Bad Shepherd California Lager

Bad Shepherd

Published December 15, 2015

Something of a hybrid from Bad Shepherd here as they delve into American brewing's past and give it a contemporary Aussie twist. The California Lager is their take on the California gold rush steam beers, which were lagers fermented at ale temperatures. Theirs features a type of pale ale malt and Cluster hops used in the 19th century, as well as the woody Northern Brewer hop variety, Cascade and Ella from Tasmania.

The resulting beer is one that pours a pretty deep golden and displays a range of hop driven characters from piney and fruity to grassy and herbal with an Asian twist. There's a touch of light, grainy malt and a finish that's dry as anything.

Steam Beer
Bad Shepherd

386 Reserve Road
VIC 3192

(03) 8555 3175
Regular events

Wednesday: 50c wings all evening, with around seven different wing sauces and rubs available.

Open Hours

Mon & Tues: 4.30pm onwards
Wed to Thurs: midday to 11pm
Fri & Sat: midday to midnight
Sunday: midday to 8pm