Our Brewers’ Notebook
Inspired by new adventures, we’re always dreaming of our next brew. We can’t help it, we were born this way. Lifted straight from the pages of our Brewers’ Notebook we invite you to enjoy our latest creation – released in a limited batch, because there are many more pages to bring to life.
What is our Brewers’ Notebook and why is it so special?
Just like any great artist, our brewers draw their inspiration for new beers from all around them. The smells, the sights, the people, the conversations and their adventures. We encourage everyone in our brew team to put their creativity to the test and create their dream beers to share with each other, and all of you!
Anyone from the brew team can put their ideas into the Brewers’ Notebook. Every couple of weeks a new beer is brought to life on our pilot plant (small scale brewing system). This produces a few kegs of beery goodness to go on tap in our Burleigh Taphouse. They don’t last long and those that become your favourite, have a chance at becoming an official Brewers’ Notebook beer. This means they get brewed on our main brewhouse system, then packaged in limited quantities and distributed around the country for anyone who is quick enough to get their thirsty hands on.
Co-founder and Brewmaster Brennan Fielding says he’s stoked to be able to bring all these beers to life! “I love the history of beer so I find a lot of inspiration in that, trying to create beers as they would have been hundreds of years ago. I also love experimenting with new hop varieties and seeing what else I can use to make awesome flavours in beer. I’m excited that my brew team can be part of this too. Some of the beers we have in the pipeline are just going to be delicious.”
Although our “Brewers’ Notebook” is new to you, Burleigh Brewing has been creating exciting and interesting beers since the very beginning. The first of which were known as “The Bit on the Side”. These were limited release tallies! Over time this has now morphed into what our Brewers’ Notebook is today. Join our community to be the first to know when there’s a new brew on its way (We mean that! Our community members get first access to all Brewers’ Notebook releases).
Since before cans were a thing…
What we’ve brought to life so far…
Burleigh Wild Flower
Pale Ale x Gin Botanicals | 5.5% ABV
Brewed with Wildflower Gin’s signature botanical spice mix. Refreshing with a hint of citrus & cinnamon.
In collaboration with Wildflower Gin, a neighbouring Burleigh Heads distillery, we’ve brought a gin ‘twist’ to the hopping regime in this refreshingly delicate ale.
Red IPA 6.0% ABV
Floral hop aroma, smooth malty character with firm, balanced bitterness.
Once upon a time there were cowboys & outlaws, and today, we call them craft brewers. Our latest Brewers’ Notebook release is a nod to those who came before us, the true bandits of the 70’s – their imagination ignited a craft beer revolution, one that turned a golden era, into glorious rust.
Brewed boldly to balance the highway robbery of five distinct malts, each individually most wanted across the land – we present a contemporary brilliance, Burleigh Bandit Red IPA.
Wanted! Burleigh Bandit is on the loose. Can you get your hands on one?
Burleigh Razzle Dazzle
Raspberry Wheat Beer 5.8% ABV
Authentic fruit character from real, local raspberries. Subtle wheat aroma & soft sweetness.
Back in the 80’s in the hype of the American craft beer scene, fruit wheat beers were all the rage. Pretty much every craft brewery had one. Our Brewmaster, Brennan, remembers brewing a few! We’ve taken inspo from those classic 80’s fruit wheat beers and mashed in juicy local raspberries, grown just a couple of hundred km’s from the brewery, to create Burleigh Razzle Dazzle Raspberry Wheat Beer.
Mexican Lager 4.6% ABV
Crisp, balanced and refreshing with a kiss of salt and a hint of lime.
Burleigh Brewing Co-Founder and Brewmaster Brennan Fielding reminisces on his early days travelling down the Southern Californian coastline into Mexico, sampling the best authentic flavours that beer and street food had to offer.
Brewed intentionally to accent the zest of real local lime and the nostalgia of corn chip daydreams – we present Burleigh Sublime, a crisp, refreshing Mexican Lager brewed just in time to enjoy for the summer.
Dusseldorf Dunkel 6.0% ABV
In celebration of our fifteenth year, we’ve taken inspiration from 15th Century German brewing to create Burleigh Dusseldorf Dunkel. Dark lagers, which came to be known as dunkel, grew in popularity in the 1700s. Yet in the 15th Century, towns like Dusseldorf were brewing malty, smoky ales. Burleigh Fifteen is a nod to those times. Compared with a modern dunkel, you’ll find slightly more body & sweetness, with just the right amount of hops to balance out the experience.
Burleigh Hop Nectar
Juicy IPA 6.0% ABV
Our brewers have combined the juicy malts of full-bodied ales with a unique combination of hops to create this juicy, re-imagined IPA. Hop Nectar is extremely aromatic, boasting big floral characters. The unique combination of hops produces characters of grapefruit, berry and mango and the underlying juicy malt combination evolves this beer to a place where bitterness shares the limelight more fairly with firm, bold juiciness, wrapped in a surprisingly light drinking experience – all with Burleigh’s trademark balance.