Bad Shepherd Red Zeppelin & Oatmeal Stout

Bad Shepherd

Released June 25th, 2019

The Bad Shepherd IPA Series continues apace, this time with a step back into rather more traditional realms. Red Zeppelin is a red IPA made with just water, malt, hops and yeast, resisting the temptation to reach for the kitchen shelves as per recent forays into milkshake territory. The collaboration with Ballarat's Hop Temple has been dry-hopped no less than four times with new US varieties Cashmere and Idaho Gem, yet – as is often the case with such beers – the specialty malts chosen to create the ruddy chestnut hue more than hold their own, setting toasted caramel and cake batter flavours against the soft pineapple, pithy citrus and herbal hop characters, with a fruitiness reminiscent of an English ale completing the picture.

Hitting shelves around the same time is their winter seasonal, Oatmeal Stout, repackaged for 2019 in white cans but delivering the same subtle charms that have made it a slow-burning favourite for many. Soft as ever, with gentle roasted grain characters, low carbonation and a subtle bitterness making for a rounded, easy-going winter offering.

James Smith

Style
Red IPA & Oatmeal Stout
ABV
6.0% & 5.5%
Stockists

A Point of Difference Liquor

Carwyn Cellars

Fiftyfive

Grape & Grain Liquor Cellars

Grosvenor Hotel

Harvest Cellars

McCoppins

Otter's Promise

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Name
Bad Shepherd
Address

386 Reserve Road
Cheltenham
VIC 3192

Phone
(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

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