TOP FROTH: Brennan Fielding with his international gold medal winning Hef.
TOP FROTH: Brennan Fielding with his international gold medal winning Hef. John Gass TWEBEER

Burleigh brews its liquid gold

BURLEIGH Brewing Company’s liquid gold was rewarded at the World Beer Championships in Chicago earlier this month.

Their Hefeweizen, known as ‘Hef’ scored gold in the German Wheat Beer category, trumping wheat beer icons such as Paulaner, Hofbrauhaus and Spoetzl at their own game.

Brewmaster Brennan Fielding said the Hef was “murky pale amber olive-grey in colour, with aromas of banana bread toast and delicate nutmeg spiced pudding”.

“Plus it has a supple, frothy medium-to-full body and a long, well integrated finish with accents of melon rind, sprouts, and grass,” Mr Fielding said.

“It’s very tasty and stylistically focused and beat some of the most established and well-known German breweries with its perfect balance of fruit, character, clove, carbonation, head retention and wonderful aroma.

“That’s why those in the know, insist on the mo.”

CEO Peta Fielding said it was a fantastic achievement for the team.

“As a company, we pride ourselves on producing consistently high-quality and great-tasting brews across our entire range, coupled with high-quality service and support,” Mrs Fielding said.

“We are thrilled to be helping bring some excitement back to the beer category, in Queensland particularly.”

This is Burleigh Brewing’s fourth world championship gold, having previously topped the field with their 28 Pale Ale, My Wife’s Bitter and Black Giraffe brews.

Mr Brennan said the Hef had been rated as “exceptional” by the judges.

“Wheat beers are a unique style, and one with a rich history.

“They take a lot of work to get right and our team works really hard on all the minor details that impact the quality of this style of beer.

“We put our hearts into it absolutely, and so to get this bit of recognition is really gratifying,” he said.

“We’d love to say a very big thank you to all of the Burleigh Brewing Company’s supporters – we make our beer for you and we appreciate you passing on the word,” he said.



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