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Bad Shepherd Oatmeal Stout

Bad Shepherd

Released April 16th, 2016

They're certainly not resting on their laurels at Cheltenham's Bad Shepherd. Despite only opening their brewpub late last year and pulling in big crowds (and a great review in Good Food) since, they keep banging out the limited releases. Hot on the heels of the fine recent Red IPA comes a beer with the cooler months on its mind.

The Oatmeal Stout is their take on traditional English beers of the style and thus comes with lower carbonation than you expect in most Aussie brewed beers, as well as some toasted flaked oats – toasted in the brewpub kitchen, no less. It's also based on another of co-owners Dereck and Diti Hales' award-winning home brew recipes.

It wears its old school credentials on its sleeve: there's no fruity hops, no big alcohol, nothing New World or quirky. Just a nigh on opaque dark brown / black stout with a thin, rapidly dissipating head that's all about roasted and dark choc aromas and flavours, and finishes pretty darn dry, albeit with a lick of cacao sweetness that lingers on the palate.

Style
Oatmeal Stout
Strength
5.5%
Bitterness
32 IBU
Name
Bad Shepherd
Address

386 Reserve Road
Cheltenham
VIC 3192

Phone
(03) 8555 3175
Website
Regular events

Wed: 5.30pm to 7.30pm is 50c wings & board games night
Thurs from 7pm: Trivia with Funky Bunch
Fri (monthly): Date Night ft guest brewers
Sat from 7pm – DJs (chilled tunes)

Sun 2pm to 6pm: Sunday sessions with $6 schooners

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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