Barrel Breed: Barley Wine 2018


In 2015 our first ever barrel-aged Barleywine came out of the gate running, picking up the trophy for Champion Beer at the Australian International Beer Awards.

And then we lost the recipe.

In the years since we’ve sought to recreate that batch, resulting in some excellent beers but nothing quite like the original. So for our fourth year, we went back to the drawing board.

Our 2018 Barleywine was brewed with a blend of New Zealand specialty malts and all-Australian hops.

The wort weighed in at a hefty 24 degrees Plato, making this a job for super Yeast – Whitelabs San Diego Super Yeast, to be specific. This aggressive strain attenuated the fermenting beer to our desired range, resulting in a strong, balanced beer with a dry finish.

At the end of fermentation it was aged for two months in Tennessee whisky casks, lending it the vanilla and slight boozy notes characteristic of these rough-hewn American Oak barrels.

Although we started in a very different place, we reckon the resulting beer is as close to that award winning Barleywine as we’ve come.

But we’ll let you be the judge.

Tapping first at the brewery on Friday 23rd March with full stockist list coming soon.

ABV: 11.1%

IBU: 60


Tasting Notes.

Rare Breed: Rye Fighter Double IPA

Our latest Rare Breed has been dedicated to the hero of one of our favourite video games, Street Fighter’s Ryu.

Ryu means ‘plentiful and abundant’ and this is exactly how we would describe the hops in this brew.

In addition to Amarillo and Calypso pellets, we used Simcoe Lupulin and Ekuanot Lupulin. Lupulin powders are extra concentrated and oozing with highly resinous natural oils, resulting in a dense hop flavour and a strong, balanced bitterness.

This hop intensity is immediately apparent in the aroma, with pine, tropical and stone fruit notes coming to the front.

The final beer is medium bodied, with spicy notes and a coating mouthfeel from the Gladfield Rye malt.

Launching Wednesday 21st March at the Goat Bar, this beer will be available nationally from Friday 23rd March with the full stockist list available soon.


ABV: 7.8%

IBU: 66


Tasting notes.


Confirmed launches:

Goat Bar: 21/3/2018

TAS: Preachers 23/3/2018

ACT: Canberra Craft Beer and Cider Festival 24/3/2018

QLD: Netherworld 29/03/2018

Rare Breed: Lime Crisis Double IPA


We have a bit of a reputation for big IPAs but we’re levelling up with our latest Rare Breed.

Lime Crisis Double IPA comes in at a HUGE 8.2% ABV with an even bigger flavour.

Crushed Persian black limes and tank-busting dosages of Citra, Centennial, Wakatu and Taiheke hops come together to deliver a punchy citrus aroma.

The blend of US and NZ hops drives the front palate of this deceptively light bodied beer, with mild spice notes in the middle and a rounded, mineral finish from Himalayan rock salt.

This is one Rare Breed that will have you ready to RELOAD.


ABV: 8.2%

IBU: 60


Tasting Notes.

Stockist List.



Barrel Breed: Christmas Ale 2017


For our third Barrel Breed Christmas Ale we decided to brew one of our favourite styles of beer: an IPA.

Using the same recipe as our AIBA Gold Medal winning triple IPA, this beer was then aged for three months in fresh American whisky barrels.

The result is a beer with a complex palate, mildly sweet with toffee and vanilla notes and a cleansing bitterness from the aggressive hopping regime.

This beer is best served fresh so drink this Christmas with friends, family and other worthy companions.

ABV: 10.4%

IBU: 90


Tasting Notes


Super Saturday

We’re big fans of live and local music here at Goat, so when we were presented with the opportunity to be a part of no less than FOUR events this Saturday 11th November, naturally we couldn’t pick just one.

So we chose them all!

We are very proud and excited to be a part of The Peel Street Festival in Collingwood, Copresents Festival in Melbourne CBD, River Rocks 2017 at the Barwon Club Hotel in South Geelong and the Jazz Party Album launch at The Croxton Bandroom in Thornbury.

We understand that sadly you can’t be everywhere at once so we’re giving you the lowdown to help you decide which of these great events is the one for you.



Peel Street Festival

Community spirit is alive and well in Collingwood!

The locals are taking over Peel Street for this vibrant celebration of all the things that make their backyard great. Expect to see local bands, street food, community stalls, a record fair, a kids’ park and much, much more.

Goat beers will be available all day from Grace Darling Hotel and Lazerpig.

This free and family friendly event kicks off at midday, switching to over 18s only after 8pm.

Best of all, it’s free!



Melbourne is a hotbed of creativity and Copresents Festival wants everyone to know.

RMIT City Campus are playing host to this inaugural showcase of music and arts, with live music, live art, food trucks and, of course, Goat beers all afternoon.

Held across two stages, this event is bringing together some of the most exciting artists in the country to raise money for HoMie, an incredible organisation whose mission is to provide pathways out of homelessness.

Tickets are still available and $5 from every sale goes directly to HoMie.


River Rocks 2017

It’s the tenth year of this festival and in the words of the organisers, “has gone from a drunken dream around a fire to a sell out event worthy of your best mates birthday”.

Tickets sold out almost instantly and when you see the line up you’ll understand why.

This event is a celebration of two mates who wanted to bring some of their favourite bands to Geelong and did it – good people doing great things!

If you were one of the lucky people who managed to get their hands on a ticket, make sure not to miss Brewer Westy’s band, The Ruiner.


Jazz Party Album Launch

Not long ago, we were sent a link to their song called ‘Mountain Goat’ by a band called Jazz Party.

It’s essentially an ode to Summer Ale and quickly became our new favourite song.

Following on from an incredible set at Golden Plains earlier this year, the Jazz Party crew are now launching their debut album, ‘Monday Night’, at The Croxton Bandroom, who will be running a special offer on our Pale Ale on the night.

Tickets are on sale now!

Rare Breed: Back to the Brewer Double Steam Ale


It’s not every day you get to celebrate twenty years of brewing and a special birthday like this calls for a very special beer. So we brought together all the Head Brewers past and present to create our latest Rare Breed.



Two Birds’ Jayne Lewis, Hop Product Australia’s Dave Edney, Goat Co-founder Dave Bonighton and current Goat Head Brewer Ian Morgan joined forces to create Back to the Brewer Double Steam Ale.

This beer is essentially a riff on our Steam Ale, taking all the elements from this classic brew and turning them up to twenty.

We’ve jam-packed this beer full of hops, using HPA Experimental Variety 035, Galaxy and Australian Cascade Hop Flowers in the whirlpool before dry hopping with even more Galaxy, resulting in big, tropical aromas.

Launching at the brewery on Friday 6th October as part of our birthday celebrations, this beer will be available on tap at all the venues on our birthday tour and in 640ml bottles soon after.


Tasting Notes.

20 Years of Goat Beers


This year we’re celebrating 20 years of Goat beers and in honour of this milestone birthday we’re going on a birthday tour across Australia this October.

Starting at our brewery home in Richmond on Friday 6th October, the tour then makes its way to Sydney, Hobart, Adelaide and Brisbane before finishing up in Fremantle on Sunday 22nd October.

Along with tap takeovers, prizes and giveaways, at each event we’ll also be tapping a limited edition Rare Breed that’s been brewed especially for our 20th year.

There are plenty of surprises yet to be revealed so to make sure you don’t miss out, keep an eye on our Facebook event pages for all the latest news.


Friday 6th October

20th Birthday Party 

Mountain Goat, 80 North Street, Richmond, VIC 3121

5pm – late


Saturday 7th October

20th Birthday Tour – NSW 

Forest Lodge Hotel, 117 Arundel Street, Forest Lodge NSW 2037

5pm – late


Saturday 7th October

20th Birthday Tour – TAS 

Republic Bar & Café, 299 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart TAS 7000

7pm – late


Wednesday 18th October

20th Birthday Tour – SA 

Gilbert Street Hotel, 88 Gilbert Street, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

5pm – late


Friday 20th October

20th Birthday Tour – QLD 

Archive Beer Boutique, 100 Boundary Street, West End QLD 4101, Australia

5.30pm – late


Sunday 22nd October

20th Birthday Tour – WA 

Clancy’s Fish Pub, 51 Cantonment Street, Fremantle, WA 6160

2pm – 10pm


Barrel Breed: Imperial Stout 2017

This is our third Barrel Breed Imperial Stout and it’s a big one.

Aged in Starward whisky barrels, this years release is a porter with just the right amount of sweetness to balance out the intense whisky characters of the fresh barrels.

These whisky notes combine with fruity esters and rich, chocolate malt to deliver fruit and spice on the nose and a roasty flavour with a dry, whisky-tinged finish.

It’s just the thing to get you through the chilly winter nights.

ABV: 12.5%

IBU: 50

Tasting notes


Bigfoot Double Stout 2017

Over the past 20 years we’ve brewed almost every style of beer possible and our brewers are always itching to get started on the next new one.

But this winter, we’ve been feeling a little nostalgic and so we’ve resurrected the Bigfoot Double Stout.

For many years Bigfoot was our go-to winter brew but the last time we brewed it was back in 2013, so it’s fair to say this is a long overdue comeback.

This years release has been brewed to the original recipe but we couldn’t resist giving it a little twist, dry hopping with Chinook and Simcoe.

The result is a silky smooth stout with a deep chocolate and coffee aroma, punctuated with citrus and pine from the dry hopping. Sweet malt and ester flavours linger on the front palate before leading into a finish that’s rich with roast malt cocoa notes and assertive hop bitterness.

ABV: 8.0%

IBU: 90

Tasting notes

Bubble and Squeak: India Brown Ale

After a busy few months of limited releases, single keg releases, pilot batches, Rare Breeds and Barrel Breeds, we found ourselves with a number of odds and ends around the brewery.

But what to do with these hidden treasures?

We don’t like to see anything go to waste here at Goat and so began our long-standing tradition of Bubble and Squeak brews.

We’ve been doing these brews for as long as we can remember and sometimes it’s hard to pin down what style of beer we’re going to end up with.

But our brewers always rise to the challenge and this time we’ve taken a classic brown ale and give it a bit of oomph: Bubble and Squeak India Brown Ale.

The resinous, piney hop aroma form this beer leads into a hop-dominant flavour not too dissimilar to a Black IPA, belying its lustrous brown appearance.

Sometimes you just have to let the magic happen!

ABV:  5.8%

IBU:  50

Tasting notes