May 2019

Happy Good Beer Week!

Good Beer Week is a 10-day celebration of the people and products that make beer great. It’s a diverse, globally-focussed festival incorporating more than 300 events and 75,000 punters, and runs alongside the Australian International Beer Awards and the Great Australian Beer SpecTAPular, aka GABS festival.

The 2019 Good Beer Week is set to be a whopper for us at Burnley Brewing, with three events at our place, nine events we are participating in and a whole heap more we are attending. Here’s everything you need to know about Good Beer Week, Burnley Brewing style…

Burnley Brewing at New Brew, presented by Old Wives Ales
The new brewery showcase, Burnley Brewing was invited to share our favourite brews with the most committed punters. Owner Neil and sales rep Chloe were joined by the likes of Sow & Piglets, Bells Beach Brewing and Detour Beer Co in the afternoon event at Cryer Malt Trade Hub, Saturday May 11 from 1pm – check out these two having a ball at New Brew in the photo above.

Brew off! Burnley Brigade takes on Green Man’s Army
Forget ScoMo, the true election this week is happening at The Burnley. We’re taking on Carlton pub Green Man’s Arms to see who can brew the better Saison. We’ve brewed with Pear and Lemongrass, and they’ve brewed with Yuzu and Kombu. Both venues are pouring both beers all week, and it’s up to you to decide who wins! Vote here in our Facebook event for your chance to win a case of Burnley or a Green Man’s Arms voucher.
Launch party kicks off Saturday, May 11 at our place, and the winner will be announced Saturday May 18 at Green Man’s Arms. Vote 1 Burnley Brewing!

Burnley Brewing’s Trivia Decathlon 
Gather your squad for an afternoon of great brews, food and high action beer-focused trivia and games. Through smarts, strength and skill teams will compete in ten rounds for the chance to win a $500 bar tab and, of course, bragging rights. Beer lovers off all levels will be able to participate in the action, with challenges designed to engage and excite. Tickets include 4 beers + lunch – hurry, they’re selling fast!
Saturday 18th May, 1pm to 4pm. Tickets, $45.

Smoked IPA at the One Night Keg Stand
The Terminus Hotel kicked off Good Beer Week in style by launching 16 beers simultaneously from Melbourne’s best breweries, including our Smoked Old World IPA. Saturday May 11, free!

From home brewer to pro brewer at The Cherry Tree Hotel
Like speed dating, but for brewers. Home brewers get 1-1
time with pro brewers to have all their questions answered, including our very own brewing team, Michael and Neil. Includes beer samples and a pizza. Monday 13 May from 6.30pm. Tickets, $50.

How to start a brewery Q&A and live brew with Spark Breweries & Distilleries
Witness a live brew day on our Spark venue brewing system, tour our brewery and ask as many questions of our expert brewing and marketing panel. 
Wednesday 15 May from 6pm at The Burnley. Free entry.

Fishers Craft Beer Bar Collaboration Celebration
Treat yo’self Tuesday with our Mango IPA, launching exclusively at Fisher’s in South Melbourne. Our sales superstar Chloe & the gang will be there from 4.30 to 8.30pm to enjoy a pint or more with you. A new beer is being released every day of Good Beer Week at Fisher’s, concluding with the ultimate brewers bash on Sunday 19th from 12 noon.

Great Australian Beer SpecTAPular!
More commonly known as GABS, this three day event is the ultimate celebration of great beer, food and people. GABS will be your first chance to taste our limited release Burnley Mountain Botanical Sour collaboration with Mountain Distilling, and see head brewer Michael participate in an expert discussion panel for the Mornington Peninsula Craft College called
 Dropping Acid (it’s about sour beers, we swear!).
The Burnley crew will be there on session 1 and session 5, come say g’day.

All week…
Get a taste of our delicious new Smoked Old World IPA, a beer inspired by The Teskey Brothers’ Half Mile Harvest album. This beer brings together the old and new, packed with Bramling Cross and First Gold hops, try it at East of Everything, Hop Heads Altona or our place!

Sincerely, Burnley

April 2019

Introducing our 2019 GABS Festival beer – Burnley Mountain Botanical Sour with Mountain Distilling

The lovechild of Burnley Brewing’s Michael Stanzel and Mountain Distilling‘s Michael Harris, you could call this beer Michael Squared. Burnley Brewing has teamed up with the Mount Macedon distillery to create this Berliner Weisse infused with the local botanicals Mountain Gin is renowned for; locally sourced pine needles, Mountain Pepperberries, orange zest, lemon myrtle and juniper berries.

When we just started canning our Burnley Beers, Michael Harris had just started bottling his Mountain Gin. The two Michaels shared a drink or five, and in the heat of the moment this Berliner Weisse was conceived.

This banger of a brew is made with water steeped in Mountain Gin’s signature botanicals, which have then been blended with the beer to create a mildly flavoured, elegant take on a Berliner Weisse.

The 355ml cans are of this 3.5% tipple were designed by the talented Miriam McWilliam of Studio Mimi Moon, who makes us look pretty year-round. But you’ll have to wait to get your hands on a 4-pack, this beer is being held under lock and key til this year’s GABS Festival.

Can’t wait to share this one with our mates. Watch this space…

Sincerely, Burnley

April 2019

The morning after the night before: wedding recovery brunches at our brewpub

Functions, bookings and parties of all sizes at Burnley

Have your brunch function in the company of our brew tanks. We’ll provide all the goods necessary to cure those post-wedding hangovers and prolong the celebration for a little bit longer.

We’re talking all the greasy goodness you need to soak up the booze, from egg and bacon rolls to brekkie calzones to pastries and fresh fruit salads.

And let’s not forget the most important part – The hair of the dog. There’s plenty to fit this role, from all of our house-brewed beers, mimosas, or straight-up glasses of bubbles. Paired with locally roasted These Days Coffee, we’ve got the day after sorted!

Not getting married but still want to party?
We’ll come to the opening of an envelope, talk to our functions superstar Sonya about tailoring a package for your event, find her at

Sincerely, Burnley