Ale Stars with Wildflower Brewing
Nov
21
6:30 PM18:30

Ale Stars with Wildflower Brewing

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

This month we showcase one of the more unusual players in Australia's craft brewing scene - Wildflower Brewing and Blending with special guest - founder and head brewer (blender?) Topher Boehm . 

Not a 'brewery' in the usual sense of the word, Wildflower's Marrickville warehouse is a blendery, full of barrels. Utilising genuine wild yeasts to create authentic Australian Wild Ales, we'll have four of their ground breaking beers for you to sample.

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:
1) Table Beer
2) Gold
3) Waratah
4) TBC


Tickets are $45 and are available from Trybooking or at the bar on the night. Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7:30pm start.

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Belgian Beer Bonanza with Cantillon and friends
Nov
11
12:00 PM12:00

Belgian Beer Bonanza with Cantillon and friends

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The ultimate Belgian Beer event is coming to The Local Taphouse on Saturday 11th November.

We have an incredible list of Beglian beers on tap and in bottles, including 6 different Cantillon Styles (so far - more to come), 3 different Rodenbach Vintages and some Belgian classics rarely seen on tap. If that's not enough to get you excited, we'll have a delicous menu of Belgian classics available all day plus a chance to win a Magnum of Duvel. 

FOR ONE DAY ONLY, MOST BELGIAN BOTTLED BEERS WILL BE AVAILABLE BY THE 310ML GLASS AND 90ML TASTER.

There is extremely limited stock of some of these bottles so make sure you get down early in order to avoid disappointment.

Door open @ midday with a charity gold coin donation for entry. 

Taplist so far:

Brasserie Cantillon Lambic
Rodenbach Vintage 2014
Rodenbach Grand Cru
Rodenbach Charactere Rouge
Brouwerij Palm Belgian Pale
Palm Estaminet Pilsner
La Chouffe Belgian Strong
Brouwerij Boon 2yo Lambik
Chimay Blanche Tripel
Kwak Beer Belgian Strong
Kareliet Triple Tripel
Hoegaarden Wit
Leffe Bruin Bruin
Gueuzerie Tilquin Gueze

Bottles and cans so far

Cantillon Bruoscella 750ml
Cantillon Gueuze Lambic 750ml
Cantillon Kriek 375ml
Cantillon Rose de Gamb 750ml
Cantillon St Lamvinus 750ml
Boon Oude Gueze Black Label 750ml
Boon Oude Kriek 375ml
Boon Marrainge Parfait 750ml
Boon Framboise 375ml
Dupont Saison 750ml
Chimay Grand Reserve Rum Barrel 750ml
Duvel 330ml
Rodenbach vintage 2012 750ml
Rodenbach vintage 2013 750ml
Rodenbach Caractere Rouge 750ml
Rodenback 330ml cans
Leifmans Goudenband 330ml
Liefmans Kriek 750ml
Rochefort 8 330ml
Westmalle Double 330ml

MORE TO COME!

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Local Laughs Halloween Show!
Oct
30
7:00 PM19:00

Local Laughs Halloween Show!

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*MC KELLY FASTUCA - Guess who adores Halloween? This kid.
*MICHAEL WILLIAMS - The maestro of Powerpoint comedy has an extra special spooky treat for us
*GATESY - Guess who has a spooky song? 
*KEREN BALA (Malaysia) - As seen on Comedy Central Stand-Up Asia. One of our buddies from the Kuala Lumpur comedy scene.
*LULU LAMARR- Cabaret star! All the glitz and pizazz that you can handle.
*LISA-SKYE - She's going to tell us some Urban Horror Stories. 
*AND MORE - *cue evil laughter*

BOOK NOW >

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AUStoberfest SpecTAPular
Oct
28
12:00 PM12:00

AUStoberfest SpecTAPular

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Dust off your lederhosen and hold onto your schnitzel as The Local Taphouse brings you an Oktoberfest Festival with a difference.

We've got our hands on 20 mind blowing German style beers brewed right here in Australia. 

Throw in hourly prizes throughout the day (beer), amazing festival food, beers in all shapes and sizes from a paddle to a stein, a DJ all arvo on the sunny rooftop and a live band downstairs in the evening and you've got yourself a party!

Doors open at noon with a gold coin charity donation for entry. Prost mate! 

Tap list:

Wolf of the Willows Brewing Pilsner
Boatrocker Brewers & Distillers Festbier
Mornington Peninsula Brewery Marzen
Two Birds Brewing Maltergiest Marzen
Bridge Road Brewers Hoptoberfest Hopped Marzen
Murray's Craft Brewing Co Oktoberfestbier
Balter Brewing Company Marzen
Riders Brew Co Slam Dunkel
Blackman's Brewery Festbier Hopped Helles
Stomping Ground Brewing Co Hanging Rauchbier
Hargreaves Hill Brewing Company Hefeweizen
Gage Roads Brewing Co Hefeweizen
Feral Brewing Company Watermelon Warhead Berliner Weiss
Edge Brewing Project Pomegranate Sour Berliner Weiss
Green Beacon Brewing 7 Bells Passionfruit Gose
Bad Shepherd Brewing Co. Brew Crew 4 Roggenbier
Tallboy and Moose Mandarina Spelter Dinkel Spelt Ale
Sailors Grave Brewing Southern Right Ale Alt Bier
3 Ravens Brewery Dark Smoke Beer Rauchbier
Red Hill Brewery Weizenbock

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Local Laughs with headliner Ivan Aristeguieta
Oct
23
1:30 PM13:30

Local Laughs with headliner Ivan Aristeguieta

*KEL BALNAVES - Our marvellous MC
*IVAN ARISTEGUIETA - Australia's favourite Venezualan comedian and star of ABC TV's 'Lost In Pronunciation'
*MATT STEWART - Dry as a chip. Funny as a bag of frogs.
* BRETT BLAKE - Intelligent larrikanism
*LAURA DUNEMANN- "Compellingly confident, funny and just a bit odd" Sydney Morning Herald
*GABE HOGAN - Making her Local Laughs debut!

BOOK NOW >

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Ale Stars showcasing Wheaty Brewing Corps
Oct
17
6:30 PM18:30

Ale Stars showcasing Wheaty Brewing Corps

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

The special guest for the October Session is Jade Flavell, owner, founder and head brewer at Wheaty Brewing Corps in Adelaide, South Australia. In their first year alone they smashed out 44 different beers in 61 batches and have since collaborated with some of the biggest names in brewing. Not often seen in Melbourne, these will be four beers not to be missed. 

Line up:

'Black Lime' Gose
'Blood Oats' Red Ale
'Ink Slinger' Foriegn Export Stout
'Benatar' Sour Stout with Raspberries - last keg in existence! 

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

Tickets are $40 and are available from Trybooking or at the bar on the night.

Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7:30pm start.

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Local Laughs - headliners Tony Martin & Denise Scott
Oct
9
9:00 PM21:00

Local Laughs - headliners Tony Martin & Denise Scott

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Well, this is special, isn't it? Denise Scott and Tony Martin on the same bill. 

*JAMES NOKISE- One of New Zealand's finest
*DENISE SCOTT - "Only has to look as if she’s going to say something and everyone laughs” Sunday Herald Sun
*TONY MARTIN - Comedian, writer, filmaker, Tweeter
*DAVID ROSE - Great writing and a quirky demenour
* and more - that ever popular addition to any lineup.

Bookings: http://www.trybooking.com/175052

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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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Garage Project Showcase
Sep
28
12:00 PM12:00

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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Malthouse West Coast IPA Challenge
Sep
22
12:00 PM12:00

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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Ale Stars - Meet the Nanobreweries
Sep
19
7:00 PM19:00

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
7:00 PM19:00

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
12:00 PM12:00

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
8:00 PM20:00

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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