the time.
All tips must be submitted 2 hours before the first game of the round so just pop in to the bar and ask one of our lovely staff for your tipping booklet and a free beer for the round. Not just any old beer, our home brewed, independent, lovingly crafted Burnley beers.
If you can’t make it down for whatever reason, no worries. You can submit your tips by emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Free beers don’t rollover to the following week and cant be accumulated, same goes for the pizza. But why would you NOT want drink your beer and eat your pizza straight away right?
Oh did we forget to mention, get all winners and you get a FREE pizza. This footy tipping thing is starting to sound like a bit of a win-win hey? All entry fees will be redistributed as prize money between 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. And for whoever finished last, you get your money back!
Just a heads up for everyone, our head chef Andy won his local pubs footy tipping a mere 7 years ago so yes, we do have a bit of footy tipping royalty amongst our ranks. If you think you’ve got what it takes to beat him, pop down and put your tips on.
Every weekend is exciting here at Burnley Brewing and last Sunday was no exception.
We were chuffed to host the lovely team at Froth Beer magazine for the April launch of their Sour Edition. It may have been April Fools day but this was no joke. The Froth team were giving out their magazines for free! Well, they’re always free, but this time they were personally and lovingly handing it to the lucky guests. Awesome right?
Food and beer paddles were enjoyed by many, courtesy of head brewer Michael Stanzel. Are we making you a little bit jealous? You should be, it was a beer heaven.
There were some really cool articles in this months edition; Exploring Scandinavian beers, Sour Beer Explainer and our personal favourite, ‘Sh*t My Mum Says About Craft Beer’. This is a laugh-out-loud section courtesy of magazine editor Emily Day’s mother, Silvia. ‘It smells a bit like a citrusy sweet smell, like a well-cleaned bathroom’ was how she referred to one of the sour beers.
Keep up the good work Silvia and Froth, we love you!