World Class

Local Beer

While we like to let our customers be the judge, sometimes we let judges be the judge. To keep pushing our own very high standards, we often pit our craft beers against the best in the world.

We’re proud that our beers consistently earn Gold Medals at the World Beer Championships. Some have been awarded a few silvers too, which would feel more impressive if they hadn’t won all that gold. Plus HEF was recognised as the best German Style Wheat Beer at the 2012 World Beer Cup (think of it as the Olympics of beer) which basically means we out-Germaned the Germans.

We’re grateful for a bunch of local recognition for our beers too – Best of Show at the RNA Royal Queensland Beer Awards and Best Queensland Beer more than once, plus a swag of Australian International Beer Awards.

Check out our ‘Bit on the Side’ Department

Twisted Palm

Deliciously laid-back

Burleigh Heads is a special place.

The beach. The surf. The weather. The lifestyle. The locals. The vibe.

It’s laid-back and easy-going.

Nobody’s in much of a rush. Even when dodging the bush turkeys or the groms bombing the hill on their skateboards.

It feels a little bit old world. A place to just sit and chill.

Pandanus trees line the beach park. They’re pretty easy-going too. Neither palm nor pine, they’re happy to be called whatever you like. A bit like your best mate, you can just count on them to be there.

No wonder they inspired us when creating this deliciously laid-back brew.

 


Experience

Like  the place it calls home, the flavours in Burleigh Brewing Twisted Palm Tropical Pale Ale are relaxed and uncomplicated. The unique hopping regime delivers tropical aromas and characters of orange, mango and papaya. All sitting comfortably together.

Perfect for enjoying in Burleigh. Or when you just wish you could.


Style

Tropical Pale Ale (filtered, 4.2% abv)


Ingredients

Malted barley, hops, yeast and water


Awards

Gold Medal 2016 World Beer Championships


Food Match

Burleigh Brewing Twisted Palm is the perfect accompaniment to delicate flavours such as your favourite seafood. Equally, it is the ideal refreshment to partner with more robust dishes.



28

A Californian style classic

You need a good amount of balance to ride a wave. So imagine how much you’d need to ride one for 28 days straight. Yup. That’s what you’re in for with this little beauty.

28 immortalises the rare 28-day swell that amazed Burleigh Heads in 1975.


Experience

Burleigh Brewing 28 California Pale Ale boasts a light orange colour and a fragrant bouquet. It is a medium-bodied beer with masterfully balanced hoppiness. In a nod to the hopping regimes pioneered in California in the 70’s, 28 boasts a complex, fruity character – citrus, grapefruit, passionfruit and lychee – and yet brewed from only malted barley, water, hops and yeast.


Style

California Pale Ale (filtered, 4.8% abv)


Ingredients

Malted barley, American hops, yeast and water


Awards

Gold Medal, 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2010, World Beer Championships,
Silver Medal 2013 and 2011 World beer Championships


Food Match

Burleigh Brewing 28 pairs well with duck, pork, beef and lamb – the perfect match for a spicy Moroccan lamb, if you can handle a little heat!



Figjam

Every bit as good as it thinks it is

Traditionally, India Pale Ales (IPAs) were brewed extra strong and hoppy to last the long journey by boat from England to India. These days, we brew ours that way because we love it.

And, you know, for history and nostalgia…

Learn a little extra


Experience

The incredible balance of Burleigh Brewing FIGJAM India Pale Ale belies its 7.0% abv and 70IBU IPA statistics. The fine balance of malt, hops and alcohol is deftly managed through five separate hopping phases, delivering the classic IPA characters of floral hop aromas and a distinctive hop character on the finish. All the ‘punch’ of an IPA, carefully delivered with Burleigh Brewing’s trademark balance.


Style

India Pale Ale (filtered, 7.0% abv)


Ingredients

Five natural hop varieties, five malted barley varieties, yeast and water


Awards

Gold Medal, 2016, 2014, 2013 & 2012 World Beer Championships


Food Match

The robust flavour of Burleigh Brewing FIGJAM makes it an excellent food beer – pairing well with succulent meats and stinky cheeses. It is also a joy to savour on its own.



My Wife's Bitter

She’s also quite possessive

You could say it takes a special kind of love for a man to brew a beer in honour of his wife.

And it has been suggested to us that it must take a special kind of woman to not remove that man’s head from his shoulders when he calls it, “My Wife’s Bitter”. Thankfully in this instance the apostrophe is possessive (as is the woman for whom it was first brewed, who LOVES everything about it). So this is actually a love story after all. Inspired by love, and the traditional English pub classic, we’ve created a coastal version of this timeless brew that’s as refreshing in summer as it is comforting in winter.


Experience

Styled after England’s ‘session beer’, Burleigh Brewing’s coastal version of a classic English bitter is brewed with a unique blend of English specialty malts that generate a smooth, malty flavour – with a hint of ‘nuttiness’ and a soft caramel character. The combination of traditional English hops lends a finely balanced aroma.


Style

English Ale (filtered, 4.8% abv)


Ingredients

English malt, hops, yeast and water


Awards

Gold Medal, 2016, 2014 and 2010 World Beer Championships,
Silver Medal 2013 World Beer Championship


Food Match

Burleigh Brewing My Wife’s Bitter matches well with robust meats such as duck, beef and lamb. Anything with nuts will also compliment well, while the soft caramel notes lend nicely to dessert pairing.



Bighead

A big idea that happened

Have you ever been kicking around with your mates, half-daydreaming about stuff you could/should do when someone mentions something that seems so outrageous that you just have to have a crack at it?

We reckon that’s how man first landed on the moon. It’s also an approximate explanation of the genesis of Bighead. Brewing a full-flavoured, full-strength beer with no carbs seemed impossible. But just because nobody had done it before, it didn’t mean it couldn’t be done (at least not to us). And the result is something we’re truly proud of. Not that we’re getting a big head about it.


Experience

Burleigh Brewing Bighead No Carb Lager is a full-flavoured, full-strength beer that is 100% natural and boasts a clean, crisp taste. With zero carbs and only 88 calories per bottle, Bighead is brewed traditionally, with an innovative twist. The depth of flavour will surprise you.


Style

No Carb Lager (filtered, 4.2% abv)


Ingredients

Malted barley, hops, yeast and water


Awards

Silver Medal, 2011and 2009 World Beer Championships


Food Match

This lager will accompany any meal easily, from a hearty pub lunch to a dish of French delicacies, Bighead isn’t fussy!



Burleigh Blonde

Blonde, designed to have more fun!

Blonde is our new Burleigh-inspired version of the classic bier garden lagers of Germany. A crisp, approachable and balanced blonde lager that’s finding new fans with every can opened. 

This is our take on a beer you’d find yourself drinking in the sunny Bier Gartens of Münich in Germany under a walnut tree. Though, you may just find yourself under a eucalyptus with a few friends (no exceptions made for palm trees) sharing the same experience! Enjoy the first Burleigh Blonde in a series of canned beers.


Experience

Highly sessionable, malt-forward, clean finish on the palate with notes of European hops.


Style

Bier Garden Lager 5.0% ABV.


Ingredients

Malted barley, hops, yeast and water.


Food Match

Smoked bratwurst, sauerkraut, fried onions and seeded mustard on fresh sourdough. Alternatively, fresh fish, scallops or sashimi.



Black Giraffe

2018 Limited Release

Experience two of your favourites in one can, beer and coffee! New Burleigh Black Giraffe, Black Coffee Larger is here! Influenced by locally roasted coffee, Burleigh Black Giraffe delivers one espresso shot per serve.

After gaining some notoriety, winning a few awards and a bit of a hiatus, Black Giraffe is back as part of our first series of canned beers!


Experience

A tonne of caramel, chocolate and toffee malts. Hundreds of kilos of locally roasted coffee. American hops. Four weeks in the fermenter with Burleigh Brewing’s own strain of Lager yeast.


Style

Black Coffee Lager 5.0% ABV, 50 IBU, 150 EBC.


Ingredients

Locally-brewed coffee, malted barley, hops, yeast and water


Awards

Gold Medal 2010 World Beer Championships
Gold Medal 2012 World Beer Championships
Gold Medal 2013 World Beer Championships
Gold Medal 2015 World Beer Championships


Food Match

Smashed avo on toast.