BentSpoke Crankshaft takes #1 spot in GABS Hottest 100
BentSpoke has taken out the number one spot in the nation’s biggest craft beer poll, with 4 beers being voted into the Top 20, 5 in the top 50, and BentSpoke Crankshaft taking out the number 1 spot.
“We’re blown away that our small independent brewery from Canberra can take Crankshaft to the number one spot in Australia’s biggest beer poll. Crankshaft holds a very special place in our hearts as one of our original beers on tap when we first opened in Canberra in 2014. We are thrilled with the support for Crankshaft from Canberra and around Australia.”
“So many of our friends and colleagues at breweries around the country have done so well in this year’s poll, we are especially proud that Canberra brewers have 12 spots in the top 100. It’s a testament to the local culture here - customers really believe in drinking good quality local beer and supporting small independent breweries.” Richard Watkins, co-owner
“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 2021, and of course, we’ll have more exciting new beers coming up this year”.
“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 all around the country.” Richard Watkins.
For the fourth year running Crankshaft has ranked as Australia’s number one IPA in the countdown. BentSpoke celebrated in style by cracking a beer with its staff and loyal followers at the GABS Hottest 100 celebration.
#10 Barley Griffin
#19 Cluster 8
#32 Red Nut