Ale Star: the Local’s beer appreciation club.
Ale Star sessions are held on the first Tuesday of every month. Hosted by the Ale Star Tsar and brewer, Darren (Doc) Robbinson, this relaxed event provides a social opportunity for beer enthusiasts to sample and discuss many of the great and sometimes rare beers on offer at The Local Taphouse.
Cost: Tickets are $35 for non-members, this includes four sample beers and pizza. Bookings are essential.
Beerista 101: Beginners Guide to Craft Beer (17 April)
Beerist 101 is the perfect way to discover the goodness craft beers offer. In this non pretentious atmosphere The Local Taphouse’s Beerista guru – Jordan, will step you through an informal introduction to craft beer.
Cost: Each session costs $15 and with this you get a tasting paddle of 5 beers and a single draft beer of your choice.
Silent Cinema: presented by Trumer and Innocent Bystander
Every Tuesday The Local Taphouse hosts their infamous silent movie night. Entry includes a glass of wine or beer and popcorn. Show commences at 7pm and tickets are limited. Visit the website for film titles.
Great Australasian Beer SpecTAPular:
(Friday 11 – Sunday 13 May)
Over three days during May’s Good Beer Week, this will be unlike any beer and food festival seen in this part of the world – offering 60 craft beers, brewed exclusively for this tasting matched with gourmet food, at the heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building.
Stone & Wood, Little Creatures, The Monk, Mountain Goat, Matilda Bay, True South, Feral and Burleigh are among the Australian brewers to reveal their fresh, one-off creations during the Festival, while among the 16 breweries flying the Kiwi flag are Yeastie Boys, Epic, 8 Wired and Tuatara
Details of the event: Great Australasian Beer SpecTAPular (GABS) Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton
Public bookings: $39 per person (excluding credit card fee) includes souvenir GABS glass and Festival Guide. Booking via Ticketmaster.com.au is essential as numbers for each session are capped. 5-pack of Tokens $10 (can be pre-paid). Tasting Paddle of 5 x samples $10. Regular-size beers from $6. Food from $6.