Big Shed & Doctor's Orders Dr Shedlove 2016

Big Shed Brewing Concern

Released August 17th, 2016

Last year saw the release of the first Dr Shedlove collaboration, an imperial stout saison behemoth conceived by Darren (Doc) Robinson from Doctor’s Orders and Big Shed's Craig Basford and Jason Harris. They said it would become an annual tradition, and so it is proving. And it's a rather unusual tradition as each year they've vowed to feature a different root vegetable. This time yam and taro take centre stage with with more 250kg peeled, cut and mashed in for this 9 percent ABV beer.

The Shedlove series will always be an experiment or, perhaps more accurately, a form of "seat of your pants" brewing as the guys tend to describe it. The 2016 version is a Belgian imperial yam and taro stout with a variety of dark specialty malts in there as well as Columbus, Magnum and Hallertau hops and, for good measure, oak chips. What's more, the lads also poured in one of the few remaining bottles of the 2015 release, calling it a "DNA transfer".

The final result pours pitch black to the naked eye but reveals a slight reddish hue once held up to a light. The large malt backbone lends the first sips a pleasant sweetness and a smooth balanced aftertaste with hints of raisins and currants present from the use of a Belgian yeast.

And here's how it all came together...

Matt King

Name
Big Shed Brewing Concern
Address

13/2 Brandwood Street
Royal Park
SA 5014

Phone
(08) 8240 5037
Regular events

Bandshirt Sunday Sunday.
Put on your favourite band shirt, see ol' mate behind the bar, order a burger, get a free fancy of froth and chuck on your favourite track from your favourite band.

Open Hours

Wednesday: midday to 6pm
Thursday: midday to 9pm
Friday: midday to 10pm Saturday: midday to 8pm
Sunday: midday to 6pm
(Kitchen closes 1 hour beforehand on all days)

Current Crafty Cabal offers

$10 tasting paddle at the Big Shed Brewery Bar

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