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
Our Coffee Brown Ale was such a hit that we’ve decided to put coffee in our beer yet again! (Shout out to These Days Coffee Roasting for the beans).
This time, however, we’ve added some other zesty ingredients to the mix for a brew with a kick. This one is an Imperial Spiced Brown Ale, emphasis on the spiced. The spices we used in our new ale are fragrant nutmeg, cinnamon, and even a bit of cayenne pepper for added oomph. Don’t worry, this beer won’t set your taste buds aflame, but it will provide a little back-of-the-throat tingle that we think gives this drink depth.
Of course, no coffee-infused beer would be complete without the addition of lactose to keep things smooth and creamy. A hint of vanilla bean also sweetens the flavour profile and brings out the spices.
The Imperial Spiced Brown Ale clocks in at a hefty 7.3%. It’s a strong one, but it’s meant to be sipped and savoured. If you’re a dark beer fan, this deep-hued ale is sure to be a hit. For sweet tooths of the bunch, pair it with our Sticky Date Pudding. It makes for quite the decadent combination. If you prefer savoury fare, our Porterhouse makes a great match.
Both dishes are available every day of the week at the Burnley, but the beer will be around for a limited time only. Try some while it lasts!
P.S. If you want to sample even more great Burnley beers and see what goes into the brewing process, come join us on Monday evenings for our free brewery tours and tastings. We will be holding personalised tours at selected times throughout the night- No bookings necessary. Stop by and ask one of our friendly bar staff for more information.
Malts: Maris Otter, Crystal Medium, Munich Dark, Rolled Oats, Chocolate Malt | Hops: Challenger, East Kent Goldings | Additives: Lactose, Cacao Nibs, Ethiopian Single Origin Coffee, Cayenne Pepper, Vanilla Beans, Cinnamon, Nutmeg | Plato: 17.6 | ABV: 7.3% | IBU 40 | EBC 45
Only a few short weeks ago, we started canning our house-brewed beer for the retail and wholesale market. We’re excited to say that the release of our canned Lager and Pale Ale was met with lots of enthusiasm from both long-time Burnley supporters and new fans alike. And thanks to our amazing graphic designer over at Studio Mimi Moon, we like to think our cans look pretty cute as well as bringing the great flavour that Burnley beers are known for.
But enough about us- Now it’s time to shout out all of the great independent bottle shops that are currently stocking our cans. At Burnley, we’re passionate about supporting our fellow small and local businesses, and each of these shops fall within those categories. Whether you live within close proximity to Melbourne’s inner-city or even as far out as the Peninsula, there’s sure to be a Burnley stockist nearby.
At the moment, you can find Burnley tinnies at the following locations:
– Annie Lewis (Richmond)
– McCoppins (Abbotsford)
– The National (drink in only)
– The Alps (Prahran)
– The Moon (Collingwood)
– The Milton (Elwood)
– Toorak Cellars (Toorak)
– Blackhearts & Sparrow (various locations)
– Cellarbrations (Balnarring)
– Animus Distillery (Kyneton)
If you have a suggestion for where you would like to see Burnley beer stocked (or if you would like to sell our cans at your own bottle shop, bar or restaurant), feel free to reach out to our wholesale specialists at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also keep up with us on Facebook and Instagram for more updates on where we currently stock our cans and offer our beer on tap.