Independent Gold Coast brewery, Burleigh Brewing, has won its 28th World Championship Gold Medal with Burleigh Japan Black at the 2022 World Beer Championships in Chicago, Illinois – judged by an expert industry panel who evaluated beers from around the world in 125 different categories.
Gold Medal beer Burleigh Japan Black, a 4.6% ABV Japanese inspired Black Lager scored an impressive review, along with 93 points to take out the Gold Medal in the Best Black Beer category, in the world-renowned competition.
Conducted by the esteemed Beverage Testing Institute (BTI), the judges noted that Burleigh Brewing’s winning brew is “an unabashedly complex black lager with an easy drinking appeal.”
The judges highlighted Burleigh Japan Black’s“walnut colour, aromas of smoked chocolate soufflé, finely carbonated, dryish medium-to-full body and a tingling, medium-length black raisin bread and toasted nuts finish”.
The 2022 World Beer Championships list of winners was released in late January and Burleigh Brewing was the only Australian brewery to place within the Gold Medal category.
Burleigh Brewing Brewmaster and Co-Founder, Brennan Fielding reflects on the 74 world medals won over the last decade, “As brewers, it’s humbling to see our Burleigh beers recognised on a world stage. I’m so proud of our local team and the hard work they put in every single day. It takes a whole community to brew a beer and to be awarded gold at this level is very humbling – we’re always talking about new beers here at Burleigh and this award represents world class,” said Fielding.
Burleigh Japan Black proved to be popular on its own turf this summer as a one batch only Taphouse Exclusive beer in the Burleigh Brewing Taphouse.
“Our limited batch sold very quickly and received overwhelmingly great feedback from our local customers. Burleigh Japan Black is a very easy, approachable dark lager – it’s not at all intimidating for those who would usually shy away from a darker beer. The brewers are already working on the next batch. We can’t wait to bring it back!” Taphouse Venue Manager, Michael Spearing said.
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