Moon Dog Old Mate (2019 on)

Moon Dog

Released February 6th, 2016

More than four years after launching with beers such as a Cognac barrel-aged double IPA and a cherried, barrel-aged sour black ale, Moon Dog entered the fray in the most densely populated part of the Aussie craft beer world: the hoppy, pale, around 5 percent ABV ale arena. And they did so with a beer that was very hoppy, not as pale as some, but very much 5 percent ABV.

At launch, Old Mate became part of the Abbotsford brewery's trio of six-packed core beers, alongside Love Tap and Mack Daddy, bringing some eye-catching, borderline neon orange – plus what appears to be a Bandido lemur in spurs – to the party. Since then, Love Tap has been retired and replaced with the more traditional Lager, while Old Mate has gone on to become one of the beers driving the brewery's rapid expansion.

The beer has evolved a little too: ostensibly an American pale ale, but one that's toned down some of the brasher elements of the earlier days in favour of relatively gentle orange citrus and peachy hops alongside some light caramel sweetness and a bitterness that's more balancing than biting. It's an evolution that's made it more of a by-the-pint pale than it was, while it's also available in cans as well as bottles from September 2019 onwards.

Style
American Pale Ale
ABV
5.0%
Bitterness
22 IBU
Stockists

Available nationwide

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

Current Crafty Cabal offers

Free Tap Beer every day at Moon Dog Abbotsford

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