Bad Shepherd Brew Crew Series 3: Baltic Porter

Bad Shepherd

Released May 26th, 2017

The 2017 Australian International Beer Awards proved to be a great night for the Bad Shepherd team with the Cheltenham brewpub's name flashing up on the big screen showing finalists in each category more than once. One such appearance was for its Baltic Porter, which in draught form took out the only gold in the Baltic Porter character. It's now out in bottles too as the third in the Brew Crew Series in which non-brewing members get to help design a beer. This time around it was the turn of Bigsi, who we're told is a fiend for liquorice.

To translate that passion into beer form, the brewery concocted a pretty traditional Baltic Porter – a bunch of specialty malts to create its dark brown hue and bitter chocolate, espresso and sweeter malt flavours combined with unobtrusive, drying hops. And then they liquorice'd it up via the use of star anise, liquorice root and Black Sambuca. And those additions assume the starring role, to the extent the beer's aroma may rekindle giddy, late night escapades featuring shot glasses and lighters for some.

Note: do not set fire to this beer.

Bad Shepherd

386 Reserve Road
VIC 3192

(03) 8555 3175
Regular events

Wed: 5.30pm to 7.30pm is 50c wings
Thurs from 7pm: Trivia with Funky Bunch

Open Hours

Mon & Tues: 4.30pm onwards
Wed to Thurs: midday to 11pm
Fri & Sat: midday to midnight
Sunday: midday to 8pm

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Free Tasting Paddle at Bad Shepherd

Cheltenham is no longer short of beer options, with the arrival of Bad Shepherd and its brewpub. Whether you're a local or heading that way for a beery adventure, the combination of Bad Shepherd brews and barbecue food from their smoker make for an afternoon well spent. To make it even easier, Bad Shepherd are offering a free tasting paddle for Cabalistas, full of tasty drops from the Bad Shepherd range and guest taps. Just show your Cabal passport to redeem your offer! Show me more

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