Mountain Goat, Moon Dog and Matilda Bay will release a limited edition Hazy Oat IPA, at Collingwood Children’s Farm next week as part of a charity collaboration.

The release is part of a mainstay Good Beer Week event called ‘Abbey Collabby’, with the three breweries partnering to produce a unique beer for the Collingwood Children’s Farm charity each year.

Matilda Bay’s James Aris expressed his delight at working on this collaboration again, now in its 12th year.

“We are really excited to be bringing this Abbey Collabby event back to its heart and soul – which is about raising money for a great contributor to the North Melbourne community in Collingwood Children’s Farm.”

Collingwood Children’s Farm is found in the Abbotsford Convent Complex (hence ‘Abbey Collabby’), and this year’s event will go ahead despite the fact that Melbourne’s Good Beer Week has been cancelled.

Alongside the beer itself, food will be provided by Blue Bonnet BBQ, while local Melbourne acts including DJ Adriana, Jess Ribero and Steel Wheels will be performing. The venue is also heated and under cover, and both vegan and vegetarian options will be on offer.

All proceeds from the event will go to support the farm itself, which is a non-profit organization that aims to support people facing adversity in Victoria, while conserving heritage farmland and caring for animals.

The Hazy Oat IPA itself weighs in at 6.6 per cent ABV, and has been double dry hopped with Australian hops, and ‘deftly balanced with an oat and malt blend’. The beer is described as ‘big, juicy and hazy’ with tasting notes of ‘sweet ripe yellow fruit and crisp pine, alongside a characteristic IPA bitterness.’

Collingwood Children’s Farm is located at the Abbotsford Convent Complex, Abbotsford, VIC.

The event is limited to over-18s only, and tickets are available here on tax-deductible “give what you can” basis.

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