Malthouse West Coast IPA Challenge
Sep
22
12:00pm12:00pm

Malthouse West Coast IPA Challenge

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Calling All Hop Heads:

Each year the legendary Wellington beer bar, The Malthouse, hosts what has grown into an incredibly popular event called the West Coast IPA Challenge. 

Friday 22nd September, we'll be tapping 6 of the best from this years event, including:

Garage Project Unconditional Love WCIPA
Hop Federation West Coast IPA
8 WIRED BREWING Lupulust IPA
Parrotdog Double IPA
Pirate life Brewing Malthouse Challenge IPA
Epic Beer Hysteria IPA


Beers will be tapped from Midday. Get on it.

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Garage Project Showcase
Sep
28
12:00pm12:00pm

Garage Project Showcase

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Great beer to kick your Grand Final Weekend!

So there's some football on Saturday, so no one has to work Friday, so you should come to The Local on Thursday, drink awesome Garage Project beers, and enjoy some live music!

Garage Project showcase includes:

'Hakituri' Organic Kiwi Pilsner
'Hapi Daze' Pacific Pale Ale
'Snug Warming' Irish Stout (on nitro)
'Aro Noir' Friendly Roasted Stout
'Baltic Porter' Lagered Porter
'Death From Above' Indochine Pale Ale
'Pernicious Weed Monster' Hop IIPA
'Cherry Bomb' Cherry Chocolate Imperial Porter

We'll also have live music from 9.30pm with TBC

Beers on top from Midday.

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Grand Final Day
Sep
30
to Oct 1

Grand Final Day

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Book now for Grand Final Day.

DOWNSTAIRS:

3 hour beverage package downstairs in front of the big screen! Includes Aperol spritz, beer, wine, sparkling - $60 pp. Book now!

UPSTAIRS:

Free entry.

AFL themed food available throughout the day.

Book now through Try Booking to secure your table.

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Ale Stars - Meet the Nanobreweries
Sep
19
7:00pm 7:00pm

Ale Stars - Meet the Nanobreweries

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Join us for Australia’s most popular beer appreciation night with the usual fun, beer, trivia and more.

This month we shift the focus to nanobreweries with not one but TWO special guests. Casey Wagner, owner and brewer at Westside Ale Works based in South Melbourne will be showcasing two of his latest and finest. We'll also be pouring two beers from The Mill Brewery in Collingwood, with Founder and brewer Mirek Aldridge here as well.

Shandy, our Ale Stars host will be also be here to bring us a great night of beer banter, food, trivia and more. 

Beer line-up:

Westside Ale Works Single Hop Pale Ale
The Mill Brewery Red IPA
Westside Ale Works DIPA
The Mill Brewery Russian Imperial Stout

Tickets are $40 and are available from trybooking or at the bar on the night. Doors open at 7pm for a 7:30pm start.

https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=311903

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Local Laughs - Headliner Ryan Coffey
Sep
18
7:00pm 7:00pm

Local Laughs - Headliner Ryan Coffey

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Melbourne's longest running independent comedy room. The best local and international acts as well as the most promising up-and-comers.

JOSH EARL - Our glorious host
*RYAN COFFEY - Musical comedy powerhouse
*MIKE GOLDSTEIN - Jokemeister extraordinairre
*GERALDINE HICKEY - Yeaaaaaaah.
*THE TRAVELLING SISTERS - Sketchtastic trio from Brisbane who took Edinburgh Fringe by storm last year
*SIMON PALOMARES - Pioneering Spanish-Australian comedian who sells out across the globe.

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Founders Brewing Co - Showcase of Amazing Beers
Sep
16
12:00pm12:00pm

Founders Brewing Co - Showcase of Amazing Beers

We've got our hands on 20 different beers from one of the world's best breweries. We're not saying that beer rating sites are everything, but with 15 beers rated 95 or higher on ratebeer.com, it's a seriously good line up. Add in ALL 6 BEERS from their legendary barrel-aged series, including 2 making their Australian debut, and it's a day you'll not want to miss.

Full Tap Line up:

- PC Pils
- Nitro Pale Ale
- 'All Day' IPA
- 'Centennial' IPA
- 'Rubaeus' Fruit Beer
- Nitro 'Rubaeus' 
- Porter
- Nitro Oatmeal Stout
- 'Frootwood' Barrel Aged Fruit Beer
- 'Dirty Bastard' Sctoch Ale
- 'Backwoods Bastard' Barrel Aged Scotch Ale
- 'Curmudgeon' Old Ale
- 'Sumatra Mountain' Brown (Imperial Coffee Brown Ale) 
- 'reDANKulous' Imperial Red IPA
- 'Doom' Barrel Aged Imperial IPA
- 'Breakfast' Stout (Imperial Stout)
- Imperial Stout (Russian Imperial Stout)
- 'Lizard of Koz' (Barrel Aged Imperial Stout with Blueberries) 
- 'Kentucky Breakfast' Stout (Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout)
- 'DKML' (Barrel Aged Malt Liquor)

With some American Food Classics (Philly cheese anyone?) served all day, doors open at 12pm.

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Local Laughs - headliner Sami Shah
Sep
4
8:00pm 8:00pm

Local Laughs - headliner Sami Shah

Melbourne's longest running independent comedy room. The best local and international acts as well as the most promising up-and-comers.

* MC ALASDAIR TREMBLAY-BIRCHALL
*SAMI SHAH - as heard on ABC radio
*SHOWKO - Australia's favourite Japanese comedian!
* DANIELLE WALKER - Wonderfully characterful delivery
*and more

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Father's Day
Sep
3
12:00pm12:00pm

Father's Day

Spoil your Dad this Fathers Day by bringing him to The Local. 

All bookings will receive a free tasting paddle for Dad! 

Our delicious Sunday roast will also be available until sold out. $25 for the roast or add on just $5 for dessert! 

Slow roasted Angus rump, parsnips, celeriac, oxtail marmalade and Yorkshire puddings
Vanilla and orange bread & butter pudding, whiskey custard

Call us on (03) 9537 2633 or send us an email skfunctions@thelocal.com.au

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Live Music - The Reggae Ites
Sep
2
9:30pm 9:30pm

Live Music - The Reggae Ites

Come down on Friday and Saturday nights in the main bar from 9:30pm. We have a selection of cool blues, soul, funk, old school reggae and r&b bands in every week! 

Saturday 2 September - The Reggae Ites

The Reggae Ites are dedicated to bringing high quality old school reggae music to melbourne audiences and present a repertoire of tunes selected from the roots reggae tradition along with their own original compositions. Expect to hear fresh versions of classic reggae songs by artists such as Peter Tosh, Bob Marley, Jacob Miller, the Abyssinians and more, delivered with sweet vocal harmonies and authentic dub effects.

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La Sirène Brewing Specialty Showcase
Sep
1
12:00pm12:00pm

La Sirène Brewing Specialty Showcase

 

Victoria's finest producers of Belgian inspired beers, La Sirène Brewing, have been busy. We've got 6 awesome limited release kegs of exciting wild and farmhouse ales plus on old favourite thrown in for good measure. All will be available on tap from Midday on Friday 1st of September - a great way to kick off the month! 

La Sirène Showcase Lineup:

1) SAISON PINK (ABV 6%)

A truly experimental beer using various techniques to infuse fresh whole raspberries and hibiscus with our house style Saison. This is a beautiful ruby red stained Saison displaying bright raspberry characters with a touch of herbaceousness. Delicious

2) THE WILD ONE (ABV 5.2%)

This is a Flemish blend of bacteria and yeast producing classic Flemish characters. 

3) THE WILD TWO (ABV 5.2%)

Highlights a classic lactic producing bug which creates this wonderfully acid forward Farmhouse style ale.

4) THE WILD THREE (ABV 5.2%)

Showcasing a classic Farmhouse Brettanomyces strain which creates delightfully funky barnyard and horse characters.

5) FARMHOUSE NOIR (ABV 6.5%)

Soft, rich and dark malt added to their classic Farmhouse Ale to impart a decadent midnight hue. The unique interplay between House yeast, earthy citrus hop characters and darker malts has created a beautifully complex drinking experience. A gentle, creamy lactic character blends seamlessly with notes of fig, blueberry, dark chocolate and caramel. With a subtle coffee and citrus aroma. 

6) WILD TRIPELLE v3 (ABV 8%) 

12-month oak barrel aged,100% spontaneously fermented wild ale. 

This beer shows a beautiful creamy lactic character with great oak expression. 

7) PRALINE (ABV 6%)

Hard to believe this beer is now over 3 years old, taking out GABS People's Choice Award back in 2014. Building on a Belgian stout base, it is brewed with organic vanilla pods, cacao nibs from Mexico and hazelnuts and with a creamy body, it is velvety, dark and seductive.

 

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Local Laughs - headliner Cal Wilson
Aug
28
8:00pm 8:00pm

Local Laughs - headliner Cal Wilson

Melbourne's longest running independent comedy room. The best local and international acts as well as the most promising up-and-comers.

* MC TOBY HALLIGAN - Hilarious political commentary. And dick jokes. 
*CAL WILSON - ‘Masterful… her audience dissolved in helpless puddles formed from their tears of mirth. ★★★★★' Edinburgh Evening News
*DILRUK JAYASINHA - As seen on Utopia!
*JESS PERKINS - Fast rising star
*MICHAEL SHAFAR - Him too

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Oyster Stout Launch with Sailors Grave Brewing & Wapengo Rocks
Aug
26
12:00pm12:00pm

Oyster Stout Launch with Sailors Grave Brewing & Wapengo Rocks

Get down on Saturday 26th August from 12pm for the Sailors Grave Brewing and Wapengo Rocks wild organic oysters stout launch.

Enjoy freshly shucked Wapengo Rocks Wild Organic Oysters with Sailors Grave Brewing 'The Law of the Tongue' Oyster Stout brewed with Wapengo Rocks Wild Organic Oysters. Chris Moore (Head Brewer) will be here on the day!

Info about Wapengo Rocks Wild Organic Oysters - http://wapengorocks.com.au/#about

Info about Sailors Grave - http://www.sailorsgravebrewing.com/about

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