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Brew Pub

BentSpoke Pub

Braddon
Brew Pub

After opening its doors in 2014 and being awarded 'Best New Venue' at the 2015 AHA (ACT) awards, BentSpoke has continued to move onward and upward in the Canberra beer and bar scene.

At the Braddon brewpub you will find 18 varieties of beer and cider available at any one time, all brewed on premise. A wide range of beer styles are made by our award-winning head brewer, as well as hand crushed apple cider, and gluten-friendly ginger beer, all on full display so you can watch the brew team at work while you sample a selection of brews by the pint or in our iconic sample bars.

Brews are available to purchase both over the bar and to take-away in our custom-made two-litre, insulated 'Travellers'.

A modern take on the classic pub menu features dishes which incorporate beer, brewing ingredients and highlight great local produce.

Location

Bradon Brew Pub

38 Mort St, Braddon
Canberra ACT

Mon - Wed
11am - 9:30pm

Thu - Sun
11am - 11pm

Get directions

Beers
On Tap

Barley Griffin

Mild cloudy Australian Pale Ale. Soft fruity aromas and light biscuity malt giving a nice light mouth feel. Barley Griffin won a gold medal at the 2017 International Brewing Awards. Easy drinking and great on a hot summer's day after mowing the lawn.

HOPS
Ekuanot, Mosaic
SERVED
Carbonated
ABV
4.2%
IBU
18
BentShovel xBa

Brewed in Tandem with our mates from Malt Shovel. BentShovel is a rich, malty Extra Belgian Ale using a farmhouse yeast to give nice estery notes.

This collab came about from Rich Watkins, BentSpoke Co Founder, and Chuck Hahn, Malt Shovel Director and Brewmaster, long standing relationship which started back in 1990 when Rich started his brewing career at the Hahn Brewery. The two brewers have always talked about doing a beer together and now just over 30 years later the collaboration is in its third year and canned for the first time.

HOPS
Cashmere Idaho 7, US Cascade
SERVED
Carbonated
ABV
6.0%
IBU
32
Big Nut

This big black IPA has roasty, coffee and nutty, malty notes with resiny, piney and garlicky hops rounding out the palate.

HOPS
Columbus
SERVED
Carbonated
ABV
7.0%
IBU
45
Braddon Bitter

Try our hand pumped English Bitter. It's malty and bitter: just how we like it!

HOPS
EKG, Fuggles, Us Cascade
SERVED
Hand Pumped
ABV
4.2%
IBU
36
Brindabella Cider

This is our in house blend of Batlow grown Granny Smith and Red Delicious apples. Apples are crushed on site. Enjoy!

HOPS
SERVED
Carbonated
ABV
5.0%
IBU
Cily Saison
"Saison"(Season) originates from Wallonia region in Belgium. Brewed to quench the thirsts of the workers in Summer. This is ode to all the hospitality workers who have kept us from thirst through Summer and with sanity through FO2020! 
Spicy, peppery, limey, a little grassy with lots of apricot and banana fruity esters. Heavily dry hopped with Ekuanot and Simcoe.
HOPS
Ekuanot, Simcoe, EKG
SERVED
Carbonated
ABV
6.7%
IBU
42
Cluster 12

This Triple IPA is like liquid resin and is crammed full of hops.

HOPS
Columbus, Chinook, Simcoe, Us Cascade
SERVED
Carbonated
ABV
12.0%
IBU
65
Cluster 8

Imperial IPA, big and bold with lots and lots of hops! Tropical and citrus hop aromas. Solid yet clean malty palate.

HOPS
Mosaic, Simcoe, Galaxy, Citra, Centennial, Amarillo
SERVED
Carbonated
ABV
8.8%
IBU
65
Corroboree Frog

This is the beer of show from the ACTABC. The best beers from all the 21 categories are compared, judged, and sampled to find the best beer in the competition. The winning brewer gets to brew their beer with the brewers from BentSpoke and have it on tap in the BrewPub. Richard Brown won this year with his American Style Porter.

HOPS
Magnum, Huen Melon, US Cascade
SERVED
Carbonated
ABV
5.5%
IBU
36
Crankshaft

Similar to a West Coast IPA. Floral nose with notes of citrus and pine. Medium bodied with a nice punch of hops and a solid malt finish. Crankshaft won a silver medal at the 2017 International Brewing Awards. A great beer for lovers of big full flavoured brews - it cranks! Crankshaft was the highest ranked IPA in the GABS Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers Poll for 2018, for the second year in a row.

HOPS
Ekuanot, Simcoe, Citra, Centennial
SERVED
Carbonated
ABV
5.8%
IBU
35
Dick Tracy

Dick Tracy was the very first BentSpoke Mash in 2014! It's been a long time since Good Friday '14, but we always still brew this beer every Good Friday. An American style brown ale with lots of rich malts and layered with fruity hops. A forgotten style brought back to life. Cheers!

HOPS
Citra, Mosaic, Cascade
SERVED
Carbonated
ABV
6.0%
IBU
46
Easy

This easy drinking cleansing mid-strength ale will keep you well hydrated but in low gear through summer. Dry hopped with Citra and Mosaic.

HOPS
Citra, Mosaic
SERVED
Carbonated
ABV
3.2%
IBU
22
Foggy

A hazy pale ale with juicy fruit aromas. A super sessionable ale.

HOPS
Mosaic, El Dorado
SERVED
Carbonated
ABV
3.8%
IBU
16
Fugg 'N Chino

A Robust Porter with a rich chocolate maltiness named after Rich and Tracy’s puppies, Fuggles and Chinook

HOPS
Fuggles, Chinook
SERVED
Hand Pump
ABV
6.5%
IBU
38
GOAT

A strong malty German style Dopplebock. Big Caramel, nutty malt flavours and a lovely Biscuit barrel aroma!

HOPS
Magnum, Hersbrucker
SERVED
Carbonated
ABV
8.4%
IBU
28
Hop Diver
Tallaganda hops is a local hop farm producing some excellent small batch hops. Brewing with Wet Hops requires careful recipe calculation to balance the unique dank, grassy aromas and flavours.
HOPS
Chinook, Victoria, Cascade
SERVED
Carbonated
ABV
6.3%
IBU
36
Hop Juice
A fruit IPA featuring passionfruit, tangarine and mango. Coconut and tropical fruit hop flavours blended with tangarine and mango to create a summer fruit salad in a glass.
HOPS
Sabro, Citra, HBC 472
SERVED
Carbonated
ABV
6.9%
IBU
52
How's It Gosen?

Drifting in for summer is a fruity, salty, sour ale. Refreshing, zingy and full of sunshine.

HOPS
Amarillo
SERVED
Carbonated
ABV
4.0%
IBU
17
How's It Gosen? Cherry Gose

Drifting in for Summer is a cheery, cherry, salty sour ale. Refreshing, blushing and full of Summer sunset.

HOPS
Amarillo
SERVED
Carbonated
ABV
4.0%
IBU
17
Mort's Gold

A clean and crisp lager named in honour of Thomas Sutcliffe Mort, founder of Australia's first gold mining company. Mort's Gold was in the top 10 of craft lagers in the GABS Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers Poll for 2017.

HOPS
Czech Saaz
SERVED
Carbonated
ABV
4.4%
IBU
30
Muthur Funker

A 12 month barrel aged sour using our 5 year old in house bacteria strain. This is aged in barrels and then carefully blended with 20% fresh beer to provide freshness and balance the acidic tang. Full of interesting and challenging flavours and aromas like sweaty horse blanket, mouldy carpet and sweet bitter lemon. This beer certainly finishes sour and tart on the pallet so pucker up!

HOPS
E.K.G.
SERVED
Carbonated
ABV
4.9%
IBU
18
Red Nut

A Red IPA with a resiny hop and caramel malt character. Red Nut came in at #23 in GABS Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers Poll for 2018.

HOPS
Fortnight, Mosaic, Citra, EKG, Amarillo
SERVED
Carbonated
ABV
7.0%
IBU
56
Reflector
A creamy red ale showcasing wet earthy hop aromas. "Wet"-hops were picked straight from the farm and used undried to make this unique fresh brew. Think sweaty, earthy, citric aromas and nice toffee caramel malty flavours. Flowing through the Hopinator for that extra dankness with Ella wet hops from Victoria.
HOPS
Wet Hop Australian Cascade, Ella
SERVED
Carbonated and Hopinated
ABV
5.7%
IBU
24
SkyWhale Ale

Brewed in tandem with Patricia Piccinini who designed and built the Skywhale balloons. The introduction of Cloudberries to a “cloudy” pale gives the beer an extra dose of fruity Canberra sky!! Hazy Pale Ale

HOPS
Strata, Mosaic, HBC630 Experimental
SERVED
Carbonated
ABV
4.1%
IBU
28
Sprocket

A big and hoppy IPA with raw tropical fruit sniffs and tastes. Sprocket came in at #16 in GABS Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers Poll for 2018, and was the in the Top 10 new releases in the GABS Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers Poll for 2017.

HOPS
Mosaic, Amarillo, Fortnight
SERVED
Carbonated
ABV
7.0%
IBU
45
Tour de Brugge
A Belgian strong ale.
HOPS
Huell Melon, Strata
SERVED
Carbonated
ABV
10%
IBU
36

Food

Food

Our food is crafted as well as our beer, or more accurately with our beer! Our modern take on the classic pub menu takes the best available local fresh produce, and infuses it with our own beers, ciders and even brewery ingredients.

For reservations click on Brewpub Bookings
For enquiries contact
lovebeer@bentspokebrewing.com.au
(02) 6257 5220
Our kitchen is open from 11am-9pm Sun to Wed, 11am-10pm Thurs to Sat

Menu

Specials

SPOKEY SOUP OF THE DAY 14
crankshaft chilli corn chowder w/ spent grain bread (VEG)

RED NUT BRAISED OCTOPUS 18
served w/ house made focaccia and pesto (DF, GFO)

PAN FRIED BARRAMUNDI 33
sweet potato mash, greens and a lemon macadamia butter sauce (GF)

DICK TRACY BRAISED LAMB SHANKS 1x Shank 26 / 2x Shanks 38
w/ mash, greens and salsa verde (GF)

FUGG AND CHINO PUDDING 14     
w/ butterscotch sauce and salted caramel ice cream 

Small

HOPS SALT POTATOES 10
w/ your choice of brewery-made sauce (GF, VGN)

GRAIN CRUSTED HOT WINGS Small 14 / Large 26
coated in brewery-made sauce served w/ malted blue cheese aioli pickled cucumber (DFO)
(Choose Regular or Seriously Bent Heat) 

SMOKED MAC ‘N’ CHEESE BALLS (4) 12
w/ bacon & chilli jam, parsley (VEG)

BUFFALO MOZZARELLA 16
buffalo Mozzarella, crispy anchovies, roasted fennel seeds and charred spent grain sourdough (VEGO, GFO)

CAULIFLOWER BITES 13
spicy cauliflower bites w/ blue cheese chilli sauce (VEG)

ROAST NUTS & OLIVES 12
house cured olives, spiced nuts  (GF,DF,VGN)

PLOUGHMANS BOARD 26
assortment of cured meats & Australian cheeses, house condiments and spent grain sourdough (GFO, VEGO)

WAGYU BEEF TARTARE 17
w/ egg yolk, hot sauce and spent grain crackers (DF, GFO) 

BBQ KING BROWN MUSHROOMS 16
w/ black garlic gravy (VGN, GF)

Large

BIG NUT BRAISED TEXAS CHILLI Small 15 / Large 24
spicy beef, served w/ sour cream, spring onions, cheese, pickled Red Nut jalapeños, rice flour tortillas (DFO)
(Choose Regular or Seriously Bent Heat)

MIDDLE EASTERN BRAISED CHICKPEAS 17
chickpeas braised in tomato with kale, labneh and grilled flatbread (VEG, VGNO, GFO)

CHICKEN BURGER 22
w/ bacon, lettuce, tomato, aioli, American cheese, pickled cucumber and guacamole (DFO)

BABY SQUID TACOS (3) 21
grilled baby squid, tomato salsa, cos lettuce and pepper mayo (DF)

EGGPLANT SCHNITZEL 21
w/ salad, hop salt potatoes and vegan gravy (VGN)

GRILLED SWORDFISH 29
w/ green beans, eschallot, smoked butter and dill (GF, DFO)

WAGYU BEEF RUMP 42
w/ mash, cafe de paris, macadamias, carrots and broccolini (GF)

Sides

SEASONAL GARDEN SALAD 9
w/ yuzu dressing (GF, VGN)

CHARRED BROCCOLINI 9
w/ smoked butter and almonds (GF, VGNO)

Something Sweet

FUGG AND CHINO PUDDING 14     
w/ butterscotch sauce and salted caramel ice cream 

Kids

FISH ‘N’ CHIPS 10     
house battered fish served with chips, salad and tomato sauce

CHICKEN NUGGETS 10
crumbed chicken tenderloins served with chips, salad and tomato sauce

MAC ‘N’ CHEESE BALLS 10
two Mac n Cheese balls served with chips, salad and tomato sauce

Functions

Functions

Looking for a striking venue for your next party or function? With our working brewery on full display from your table, let our award-winning team do the hard work while you sit back and enjoy our delicious beers and food with your friends, family or co-workers. We can tailor packages to suit your needs for groups up to 99 people.

Contact us to discuss your next function
functions@bentspokebrewing.com.au
(02) 6257 5220

TESTIMONIALS

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The Crafty Pint

Adelaide have nothing like this, I've never seen such a place. This place is amazing. The food, great beers and the staff are fantastic, some of the Adelaide boys are coming up this weekend and this place is the first cab off the rank for Friday and Saturday. This is by far my most favourite place and I suggest everyone get on it.

Emma Cox, Facebook Review, 6 January 2018

This was a great find, and located very near to our hotel. It had a super atmosphere, the staff were very patient in explaining all the beer on tap (my husband thought the beer selection was superb, and he enjoyed the names they were given), and we enjoyed a very good meal here as well. I had an Australian Cheese plate, and my husband had Grilled Sardines on Toast with Potato Salad (as well as a beer paddle). We really enjoyed our time at BentSpoke, our only regret was we didn't have enough days in Canberra to go back!

ToTravelIsBrilliant - TripAdvisor review, April 2017

BentSpoke truly do make the best beer I've ever had, there is something to cater to everyone. The bar staff are extremely knowledgeable so just walk up and tell them what you usually like to drink, or for a completely new experience try what's brewing in the hopinator. 10 out of 5 stars.

Giles Moxom, Facebook review, Jan 22 2016

5 star The best brewpub I've been to in Australia. I met Richard the owner/brewer and he couldn't have been any nicer. He spent time answering all my questions and really making us feel welcome. This is a great brewery with great people and an awesome culture. Best of all the beer was excellent with a huge variety - 18 taps! There was also a really nice cider and a deceptively tasty low alcohol beer. I recommend this place to anyone and everyone.

Grant Gilmore

Adelaide have nothing like this, I've never seen such a place. This place is amazing. The food, great beers and the staff are fantastic, some of the Adelaide boys are coming up this weekend and this place is the first cab off the rank for Friday and Saturday. This is by far my most favourite place and I suggest everyone get on it.

Emma Cox, Facebook Review, 6 January 2018

Draughter's
Membership

At BentSpoke we believe in looking after our regulars. To make life less of a drag, we offer you the BentSpoke Draughters loyalty program.

Our Draughters' membership entitles you to discounted beers and ciders ($1 off large and high alcohol beers), exclusive access to the latest BentSpoke news, special offers, and events such as first tastes, and brewer talks. Every time we release a new beer, you'll get a small one on us - just to try. And of course, we'll shout you a beer on your birthday!

Annual BentSpoke Draughters' membership is only $65 (renewable for $45) and includes a BentSpoke tee of your choice.

To get in the slipstream, download the membership form and bring it into the pub.

DOWNLOAD THE MEMBERSHIP FORM
Functions