There’s always a touch of tension between Melbourne’s north and south sides but CoConspirators and Bad Shepherd are breaking that down with beer. Each spent time in the other's homes (Brunswick and Cheltenham) to brew different beers with the same hops. They’re celebrating the launch of both by sending buses over the Yarra too – with spots from Bad Shepherd to CoConspirators still available at the time of writing.
The hazy IPA brewed at CoCon's Brunswick home is known as The Rustler and is a keg-only release available at both breweries, while The Roadie is out in cans. The West Coast was brewed on Bad Shepherd’s stainless and here the Citra, Amarillo and Mosaic hops bring grapefruit, orange and dank pine alongside an incredibly lean and bitter structure.
Published April 21, 2023 2023-04-21 00:00:00