Murray's / The Crafty Pint Auld Bulgin' Boysterous Bicep


Published July 9, 2013

We've said plenty about this beer created in collaboration with Murray's so won't say much more here. What's more, as it's kind of our beer it would be wrong to say much about it anyway. That's part of the reason why we've decided to run a little competition inviting you to review it for us in 50 words or less, with the best and most entertaining received by August 9, 2013, winning a t-shirt.

What we can say is that it's a 10 percent ABV Smoked Belgio Imperial Mussel & Oyster Stout featuring heaps of Port Stephens oysters, blue and green-lipped mussels, peated distilling malt and a Belgian Trappist yeast. And that the early responses to have come in since it was tapped at the brewery and the Murray's bar in Manly on July 6 include "awesome", "the best stout I have tasted", "masterpiece" and "beautiful". All of which is good to know, especially for something that started out as a bit of fun for last year's Beervana NZ.

NB: At its Victorian launch, we were asked if it would be brewed again. We said: "Hopefully." The brewer said: "No." Goddammit!

UPDATE: It was.

Smoked Belgio Imperial Mussel & Oyster Stout

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3443 Nelson Bay Rd
Bobs Farm
NSW 2316

(02) 4982 6411
Open Hours

Cellar door
Mon to Fri: 10am to 5.30pm
Weekends from 10am
Lunch: Open 7 days
Dinner: Friday and Saturday nights in January (bookings essential)


Public tours daily at 2pm. $5 per person. Bookings recommended.
Groups of 20 or more and private tours by appointment.
Extreme Brewery Tours via helicopter. (Murray is not the pilot - but he'd love to be). By appointment.