Brew & A: Moon Dog

September 28, 2011, by Crafty Pint
Brew & A: Moon Dog

It’s been a while since the last one, but better late than never we bring you another look at the people behind the beers you know and love. What do they drink when they’re not brewing? What turned them on to quality beer?

This time it’s the turn of the Moon Doggers, whose first full release will be hitting shelves very soon in suitably mysterious packaging. To whet your appetite for said beer, here’s what turns the gleesome threesome on.

Favourite Australian beer (other than your own)?
Josh Uljans: Coopers Stout
Karl van Buuren: Roger's
Jake Uljans: VB. Served tepid. In a dirty glass

Epiphany beer – the one that set you on the road to becoming a brewer?
Josh: Little Creatures Bright Ale
Karl: Little Creatures Bright Ale
Jake: Cooper’s Pale / Sparkling

Desert island beer – the one to keep you going if you were stranded for the rest of your days?
Josh: Cantillon Lou Pepe Kriek
Karl: Dogfish Head 90 minute IPA
Jake: Southern Tier UnEarthly

Favourite beer and food match?
Josh: Pint o' draught and parma
Karl: $7 steak and Mountain Goat Hightail
Jake: Eatin’s cheatin'

What are we likely to hear cranking from the stereo on brew days?
Josh: Tina Turner – River Deep Mountain High; 774 Coodabeen Champions; Swedish Bubblegum Electropop
Karl: Agree. Maybe some Toto
Jake: Depends what we’re drinking at the time (eg, a Nogne Dark Horizon is best matched with some Norwegian black metal, if we’ve consumed 40 shots of vodka some Led Zeppelin is the natural choice, and tepid VB should properly be accompanied by Chisel)

Favourite place to enjoy a drink?
Josh: At home by myself in the dark
Karl: Sitting out front [of the brewery] watching people come in and out of the Duchess
Jake: Anywhere I’m with good friends… who are shouting

If you were a beer style, what would you be?
Josh: A Flando-Latvian imperial blonde ale
Karl: A clean, crisp, refreshing lager
Jake: Is tepid VB a beer style?

The best thing you’ve ever traded for beer?
Josh: My virginity
Karl: Abuse
Jake: Dignity


Karl, Jake and Josh Moon Dog (drinking shiraz…)


When I’m not making or drinking beer, you’ll find me:
Josh: Watching Seinfeld, snoozing, running
Karl: What do you mean “not drinking beer”?
Jake: Crying like a little girl

Your hope for beer in Australia?
Josh: More funk
Karl: More love sharing
Jake: Less lager

If you’re coming to the Festival of the Frothy on October 15, we’ll have the first ever keg of the boys' Perverse Sexual Amalgam on tap in Beer DeLuxe.

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