Burnley Brewing

There might be a lot of breweries in Melbourne but there are still ways to stand out. One way is to brew beers that are a little more traditionally-minded than most modern lineups, or you can throw a tonne of hops and adjuncts at beers and spend your time on new ingredients and styles. Alternatively, you focus on the food element of a brewpub as much as you do the beer and give locals a place they want to keep returning to.

In the case of Burnley Brewing, which launched in 2017, they’ve largely made a name for doing all three of those things at once. Launched by a group of mates from both the beer and wider hospitality worlds, Burnley Brewing took over a space that previously housed the Italian restaurant Romulus & Remus on the easterly edge of Bridge Road, where nobody is sure if it’s part of Richmond or its own suburb.

In doing so, they added an extra dimension to Bridge Road’s good beer scene, while also bringing a new kind of brewery to Melbourne. In part, that was thanks to the brewery retaining some of what made the restaurant so appealing: the booths that had long been filled with families sharing antipasti remained a place for sharing, although now it wasn’t just food but tasting paddles being passed around; the space’s light shades remained, complemented by the north-facing windows that bring natural light flooding in and keep the brewery’s pastel logo shining bright.

Unsurprisingly, considering the new brewery’s former inhabitant, Burnley’s focus has been as much on good food as it has been on the beer pouring through the taps. With Romulus & Remus’ staff retained, the brewpub inherited a wealth of hospitality experience along with a menu based around house-made pastas and pizza. To that has been added more traditional pub fare – burgers, steaks and the kind of snacks that go hand in hand with beer.

But, of course, at its heart, it’s now a brewery; so bringing this all together is the beer – 14 taps of the stuff. They’re the work of brewer Michael Stanzel, a Melburnian who spent years learning to brew (and malt barley) in Germany before returning home. Indeed, his background as a brewer is a winning combination for an inner city Melbourne brewery: he’s just as comfortable brewing a Reinheitsgebot compliant lager as he is throwing fruit into a stout.

Burnley, however, is very much a family affair with Michael’s wife Chloe Hoiberg heading up sales and the pair of them eventually moving from being employees to having a stake in the brewery. Their beloved dog, Harry, is a key part of understanding the brewery too, with the Vizla casting a large shadow across the brewery and inspiring many beers born in his honour.

For the first few months of the brewery’s life, the beers were contract brewed as the Burnley crew waited for not one, but two brewhouses to arrive. The first of those to be installed was the brewery’s Dandenong South production site, while the second now sits in one corner of their Bridge Road home.

The production brewery focuses on the beers destined for wider release, while also serving as something of an incubator for brewing companies seeking a space to brew from. Meanwhile, the smaller, 500-litre brewery is in a state of constant flux, with the brewing team using it to experiment and create new beers with their own staff and other beer businesses. When ready, the majority travel directly from bright tank to your glass.

Whether it’s thanks to the tanks that line the front windows, or the bar that wraps around the brewhouse, or even the staff’s willingness to recommend their favourite beer and food combination, there’s no doubt you’re in a brewery. It’s just one that combines German-conceived lagers, heavily fruited sours and a food offering a little more refined than most.

Will Ziebell

Name
Burnley Brewing
Address

648 Bridge Road
Richmond
VIC 3121

Phone
(03) 9429 3042
Open Hours

Midday to late


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The Specials

Burnley Brewing Zusammengehörigkeitsgefühl Part One
Burnley Brewing Brut IPA
Burnley Brewing Get Lost
Burnley Brewing Strawberry Witbier & Dunkles
Burnley Brewing Oyster Stout
Burnley Brewing & Blackhearts & Sparrows Apricot Sour
Burnley Brewing & Miss Moses & Brunswick Beer Collective Hazelnut Roll-Inspired Double Oat Cream Ale
Local Brewing Co & Burnley Brewing Fruits Of Our Labour: Mango Nectar Sour
Burnley Brewing Doppelbock (With Mr West) & Main Character
Burnley Brewing & Whitehart Bar Tepache & Raspberry Berliner
Burnley Brewing & Hops To Home Danker IPA
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Burnley Brewing Regulars

Burnley Brewing Helles

Tapped September 12, 2019
When you return from a holiday that includes some of Europe’s top beer destinations, there’s a few beer styles you really want to sink your teeth into and, largely, it’s those packed with New World hops. But with Burnley Brewing about to launch into their month-long Oktoberfest celebrations, it turns out this beer writer’s first beery writings are instead on a style far closer to those enjoyed during the long hot last days of Germany’s summer. Helles is the Melbourne brewery’s recreation… Read more
Style
Munich Lager
ABV
4.5%
Bitterness
18 IBU

Burnley Brewing Summer Ale

Tapped December 21, 2018
As 2018 draws to a close, Burnley Brewing has looked to capture the season in a can by releasing a summer ale. It’s the brewery’s first beer to make it into 355ml cans too, rather than their standard 440ml affairs, the thinking there being, if you’re going to build a beer designed for enjoying in the sun, you want it to cool down quickly and disappear fast before the sun's rays have a chance to go to work. As for what’s inside, it’s a particularly pale drop in which, on the hop front, it… Read more
Style
Summer Ale
ABV
4.1%

Burnley Brewing Lager

When you spend your formative brewing years in Germany, at some point you’ll get to know you way around lager. And that’s the case with Burnley Brewing’s head brewer Michael Stanzel, who moved to Germany’s west to study brewing soon after finishing school. While Vienna sits some way to the south of Germany, this beer still showcases his knack for making clean lagers, including those with richer malt bodies. Lager was one of Burnley’s first beers to make it into cans, and it’s a refreshing… Read more
Style
Vienna Lager
ABV
5.6%

Burnley Brewing Pale Ale

One of the two Burnley’s beers that first made it out into the world beyond their brewpub, this a beer that sits snugly in into the world of modern pales. Its light malt body allows the experience to be almost entirely about the hops, of which Cascade and Galaxy are front and centre. It pours a light, hazy straw colour, with tropical flavours of guava and passionfruit that leap from the beer. There’s also a touch of pine and some juiciness in there, but it’s not a beer that falls too deep… Read more
Style
Pale Ale
ABV
5.1%

Burnley Brewing Specials

Burnley Brewing Zusammengehörigkeitsgefühl Part One

Tapped September 22, 2021
Oktoberfest is always a busy time for Burnley Brewing, with the Richmond brewpub transforming into a slice of Bavaria in honour of the land where head brewer Michael Stanzel and head of sales Chloe Hoiberg first dipped their toes into the professional beer world. It's month-long celebration that’s heavy on the pork knuckle, schnitzel and Reinheitsgebot, or Germany Purity Law, with the brewery’s 14 taps given over to beers from across Germany. The constant twist and turns of 2021 mean the brewery… Read more
Style
Various
ABV
Various
Stockists

Still available from the Burnley taproom at time of writing.

Burnley Brewing Brut IPA

Tapped August 23, 2021
Back in 2018, well before any of us had any idea about a novel coronavirus, there was quite a bit of excitement in both the local and international beer world about the arrival of a new IPA. Brut IPAs were designed to be incredibly dry hoppy offerings, made with an amylase enzyme for that drying purpose and with hte name borrowed from the world of champagne. While there was a bit of excitement at the time, the style never quite took off to become as popular as hazies and soon faded like tears in… Read more
Style
Brut IPA
ABV
6.4%

Burnley Brewing Get Lost

Tapped August 11, 2021
As far as beer names go, Get Lost is a fitting one for Burnley Brewing’s New Zealand IPA for two reasons. First off, that's because there's a difficult to define medley of fruit flavours at play (more on that below) and secondly, there's as an impressively detailed scene on the can's design that you could spend a lot of time getting lost in. The post-hike campfire scene includes the likes of a search and rescue crew, a crocodile, a long-dead pilot that had me thinking of the television’s seminal… Read more
Style
New Zealand IPA
ABV
6.0%

Burnley Brewing Strawberry Witbier & Dunkles

Tapped June 24, 2021
Before they were head brewer and head of sales at Burnley Brewing, Michael Stanzel and Chloe Hoiberg ran a craft brewery in Germany and their two June 2021 limited releases both pay tribute to that time. Strawberry Witbier is a recipe from that craft brewery (which was called Wild Animal Brewing) and it's the first time they've recreated one of those beers at Burnley. It seems like a fitting one too given a fruited witbier might give the middle finger to the Reinheitsgebot but fits nicely into Australia's… Read more
Style
Strawberry Witbier & Dunkle
ABV
5.0% & 5.2%

Burnley Brewing Oyster Stout

Tapped June 4, 2021
When brewery owners plan their holidays around sourcing ingredients, you know one of two things. Either they’re highly committed to every aspect of what they brew, or they really want that holiday to be tax-deductible. It’s why when I saw Burnley Brewing were releasing an Oyster Stout for winter 2021, I’d assumed Michael Stanzel and Chloe Hoiberg’s recent holiday to regional South Australia was a way to book a cheap getaway. But given the actual oysters used in the beer are from New South… Read more
Style
Oyster Stout
ABV
5.5%
Bitterness
40 IBU

Burnley Brewing & Blackhearts & Sparrows Apricot Sour

Tapped May 20, 2021
The team at Blackhearts & Sparrows love collaborating with breweries as well as beers inspired by the Old World so, in some ways, it feels like Apricot Sour is a little inevitable. Launched during Good Beer Week 2021 and brewed with Melbourne’s Burnley Brewing, the beer is a highly effervescent and lightly sour saison with apricots aplenty thrown in. That fruit flavour is really quite close to tucking into a fresh bit of fruit that’s been sitting in a fruit bowl for a number of days. That… Read more
Style
Apricot Sour
ABV
3.8%

Burnley Brewing & Miss Moses & Brunswick Beer Collective Hazelnut Roll-Inspired Double Oat Cream Ale

Tapped April 22, 2021
Burnley Brewing and the podcasting Beerstagramers at Brunswick Beer Collective have been teaming up to turn cakes and other sweets into beer since 2019 and in April 2021, they’ve released what may be their sweetest collab yet. This time, they've also aligned with the crew at Brunswick’s excellent Miss Moses to create a Hazelnut Roll-Inspired Double Oat Cream Ale. If reading the beer’s name puts you out of breath, wait until you crack into a can of the quite sweet, very nutty and very far-from-beer,… Read more
Style
Double Oat Cream Ale
ABV
6.5%

Local Brewing Co & Burnley Brewing Fruits Of Our Labour: Mango Nectar Sour

Tapped April 15, 2021
The ongoing bread-saving collaboration between Local Brewing Co and Burnley Brewing reached its third iteration in April 2021 with Mango Nectar Sour. The Fruits of Our Labour series utlizes bread destined for the bin, in this case from three separate bakeries, and fresh fruit and like all Local Brewing beers, each pack sold provides a meal for someone in need through SecondBite. It might be a sour but really the keyword in the beer’s name is “nectar” with the mango oozing out quite sweet… Read more
Style
Mango Sour
ABV
3.5%

Burnley Brewing Doppelbock (With Mr West) & Main Character

Tapped April 9, 2021
It’s not all that often a locally brewed doppelbock is released and, while Burnley Brewing make them more often than most, theirs isn’t normally brewed until their Richmond brewpub is preparing to transform into Bavaria for a celebration of all things Oktoberfest. But there’s a good reason Burnley have brewed Doppelbock early in 2021: it’s to celebrate dogs. Two dogs in particular – the beer is a collaboration with Mr West and the can's artwork features both Burnley's brew dog Harry and… Read more
Style
Doppelbock & Fruited Lager
ABV
7.2% & 4.2%

Burnley Brewing & Whitehart Bar Tepache & Raspberry Berliner

Tapped March 18, 2021
The team at Whitehart Bar in Melbourne’s CBD don’t just have a focus on craft beer but a love for cocktails too. Among the fermented ingredients they enjoy building those cocktails with is tepache; the lightly fermented Mexican drink made with pineapple. Keen to turn that into beer, the bar teamed up with Burnley Brewing create the nitro sour, Tepache. Along with pineapple, the beer includes ginger, hibiscus tea and coconut plus Sabro hops to further drive that last flavour. If blurring the lines… Read more
Style
Nitro Sour & Berliner Weisse
ABV
4.2% & 3.5%

Burnley Brewing & Hops To Home Danker IPA

Tapped February 19, 2021
In 2020 Burnley Brewing and the team at Hops To Home teamed up to brew Dank and in 2021, they're back with an IPA that's even danker and called, um, Danker IPA. The series is a showcase of the flavours that were more commonly found in IPAs during an earlier time in the craft beer revolution, when America's "Three Cs" were brewers favourite hops. Danker doesn't just taste like a beer out of time but looks like one too with its dark orange, borderline red colour isn't a sight you'll often… Read more
Style
IPA
ABV
7.0%
Bitterness
85 IBU

Burnley Brewing & Good Heavens Tropicana Sour

Tapped January 28, 2021
La Niña might be assuring Melbourne’s summer isn’t as crisp as it can be but there’s still been some blissful days for drinking in the sun and hopefully, February will bring us a few more. That’s what Burnley Brewing and Good Heavens are counting on with their collaboration Tropicana Sour, a beer designed to be cracked on that Melbourne bar's rooftop and anywhere else there's sun which, at the moment, seems like any other state. It’s towards the lighter end of the sour scale, with the… Read more
Style
Sour
ABV
3.8%

Burnley Brewing It Is What It Is, Raspberry Sherbet Gelato & Julebryg

Tapped December 18, 2020
As diverse as the modern craft beer landscape is, it’s still not often we receive two very non-traditional lagers and one fruit-filled kettle sour at once from one brewery. Melbourne’s Burnley have managed to do just that, however, and let’s start by introducing what may well be the most straightforward of the trio: a session peach lager (yes, that's the most straightforward). It Is What It Is is a lager made with, you guessed it, peach, with a name chosen to sum up the year we've been through;… Read more
Style
Lagers & Berliner Weisse
ABV
4.0% & 3.2% & 5.0%

Burnley Watermelon Crush (with Local Brewing Co) & Wit Me Away

Tapped November 4, 2020
The perennial fruit gatherers at Burnley are back plundering trees again. For their second Fruits of our Labour collaboration with Local Brewing Co, who use beer to provide meals to those in need through their partnership with SecondBite (and recently rebranded from A Local Beer), they follow their banana bread brown ale with Watermelon Crush. Again, the beer makes use of sourdough bread destined for the bin and, while watermelon is often showcased in sours, here it’s found in a hazy pale, where… Read more
Style
Watermelon Hazy & Belgian Witbier
ABV
4.8% & 5.4%

Burnley Brewing & Carwyn Cellars Fruitful Discussion

Tapped October 9, 2020
They sure do like throwing fruit into beer at Burnley Brewing. 2020 has seen them release beers with mango, pineapple, peach, banana, blackcurrant, strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, passionfruit and blackberry and the last five of those were in just one sour. In October, the brewery teamed up with one of Melbourne’s top good beer haunts, Carwyn Cellars, and headed back into the fields for Fruitful Discussion, a triple-fruited imperial Berliner Weisse. Those three fruits are raspberry, blueberry… Read more
Style
Imperial Berliner Weisse
ABV
7.0%

Burnley Brewing Take It Ezaa Mango & Pineapple Lager

Tapped October 2, 2020
Just what would Michael Stanzel’s former teachers think of him now? There they are, the German brewers who taught him the intricacies involved in brewing subtle, crisp, classic lagers. And here he is, head brewer at Burnley Brewing and launching a lager series in a pastel-coloured can, complete with a pun and not one but two tropical fruits thrown in. German Purity Law be damned. That’s not to say Take It Ezaa isn’t still grounded in brewing tradition, for the mango and pineapple lager is… Read more
Style
Mango Pineapple Lager
ABV
5%

Burnley Brewing Radler

Tapped September 23, 2020
As much as Germany is responsible for styling much of the beer we drink today, there are beers from the country's traditions that still seem to escape modern Australian tastes. German sours like the Berliner Weisse and gose might be everywhere (sure, an imperial one filled with passionfruit purée might be a long way from those found Goslar) but good luck trying to find a hefeweizen - as we explored in our tenth birthday coverage here. Radler, the beer and lemonade hybrid, is another that’s rarely… Read more
Style
Radler
ABV
2.4%

Burnley Brewing Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout

Tapped September 17, 2020
Every brewery should have a barrel program. That’s not business advice, rather just personal preference. Burnley Brewing have welcomed theirs into the world with the Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout, a 9.8 percent ABV jet black beer that spent six months – or the length of two lockdowns, as us Melburnians would say – in American whiskey barrels ready for release in spring 2020. Along with its impenetrably dark colour and brown head, the aromas that leap off the beer jump from roasted espresso… Read more
Style
Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
ABV
9.8%

Local Brewing Co & Burnley Brewing Fruits Of Our Labour: Banana Bread Brown Ale

Tapped September 3, 2020
Melbourne-based A Local Beer have made it their mission to help ensure less food is wasted and more goes to people who need it, and the brewing company’s collaboration with Burnley Brewing takes that philosophy a little further. The Fruits Of Our Labour series takes food otherwise destined for landfill and creates a beer from it, and through A Local Beer’s partnership with SecondBite, each four-pack sold provides a meal to someone in need. The first release in that series is Banana Bread Brown… Read more
Style
Banana Bread Brown Ale
ABV
5.8%

Burnley Brewing NEIPA Re-Loaded

Tapped September 2, 2020
Burnley Brewing first canned their NEIPA in March and, like The Matrix, they’re back with a sequel in NEIPA Re-Loaded. But unlike that movie sequel there’s no confusing plot lines, lengthy exposition or biblical references. Instead, it's just the simple double act of Citra and Mosaic hops, plus oats and wheat in the malt profile to add to the beer's mouthfeel. The colourful cans might look like a Rainbow Paddle Pop but fortunately you won't find caramel flavours lying within at all (turns out… Read more
Style
NEIPA
ABV
6.8%

Burnley Brewing Grapefruit IPA

Tapped August 24, 2020
The team at Burnley have ramped up their can releases since March and Melbourne’s second lockdown only seems to have seen them push the pedal closer to the metal. As spring approaches (not that you'd know it from the weather in their hometown) the roster grows once more in the shape of the orange tin and orange-tinged Grapefruit IPA; a West Coast style of IPA with a citrus peel twist. Fans of the brewery’s recently canned IPA, The Flex, will find much to love about this beer as it maintains… Read more
Style
West Coast IPA
ABV
6.5%
Bitterness
40 IBU

Burnley Brewing Smoked IPA

Tapped August 6, 2020
Back when Melburnians were still allowed to gather socially – back in 2019, which at the time seemed like a pretty shitty year on a global scale but now looks like the Garden of Eden pre-snake – East of Everything asked brewers to make a beer to be matched with an album for their Good Beer Week event. The album Burnley Brewing chose was Half Mile Harvest by The Teskey Brothers, who, like Burnley’s head brewer Michael Stanzel and head of sales Chloe Hoiberg, hail from Warrandyte. To pair with… Read more
Style
Smoked IPA

Burnley Brewing Blackcurrant Gose

Tapped July 22, 2020
When Swedish punks Millencolin toured Australia in March 2019, the band’s frontman Nikola Šarcevic made sure to put down a few collaboration brews between performing sellout shows. Aside from being one of Sweden’s top musical exports, Nikola also runs Wizard Brewing and Mikrofonbryggeriet – and you can read more about that side of his colourful life here. In particular, Nikola is into brewing fruit-filled kettle sours, as he did with Old Wives Ales to create Sommar Sour, and hazy IPAs. When… Read more
Style
Blackcurrant Gose
ABV
4.6%

Burnley Brewing Peach Melba NEIPA & Dry Stout

Tapped July 10, 2020
Burnley Brewing have finished off one series of beers and welcomed winter with another limited release. There’s Peach Melba NEIPA, the fourth beer in the brewery’s collaboration with the podcasters at Brunswick Beer Collective called The Pie Round: four beers inspired by four pies. Technically, it’s a little more of an ice cream sundae than a pie but, given the Peach Melba is named after Australia’s legendary soprano, it seems a fitting way to close the curtain on the series. Brewed with… Read more
Style
NEIPA & Stout

Burnley Brewing The Flex IPA

Tapped June 12, 2020
Various iterations of a West Coast IPA have made frequent appearances on tap at Burnley’s brewpub since opening, with the beer shifting over time but sticking to a singular focus: big, bitter and packed with tropical hops. As the biggest beer to regularly pour there and aided by brewer Michael Stanzel's love of memes and social media phrases, it eventually took on the name The Flex. Now, midway through 2020, it's made its way into cans too. Though it does pour with a slightly hazy orange appearence,… Read more
Style
West Coast IPA
ABV
6.9%
Bitterness
52 IBU

Burnley Brewing x5 Fruits x1 Beer

Tapped May 8, 2020
It might look like the name of another Elon Musk and Grimes kid but x5 Fruits is instead Burnley Brewing’s latest limited release. It’s one that covers fairly familiar territory for the brewery too, where they've regularly featured heavy regimes of fruit and berries in beers pouring at their Richmond brewpub. But five fruits in one can is new territory, with the beer a Berliner Weisse and the five fruits strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, passionfruit and blackberry. It pours almost as purple… Read more
Style
Fruited Berliner Weisse
ABV
4.5%

Burnley Brewing Draught

Tapped April 17, 2020
Burnley Draught is a regular pour at their Richmond brewpub and, like many a draught, it’s a beer designed for drinkers used to the offerings from some of the country’s largest breweries. Or, perhaps, given head brewer Michael Stanzel’s German brewing education, it’s more for anyone who grew up drinking beer in the shadow of Cologne’s mighty cathedral. Like many of his beers, it’s a case of European tradition meets American hops, with the combination of Simcoe, Amarillo and Mosaic providing… Read more
Style
Kolsch
ABV
4.2%
Bitterness
22 IBU

Burnley Brewing NEIPA

Tapped March 13, 2020
They might have kept their limited release tinnies to a minimum during their first couple of years but, as 2020 is showing, we can expect a busier schedule from Burnley in the near future. Already this year there’s been a Mandarin Gose drawn from the back catalogue of their Richmond brewpub and now the brewery is back with a straight-down-the-line NEIPA, a style that’s also been a regular at the brewpub. Is it hard to see through? Check. Soft, with thick mouthfeel? Check. Bitter? Uncheck. Using… Read more
Style
NEIPA
ABV
6.5%

Burnley & Art vs Science vs Beer

Tapped March 13, 2020
The last leg of the seven BeerFests of 2019/20 took place in St Kilda on the last day of February which means the collab brewed between the festival, headliners Art vs Science, Burnley Brewing and the crew at Cryer Malt is now getting a wider release. Art vs Science vs Beer is a hazy session pale designed for a summer spent touring and comes in with a dance-ready and crowd-manageable ABV of just 4.2 percent. Pouring a pale straw, the beer features a blend of stone fruit, melon and pine along with… Read more
Style
Hazy Pale Ale
ABV
4.2%

Burnley Brewing Mandarin Gose

Tapped February 5, 2020
Anyone who’s visited Burnley Brewing’s Bridge Road home will know the brewery is no stranger to loading beers with fruit. Peaches, mangos, cucumbers, raspberries and juniper berries have all made it into their sours, IPAs and lagers and here, for their first limited release can of 2020, Burnley have dipped into the brewpub back catalogue and returned with Mandarin Gose. The mandarin-filled sour was hopped with a mix of Amarillo and Mandarina Bavaria to push the citrus flavours a little further… Read more
Style
Gose
ABV
4.2%

Burnley & Old Wives Ales Kiwi Lemon NEIPA

Tapped December 18, 2019
When two breweries make most of their beer in the same space, it can really only be a matter of time before ideas for a collaboration come to mind. That’s what happened for Burnley and Old Wives Ales anyway, with the latter regularly using the former’s Dandenong production site to make their beers. Kiwi Lemon NEIPA borrows from Old Wives Ales' love for hazy beers and the Burnley crew's affinity for throwing fruit additions into their beers. Some 400 kilos of golden kiwifruit feature in what ultimately… Read more
Style
NEIPA
ABV
6.2%
Bitterness
18 IBU

Burnley Brewing & Brunswick Beer Collective The Spring Slice

Tapped November 1, 2019
Earlier this year, Burnley Brewing and the podcasters at the Brunswick Beer Collective teamed up to launch the Pie Round, a four-part series that would see a different pie-inspired beer released each season. July’s beer was the very warming Apple Pie Imperial Stout and for spring and Halloween, the collaborators went for a pumpkin pie brown all. The Spring Slice saw Burnley’s chefs cook up some 68 kilos of butternut pumpkins that the brewing team threw in the kettle along with cinnamon, nutmeg,… Read more
Style
Pumpkin Pie Brown Ale
ABV
5.9%
Bitterness
10 IBU

Burnley Brewing & Mountain Distilling Botanical Sour

Tapped June 6, 2019
Presumably brought together by their shared names [Are you really leading off with that, Ziebell? – Editor], soon after meeting Burnley Brewing’s Michael Stanzel and Mountain Distilling’s Michael Harris decided to brew a beer together. Initially released at GABS 2019 and followed up with a wider can release, the collaboration the two Michaels landed on is an attempt to capture the distillery’s gin in a can. To do that, they decided on a Berliner Weisse hopped with Citra and brewed with the… Read more
Style
Botanical Berliner Weisse
ABV
3.5%
Stockists

Join them for the launch on June 6

Burnley Brewing Pils

Tapped November 30, 2018
When Burnley’s head brewer, Michael Stanzel, was 22, he made the move to Germany to study brewing in the land of lager and hefe. And, if the second lager to join the brewery released in cans is anything to go by, it seems like he paid attention during those (presumably) exacting days learning about pilsners. Pils is a beer that – a little like the brewer himself – is built with traditional sensibilities but has at least one foot planted in the modern world. Made according to the Reinheitsgebot… Read more
Style
Pilsner
ABV
4.5%

Burnley Brewing Nitro Coffee Brown

Tapped November 30, 2018
Burnley Brewing’s Coffee Brown cans may have been released as the brewery celebrated its first birthday but the beer has been a part of the operation since the very beginning. Eager to make a beer that was distinctly “Melbourne”, head brewer Michael Stanzel asked one of Burnley’s owners, Phil Gijsbers - who also happens to own These Days Coffee Roastery - to score him some beans. The benefit of Phil owning both a roastery and a brewery goes beyond the presumed discount when trading between… Read more
Style
Nitro Coffee Brown Ale
ABV
5.3%

Burnley Brewing Kellerbier

Tapped September 1, 2018
Literally translated as “cellar beer”, kellerbiers date back to the earliest days of lager, to a time when these beers were only brewed in the coldest months of the year and stored in caves until they were ready. Centuries later, it's still a beer style that’s popular in Germany, though it hasn’t taken off quite like many of the beers it spawned. But, with Burnley’s head brewer Michael Stanzel having learned to brew in Germany, it’s a beer he wanted to recreate in Melbourne. He did… Read more
Style
Kellerbier
ABV
5.1%

Burnley Brewing Coffee Brown Porter

Tapped September 1, 2018
When one of your owners owns a bunch of cafés and a coffee roastery, surely it’s only a matter of time before you look to make a coffee porter. That’s the case with Burnley at least, where Phil Gijsbers smuggled some cold drip coffee out of These Days Coffee Roastery and delivered the contraband straight to head brewer Michael. While the expectation for a coffee porter may be a beer that focuses on roasted notes, that's not the case with Burnley’s offering. Though you'll pick up a touch of… Read more
Style
Coffee Porter
ABV
5.7%