We're proud to announce that we have a beer named after us!
Lion have created a brand new beer and called it Furphy Refreshing Ale.
The creators of the beer liked the idea of our story - dating back to World War I where diggers would gather around a water cart to have a drink and fill their bottles with water. Those troops would swap stories and generally have a 'yarn' and tell a “tall story or two” - which later became famously known as telling “a Furphy”.
Sam Furphy, great great grandson of John Furphy and director of Furphy's Foundry said: “You could say that Furphy as a business has played a small role in the beverage industry already. We’re proud to have our family name once more associated with something that brings people together to share a story or two – many years ago it was water however in this case, it’s a great beer!”
Furphy Head Brewer, Warren Pawsey said: “We are very proud of this new brew we have created at Little Creatures in Geelong, but we couldn’t have done it without the quality Victorian ingredients we had to work with,” said Pawsey.
“Initial inspiration for Furphy Refreshing Ale started with an Old style German ale which is still brewed in Cologne and called Kölsch,” added Pawsey.
The end result is a clean, crisp, delicately balanced beer with subtle fruity flavours and aromas. Deep gold in colour and slightly hazy, there is a subdued maltiness balanced with subdued hop flavours which leads to a pleasantly refreshing finish.
A few Furphy's
Furphy on Tap
Enjoying a Furphy
The beer launch
Furphy on tap
An ice cold Furphy
Fresh, cold Furphy