The Gold Coast is home to a brewery that now boasts some of the world’s best beer.

Burleigh Brewing Company, a Gold Coast initiative, has become an internationally-celebrated label, as well as one of Australia’s leading producers of craft beer. 

Since 2009, their varieties such as The HEF, Bighead, My Wife’s Bitter and 28 Pale Ale, have been consistently claiming gold and silver medals at championships around the globe.

28 Pale Ale

Gold Medal, 2010 World Beer Championships

A medium-bodied beer with a fruity character – citrus, grapefruit, passionfruit and lychee.

Goes well with: spicy foods.

Burleigh HEF

Gold Medal, 2012 World Beer Cup; Gold Medal, 2011 World Beer Championships; Champion Qld Beer (2010 and 2011) and Grand Champion Beer (2010), Royal Queensland Show.

An unfiltered, classically German wheat beer – rich in flavour, creamy texture, but not too overpowering.

Goes well with: almost all seafood.

My Wife’s Bitter

Gold Medal, 2010 World Beer Championships

Classic English bitter beer with a malty/caramel flavour and pleasant smell.

Goes well with: main meals with duck, beef and lamb. It also matches desserts.


Gold Medal, 2012 World Beer Championships

A balance between malt, hops and alcohol, without the bitterness you might expect.

Goes well with: Meats, cheeses and delicacies such as figs.


Silver Medal, 2009 and 2011 World Beer Championships

A full-flavoured beer, with zero carbs and free of additives and preservatives. A good beer for the ladies!

Goes well with: any meal; the Bighead isn’t fussy.

All these beers are produced at the Burleigh Brewhouse, founded in 2006 by local couple Peta and Brennan Fielding.

Peta Field says the difference with their brewing is definitely in the small details.

“There is no shortcut to a quality product in craft beer,” says Peta.

“It takes the commitment of our entire team in every step, for the month-long process of producing a Burleigh brew.”

Burleigh brew production only relies on Australian grown barley, North American hops, water and European speciality malts – no sugar or preservatives are added to the process.

“World class locals producing world class beer – that’s our driving ambition.”

On Friday nights, the Brewhouse also hosts tasting tours alongside live music performances, to showcase local bands.

On the first Friday of each month, the Brewhouse holds a family-friendly German BBQ, to raise money for charity.

Look out for Burleigh brews being served in venues across Brisbane. For more event information, visit our event guide.