Today, for the very first time, one of BentSpoke???s highest geared beers, the Imperial IPA ???Cluster 8???, is being tapped around the country in a limited one-keg-per-venue release. We can also announce that this beer will be appearing in stores as a very limited packaged (canned) release in mid-September.
Until now Cluster 8 has almost always only been available from BentSpoke???s BrewPub in the Canberra suburb of Braddon. Today it???s going on tap in 22 dedicated craft beer venues in Queensland, NSW, the ACT, and Victoria.
Featuring a hopeclectic bill of Galaxy, Citra, Mosaic, Centennial, Simcoe and Amarillo hops, an IBU (International Bitterness Unit) assessed as ???unmeasurable???, and a whopping 8.8% ABV, Cluster 8 is a huge beer by anyone???s measure.
Head Brewer and Owner Richard Watkins says ???this IIPA balances super resiny, fruity, tropical pine and passionfruit hop aromas with a solid clean palate.
???Be careful it can get away from you!???
The packaged beer release will be a very limited run going to select bottle stores across the Australian East Coast.
???With the limited batch size we expect the cans are going to fall into ???hard to get??? territory, but we know it???s going to be well worth it for the folks who can find it,??? Watkins said.
A list of venues offering Cluster 8 on tap can be found on our page.
Bottle shops offering Cluster 8 in packaged form will be listed on the BentSpoke website in mid-September and promoted via social media.