Podcast ‘sode 26: Cans in Cairns with Dave from Mountain Goat

20141108_160923We spoke to Dave from Mountain Goat. We discussed recent media attention for good beer, the CBIA awards, then spoke about about the goings on at the brewery, learned about their Australian tours, barrel ageing and the challenges of being one of Australia’s pioneers of good beer. We have to apologise for the audio in this one, one of the¬†microphones was having some clipping issues which we fixed up as best we could.

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We drank the Rule 47 from the High Country Brewers. A collaboration between Bridge Road Brewers, Sweetwater Brewery, Bright Brewery and Blackdog Brewery.

You can read about it here:

http://craftypint.com/beer/3192/high-country-brewers-rule-47-collaboration-2014

We discussed this satirical article about VB winning a craft beer festival in Surrey Hills:

http://www.betootaadvocate.com/uncategorized/vb-goes-undercover-to-win-surry-hills-craft-beer-festival/

We also discussed this New Yorker beer cover:

http://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/cover-story-2014-11-03

And this David Chang beer article

http://www.gq.com/life/food/201410/david-chang-cheap-beer

We moved onto the Craft Beer Industry Association’s Craft Beer Awards:

http://www.australiancraftbeer.org.au/craft-beer-awards-2014/

The big winners were Modus Operandi:

http://www.mobrewing.com.au/

Beer Lovers Week in Hobart:

http://www.beerloversweek.com.au/

Luke mentioned the Australian Beer Subreddit

http://www.reddit.com/r/ausbeer

http://www.reddit.com/r/AusHomebrew

We discussed the Mountain Goat Hightail Ale:

http://www.goatbeer.com.au/the-beer/hightail-ale/

And the Mountain Goat Summer Ale:

http://www.goatbeer.com.au/the-beer/summer-ale/

Dave was inspired to brew their Rapunzel by Duvel:

http://www.duvel.com/

We mentioned the Royston:

http://www.roystonhotel.com.au/theroystonhome

Mountain Goat are using these barrels for upcoming beers:

http://www.larkdistillery.com.au/

We were also drinking the Sierra Nevada Pale cans:

http://www.sierranevada.com/beer/year-round/pale-ale

We mentioned the Brooklyn collaborations:

http://brooklynbrewery.com/

And their collaboration with Hitachino Nest, with yuzu:

http://www.kodawari.cc/?en_home/products/hitachino-nest-beer.html

Then he mentioned former brewerys, Jayne from Two Birds, Craig from the Monk, and AG from Mornington Peninsula

http://www.twobirdsbrewing.com.au/

http://www.themonk.com.au/

http://mpbrew.com.au/

Dave (podcast) recommended the Prima Pils from Victory:

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/victory-prima-pils/619/

Dave (Goat) recommended the Latte Jed from Moondog:

http://moondogbrewing.com.au/

Luke recommended the De Ranke beers:

http://www.deranke.be/

Dave (podcast) recommended the Serial Podcast:

http://serialpodcast.org/

Luke recommended the Voodoo Jerk Truck:

http://www.losbarbudos.com.au/voodoojerk/

Dave (Goat) recommended the Butcher’s Block in Clifton Hill:

http://www.butchersblock.ch/

We have also started an Australian Mead blog:

http://australianmead.wordpress.com/

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Mountain Goat and Dave are on twitter:

@goatbeer

@davegoater

Theme music from Toehider:

http://toehider.bandcamp.com/

 

 

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  1. James says:

    Just a quick clarification that Rule 47 (2014) is an India Pale Wit (a hoppy Belgian witbier), not a Tripel. It’s a completely different beer to last year’s release (a Belgian Tripel). We’ve had some bad reviews because people are trying to rate is as a Tripel (even though the description on the bottle says otherwise).

    Rule 47 will be a different style of beer every year, and brewed at a different brewery from the 4 high country breweries. This year it was brewed at Bright Brewery.

    And “Rule 47” comes from a cult cycling group called “the Velominati”. They have produced a book of rules for cyclists, and #47 is simply about drinking good beer instead of cheap mass-produced lager.

    Cheers!

  2. james says:

    Yeah…but then “drink craft beer, don’t ride craft beer” isn’t much of a tagline. heh. Anyway…the branding of it is very likely to evolve next year. So stay tuned for something brewed by the four High Country brewers at Black Dog Brewery…

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