People’s Choice: “The Malternative Hoption” for MFWF
This year, attendees of Melbourne Food and Wine Festival were presented an opportunity normally reserved for a select few- To contribute to the creation of a Burnley beer to be brewed on our in-house brewing system. The special beer was determined by “beerocracy”, with voters picking and choosing what sort of additives and flavour characteristics they wanted to see.
The end result was an India Amber Ale titled “The Malternative Hoption”. It was brewed two weeks ago on our in-house brewing system, and the public was invited to come along and watch the process. After much anticipation, the new beer is finally ready to drink! The beer is quite pale in colour and packs a punch at nearly 7% ABV.
It features an interesting combination of tasting notes, which is to be expected when you have such a large and diverse group deciding on its components. It’s got hints of caramel and toffee with a distinctive maltiness, although all this is dominated by the intense hops present in the beer. Now the name makes sense, doesn’t it?
If you got a chance to vote on this beer at MFWF, you cannot miss the chance to try it yourself before our stock runs out. (Don’t forget that those who participated are eligible to redeem two free pints.) But even if you missed MFWF 2018, we still encourage you to come try a glass or two of our special beer. Who knows, maybe your input will help us to come up with our next beer innovation!
Malts: Ale Malt, CaraPils, Munich Dark, Crystal Medium, Crystal Dark | Hops: Cascade, Amarillo, Dr. Rudi, Waimea, Simcoe | ABV: 6.9% | IBU 70 | EBC 4
Father’s Day Roast at the Burnley
It’s nearing time for Australia to celebrate the fathers and father figures in our lives. At Burnley Brewing, we’re doing something extra-special this year to show our appreciation for all the beer-loving dads out there.
The first exciting offer we’ve got in the table is a FREE beer for all dads who choose to book a table with us on their special day. That’s right – All dads will receive their first beer on the house just for showing up!
Of course, it would not be right to drink beer without some grub to soak it up. Luckily, our chefs have come up with a weekend special perfectly suited to the occasion.
On Father’s Day and the Saturday prior, you can enjoy a Burnley take on roast chicken, which will come marinated in our house-made Imperial Spiced Brown Ale. Each chook will be available in either a half or full-size serving and will come with an assortment of side dishes, including our buttered green beans, duck fat spuds and a generous helping of gravy. We recommend the half-size to share between two people and the full-size for four or more.
If that’s not enough food for you, we have plenty of starters and side dishes to accompany your meal.
Prices for our spiced beer-marinated chicken roast will be set at $24 per head and all other menu dishes will be priced as usual.
By the way, we will be opening our doors at 11 am on Sunday to accommodate for the anticipated crowd. While you can book online for spots past 12 pm, earlier bookings will need to be made with our staff directly. Get in touch with them here!
And if you’re not able to reserve a spot on Sunday (or if you would just prefer to avoid the Father’s Day traffic), feel free to join us on Saturday instead. As mentioned, our roast chicken platters will be on offer that day as well.
Whenever you choose to join us, we can’t wait to help make your Father’s Day memorable. Cheers!
Cheers to Summer (Ale)
It may not even be spring yet in chilly old Melbourne, yet we’re already yearning for summer’s intense warmth. Granted, we’ll surely complain about the heat once it’s actually here, but for now, we’ll keep dreaming of days hot enough to make us sweat through our shirts.
One way that we’re currently celebrating the coming seasons is by brewing up lots of summer-inspired beers for you all to enjoy. Just last week, we launched a refreshing Summer Ale to get us in the mood.
But the seasonal qualities of this beer are not all it has to offer. Its other claim to fame is that it’s our lightest beer yet, clocking in at just 3.5%. We aimed to create it as an alternative to all of the much stronger and more intense beers that we have on tap.
It is very light, very sessionable and very tasty. The ale highlights American hops, which have come into popularity within the craft beer scene over the past few decades. However, the hops are subtle, making this beer is a nice introduction for those who have yet to embrace the botanical.
If you’re seeking a summer thirst-quencher that won’t put you to sleep after a few pints in a row, this is the brew for you. If you’re looking to keep things on the lighter side, this beer would pair wonderfully with our Chopped Salad (go falafel for vegos or steak for meat eaters). And if you’re after something more substantial, our Southern Fried Chicken Burger would also complement the ale quite nicely.
Our Summer Ale will only be available until the kegs run out, so be sure to stop by the pub while it’s still available to try it out.
Malts: Ale Malt, Carapils | Hops: Simcoe, Citra, Mosaic | Plato: 9 | ABV: 3.5% | IBU 13.3 | EBC 4