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What’s on tap at Goat Bar right now?

Wed 22nd & 24th August, 2012.

Firstly, What’s In Randy…?

Randy (short for Randall Handle) is a device used to infuse hops (or sometimes fruit, spice and other things nice) into beer just before it’s poured into your glass. It’s about as late a flavour addition as you can get. Tonight we’ve got:

The Naz – Mocha Porter with Cocoa Nibs 5.2%abv 30BU

*New beer*

Named after Brewer Shane, its discoverer. The origin of Shane’s nickname (Naz) is a long and complicated story involving religion and politics, which really has no bearing on the beer itself so we won’t mention it here.

The Naz is a Classic English Style Porter infused with cocoa nibs, vanilla beans and whole coffee beans.

It’s yummy. Just ask Naz.

Hip Hip Hooray IPA 7.4% abv, 75BU

A birthday beer brewed especially for Sammy, our super-awesome Bar Manager. It’s a big IPA chock full of hops. Cascade, Galaxy, Nelson Sauvin & Amarillo to be precise.

Some might call it a hop bomb, but we’re not familiar with that term.

Just in case there’s not enough hops in this one, we’ve decided to Randy it with more. NZ Motueka to be precise.

Warning: Contains Hops!

Seedy Goat Coffee IPA 6.2% abv, 55 BU

This is a pre-release of our next Cross Breed: the 2012 Seedy Goat. It’s a collaboration brew with our mates at Seven Seeds Coffee Roasters. They brought the coffee, we brought the beer. Seedy Goat’s a new-world IPA full of Cascade & Galaxy Hops, melded together with lightly roasted whole coffee beans. Overall it’s fruity and bitter with an unmistakable coffee character.

Contains love, respect and caffeine.

Surefoot Stout: 5.0% abv, 25 IBUs

An English-style sweet stout. A combination of three specialty malts plus a touch of flaked barley produce soft burnt-malt flavours, judiciously bittered with English Goldings hops to balance out the sweetness.

as well as Steam AleHightail Ale

The bar is open each Wed and Fri evening from 5pm. Love to see you…

Posted in 26 COMMENTS


  1. baudman Says:

    Fancy Pants was great. Looking forward to

    (Actually… just looking forward to my next Surefoot!) ;)

  2. julian Says:

    This is a great beer hope you guys can make it a regular.
    Everyone that i
    have told about and show this beer they love it .
    Rapunzel is the best beer i have had in a while. I hope you can make this not a one off i will be shatted if not but glad that i
    have tasted
    the great drop that is Rapunzel

  3. dave Says:

    Thanks Julian,
    Got some bad news, some good news and some more bad news.

    Bad news is that Rapunzel’s all gone. Good news is we’ll probably make her again one day (next spring I reckon) other bad news I don’t think it’ll be a regular – unless we get a million more

  4. Cyclogenesis Says:

    Ok… I’ll start at one, 999,999 to go!

  5. Sandra Says:

    Please don’t tell me there’s no more heiferweisen?
    If there is still more, please tell me you will start bottling it soon?? I took a mate from Portland, Oregon with me to sample some Goat, he was very impressed, and they have great heiferweisen over there! (Psst. Also, its much better than Moo Brew’s one which has too much banana flavour, but can be bought in bottles!)

  6. Chris Allsop Says:

    Meet Randy is amazing!! Thanks so much for the tour and your hospitality guys!! I think every bar should now have a hopinator, I/We were blown away

  7. Mo Timms Says:

    Had the Steam Ale last night, Fantastic!

  8. Yanni Says:

    oh yes indeed the steam ale is a very nice reincarnation of the pale ale. All too happy to finally have a steam beer in the fridge at etiquette. Nice one guys!!!

  9. Barney Says:

    Riwaka Pale Ale just tapped at Beer DeLuxe.

  10. Duncan Forbes Says:

    Im on the fast track to Awesome Town!!

  11. Madhu Says:

    One more vote for regular Rapunzel!

  12. Kirk Leikam Says:

    The Double Hightail Ale was an absolute treat!. Wow, nice beer boys, I wish Bev Mo in the US carried more of your line.. Will continue drinking (and looking for) your beers in my drinking enjoyment routine. Thanks agian.


  13. Dave Says:

    Thanks Kirk.
    We’re working on them…
    Stay tuned!

  14. Ken Says:

    I just wanted to say that your latest Cross Breed Thorny Goat Black IPA was simply superb. Can’t get enough of the double hightail either. Can’t say there is a Mountain Goat variety that I haven’t really liked. Great work guys.
    I came to the site to sing your praise and discovered you have a brewery bar in Melbourne. You just keep on giving don’t you?
    I’m planning a visit!

  15. Jim Cifani Says:

    I was there from Canada in July – August, and had a great time.
    The Hip Hip Hooray looks good, but the Seedy Goat Coffee IPA sounds really nice.
    I hope you try a Russian Imperial Stout, oh in about two years, when I come back to the Land Down Under.

  16. Dave Says:

    Thanks Jim,
    Look forward to seeing you again in 2014!

  17. Mick Ashley Says:

    Please, Please package Goldilocks for retail in stubbies or bottles. It is the best beer i have ever had, and i have had hundreds.

  18. Dave Says:

    Hey Mick,
    Glad you liked it.
    We’ll talk about it…not sure we can do it anytime soon – too much else to make!
    Thanks for the mail.

  19. Brad smith Says:

    Another vote for Rapunzel rare breed , best beer Ive ever had , went out and got all the stock left on the Gold Coast to keep me going .keep up the great work

  20. Dave Says:

    Thanks Brad,
    We’re glad you like!

  21. Shannon Says:

    The Naz is a ripping beer Dave. Will have to get some tips on how to create this beer once it’s gone.

  22. Dave Says:

    Thanks Shannon,
    Glad you liked! You’ll have to ask Naz for the secrets!!

  23. Chris Says:

    I have gone beyond serious withdrawal symptoms from the lack of Fancy Pants Ale.
    I cannot tell you how I forlornly wander along every beer aisle in all the local shops, both large and small, hoping to spy that gorgeous orange label. Alas, it has been so long since I have seen one that I may become a raving looney when I spy one and committed to an institution before I get to taste it again!!!
    When will it be back???

  24. Dave Says:

    Bear with us my friend!
    It’ll be here before you know it. But maybe in different clothes…
    No more hints, but yes, it’s coming back!


  25. Horner Says:

    Just before I left for my six week Asian Adventure, I had a few pints of the Hightail aged in Chardonnay barrels. I had a beer geek moment AKA “went off in the holster”. The whole time I was away all I dreamed about was that beer.

    I am new to aged/sour beers so I would like to know what I was drinking, was the sourness from any bugs or was it just tannins from the barrel.

    Please tell me you are going to knock up another one of these.

  26. Dave Says:

    Hey Horner,
    Glad you liked! We’re pretty new to the barrel stuff as well, but yes, we’ll be doing more.

    The sourness does come from the bugs, but the oak helps as well – everyone of them is different!


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