Quick Christmas Roundup

Quick Christmas Roundup

December 22, 2010 by Crafty Pint

It’s been a little quiet on the Crafty front this week as Christmas approaches, so a quick heads up on a few happenings. First up, Biero’s holding its Christmas party on the 23rd, where the second trial beer from forthcoming brewery Moon Dog will make an appearance. This time it’s an Imperial Gingerbread Brown Ale using 10 kilos of home made gingerbread and recording a hefty 11%. There will also be three live bands plus Southern Tier Double IPA, Renaissance’s MPA and Craftman’s Chocolate Stout, Timmerman’s Kriek and Holgate’s Temptress are among the other beers on tap and at 11pm, all pints will be just $5.

Up in Sydney, the rootftop terrace at The Local Taphouse in Darlinghurst finally opened last night ready for some summer sessions. There’s a capacity of 95 and it will be open seven days a week from midday until 10pm (except Sunday when it closes at 9pm).

And down in Tassie, the new bar at Moorilla Estate has also opened its doors. There are 12 taps, a lengthy bottle list complimented by charcuterie, cheese, oysters and other quality nibbles. According to bar manager Kris Miles: “Will also be the only bar to have all Trappist breweries on the list, as David Walsh, the owner of Moorilla, imports Westvlerten for his own cellar.” Check back later for the full story.

Finally, a little advance notice to say that things will quieten down on here between now and the New Year. Not only is it the holiday period, but The Crafty Pint has also welcomed The Crafty Pot into the world (although at 4.34kg, some have suggested it’s more like a Crafty Stein) so will be getting all soppy for a while. There will still be updates and the remainder of the Ten of 2010, but we won’t be keeping up the usual output until the New Year. And we’ll be at the Melbourne leg of the Beer Ashes if anyone would like to help wetting the baby’s head!

Until then, a merry and beery Christmas to one and all!