H100: Around the Bay

H100: Around the Bay

December 17, 2010 by Crafty Pint

The year’s almost out, meaning there’s little opportunity for brewers to launch beers in time for the 2010 Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers poll. That said, at True South they’re giving it a go, with the Mint Ninja launched yesterday, while Red Hill’s Christmas Ale is hot off the press and AG, the head brewer at Mornington Peninsula Brewery, will be trying to turn a few heads at a tasting at Purvis Beer in Richmond tonight. So it makes sense for them to feature in the final H100 brewers' pick for 2010 – in the form of a trip around the eastern side of Port Phillip Bay.

If you’re ready to cast your vote in The Local Taphouse’s poll, head here. And look out in the coming weeks for a new series of articles as The Crafty Pint goes behind the scenes with Australia’s favourite craft beers of previous years.

First up, AG from the Mornington Peninsula Brewery:


Inside Mornington Peninsula’s brewery

Red Hill Imperial Stout
Holgate Temptress
Feral Hop Hog
Murray’s Grand Cru
Stone & Wood Draught Ale (now Pacific Ale)

Sam Füss, True South Brewery:

Feral Hop Hog – I could sleep with this beer!!
Bridge Road Galaxy IPA – A great session beer and a great hop.
Murray’s Heart of Darkness – Tall, dark and handsome.
Stone & Wood Draught Ale – a beautiful balance of everything right.
*Moo Brew Imperial Stout – This beer with a bit of age on it was brilliant!

The team from Red Hill (fresh from a night at Mornington Peninsula where they were clearly impressed by the latest limited release…):

Dave Golding

Mornington Peninsula Brewery IPA
Hargreaves Hill Pale Ale
Bridge Road B2 Bomber
Murray’s Icon 2IPA
Mountain Goat Goldilocks

Karen Golding


Bridge Road B2 Bomber
Bright Fainters Dubbel
Kooinda Pale Ale
Mountain Goat Fancy Pants
Hargreaves Hill ESB

Tim the Brewer

Murray’s Icon 2IPA
Bridge Road B2 Bomber
Mornington Peninsula Brewery IPA
Bright Brewery Fainters Dubbel
Hargreaves Hill ESB

Simon the Other Brewer

Mountain Goat Double Hightail Ale
Mornington Peninsula Brewery IPA
Holgate ESB (on handpump)
Lobethal Bierhaus Bohemian Pilsner
Bridge Road B2 Bomber

And, last but not least, Andrew Ong, co-founder and brewer at 2 Brothers:

Grand Ridge Supershine
Cooper’s Vintage (2010 release)
Holgate ESB
Holgate Pilsner
Bridge Road Celtic Red Ale

Avng WIPA- D
FB Propak B


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FB Propak B
Mountain Goat
Stone & Wood ECL
Holgate Mt Macedon Cans- G
Darker Days- F