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Friday, March 21, 2008

Beer Travel - The Local Taphouse

Er...sorry Steve. I've been meaning to get your joint a crank for weeks now!!

Have been a few times and have say this is at least the most significant addition to the Melbourne quality beer bar scene since The Royston in Richmond. Popped in for a beer at the soft opening tonight and I was impressed. Classy fitout uncluttered, non-pretentious, not pool table / big screen TV bullshit. 21 taps with some really good kit (Beast IPA, Red Hill Blonde, Coopers Yellow, Redoak?, Dogbolter etc). Priced up a touch at about $4.5 - $5.0 for a glass but bugger it well worth the effort. Steve (owner) gives a shit about good beer and is committed to showcasing it properly. Could be the best place in Melb to have a beer.

I've been few times since including a session upstairs in the awesome outdoor deck bar.

This place is good for geeks but, as noted, on the pricey side. Then again, paying $5.80 for a pot of Jamieson 'Beast' IPA is, in relative terms, a bargain when Stella might be $4. Early noise is that taps will rotate on a regular basis. And it's the only pub in Melbourne I would go to a couple of times every month.

Update March 2008
The Local Tahouse has just launched The Local Taphouse’s Beer Bulletins which are sent by SMS to your mobile phone with the latest BEER news – events, latest taps beers (as soon as they’re tapped) etc. All you need to receive these occasional bulletins is to text the word ‘beer’ to 0447-LOCALS (0447 562 257). You can unsubscribe at any time.

Showcase taps coming up over the next few weeks include Jamieson’s Son of a Beast dIPA, Little Brewing Company’s Wicked Elf APA (winner Gold @ Sydney Show), Murray’s Grand Cru and Colonial’s Porter and Kölsch.



  • Is there a charge or anything on the text message list?

    By Blogger Tim, at 8:38 pm  

  • Just ran this by the to receive. The only cost relates to when you text back to unsubscribe.

    By Blogger Stewart Went, at 6:31 am  

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