A Gold Coast brewmaster has described his latest creation – the Twisted Palm Pale Ale – as an attempt to bottle the unique sights, sounds and smells of Burleigh Heads.
Written by Cameron Jackson for myGC, published 9 October 2016.
Burleigh Brewing Company’s Brennan Fielding said: “We love everything there is to love about Burleigh Heads and joked about being able to bottle it for people to take home, so we thought, why not!
“[It’s] just a beautiful spot – a gorgeous beach, the smells from the cafe’s cooking around the place, and the birds.”
Mr Fielding described the beer as one that fits well with the Queensland lifestyle.
“While flavourful and aromatic, it’s a relaxed and uncomplicated beer that is perfect for sharing with mates at the beach or at a summer barbie,” he said.
“Think of a fruit salad with papaya and orange and mango. Those are from the hops that we use that have those floral characteristics that get infused into the beer.
“So we don’t use any fruit, but we use specific hops that give those floral characters and we use nice light malts so it’s not too heavy on the palate, and moderate alcohol so it’s very sessionable,” he said.
The Twisted Palm Pale Ale’s label is a pandanus tree with sunglasses and a surfboard.
“One of the things I love about the pandanus is that it is totally unique, it is neither a palm nor a pine! Burleigh Heads has that same sense of uniqueness.”
The new ‘Bottled Burleigh’ will be available at a number of Gold Coast bottle shops, cafe’s and restaurants.