Moon Dog Drew Berrymore

Style
Sour Berry Ale
ABV
4.5%

It's anniversary week at Moon Dog. On Tuesday evening they lined long tables in the shadow of the brewery at their World in Preston for a dinner marking the tenth release of Black Lung (of which more soon); now here comes the tenth beer in their Magnificent Mullet series.

As much as anything, Drew Berrymore is testament to their ability to find enough famous people with mullets (or, in this case, longish hair at the back) and names that can be punned (punneted?) into something fruity. In Drew's case, the berries come in the shape of blueberries and raspberries, and it's a combo that seems to work to smooth out the extremes of each so they meet somewhere in the middle.

From the lurid blood red liquid rises a lactobacillus-softened berry aroma that brings to mind an açai bowl (I'm sure I had one once when trying to be healthy). The blueberries keeps things from becoming as sweet as straight raspberries can, without being allowed to get too earthy or sharp themselves. The end result is a lot like Drew Barrymore herself: sweetly refreshing with a flicker or mischief lurking within.

James Smith

Published February 25, 2021

Name
Moon Dog
Address

17 Duke Street
Abbotsford
VIC 3067

Open Hours

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

Tours

Upon request

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