The New World Beer & Cider Awards Top 30 has been released for 2021 and included is the #FAKENEWS Hazy IPA from Burkes Brewing Co.
As in past years, an expert panel of 28 independent judges have sniffed, swirled, sipped, tasted and debated over 650 different beers, ciders and seltzers and agreed on what beer drinkers in the Mackenzie Basin and surrounds already know - #FAKENEWS is a superb drop.
The judges said they loved the great balance and easy drinkability, proclaiming it a “very, very nice beer”. This hazy IPA nails the stone fruit and tropical fruit flavours you would expect and delivers layers of creamy texture.
Burkes Brewing Co describe it as a beer made with a luscious malt base with a mix of awesome hop varieties resulting in a super smooth mouth feel, packed full of flavour and aroma.
Brewer and consumer Sebastian Burke describes the beer as the culmination of everything that is good about the current hazy trend, a trend that looks set to endure much longer than others.
“First and foremost, I write recipes for me”, Burke proclaims. “Like any beer style these days, everything is pushed to the limits and sometimes things just need to be dialled back a notch. To me a lot of hazy beers have lost their drinkability and I wanted something a bit more sessionable. It is still chock full of hops, so much so that we had to somewhat filter a supposedly unfiltered IPA style. Hence the name: #FAKENEWS.”
The Top 30 award from New World will see the beer set to be sold in every New World supermarket in the country, as well as a buying option for the many Pak n Sav and Four-Square outlets trading under the Foodstuffs banner.
“It’s great that this beer will be available to a whole lot more consumers than it would otherwise”, notes Burke. “It’s tremendous exposure for the brewery and it’s always nice to be recognised by your peers in the industry. To be included on such a list of great beers and breweries is fantastic and humbling at the same time. The New World Top 30 is a celebration of a vibrant industry rich in choice and quality product and to be a part of it is awesome.”