This October Mountain Goat celebrates a milestone few other breweries in Australia have managed: they're turning 20.
Plenty has happened since 1997 when Cam Hines and Dave Bonighton started brewing beer in a vastly different world to the one we have today. It's a journey that's seen the pioneering brewery pave the way for many others, put out many beloved beers, win the highest individual beer award in the land and, two years ago, become part of Asahi.
To celebrate two decades, they're hosting a series of birthday events across the country. And, to make sure they had something suitably special to mark the occasion, they got the band back together, inviting the past head brewers along for a collaborative birthday brew: Back to the Brewer Double Steam Ale.
This will be launched at the brewery, along with a limited single keg made by Dave.
October 6 - Mountain Goat Brewery (VIC)
Join the crew at the Richmond brewery from 5pm as they kick off the birthday tour. The first 100 people through the door will get a free beer on arrival, there'll be heaps of food and cheap tinnies, plus the launch of the birthday beer. As is the case every Friday, Crafty Cabal members can try new Rare Breed, Cake Face and Dave’s single keg for free (see link below).
October 7 - Forest Lodge Hotel (NSW)
With the taps fully loaded with Goat beers – including the official launch of the new Rare Breed - you can join the Goat crew for a Brew & A, Goat Joker Poker, show bags and a live band pumping out late 90's classics.
October 7 - Republic Bar & Cafe (TAS)
The Goats head to Hobart and the Republic Bar & Cafe for a full Mountain Goat tap takeover, including the Rare Breeds, and a long lineup of live music all night. Doors open at 7pm.
October 18 – Gilbert St Hotel (SA)
Get the evening started at the Gilbert St Hotel with a Brew & A session while tucking into a range of Mountain Goat beers. There'll be free beer and giveaways all night, as well as plenty of live music.
October 20 - Archive Beer Boutique (QLD)
Get your evening started with a Brew & A with the Goat crew, drink a bunch of Goat beers and let the live sounds of Lindsay McDougall take you into the wee small hours.
October 22 - Clancy's Fish Pub (WA)
The final leg of the tour sees the team head west to take over Clancy's Fish Pub with heaps of beer (some of it free to you), live music, promos and giveaways all afternoon.