Bad Shepherd Poseidon IIPA

Bad Shepherd

Released March 25th, 2020

The Almighty has long been one of Bad Shepherd's most sought after and top notch releases, a bold yet balanced double IPA bearing a hoppy, bearded god figure on the cans. But now it turns out there's someone more almighty than The Almighty as Poseidon, a triple IPA, makes his way from the brewery – all 10 percent ABV of him – after proving popular as a single keg trial at a past event.

There's a danger with such high octane beers, particularly where the brewers look to keep the malt character lean, that the fruitier, more aromatic side of the hops can be lost amid the strident booze, but Poseidon carries his hoppiness well. It's as if someone's brought a pineapple-heavy tropical fruit punch along to the party and is hoping they've judged the amount of vodka in there just right so people still get a hit but not a boozy one to the olfactory system.

Lean, tight and dry on the palate, like its little brother, and surprisingly low in perceived bitterness, watch out as, like the ship in The Poseidon Adventure, it's likely to take you down...

James Smith

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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