For 2017, Big Shed decided to add 250kg of carrots to an imperial stout. The carrots weren’t alone in finding their way into its black, murky depths: vodka soaked oak chips are featured too. Being an imperial stout, Dr Shedlove is far from your typical morning carrot juice. For a start, it pours a jet black and sends forth aromas both sweet and a little roasty from its creamy, off white head. A thick, full bodied imperial stout ensues, with those roasted malts making an appearance on the palate before a creaminess takes over and candi sugar flavours finish things off. At 9.4 percent ABV, this year’s Dr Shedlove is a beer that could convince even Elmer Fudd to eat his carrots.
Big Shed Brewing Co naturally started out in a big shed on a rented property in the Barossa all the way back in 2002 . It has since grown into a successful commercial operation run out of a cool warehouse in Royal Park, South Australia.
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In September 2014 Big Shed launched their tasting bar and kitchen. Comprising of 6 taps and food that goes with their beer, and you can eat with your hands. They are fully operational on Friday and Saturday arvo/evenings, slinging brews and food to eager locals and visitors alike. Monday through Thursday they are open during the day for takeaways and sneaky pints.