GABS Brewer 2015

GABS Brewer 2015: Burleigh Brewing

Burleigh Brewing, from Burleigh Heads, Queensland

What beer are you making for GABS?
Peach Saison

What’s it called?
Burleigh Peach Saison (keeping it simple this year!)

Where did the inspiration come from?
Perhaps more than any other beer, the saison style is all about balance. It’s a very broad style – and all kinds of things can be thrown at creating it. But in the end, all the characteristics need to sing in harmony with each other. And at Burleigh Brewing, balance is what we do!

In the late nineties Brennan created a purpose-brewed wedding beer for some great friends – a peach lager.  The keg was drained before the ceremony was over! He had been wanting to “bring back the peach” at some stage … and many of our crew have been at him to brew a saison. So we decided to combine the two. (By the way, we left the “barnyard” characters out because we don’t like that element of some interpretations of the saison style. Not that some people don’t make great “barnyard”. It’s just a personal thing.)

For those who might over-indulge, do you have a suggestion for a post-GABS hangover remedy?
H20 in all its forms– rehydrate, go for a surf and reminding yourself to focus on quality not quantity next year.

Finally, finish this sentence, craft beer is …

.. about time!

The Great Australasian Beer Spectapular is at the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne on May 22-24 and Australian Technology Park, Sydney on May 30.

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