Thirsty Thursday: Moo Brew

Thursday July 26, 2012 Written by wilfred

Alcohol and art; a timeless combination. You may know about MONA in Tasmania (which just opened a new exhibition, Theatre of The World) but did you know the grounds are also where the wonderfully tasty, downright drinkable Moo Brew was born?

David Walsh has been praised for his unique vision in starting MONA, but he was preceded by another visionary. Italian textile merchant Claudio Alcorso ignored naysayers who advised against growing grapes in Tassie, and in 1958 he founded one of the state's first vineyards. In 2005, Walsh started Moo Brew on the same site.

Moo Brew produce five core beers, with no preservatives and no additives. Of course there's art attached, and since Walsh is involved it's provocative. The images by artist John Kelly on each bottle challenge the notion that the Arts Council can copyright their kangaroo and sun design (scroll down here for more info). Great beer and radical art. What more could you want?