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June 2018

The Beer for People Who Love Coffee

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Feeling tired? Burnley has just the pick-me-up you need. Our Coffee Brown Ale is the perfect elixir to get you over that mid-afternoon slump or keep you going through the evening. After 2pm? Doesn’t matter! Surely caffeine doesn’t count when there’s alcohol to balance it out.

This exciting new beer launch was created in collaboration with These Days Coffee Roasting⎼ A brand new boutique roastery that operates out the back of Holla Food and Drink, right up the road from the brewery on Victoria Street, Richmond.

If you haven’t heard of These Days Coffee Roasting, it’s because they haven’t even officially launched yet! But stay tuned, because they’re sure to blow up once they formally open. For this beer, These Days choose hand-picked grade 1, single origin coffee sourced from Konga in Yirgechefe, Ethiopia and roasted using a Probat p12.

The coffee displays notes of dried apricot, honey and melon, which meld beautifully with the caramel malt and floral and citrus American hops present in our Brown Ale. The beer is brewed with lactose, a milk sugar that gives the brew a rich and slightly-sweet quality reminiscent of your morning cuppa. It’s a full-bodied variety that’s sure to please dark beer enthusiasts as well as coffee connoisseurs.

We bet you can’t wait to try our Coffee Brown Ale! From this week onwards, come in to sample the beer and we’ll give you a taste of some cold brew from These Days served right alongside it. What a winning combination!

The Stats:

Malts: Maris Otter, Medium Crystal, Oatmeal, Munich Dark, Chocolate | Hops: Willamette, Cascade | Plato: 14.5ᵒP | Colour: 45 EBC| Bitterness: 30 IBU | ABV: 5.7% | Additions: These Days Coffee Roasting’s Ethiopian single origin coffee, lactose

Cheers!

Sincerely, Burnley

 
June 2018

Burnley Brewing at Meguiar’s MotorEx

Can you hear that? Off in the distance? It’s the sound of motors revving and tires screeching; a sign that drifters are near. Melbourne has lots of them, situated all around the city. There are crews north, south, east and west willing to join forces for the sake of a sick ride in a souped up car. Melbourne is also home to various other subcultures of car enthusiasts, from collectors of vintage models to those who prefer to customise their own automobiles.

 

On the final weekend of May, we served up beer to Melbourne’s car-loving community of over 20,000 people at  Meguiar’s MotorEx, Australia’s “largest and most prestigious car show”. The show, which runs yearly out of Melbourne showgrounds, features over 400 vehicles and $40 million dollars worth of vehicles. There were all sorts on display, from high-end sports cars to old-school sedans to dragsters and motorbikes and many more.

 

As one would expect, walking around looking at cars all day can make you pretty thirsty. Luckily, the Burnley Team was there to save the day with a car of our own equipped with an attached tap setup to quench the thirst of passersby.

 

The car in question was Burnley’s signature 1969 Morris Mini K Van, in a vibrant orange hue. All weekend long, we poured a rage of four beers and one cider from the mini via kegs in the boot of the car. Needless to say, this was a big hit with the MotorEx crowd and resulted in many an Instagram snap. With a setup this appealing, how could you pass up the photo opportunity? If you didn’t make it to MotorEx, you can check the car out for yourself on Burnley’s Insta or perhaps even experience our mobile tap setup in person!

Yes, you read that right… Serving beer straight off the side of a vintage car may be novel, but it’s not unfeasible when we’re here to help. If you’re hosting an expo, market, party, or any other function where you’d like to serve drinks, we can hook you up with our mini tap configuration for your next event. It’s a great way to impress your guests and provide a convenient, transportable bar option for them. If you’re interested in hiring the mini, or our regular bar-on-wheels, shout out to phil@burnleybrewing.com.au!

 

Cheers!

 

Sincerely, Burnley

 
June 2018

Welcome, Kellerbier

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!

The Stats:

Malts: Pilsner | Hops: Hallertau Tradition, Saaz | Plato: 11.8°P | Colour: 4 EBC | Bitterness: 20 IBU |ABV 5.1%

Sincerely, Burnley