Burleigh Bighead. Full flavour and no carbs.
Brewmaster Brennan explains how he created this full flavoured, no carb masterpiece. Plus, some of the other nutritional information that you might not know about Burleigh Bighead.
We’re often asked about Burleigh Bighead and how it has no carbs. Well, it’s pretty tricky and took a whole lot of testing and development to create. Keeping the flavour and body of a full-strength craft lager with traditional brewing methods and natural ingredients was always a must, and we’re super proud of it. We thought it time to pull back the curtain just a little …
It all started in 2006 when our doors first opened and people would ask if we had other beers coming, outside of our then-range of three. Out of 100 people, our Brewmaster Brennan says 70 would ask for a low calorie or low carb beer. Over time, Brennan humbly accepted the challenge and the long road to brewing what’s now our Burleigh Bighead.
There’s some top-secret stuff we can’t tell you – and the above video gives you the best recount of how Bighead came to be. But in essence, it took over 13 months of testing, dumping batches of beer, sending samples to independent certified labs for more testing, recipe, flavour adjustments and still more testing before Brennan nailed it. But he did…
At first Brennan was concerned he needed to add some of the carbohydrates back in to make it “low carb”, but lucky for everyone our CEO (and Brennan’s wife), Peta, gave some epic advice to leave the carbs out altogether. After some retracing of steps on Brennan’s part, the recipe was complete.
A beautifully brewed, full-flavoured, full-strength craft lager, but with no carbs and low calories.
Yep, Burleigh Bighead has a low 101 calories per can and just 88 in a stubby.
We love it, and like all our beers, it’s brewed with no additives or preservatives and is of course vegan friendly. We reckon you will love it too.