Hello forward thinkers and Burnley drinkers! Cast your minds back a few weeks ago to March 3rd. We were at St Kilda’s Catani Gardens for Melbourne BeerFest. The forecast? 32 degrees with a high chance of great beers and a jolly good time.
We were super stoked to join a number of other brewery legends such as Bad Shepherd, Brick Lane and Kooinda brewing company at BeerFest. The beer gods were certainly looking down upon us this day; blue skies, golden beers and a heap of happy punters gearing up for beer time.
The Burnley Brewing tent was a hive of activity from the get-go. We gave away some $100 vouchers to some lucky people and even brought our table-tennis table for a few rounds of beat the brewer. A few lucky festivalgoers beat owner/brewer Phil, and were duly rewarded for their efforts with a free beer!
We were also super stoked to see our Vienna Lager listed as the first highlight brew of the day in the official BeerFest programme. Catching up with other industry folk and happy punters made for a day to remember for the Burnley family. We can’t wait to see you all next year.
Ever wondered what beer-flavoured gelato would taste like? Now’s your chance! We’ve had the pleasure of teaming up with the guys from Piccolina Gelateria to churn up three unique gelato flavours with our very own brews.
With a scorching start to autumn in Melbourne, we thought to ourselves, ‘what do the people want?’ The conclusion; beer ice cream! The ultimate hybrid has been created for your enjoyment this week only.
Piccolina Gelateria has created three limited edition flavours, each have their own unique tastes. For a limited time at their Smith Street Flagship store, Piccolina will be scooping Saison with salted peanuts, Sry Stout and chocolate brownie and Empire Apple Cider sorbet.
Our friends from Piccolina will also be popping-up at our place on Friday, 23 March and Saturday, 24 March only, so don’t miss out.
Tasting flights are available for those who simply cannot decide on just one, and we don’t blame you, they’re incredible! For just $12 you can sample the whole lot plus some salted nuts, meaning you don’t have to miss out on any of the boozy, creamy goodness.
See you there,
Autumn is now well and truly upon us. Whilst it’s not exactly scarf and coat weather, we do have something a little bit special to warm you up over the next few months. We’re very excited about our Double IPA, on tap and ready to go. You might have had a chance to try it already.
As delicious as it is dangerous, our Double IPA sits at a pretty 9.5% ABV with a lovely dry finish and a bronzed orange tint. The first Double IPA was said to be brewed in 1994, so it is a relatively young beer style indeed.
We love a bit of citrus in an IPA and the Double IPA is no exception. However, what makes our brew so special is it’s extremely hoppy aroma with hints of grapefruit, apricot and peach. It’s up for debate, but we like to think this counts for at least 1 of your 5 serves of fruit a day.
“What makes it a double IPA and not just a regular IPA?” we hear you ask. Burnley Brewing to the rescue! It’s pretty simple, twice the amount of hops. The high hop bitterness in this beer is balanced by a sweet malt profile, resulting in a high alcohol beer with unexpectedly high drinkability. And delicious (if we do say so ourselves).
With its fruity flavour and high hop count, this beer will have you feeling merry quicker than you can say, “that was a hoppy slap in the face”. The warm “boozy” mouthfeel of the Double IPA sure is a wake up call for your palette. Whilst we aren’t suggesting it goes well with breakfast, we do think it’s a great pick-me-up drink for those lunchtime escapes from the office. Cheers!
Malts: Pale Ale, Carahell, Munich Dark | Hops: Chinook, Cascade, Amarillo, Mosaic |
Plato: 18°P | Colour: 12 EBC | Bitterness: 80 IBU | ABV: 9.5% | Additions: Brewing sugars