Originally, the mineral-rich river Gose in eastern Germany provided the brewing water to create the salty profile, with the sourness coming from the yeast and lactobacillus (the same culture used in yoghurt). Gose is traditionally brewed with coriander, but in keeping with BentSpoke tradition, brewers and co-owners Tracy Margrain and Richard Watkins have bent the rules of beer by adding fresh mango and passion fruit into the mix.
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.