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By Libby Curran
May 07, 2021
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By Libby Curran
May 07, 2021
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It's that time of year again. We've farewelled daylight savings, the temperature's getting nippier and the calendar's about to tick over to May 8 — otherwise known as the unofficial birthday celebration of Moon Dog's much-loved pale ale, the Old Mate. Or Old 'May8', if you will.

As has become tradition, the Abbotsford-born brewery will be marking the occasion with a good ol' party, complete with plenty of beery giveaways. To get involved, grab your bestie and head to Moon Dog's Duke Street HQ from 12pm this Saturday, May 8. If you're one of the first 100 pairs of buds through the door, simply flash some ID, chuck staff a friendly "maaaaate!" on arrival, and you'll each score a free six-pack of the iconic orange-labelled beer. Stick around to enjoy a nice Saturday arvo mate date, sipping tap brews and feasting on dough-based delights from the pizza van.

Sibling venue Moon Dog World in Preston is having some May 8 fun of its own, decked out in orange for the occasion, slinging $15 jugs of Old Mate and serving up DJ tunes from 5pm.

Images: Samantha Schultz

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