Moon Dog Mack Daddy

Moon Dog

Published February 6, 2016

Over the course of 2015, visitors to Moon Dog's ever-evolving and increasingly popular brewery bar may have noticed rather more beers at sensible ABV levels appearing on the blackboard; quite something for a brewery where one brewer once told us they didn't really like their weekly one-off kegs to come in less than 8 percent ABV.

Among them were various pale and dark ale variants: clearly, a plan was being hatched. And that plan was to give the brewery a broader core range of beers. Thus, having initially made their way out in kegs late in 2015, two new bottled, six-packed beers joined Love Tap. One of them is Mack Daddy, adorned with a King or Queen unicorn zebra and references to "back, crack 'n' sack" and lots of other things that rhyme with Mack.

Tagged as a dark ale, it could just as easily be called a hoppy dark ale. That said, it eschews the more citrusy, piney and orangey hops found in some hoppy dark ales and porters in favour of those of a softer melony and peachy bent. They come across most late on in the flavour – topped, tailed and wrapped up in more typically dark ale charatcers: a touch of roast, dark chocolate, nuts, maybe even a touch of sarsaparilla.

Dark Ale
14 IBU

Moon Dog Brewery Bar

Heading nationwide to good beer venues in draught and bottles from February 2016

Moon Dog

17 Duke Street
VIC 3067

Open Hours

Brewery bar open
Tues to Fri: 4pm to 11pm
Saturday: Midday to 11pm
Sunday: Midday to 8pm


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