The crew at the Local Taphouse Ale Stars clearly got a taste for the brewing lifestyle when they created their 13 Hours On A Bus beer with Bridge Road Brewers a few months back. Because they've been at it again, with the St Kilda crew heading down to Mornington Peninsula Brewery for a brew day and the Darlinghurst mob trotting along to Hunter Beer Co in the Hunter Valley to create another. First to hit the taps was the Bonzer IPA created by the St Kilda Ale Stars. The Bonzer is a Belgian IPA, of which Mornington's head brewer AG says: "It weighs in at 7.7 per cent and uses all Pacific Rim hops - Amarillo, Nelson Sauvin and Galaxy - including a heavy dose of dry-hopping to compete with fruity and spicy Belgian yeast esters." It was tapped for the first time at March's St Kilda Ale Stars session and will be a feature beer at the Mornington Peninsula Brewery's Hopulence showcase from March 21.