Bad Shepherd Brew Crew Series 6: Sour Dark Saison

Bad Shepherd

Released July 13th, 2018

We’d always assumed the idea behind the Brew Crew Series at Bad Shepherd was to allow team members outside the brewery to have a crack at designing a beer. But, clearly, they like to play fast and loose with the rules at Bad Shepherd as, for number six, they’ve invited one of the brewers, Casey, to take up the reins.

Whatever the background to the beer, they’re reins he’s grabbed with both hands, creating a funky amalgam tagged a Sour Dark Saison. It's a dark brown, cola like pour in which the "Sour" delivers a cleansing tang and, presumably, contributes to the dark berry / cherry like characters too. Aside from the colour, the "Dark" offers up characters of, chocolate, cola and sarsaparilla, while the "Saison" chips in a drying spiciness. It might sound like a mouthful but it’s one in which the constituent parts all come together rather nicely.

Sour Dark Saison
Bad Shepherd

386 Reserve Road
VIC 3192

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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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