Bad Shepherd Almighty IIPA 2018

Bad Shepherd

Released August 30th, 2018

You can never be sure which beer in a brewery's armoury is going to become the one beer lovers will take most to their hearts (although it seems barrel aged beers or high ABV hop monsters stand a good chance). For Cheltenham's Bad Shepherd, while the Hazelnut Brown caught eyes early on, there's a good argument for it being this beer, its once-a-year imperial IPA that even gets its own special launch day at the brewpub.

There's good reason for its cachet too, as it's a beer that's as tightly wound as it is hopped up and booze-laden. In 2018, it comes in rather schmick looking cans and continues along a similar path to last year, namely bright as a button to look at (far more so than pretty much any pale ale or IPA you see these days), peachy, limey and grapefruity on the nose, light-footed for its size, and with little in the way of malt sweetness to get in the way of the hop flavours yet enough to keep the almighty IBU [International Bitterness Units] well in check.

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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