Bad Shepherd Brew Crew Series 4: Amber Rye Ale

Bad Shepherd

Released October 16th, 2017

The Brew Crew Series is the place where Bad Shepherd's non-brewing staff get to play around in the brewery. And, for beer number four in the series, the baton was passed to chef Jen. When pairing beer with food, you're generally going to find more room to manoeuvre with malt or yeast driven beers than anything loaded up with hop bitterness and here Jen has plumped for the former in creating an amber ale enlivened with a dose of spicy rye.

The tasting notes say it's "loosely" based on an American amber ale; we'd suggest it's so loose the boat has slipped its anchor and drifted all the way to the shores of Blighty. The beer, brewed entirely with English and German malt and European hops, brings to mind a hearty English ale more than anything, with the rye contributing to a full body and with the spice it contributes flowing into the spicy, earthy hop bitterness. Pair, presumably, with something from their in-house smoker.

Rye Amber Ale
40 IBU
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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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