Beer #203 - W/C 14 January 2019
BREWERY // Moon Dog do not understand the meaning of 'moderation'. Their beers are created under the benevolent gaze of John Candy (in the form of a beautiful painting) and a ceiling of dodgy looking chandeliers. Brothers Josh and Jake Uljans and Karl van Buuren started Moon Dog in 2010 with a plan to brew “Really Ridiculously Fun Beer”. Their Melbourne brewery is equidistant between Carlton United Breweries and the Duchess brothel and was originally built up bit by bit with the help of eBay. Parts from seaweed-based cosmetics production sit alongside an open fermentation tank from Wagga Wagga which hadn’t been used in 80 years. They’ve used a stock feed crusher as a grain mill and dairy milk vats as brewing tanks. Still proudly independent, they have seen huge growth in the past few years but retain their original spirit. Their original brew kit is now used for small seasonal brews with a shiny big kit being used for most of their beers. Stop by the brewery on a Friday night or Saturday afternoon for a free tour.
BEER // A trans-Tasman cultural mash-up inspired by 1950's Australian 'Splice' ice-cream with a pineapple & lime shell. And the Best Song winner from the 1986 New Zealand Music Awards. Splice Of Heaven is a relatively bitter IPA with lots of body. Vanilla and lactose additions give it a creamy ice-cream sweetness. The tropical notes of the Kohatu & Citra hops amplify the pineapple & lime fruitiness. It's a very clever beer that brings to mind the ice-cream but is far more fun.
BREWERY // Moon Dog
BEER // Splice Of Heaven
STYLE // Fruit IPA
ORIGIN // Melbourne
ABV // 6.5%
TEMPERATURE // Cool - 7-10C
FOOD MATCH // Splice Ice Cream. Chicken Nuggets. Jelly. Fairy Bread.
GLASS // IPA Glass