BentSpoke’s Crankshaft is still Australia’s most popular IPA, having finished third in the GABS Hottest 100 Craft Beer Poll for the third year running.
Canberra has fared well in the nation’s biggest craft beer poll, with 12 beers being voted into the Top 100 – six from BentSpoke and six from Capital Brewing.
“It’s great to see Canberra brewers are nationally recognised, and always good to be able to celebrate a good GABS result with our mates at Capital,” said head brewer and co-owner Richard Watkins.
“In Canberra we’ve been able to grow the craft beer industry together and it’s a testament to the local culture here – customers really believe in drinking local and supporting small business.”
2019 has been BentSpoke’s biggest ever growth year, and to start 2019 with six of our beers placing in the Hottest 100, is not something we would’ve dreamt of five years ago.”
“We are so thrilled to get this recognition, and if anything, it’s inspired us to bend the rules of beer further than we have before,” says co-owner Tracy Margrain. “It’s an incredibly exciting way to start 2020, and of course, we’ll have more exciting new beers coming up this year – beginning with our barrel-aged Flemish red ale.”
“The best thing about this competition is that it’s voted on by the people that drink your beer,” says head brewer and co-owner Richard Watkins. “As a brewer, it’s always immensely validating to know that not only are we making technically good beer that wins awards, but that people love to drink the beer we’re brewing.”