Burnley Brewing Beer Joy in Richmond
Burnley Brewing is making waves in what has become a beer lovers precinct in Richmond. Great craft beer plus top notch food menu to match, a top German brewer Michael Stanzel, excellent service and a sensational vibe make Burnley Brewing a highly rewarding destination.
The feel is of something of a sports bar with a couple of big screens displaying the NBA while we were there. A smart bar has beer vats sending beer straight to the bar with 10 taps. If you're so inclined you can also enjoy a wine.
Burnley Brewing took over the Romulus and Remus space that we enjoyed and has launched out in a beer and food focussed venue that comes alongside Slow Beer, Purvis Beer and Exit Brewery’s Uitgang Bar on that stretch of the busy Richmond thoroughfare. The World Loves Melbourne was invited along to experience the menu.
Beer is produced here in Richmond but due to demand they also have a production facility in Dandenong. At Burnley Brewing, fermenters and Brite tanks run floor-to-ceiling in the front window, and a 10-hectolitre, four-vessel brewhouse was installed in the far right corner of the venue.
We loved our tasting paddle of Kellerbier, session Pale, Raspberry Witbier, Spring IPA, Coffee Brown Ale and Dry Stout was a cracker. The Kellerbier is a unique offering based on German influences of the brewer, while we enjoyed the variety in the range. Seasonal beers are the way to go and the Spring IPA was a top notch beer with citrus notes. The Coffee Brown Ale seemed such a great Melbourne beer bringing together a love of coffee and craft beer. Raspberry Witbier is made from Yarra Valley raspberries and is a perfect drink for spring/summer.
View from above.
Burnley Brewing boasts a regular rotation of seasonal beers, including a range of styles such as Australian summer ales, barrel-aged Russian imperial stouts, fruited sours, US West Coast hop bombs and English cask ales. Enjoy them in a booth or at the bar itself.
Cheers! They also have live entertainment on Sundays around 2pm (at time of visit).
Whereas the food at Romulus and Remus was more rustic Italian the food is now more closely matched to beer.
Southern fried chicken burger and fries is a winner. A generous chicken fillet and some kick with the advent of jalapenos. Slaw is always welcome.
Chicken Schnitzel special was a triumph; once again a quality generous portion and an abundance of fries.
Sticky lamb ribs was also a triumph; a tasty dish from the sharing/beer food menu.
Pork rib eye schnitzel and slaw was another top notch dish; tasty pork crumbed and on the bone. Served on a mound of tasty Slaw.
Bowl of fries was excellent with a tangy aioli.
Hand rolled pastas (the gnocchi is legendary) and wood fired pizzas are also super popular. Staff were engaging and full of information about the beers. Highly recommended.