We’re stitting down with Burleigh Beer Enabler, Nathanael (nickname: Nat) to learn a little about him and what he enjoys – in the beer and non beer world. Come down to the Burleigh Taphouse this weekend to meet Nat in person and he’ll tell you all about the origins of the IPA!

So Nat, what’s your favourite beer?

My favourite Burleigh beer is Burleigh 28 – I don’t really have a reason, I just love it!

When did you start working at Burleigh Brewing?

I started in March 2019 working in the Taphouse and then events with the Burleigh Brew-haul as well.

Is this your first bar tending job?

Yes and I love it!

Are you studying? 

I just finished a Bachelor of Business, majoring in Marketing at Griffith for four years. I graduated at the end of 2019. So…can I have a job in marketing now?

Do you have any interests (other than beer😉)?

I love surfing and my favourite spot is Burleigh heads point.

Do you believe you know more about craft beer now that you’re a beer enabler, than you did when you started?

100%! I knew nothing about beer before I started working here, let alone craft beer. I didn’t even really drink beer. Now it’s all I drink, well craft beer and Gin.

If you could brew anything, what would it be?

I would make a Salted Caramel Stout 😋

Do you have a special beer related skill?

*After thinking about it for a very long time*….

I can pour perfect beers very quickly!

Who out of all the Burleigh Beer Enablers, has the maddest skills in the bar?

*5 minutes later*…

To be honest, probably me.

What is the most impressive beer fact you know?

The story about the origins of the IPA! I’ve told a few Taphouse customers about it. The Brits accidentally created the India Pale Ale as a heavily hopped Ale that could survived the journey from Britain to India. The hops acted as a natural preservative that helped the beer stay fresh while travelling by boat to the much warmer Indian climate.

Why do you think a local should come into the Taphouse this weekend?

It’s a great way to connect with friends, enjoy local craft beer, listen to live music and still be able to hear yourself talk.

Last updated 14 March 2022


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