A pioneer of Australian craft beer Mountain Goat is celebrating its 20th birthday with a series of celebrations around the country along with a few special beer releases.
The celebrations will kick off on Friday 6 October at the Mountain Goat brewery in Richmond, where they’ll be pulling out all the stops with an evening of prizes, giveaways and cold Goat beers.
The celebratory tour will then make its way to venues in Sydney, Hobart, Adelaide and Brisbane, before finishing up in Fremantle.
And according to Mountain Goat, “an extra special birthday deserves some extra special beers”.
So first up will be the release of the next Rare Breed, the ‘Back to the Brewer’ Double Steam Ale. This is a collaboration beer between Mountain Goat’s Head Brewers of past and present: current Head Brewer Ian Morgan, Mountain Goat Co-founder Dave Bonighton, Jane Lewis from Two Birds and HPA’s Dave Edney.
For Back to the Brewer Double Steam Ale they upped the ante on the hops to create a bigger, brassier version of the regular Steam Ale, bringing it in at 7.3 per cent ABV and dry hopping with Galaxy for a bit fruity hit.
Back to the Brewer will launch exclusively at each of the birthday events and will be available on draught and in 640ml bottles nationally.
And then what is a birthday without cake? So also on offer will be ‘Cake Face’ Dark Ale, a draught only, limited release, decadent beer brewed with cake, raspberries and black cherries.
Friday 6 October
20th Birthday Party
Mountain Goat Brewery, 80 North Street, Richmond, VIC
Free BBQ at 6pm, 1997 music playlist, giveaways, beer specials, fairy bread. A special single keg from Mountain Goat Co‐founder Dave Bonighton, a cumquat IPA made with fruit from his own backyard.
New South Wales
Saturday 7 October
Forest Lodge Hotel, 117 Arundel Street, forest Lodge, NSW
Brew&A session with the Goat brewers, show bags, live music playing 90s grunge and indie classics, giveaways, beer specials.
Saturday 7 October
Republic Bar, 299 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart, TAS
Live music from Knife Hands, August Wolfbiter, Senor Tabby and Feed Rick; giveaways, beer specials.
Wednesday 18 October
Republic Bar, 299 Elizabeth Street, Adelaide, SA
Brew&A session with the Goat brewers, live music, bar shouts, giveaways, beer specials.
Friday 20 October
Archive Beer Boutique, 100 Boundary Street, West End, QLD
Brew&A session with the Goat brewers followed by a live set by Lindsey ‘The Doctor’ McDougall’ giveaways, beer specials.
Sunday 22 October
Clancy’s Fish Pub, 51 Cantonment Street, Fremantle WA
Live music, bar shouts, giveaways, beer specials.