Tuesday 3 April 2012

Murray's Top East Coast Brewer in this Year's Top 100 Beers

Media Release

Port Stephens-based brewer, Murray's Craft Brewing Co, has been recognized by the Australian beer industry's latest ranking as the east coast's top brewer - with 8 of its beers included in this year's "The Critic's Choice Top 100 Beers of 2011" list.

"This is an excellent result for our little brewery," says Murray's Head Brewer, Shawn Sherlock. "For the second year in a row, we've had among the highest representation of any brewery on this list. It's rewarding to have the quality of Murray's range recognized in this way."

"Across various industry and consumer ratings, Murray's is consistently brewing many of the highest rated beers brewed in Australia," he added.

The top-rating Murray's beers were:

- Murray's Angry Man Pale Ale (a 'top 10' beer)
- Murray's Punch & Judy's Ale
- Murray's Grand Cru
- Murray's Icon 2IPA
- Shawn's Fault India Black Ale
- Murray's Anniversary Ale 5
- Murray's Heart of Darkness Oak Aged Belgio Imperial Stout
- Murray's Angry Man Brown Ale

A panel of 39 of Australia's beer connoisseurs voted for their favourite beers of 2011 to create a list of 100 best beers. The Critics Choice Top 100 list aims to promote and celebrate good beer brewed in Australia.

Murray's full range of beers can be sampled at Murray's At Manly. Be sure to visit this Easter and try the Easter Ale - a beer inspired by hot cross buns.

Murray's At Manly also has a great line up of Easter Holiday entertainment, with live blues, roots and folk music every weekend.

About Murray's Craft Brewing Co.

Port Stephens-based Murray's Craft Brewing Co. is Australia's most extreme craft brewer. From humble beginning in Taylors Arm (population 50) on the NSW North Coast just over six years ago, Murray's Brewery relocated to larger premises at Port Stephens in 2009 where today it runs a micro brewery, Cellar Door and one of the region's best restaurants. The Australian consumer's demand for craft beer has seen Murray's significantly increase its beer sales over the past two years. Murray's has recently opened its first Sydney venue, at Manly. Murray's www.murraysbrewingco.com.au

Where: Murray's Brewery Restaurant and Bar - 49 North Steyne, Manly

Bookings: 9977 0999 or info@murraysatmanly.com.au

Murray's at Manly is the first Sydney venue of Australia's most extreme brewer, Murray's Craft Brewing Co.

From humble beginnings in Taylors Arm (population 50) on the NSW North Coast six years ago, Murray's relocated its brewery to Port Stephens in 2009.

With craft beer among the fastest-growing alcoholic beverage segments in Australia and globally, Murray's beers are available nationally, and some internationally. Murray's Craft Brewing Co has the highest number of beers in this year's The Critics Choice Australia's Top 100 Best Beers.

Murray's at Manly offers the brewer's full range of craft beers for the first time at a major capital city location, companioning a 250 seat restaurant. Beer and food matching are an integral part of the experience.

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