Shepherd’s Ale


Shepard’s Ale is an amber red ale, made with shepherd’s delight red malt, hopped with Rakau and New Zealand Goldings hops, mildly bitter, with a creamy oaty finish. Low 2.5% ABV!

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About This Beer

Shepard’s Ale is a full-flavoured, mid-strength amber red ale made with Gladfield Shepherd’s Delight red malt and crystal malts for colour. It is hopped with NZ Rakau and NZ Goldings hops for a mildly bitter and creamy finish. We used enough malt that we could have made a much stronger beer, but with precise control in the mash tun, we’ve crafted a brew which is very big on flavour and yet only weighs in at 2.5% ABV. This is the perfect beer to drink and responsibly enjoy yourself.

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Beer Details

Red Amber
2.5% ABV
18 IBU

Ingredients: Water, NZ Barley, NZ Oats, NZ Hops, Yeast.

Brewers Notes

Our goal was to pack all the flavour of a normal-strength beer into this lower-alcohol option. We used a very high mash temperature to convert the starches into less-fermentable complex sugars for extra mouth feel. We also added some lovely NZ oats into the grist for extra creaminess. It's a great beer and just happens to have only 2.5%ABV.

Food Matching

Cheese: camembert, colby, edam

Mains: burgers, pizza, mexican

Dessert: figs, plums, apples