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15 Years…

Mountain Goat is about to turn 15 years old. Not sure how we’ve done it, but we’re still intact and we feel the need to celebrate.  First up, Dave has been busy creating a birthday beer – the Triple Hightail, while I have been doing my best to put together a short tour of some of our favourite craft beer bars around the country so we can have a beer with our friends. (The very same people who have helped us get to where we are now). So kicking off Wed 10 October where it all started – the Great Britain Hotel in Richmond (the first pub to give us a go back in 1997) we will be visiting 6 states plus the NT. We’ll have a good line up of Goat kegs with us and a few bottles of Triple Hightail too (we’re only bottling 250 cases of this one). Would love to see you for a beer along the way. Note: if you want to attend NT event at the Goat Island Lodge, you’ll need a boat (or a helicopter).

Posted in Brewer's Blog, Goat Recommends 11 COMMENTS


  1. Stephen Alter Says:

    As the first person to purchase a case of Mountain Goat way back in Nicholson St South Yarra I will make every effort to be at the Great Britain Hotel, 5.30pm on the 10th.
    It’s great to see the Goat everywhere I go now, especially on tap at “81″, my local drinking hole in Berwick.
    Wishing Cam, Dave and the rest of the Goat team the very best for the next 15 years and beyond.

    Stephen Alter

  2. Dave Says:

    Thanks Steve,
    See you out there!

  3. Billy Says:

    What – no Canberra? We love your beer too. I’m sure there is a venue you could hole up in for a night of great beer?

  4. Rick Besserdin Says:

    Congratulations on your 15th anniversary.
    As you get older you realise that 15 years is really not such a long time, and yet so much has happened in those years that it seems like a lifetime ago. So many changes and challenges that you have had to overcome. Leading the craft beer movement in Australia for so many years has been a great achievement.
    May your next fifteen be just as eventful (but perhaps not as hectic).
    See you tonight at the Great Britain.

  5. Dave Says:

    Thanks Rick!

    Appreciate the kind words.

    Buy you a beer tonight…

  6. David Rosa Says:

    Hey Dave,

    A big congrats on your 15th anniversary. Its our 15th anniversary too and we’re celebrating this Thursday ourselves! I still remember coming to a very early MG gathering in 1996 straight after the 1996 GF when the Swans lost to Nth Melb! Will be there in Richmond on the 26th and look forward to seeing you then. Here’s to another 15 years amazing years ahead of us both!

  7. Steve Brockman Says:

    Congrats gentlemen!

    It was at the 10th anniversary tour, I met you at the Paddo in Perth. Very wisely, Dave you told me not to become a brewer, unless your heart was in it because brewers don’t make any money!

    Five years later, I’m a brewer (earning very little money) and bloody loving it. Thanks for all of your beers that have inspired me along the way.

    Although Steph and I are on “Ok-sober” (effectively banning us from all social drinking during Oktober) we’ll be there on Friday night at Clancys Freo, and we’ll even let you shout us a pub squash.


    The Monk Brewery and Kitchen, Freo

  8. Dave Says:

    Thanks Steve,
    The lemon squash is on us tomorrow night!
    Looking forward to it.

  9. Dave Says:

    Thanks David,
    Look forward to seeing you next week.
    Congrats on 15 yourselves.


  10. Karl Says:

    Big congrats Dave, Cam, and team! Great brew and awesome crew. Sending a few yank friends of mine over your way soon, miss the place all the time myself. Fear not though, I certainly plan to make it back sometime in my near future!

    Cheers and beers,


  11. Dave Says:

    Thanks Karl,
    We’ll look after your yank-friends as if they were our own…
    And your stools are standing the test of time!
    Hope to see you in here again soon.