When confined to their core range, I think the Richmond-based brewery Mountain Goat Beer, like their namesake, rarely puts a foot wrong. There, bias declared. One of the doyens of the beer scene, the Goat has been in the beer selling since 1997. That’s right, since last century. We’ve previously looked at one of their oldest beers, Hightail Ale (it was early days on the blog, OK?), and their newest beer, the canned Summer Ale. This beer, however, was recently defeated by Burleigh’s […]
This post is part of Crazy Cellar Clearout Week, where we review some of the beers in our cellar so we can start 2014 fresh. You can see all the beers we’ve reviewed in 2013 here. If you’re yet to try this latest addition to the Mountain Goat family, it’s time to go out and buy a six-pack, at least. It’s just what the doctor ordered, and especially so if you’re living in the more northern, hotter and more humid […]
I’m sure most of our [domestic] followers are no doubt all over it with the various Cross Breeds and Rare Breeds coming out of Mountain Goat. But just in case: they’re a series of collaboration brews and seasonals respectively. Their Hopfweizenbock is a Cross Breed brew with Brooklyn Brewery in the United States. You may remember Hopfweizenbock as the beer that the former OzBeerBaron helped create during Good Beer Week. His post and the notes on the label explain the […]
As you can see, we’ve upgraded our glassware to something a bit more appropriate. Equally, I could’ve started the article with “Hey, our photography is still terrible” but we take small steps here. Speaking of greatness, how good is Mountain Goat Steam Ale? Fantastic, I hear you say? Well good because we’re not reviewing that (yet). Today, we’re taking a look at the other one: the Hightail Ale. Ha, misdirection.