There's been a fair bit of change and plenty more to come at the Village Melbourne. The former Belgian Beer Cafe Bluestone retains its selection of Belgian beers among its taps and shelf space but, in the past year, has embraced the wider world of beer wholeheartedly. There have been themed craft beer events, a Good Beer Week event that pitted Belgian classics against modern interpretations and looking ahead grand plans for the continuing reinvention of the venue. And now they have their own beer. Staff at the venue on St Kilda Road hooked up with Mountain Goat to create the Village Goat, working with them from conception through to dry-hopping and kegging. It uses a British malt base and showcases two of the newer Aussie hops, Summer and Galaxy, to create a sessionable, full bodied and fragrant brown ale. Given how fast they tend to rip through Goat's Steam at the venue, you might not want to wait to long to sample it...
- Australian Brown Ale
Village Melbourne (listing on Crafty coming soon)