Hops and Fried Chicken

This Friday 21 March we’re putting some hop driven beers on tap including IPA, Double IPA, India Red Ale and also Fancy Pants will return. We’ll have  fresh Galaxy flowers packed into Randy  AND our friends at Rockwell and Sons are returning with their ripping fried chicken. If you missed it here last time don’t miss it this time. From 5pm here at the Goat Bar.

RIPA is back

Rye IPA has just come off the bottling line as our latest Rare Breed release. Ale, Crystal and 20% Rye malts, Galaxy and Cascade hops. 6.1%ABV, 55BU’s. Hitting good stores from this week.…

16 Goats

This month we turn 16 years old and on Fri 18 October we’re going to have a couple of beers here at the brewery. We’ll be putting on a free bbq and keg at 5pm sharp so swing by if you can. Cheers, Cam and Dave.

Community Cup 2013

The Goat’s biggest day out of the year is undoubtedly the Community Cup and it’s happening Sun 23 June back at  Elsternwick Park.  Beasts of Bourbon, Super Wild Horses, King Gizzard the Wizard Lizard, Justine Clark and of course some superb football with the Rockdogs and Megahertz.  Steam, Hightail and Surefoot Stout on tap. Gates open noon. See you there.

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.

Before The Dawn Black IPA

Latest Rare Breed starting to hit stores this week is a Black IPA – Before The Dawn. Five malts followed up with Cascade and Galaxy hops introduced in the whirlpool, in fermentation and then via Andy our in-tank hop infuser. 7.4% ABV. 68BU. As the label says…

HOW BLACK? There’s a black that’s blacker than its own shadow. As black as the dark side of the moon. So black even the white bits are black.

Seedy Goat – Out Now

Last winter we collaborated with Seven Seeds Coffee Roasters to produce ‘Seedy Goat’ – a Coffee IPA. Well, it’s back for 2012, same same but different. This year the coffee we’ve chosen is the Nicaraguan Finca Jaime Molina Montecristo. You can call him Jaime (Hy-mee). Grower Jaime Molina has been a Cup of Excellence Winner three years in a row – he knows his way around a coffee bean.…

Gypsy and the Goat

Our collaboration brew with Danish brewer Mikkeller is out and about. It’s a Black Pepperberry IPA. Gypsy & The Goat is big, bitter and funnily enough, black. We added local Pepperberries to give a unique warming, peppery finish that blends perfectly with the wheelbarrow load of hops we added with it. For the beer nerds is 7.3% abv, 70BUs. Look for it at all good beer stores…

Skipping Girl Summer Ale

In a desperate attempt to bring some summer to summer, we’ve brewed another summer ale. We do what we can in here. Like a reverse rain dance, this one, we’re sure, will bring some sunshine.

Skipping Girl was brewed with 30% Wheat Malt, and a truckload of Nelson Sauvin and Motueka Hops – added to the conditioning tank. So she’s light on her feet, fruity, tropical – as summery as we could possibly make her.

The Hoeff is Back.

This one’s straight off the line, fresh as a daisy.

Dry, clean, fruity and just a little bit German, the Hoeff (pronounced “The Hoeff”) is our Hefeweizen. Hefeweizen as a style originated in the South of Germany, one of the cradles of brewing. ‘Hefe’ means yeast, and ‘Weizen’ means Wheat – wammo! cloudy wheat beer. A special yeast was flown in for this one – and it displays all the typical Hefeweizen characters – banana, clove – while leaving a clean, dry finish.