Bad Shepherd turns 5 on 28th November! The brainchild of husband and wife team, Dereck and Diti Hales, Bad Shepherd is all about tempting you with fine craft beer and complementing that at their brewpub with a menu heaving with smoked meat delicacies and good ol’ fashioned comfort food.
At the very recent 2020 Indies awards, Bad Shepherd picked up Gold for their Peanut Butter Stout (in all discovery packs this month!), as well as a slew of Silver and Bronze for pretty much all of the other beers in their range!
Keep an eye out for their brand new Lime & Pomegranate Sour hitting our mixed cases soon.
Opening in August 2019, Bodriggy Brewing is housed in a former Auto LP conversion warehouse in Abbotsford, VIC.
As well as pumping out a cracking core range and regular very well regarded limited releases, they also focus on first class wine, spirits and cocktail service at their brewpub, so it will feel like home for anyone!
Utropia - Pale Ale
Utropia is a flavourful, yet smash-able American style Pale Ale that pours a rich amber colour. Citrus and Stone-fruit aromas are in abundance thanks to a generous amount of Mosaic and Calypso hops, and specialty malts round out the body creating a complex, but balanced pale.
Staunch - German Pilsner
Staunch is our new-world pilsner inspired by the brewing traditions of Germany. Herbaceous old-world hops are blended with fruity ones from NZ, while a clean malt profile lets them shine. Staunch is a humble nod to noble heritage, but re-envisaged with the modern drinker in mind.
It is hard to believe that Deeds have only had a home of their own in Glen Iris since mid 2019, having been contract brewers since launching in 2012.
Deeds have rocketed up the rankings to now be the 5th ranked brewery in the country as voted in the recent Beer Cartel craft beer survey – up 114 places from the year before!
Deeds are known for putting out spectacular creations that push the envelope and collaborate heavily with a lot of breweries across the country in doing so.
If the weird and wonderful isn’t your thing, they have a banging core range that will contain something for anyone’s beer fridge.
Exit Brewing – created by two mates who are ex-it industry experts (get it). Exit Brewing is a family-owned business led by founder and brewer, Grum Knight, that offers an iconic core range that keeps true to the founding principles of quality and honesty.
Their story began with the release of a Saison farmhouse ale back in 2014 (sold out at the moment ☹ one of my favourite examples of the style). Since then, they have added a few more of their favourite styles including a bold yet balanced Pale Ale, the complex American-style AIBA trophy winning Amber Ale, the rich smooth AIBA trophy winning Milk Stout and a hoppy West Coast-style IPA. These year-round releases are complemented by a limited release program that pays homage to our original numbered batches.
Exit have recently had a re-brand and we love the new look! What do you think?
Westside Ale Works are a brewery after our heart, paying homage to micro breweries of USA brewing styles like Pale Ales, IPA's, and Stouts, but they also have a number of seasonal releases - including from their barrel program. From the BA samples that the wonderful Skylar (Taproom Manager) sent us, these are a real treat!
They do not tend to stick to any one style, instead experimenting with everything from German Hefeweizens to NEIPAs to Russian Imperial Stouts and everything in between.
Westside Ale Works are turning 4 in November, so grab a case and celebrate their unique beers with us!