Enjoy rich toffee malty notes; plum, raisin and prune fruity esters; simple tannins and lacto and acetic acids create a very complex and “isolating” beer, the burgundy of beer.
On a trip to Belgium and a guided tour of the famous Rodenbach brewery, Richard and Tracy fell in love with the Flanders Red style of beer. Brewed with wild yeast and lactobacillus to create complexity and acid. Extended maturation in oak for over 12 months, the beer is blended with an aged unoaked version and a younger unoaked version to balance the acid and add vibrance to the beer.
Best enjoyed in a tulip glass with some Passendale cows milk cheese.
BentSpoke Brewing Co is the brainchild of Champion Australian brewer Richard Watkins and Tracy Margrain. The pair travelled the world drawing inspiration for their ideal brewpub. On June 6, 2014, BentSpoke threw its doors open to overwhelming support from the local Canberra community. They believe that nothing worthwhile comes easily. Determined to take a more adventurous route, they live to take the unfamiliar road and bent a few spokes along the way.
DID YOU KNOW?
In their first week of opening their brewpub in Canberra, BentSpoke served over 3000 litres of beer.