Thursday, June 14, 2012

The Local BottleStore & Provisions - over & out


It is with great sadness that The Local BottleStore & Provisions will be closing down for good this Sunday June 17th at 8pm. We gave the Store a real crack but it wasn’t financially viable for the Local group of businesses and we have decided to focus solely on our existing craft beer venues, GABS and exciting new opportunities.

We have many ideas for moving the craft beer movement forward in Australia and we also have a few ideas we are considering for the Store. Watch this space for more updates. A heartfelt thanks to Ashley, Nitun, Rick and James as well as our suppliers and customers for their tremendous support and loyalty over the course of the journey.

For customers seeking great takeaway beer, we recommend other specialist beer shops such as Slow Beer, Purvis Beer, Black Hearts & Sparrows and Chapel Street Cellars.

Cheers & Beers,

Guy & Steve

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A little bit about.....Porters

With the temperature dropping it’s time to start thinking about what
beers to drink during winter. What will I be drinking?

Well, for me it’s time to start hitting up some Porters. The name Porter originates from the hardworking and thirsty porters who drank this beer in large quantities. Porters are perfect on winter days with their roast aroma, coffee and chocolate flavours shining through. 

Porters can vary from dark brown to black in colour and can range from being quite session able to drink through to a rich luxurious beer to sit on and nip away at in front of the fire. Most porters range from about 4-7% ABV but can start pushing the 8% ABV and higher, which are classified as Baltic Porters. The original purpose of the higher alcohol content in the Baltic Porter was to enable them to travel long distances by ship to the Baltic ports.

Porters are also great match with food such as oysters, stews, roasts, chocolate desserts and even salmon. Porters also go really well with Indian and Mexican dishes.

We've got a great selection of Porters at The Local B&P - two of my favourite Porters are Amager Bryghus, Rugporter ($15.50, 500ml)  and Mornington Penninsula Brewery, Porter ($5.35, 330ml).

Happy Drinking from Nitun!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

(Old) RA RA RASPUTIN....on Growler.

More great beers on Growler to celebrate the holiday weekend.

Old Rasputin, Russian Imperial Stout (9.0% ABV)
$35 for a Growler and $18 for a Squealer.

Black Heart Bohemian Pilsner (5.9% ABV)
$25 for a Growler and $15 for a Squealer.

Hurry in, these kegs won't last long!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Hoptilicus on the growler!

Beer Here Hoptilicus is now pouring on growlers. Its a kick ass American Strong Ale. Delicious!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Free Tastings on Thursday Nights!

The Local B&P has a great line up of free beverage tastings coming up over the next month. Pop in for free samples and a chance to chat the brewers/representatives that know the beers so well!

Tastings generally run from 5-7pm so pop on down if you're in the area.  We'll send out reminders on the blog, facebook and twitter to remind you who's in store. Discounts on products sampled will also be offered.

Our tasting line up is as follows:
Thursday, June 14th - Murrays Craft Brewing Co, NSW
Thursday, June 21st - The Hills Cider Company, Adelaide Hills, SA
Thursday, June 28th - Moon Dog, VIC - Josh/Karl pop by and chat about their crazy beers
Thursday, July 5th -   Two Birds, VIC- Jayne the Brewer pops by for sampling and a chat

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Temple on tasting tonight from 5pm -7pm

To celebrate the Temple beers hitting our shelves, we have got some of the awesome temple range on tasting tonight!

On tonights tasting we have:

* Temple, Midnight IPA
* Temple, ESB
* Temple, Saison

Tasting is on from 5pm to 7pm tonight. Come on down to taste some great local brews. 

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Temple is back!

Temple Brewery's delicious brews are back on our shelves!
 The Local B&P is currently stocking:

* Temple, Midnight IPA, 500ml $12.76
* Temple, ESB, 330ml $5.20
* Temple, Saison, 300ml $5.85
* Temple, Saison de Miel, 500ml $17.90

Stayed tuned for the Unifikator, the collaboration from Weihenstephan & Temple, arriving soon!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Sandwiches & more!

Gourmet sandwiches have finally arrived at The Local B&P! Available Monday-Friday from 12pm-3pm for take-away or eat in store (with non alcoholic beverages only at this point). Toasted or plain, they will delight!                                

The Local B&P Goods range has also started in store. This week we've got a delicious Chilli con Carne - made with a Dunkelweizen, Cafe de Paris butter, Blue Cheese Dressing and a divine Bean & Chorizo soup. This range will expand and change, so check back on the blog to see the menu and also on Facebook & Twitter to see what's in store!

Also - vouchers that expired at the end of May will still be honoured until the 2nd July - so bring them in and save!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Back in stock & new in store

 It's been a while since we mentioned what's new in store & what old favourites are here we go!


Two Birds, Sunset Ale 330ml  $4.40
Mountain Goat, Surefoot Stout 500ml  $12.50
Feral & 2Brothers Collaborator 330ml $7.60
Moon Dog, Billy Ray Citrus 330ml $5.35
Moon Dog, MacGuava 330ml $5.35
Black Heart, Dunkelweizen 500ml $11.00
Mornington Penninsula Brewery, Porter 330ml $5.35
4 Pines Kolch 330ml $4.50

The US of A

Heretic, Shallow Grave & Evil Twin 500ml  $17.00
Heretic, Evil Cousin 500ml $19.90
Sierra Nevada, Hoptimum 330ml  $9.35
Sierra Nevada, Porter 300ml $5.00

New Zealand

8Wired Tall Poppy 500ml $12.90
8Wired The Sultan 500ml $16.90
8Wired iStout 500ml $18.00
8Wired Sauvin Saison 500ml $14.00
Yeastie Boys, Hud-a-Wa' Strong 330ml $7.55
Renaissance, Nogne O & 8Wired, O for Awesome 500ml $17.50 


Saison Dupont 750ml $13.50
Saison Dupont Biologique 750ml $14.50
Boon Kriek 375ml $10.75
Boon Frambroise 375ml $10.75
Lindeman's Kriek 375ml $10.40
Lindeman's Cassis 375ml $11.30


Birra Del Borgo, Enkir Saison 750ml $19.10
Birra Del Borgo, Scick Pils 330ml $8.80
Brew Fist, Fear, Choc Milk Stout 330ml $9.10
Croce Di Malto, Temporis, Seasonal Saison 330ml $10.90
Croce Di Malto, Triple XXX Strong Ale 330ml $11.10
San Paolo Birrifico, Robinia - Honey Ale  750ml $21.45
San Paolo Birrifico, IPE - American Pale Ale 750ml $21.45

Remember we offer 10% off a mixed 6-pack, 15% off a mixed 12 pack and 20% off a mixed 24 pack - so you can drink your favourites together and save!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Cheese Please!

The Local B&P has some delicious cheeses and meats in store - and now selected products are 15% off!
This includes yours and my personal favourite: the Baby Bert, made in the Barossa Valley. We've also got a classic Somerset Cheddar (Cloth aged for 18 months), a Truffle Coulommiers and other bits on sale!
Remember to pick up some tasty Spanish Cantipalo (also 15% off) to accompany your beer selections.
Just in time for your weekend partying!  See you soon!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Moo Brew Tasting this Thursday from 5-7pm

Moo Brew is in the house this Thursday (tomorrow!) from 5-7pm! Stop by and sample their great range of beers, including the new Belgo. 
See you there!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Merchandise Sale!

Fantastic merchandise sale on now! 50% off shirts & hats from Stone & Wood, Feral, Bridge Rd, Brooklyn Brewery & more! Limited sizes and quantities - get 'em quick before they're gone!