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FAQ Goat

Do you open the brewery to public?

Absolutely. We’re open every Fri eve from 5pm. We have all our beers on tap (including one off crazy batches) and we make good pizzas too. Wed nights we also open from 5 and you can get a free tour at 6:30pm. We’re usually brewing Wed nights so it’s a great time to see, hear and smell new batches of Goat coming into the world. We’re at 80 North St, Richmond.

Do you sell drinks other than beer at the bar?

Yep we have some good Australian whites and reds and the excellent Two Step Apple Cider. Also have David Baker’s locally distilled specialty single malt whiskies and his gin and vodka. Soft drinks too.

How do you get the goat into the beer?

The truth is we don’t actually put goats in our beer.

Why don’t you brew the Surefoot Stout year round?

We like the idea of having special beers coming out in certain seasons of the year and the Surefoot really fits well with the colder winter months.

Why don’t you have bands play at the brewery?

We’d love to but we have residents living close by and we have a condition on our planning permit that says we cannot host live music.

Did you start out as homebrewers?

Yes, it all started in Dave’s backyard in Elsternwick. We’ve still got some detailed brewing journals highlighting the highs and lows of Dave’s early work. Some of his hits were the Salmon’s Runnin’ Stout, Leroy Brown Ale and the Black Dog Dark Brown.

Expose vos houblons! What?

“Show us your hops”

So why Mountain Goat?

A mountain goat’s a big hairy animal that’s never gonna fall over.

Posted in 18 COMMENTS


  1. Ermin Says:

    i was wondering if Mountain Goat Beer has merchandise? Like a T-shirt would
    be good to buy home!

  2. Ryan Says:

    I second that. A T-Shirt would be great.

  3. simon Says:

    Yes merchandise would be excellent. Maybe patches. I could imagine
    people sewing them onto their bags and hey presto what fantastic advertisement while they are walking and riding around town.

  4. Cory Says:

    There’s merch available at the brewery. I have about 4 t-shirts (of various degrees of antiquity).

  5. Sam Howard Says:

    what are your goats and objectives?

  6. Dave Says:

    We have multiple Goats, and legion objectives.
    Too many to go into here.

  7. Natalie Says:

    Are you open now in early January 2012 on both wednesdays and fridays?

  8. Dave Says:

    Hey Natalie,
    We’re back…every Wed & Fri from 5pm.

  9. Karen Says:

    Looking for somewhere to meet a whole lot of friends on a sunday afternoon in july, not sure what you guys offer. interested because i was born in north st and want to meet up with friends for my 60th


  10. Dave Says:

    Hey Karen,
    Thanks for the mail. We can only open for functions in Saturdays.
    We’re open to the public every wed and fri night from 5pm.
    Hope you have a great birthday.

  11. caity Says:

    Hey do you guys have a dress code? No thongs?

  12. Dave Says:

    Hey Caity,
    Thongs are ok with us…you should also wear some sort of top and bottom.

    Hope to see you soon.


  13. Jim Says:

    Hey. Does your name have anything to do with this simpsons quote or is it just coincidence:

    “Duff Man: Duff beer is brewed from hops, barley, and sparkling clear mountain … what?
    Titania: (rings bell) Goat.”

  14. Joanne Says:


    Greetings from Singapore!

    I’ll be visiting Melbourne with some buddies and we would love to drop by for the beer tour. Do we have to make a booking? We are a party of four.


  15. james Says:

    Do you use preservatives in your beer?

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  17. Dave Says:

    Pretty funny tho!


  18. Dave Says:

    Hey Joanne,
    No booking required,
    Just roll up any Wednesday night, tours start at 6.30pm.