Independent craft brewery Moo Brew is celebrating its 18th anniversary this month at its luxury dive bar and taphouse, Manky Sally’s.

Moo Brew’s 18th Birthday Bash will take place on Saturday 18 November from 3pm, with Moo Brew flowing through all 14 taps, showcasing seven experimental beers and seven from the core range.

Lauren Sheppard, Moo Brew Managing Director, said: “Eighteen years of independent local craft brewing is a notable milestone, with so few breweries able to claim this title, we’re overflowing with pride. This coming of age is all the sweeter with the opening of Sally’s, allowing us to showcase the very best of Moo Brew.”

Opened in 2005 by Mona’s David Walsh, the brewery was initially built in Berridale at Moorilla Estate, one of Tasmania’s oldest wineries, purchased by Walsh in the mid-nineties and dubbed Moo Land.  

Having outgrown the Berriedale brewhouse in 2011, the brewery moved on to its purpose-built Bridgewater home where it continues to push the boundaries of taste and tradition.

Over the years, Moo Brew has earned its reputation as a risk-taking brewery which experiments with unexpected flavour combinations, an attitude that has earned the brewery countless awards for its core range, limited seasonal releases, BREW series, and Sally’s experiemntals. The brewery has also become well recognised for its cans designed by Australian artist John Kelly.

Manky Sally’s, Moo Brew’s latest venture, opened its doors on Hobart’s Salamanca strip earlier this year. The bar houses a nano-brewery, allowing the brewing team to continue experimenting with limited edition brews.

Lauren Sheppard, Moo Brew Managing Director, and Jack Viney, Head Brewer.
Lauren Sheppard, Moo Brew Managing Director, and Jack Viney, Head Brewer.

“Moo Brew’s commitment to the classics and thirst for experimentation allows us the freedom to create, cause a stir, and break the rules when it suits,” added Jack Viney, Head Brewer.

“I’m stoked to head up a brewery that’s proudly local, unpretentious and keen on making damn good beers from Tasmania.”

Of the experimental beers on offer at Moo Brew’s 18th Birthday Bash, Viney will be showcasing the Yuzu Kosho Gose birthday brew, making the first keg free.

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