Bad Shepherd Citrus & Cedar American IPA

Bad Shepherd

Released June 12th, 2018

When conceiving a beer for the 2018 GABS Festival Container Bars, Bad Shepherd resisted the temptation to do anything particularly crazy and instead decided to use it to launch a new IPA series. The launch beer is Citrus & Cedar and will be followed by a new IPA in cans and kegs every three months.

In creating it, they opted for a quintet of hop varieties known for their citrusy or piny, woody characters (or both at the same time) but didn't stop there. The beer was also fermented with orange and grapefruit as well as Spanish cedar. And it's a combination that has led to one of the most olfactory-dazzling aromas we've come across from a hoppy beer in a while. There's heaps of citrus – lemon, grapefruit and orange rind – while the cedar adds a floral, woody spin. It really is one to stick your nose in and leave it there for a while.

Once you've managed to withdraw your proboscis to actually swig some of the beer, there's less time to indulge such flavours as a biting, drying bitterness comes at you fast and reminds you this is, despite its fancy bouquet, a feisty American IPA at heart.

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

Current Crafty Cabal offers

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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