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Moon Dog OG

The Melbourne brewing powerhouse started out life in this Abbotsford warehouse — it's worth a visit for a couple of beers and some pizza.
By Leisha Kapor and Hudson Brown
October 30, 2019
By Leisha Kapor and Hudson Brown
October 30, 2019

Moon Dog may have some brand spanking new digs in Preston, but its OG home is still welcoming punters on Duke Street, Abbotsford. The Brewery Bar might take on a pretty lo-fi appearance — it looks a little like the hard rubbish-filled shed out the back of your mate's Reservoir share house — but don't mistake it for a small-time operation. Moon Dog is already pumping out millions of litres of beer each year, and it's constantly growing. Sink into the thrift store couches and get comfortable because there are a lot of great drinks to sample.

There are ten taps on offer, pouring classics like Old Mate pale ale and Love Tap double lager, and seasonal favourites like Cake Hole black forest stout, Splice of Heaven pine-lime ice cream IPA and Thunder Lips yuzu red IPA. Not to mention a wide-ranging, and ever-changing, selection of specialty brews and single kegs, plus cider, wine, spirits and cocktails for those after something that's not beer.

Meanwhile, there's always free popcorn, a van serving (really good) woodfired pizza out the front, and regular free events like bingo nights and brewery tours.

If this is the exact vibe you're after for a little shindig, the bar also has a Ballroom Oasis right next door that's available to be booked out for functions — to make all your hipster warehouse wedding dreams come true.

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