5 minutes with … a 5 minute/5 question interview with great beer loving people …
This edition of 5 minutes with features Dave Bonighton, co-founder and head brewer at Victoria’s Mountain Goat Beer.
WA Beer Week is less than two weeks away so your excitement levels should be fast approaching the status of ‘pants-wetting’. With this in mind I’m hoping you’ll forgive the extension of the normal 5 questions!
We are lucky to have so many exceptional brewers right in our own backyard and WA Beer Week will also bring brewers from across the country and even across the water including Jos from New Zealand’s Garage Project and Jayne from Two Birds Brewing.
Dave from Mountain Goat will also making the trip out west and he was kind enough to do this little interview.
Mountain Goat, for those unfamiliar, are one of the older Australian craft breweries. Their first beer, the Hightail Amber Ale, was released back in 1997 and they’ve been driving the industry and satisfying palates across the countries ever since. Whether it’s their original Hightail, their Rare Breeds (limited releases) or Cross Breeds (collaboration beers) or beer in a can, I’ve always found Mountain Goat beers to be consistently great.
If you’ve not had the pleasure of meeting Dave I would strongly suggest to make plans to change this. If there was a ‘nicest brewer in Australia’ award I reckon he’d place in the top five for sure. Until then …
What do you enjoy most when visiting WA?
Where did the idea to collaborate with The Monk Brewery & Kitchen come from?
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What can you reveal about the beer itself?
Will any of the beer make it back to Melbourne with you?
Any clues on what Goat beer will be at Bob’s Fest?
[Bob’s Fest – a WA Beer Week event happeing 30 October to 2 November at Bob’s Bar (upstairs at The Print Hall) featuring over 60 beers from over 30 breweries – only 1 keg of each beer and chance to meet the brewers! ]
What WA Beer Week events are you keen to check out?
I’m only in town for a 2 days, so its going to be tricky to get to everything I’d like to. Bob’s Fest should be fun, and I might head over to the Sail & Anchor after our event at The Monk for their barrel event [Night of the Barrels].
What can we expect to see from Goat this summer?
Catch Dave at at Bob’s Fest on Thursday 30 October at Bob’s Bar at Brookfield Place, Perth CBD and at The Monk and The Goat Collaboration BBQ on Friday 31 October at The Monk Brewery & Kitchen in Fremantle.