Beer + Neighbours

A short post about good neighbours and sharing beer

Whilst relaxing on a sunny Saturday afternoon our super nice next door neighbour popped around for a hello and to see if we wanted their old bicycles. Sure, why not?! So I got myself a new/old bike, my partner probably got himself another something to do (i.e. WD40 the hell out of my new/old bike) and we found some time to share a beer with the neighbour.

We had the perfect beer to share since I had been to The Pourhouse in Dunsborough the day before and purchased my first Pourhouse growler. ┬áIt joins a growing family of growlers and their squeaker kids at our house already …

This is how every normal kitchen looks isn't it?!
This is how every normal kitchen looks isn’t it?!
Weekend beers read to rumble!
Weekend beers ready to rumble!

The Pourhouse growler contained Moon Dog Love Tap Double Lager, a beautiful beast of a lager at 7% that I haven’t had since May when I did this little blog post. Floral, spicy, tropical fruits and a little fresh lemony citrus to boot, it was a hit with our neighbour and between the three of us the growler soon ran dry.

Next I decided to open the sample bottle of O’Brien spring release India Pale Ale that was sent to me last month. What better moment to taste test a new beer than with a fresh palate at the table.

We poured out the beer into three glasses and stuck our noses in. Our neighbour liked the nose on it and it was certainly inviting with fresh green hop aromas throwing out a piney/resiny character. It was a great little IPA, vibrant and clean with stone fruit flavours and lingering bitterness.

O'Brien IPA  ... vibrant and piney
O’Brien IPA … vibrant and piney

Love tap, baby love tap … Ooo

Yep, that’s me trying to get Love Shack by the B52s in your head because its in mine. Why is this on rotation in my head, you might ask? Because I’m writing about Moon Dog Love Tap Double Lager. Perhaps is a bit of a stretch but that’s where my brain went!

Everybody’s moving, everybody’s grooving baby …

Yep, that’s me trying to get Love Shack by the B52s in your head because its in mine. Why is this on rotation in my head, you might ask? Because I’m writing about Moon Dog Love Tap Double Lager. Perhaps is a bit of a stretch but that’s where my brain went!

I have enjoyed the wonderfully fun names Moon Dog give their beers, from “Freaks and Geeks”, “Magnificent Mullets – Melon Gibson” and “Billy Ray Citrus” and “Perverse Sexual Amalgam”. They grab your attention because you know they are going to be something different. The accompanying images are equally fun, after all who can resist a pig with a top hat and bow tie? Love a well dressed hog.

It’s great to get into some fine tasting lagers and Moon Dog Love Tap certainly falls into that category. It is a lovely hazy copper colour and smells like flowers, dried apricots and lemons. The floral characters continued on my palate with rich spices, sweet malt and tropical fruits.

… love rules at the love shack!

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