Launching today is our newest release in the Bending Spokes series, Flemm. First brewed by Richard over 15 years ago, Flemm is one of the original barrel aged sour recipes in Australia. Co-founders of BentSpoke Richard and Tracy first fell in love with barrel aged beers on a trip to Belgium, which included a guided tour of the famous Rodenbach brewery. A local farmer sitting at the bar of a brasserie close by, guided their beer choices and made sure they felt welcome. And, you guessed it; the farmers name was Flemm!

The beer itself has been aged in oak for 12 months, and blended with an aged, unoaked version, and a younger unoaked version to balance the acid and add vibrance to the beer. A complex and “isolating” beer it has flavours of toffee malt, plum and raisin fruity esters with lacto and acetic acids as well as the sweaty horse blanket wild yeast character creating the burgundy of beer.

“I love brewing these style of beers and I’m excited to put them in cans for the first time with Flemm. The wild yeast creates some funky characters with a touch of sweaty horse blanket and zoo like aromas. I cannot wait for people to taste what has been years in the barrelling.” says Richard.

Flemm will be available locally in the ACT from Thursday 30 April, as well as interstate through our network of retail partners shortly after. It is recommended that you call ahead to check stock levels. You can also purchase directly from the brewery, either by getting a traveller fill from our Braddon brewpub, or shop online at https://shop.bentspoke.beer/.



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Ainslie Cellars

Billabong Bottleshop Griffith NSW

Blackhearts & Sparrows Braddon

BWS Calwell

BWS Dickson, Dickson Place

BWS Queanbeyan

BWS Woden (Phillip)

BWS Ulladulla

BWS Mawson

BWS Weston Creek

BWS Batemans Bay

BWS Wanniassa

BWS Kambah

BWS Goulburn

BWS Erindale

BWS Kippax

BWS Conder

BWS Gungahlin

BWS Yass

BWS Charnwood

BWS Jerrabomberra

BWS Kaleen

BWS Kingston

BWS Bonner

BWS Hawker

BWS Franklin

BWS Canberra City

BWS Tumut Drive-thru

Canberra Wine & Spirit Merchants

Cellarbrations Braddon

Cellarbrations Gold Creek

Cellarbrations Gungahlin

Cook Friendly Grocer

Hops & Vine

IGA Hackett

IGA Holt

IGA Ngunnawal Platypus

IGA O’Connor

IGA Lyneham

Liquor Legends Charnwood

Liquor Legends Hawker

Malts & Brews

Page Bottler

Peters Wine Shop

SupaExpress Florey

SupaExpress Kaleen

SupaExpress Watson

Urban Cellars Kippax





MacKenzie Row Cellars



Bottlemart Boondall

Black Sheep The Gap

Black Sheep St Lucia

Black Sheep Newmarket

Cellarbrations Camp Hill

Cellarbrations Wavell Heights

Cellarbrations Greenslopes

Eatons Hill Hotel

Liquor Legends Carina

Liquor Legends Alexandra Hills

Stafford Tavern

Story Bridge Hotel

Sense of Taste Hamilton Harbour

Sense of Taste Portside

Sense of Taste Coorparoo

Star Liquor Hardgrave Road

Star Liquor Runcorn

Star Liquor Raceview

The Vine Cleaveland


Sunshine Coast

Star Liquor Buderim

Star Liquor Aerodrome

Yandina Hotel


Far North Queensland

Park Avenue Hotel Rockhampton

Railway Hotel Yeppoon




Northern NSW

Sun Bistro Byron Bay


NSW – Sydney

Barneys Fine Wine & Ale

Bellambi Hotel


Bourke St Wines

Camperdown Cellars Dbl Bay

Cellarbrations Picton

Charlie’s Liquor Barn Tahmoor

Coledale Fine Wines

Coogee Bay Hotel

Dean’s Liquor Engadine

Helensburgh Premium Liquor

Loftus Liquors

Oak Barrel

Robin Hood Hotel

Steve’s Cool Booze

Thirroul Cellars

Vine Providore Redfern


NSW – Hunter

Bottle-O Tenambit

Carey Bay Cellars

Cellarbrations Adamstown

Cellarbrations Cameron Park

Cellarbrations Kotara

Cellarbrations Valentine

Delany Hotel (Newcastle)

Fennell Bay Cellars

Georgetown Cellars

Kahibah Liquor Mart

McCauley’s Bottleshop (Salamander Bay)

Prince of Merewether

Redhead Cellars

Ritchies IGA New Lambton

Teralba Bottleshop

The Bay Hotel (Bonnells Bay)

The Bottle-O Lambton

The George Tavern (East Maitland)

The Grain Store (Newcastle East)

Tighes Hill Cellars

Warners at the Bay

Whitebridge Cellars


NSW – Central Coast

Bamvino Cellars (Green Point)

Berkeley Vale Cellars

Dudleys Liquor (Killarney Vale)

Oldfield Cellars (West Gosford)

The Dam Hotel (Hamlyn Terrace)

The Lakes Hotel (The Entrance)


NSW – Regional

Blueys Cellars (Pacific Palms)

BYO Cellars Jetty Village (Coffs Harbour)

Knickerbocker Hotel (Bathurst)

Local Liquor Macksville

Ritchies IGA Boambee

Tacking Point Tavern (Port Macquarie)

Tattersalls Hotel Inverell


NSW – South Coast

Bermagui Cellars

Bomaderry Cellars

Broulee Supermarket

Cellarbrations Batemans bay

Great Southrn Cellars Eden

IGA Milton

IGA Eden

Justin Lill Wines Berry

Little Bottler Pambula

Manning St Cellars Kiama

Mollymook Cellars

Narooma Plaza Cellars

Oak Flat Cellars

Sapphire Cellars

Tathra Cellars

The Friendly Inn

Tuross Cellars





Bacchus Marsh Foodworks

Blackhearts and Sparrows Brunswick

Blackhearts and Sparrows Collingwood

Blackhearts and Sparrows Fitzroy North

Blackhearts and Sparrows Richmond

Bottle House Balaclava

Bottle O Romsey

Carwyn Cellars

Cellarbrations @ Castlemaine

Cellarbrations @ Foxxy’s Dalesford

Cellarbrations @ Gisborne

Cellarbrations @ Kyneton

Cellarbrations @ Nardi’s Highton

Cellarbrations @ Yarraville

Chas Cole Geelong

Chas Cole Shepparton

Chelsea Hights IGA

Clifton Hill Hotel

Decanters by the Bay, Port Melbourne

District Bottle Store, Pascoe Vale

Dr Mauve Bar & Lounge, Bright

Duck inn Bottlemart, Frankston

Grape and Grain Liquor Cellars, Moorabbin

Harvest Cellars, Belgrave South

Harvest Wine and Liquor, Northcote

Local Cellars, Clifton Hill

Mayerling Cellars, Croydon

McCoppins Fitzroy

Nepean Highway Cellars, Mornington

Nillumbik Cellars, Diamond Creek

Purvis Beer Richmond

Purvis Beer Surry Hills

Ritchies Carrum Downs

Ritchies Mildura Drive Through

Ritchies SUPA IGA Dromana

Ritchies SUPA IGA Emerald

Ritchies Tower Hill

Ritchies Wantirna

Seddon Wine Store, Seddon

The Great Beyond, Coburg

The Hop Supply Co, Bendigo

The Press cellars, Warragul

The Vin Wine and Spirits, Seddon

Union Wine Store,  Ascot Vale

Vintage 72, Rosanna