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BrewPub

BentSpoke Pub

Braddon
Brew Pub

On June 6, 2014, Champion Australian brewer Richard Watkins and co-founder Tracy Margrain opened the doors to their highly anticipated BrewPub in the heart of the Nation’s Capital. In its opening weekend, the BrewPub poured roughly 3,000 litres of beer and cider – and that was just the beginning. Eight years and over 1000 brews later, BentSpoke’s BrewPub continues to be the heart of the company’s rule bending philosophy.

On any given day the BrewPub is home to 26 different draught beers, cider and two hand-pumped beers – all brewed at the Braddon site. The mix of our core range brews with rotating limited release styles epitomizes the company’s tenet to ‘take the road less travelled’. Whether it’s utilising local hops and fruit or gathering yeast from space, there is a beer for everyone.

Sit down with a pint (or two) and soak up the atmosphere amongst the pub’s industrial but inviting décor, filled with dark wood and vibrant metal. You might find yourself chatting with a friendly staff member about their favourite brews or learning about the custom tap handles made by BentSpoke regular Peter Rogers. Gaze up to admire the chandeliers, welded from bike parts by Co-Founder Tracy Margrain and the Rat Patrol (a group of local bike builders) and you might even spot a can cemented into the ceiling.

BentSpoke’s kitchen bends the rules of the classic pub menu - whether it’s the Pigs Ear Burger, Fish Wings, Hops Salted Potatoes or Grain Crusted Hot Wings you’ll find a meal that incorporates both beer and brewing ingredients together with a focus on great local produce.

On your way out you can purchase your favourite beers to takeaway either in a can or in one of our 2 litre stainless steel ‘Travellers’.

Location

Bradon Brew Pub

38 Mort St, Braddon
Canberra ACT

Open 7 days 11am - late

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HOPS
Motueka, Nectaron, Riwaka and Nelson Sauvin
Malt
Wheat, Pale and Munich
SERVED
Carbonated
ABV
5.2%
IBU
18
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
Malt
Trad Ale, Roast Malt Roasted Barley, Choc Malt, Amber Malt
Yeast
US Ale
SERVED
Carbonated
ABV
7.0%
IBU
45
Bract to the Ditch

Bract to the Ditch is an audacious IPA that pedals full throttle. Brewed as part of the exclusive "Bract" program, this hoppy beer is our way of showcasing the freshest and unique hop varieties from across the ditch. Perfectly pintable and crafted for those hot afternoons when you're not on the bike, Bracht to the Ditch is your brew for lounging, laughing, and living the hop-forward life.

HOPS
NZ 109
Malt
Tra Ale, Cara Red, Rolled Oats
Yeast
US-05
SERVED
Carbonated
ABV
7.2%
IBU
30
Bract To The Ditch [Coming Soon]

Bract To the Ditch is our NZ IPA brewed with the exclusive NZH-106 & NZH-109 hops that feature as part of the Bract Program. We hopped on our bikes and pedalled into the brewery to do what we do best—craft a big, bold, and hoppy NZ IPA. Bursting with juicy tropical fruit aromas and flavours, this IPA is the perfect pintable for those laid-back afternoons when you're off the saddle.

HOPS
Nelson Sauvin, Nectaron, NZH-106, NZH-109
SERVED
Carbonated
ABV
6.0%
IBU
46
Braddon Bitter

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

HOPS
East Kent Goldings, Fuggles, Us Cascade
Malt
Maris Otter, Crystal Malt
Yeast
S04 English Ale
SERVED
Hand Pumped
ABV
4.2%
IBU
36
Brindabella Cider

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

Yeast
Cider Yeast
APPLES
Granny Smith, Red Delicious
SERVED
Carbonated
ABV
5.0%
pH
3.6
Cluster 10

Brewed to celebrate 10 years of brewing great hoppy beers. This XPA has been turned up a gear to 10. Lots of malt body , smooth mouthfeel, alcohol punch and of course a fruit salad of hop aromas. Mandarin, Lychee, Coconut and candied lime create a complex yet very drinkable exxxtra pale ale. Perfect to acknowledge a 10 year brewing milestone.

HOPS
Sabro, Citra, Mosaic, Galaxy, Nelson Sauvin
Malt
Trad Ale, Caramunich Type 1
Yeast
US05
SERVED
Carbonated
ABV
10.0%
IBU
52
Cluster 12

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

HOPS
Columbus, Chinook, Simcoe, Us Cascade
Malt
Trad Ale, Caramunich Type 1
Yeast
US05
SERVED
Carbonated
ABV
12.0%
IBU
65
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. A great beer for lovers of big full flavoured brews - it cranks! Crankshaft has ranked as Australia's #1 IPA for 7 years running in the GABS Hottest 100, 2 of which it came 1st overall. It also received a Gold Medal at the 2021 International Brewing Awards. 

HOPS
Ekuanot, Simcoe, Citra, Centennial
Malt
Trad Ale, Caramunich Type 1
Yeast
US05
SERVED
Carbonated
ABV
5.8%
IBU
35
Descent 24

Our 10th Birthday Beer has Descended.

Traditional Imperial Stout was brewed to survive the freezing conditions of the far east. The roasty, bitter black malt and fruity leather-like esters from the stout integrated with extended conditioning and aging turns a nice warm fire into a gorgeous night in!

HOPS
Enigma
SERVED
Carbonated
ABV
10%
IBU
72
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
Malt
Munich Malt, Carapils, Rolled Wheat
Yeast
US05
SERVED
Carbonated
ABV
3.2%
IBU
22
FreeWheeler

FreeWheeler has all the hoppy goodness of an IPA without the alc. Fully fermented just like a normal beer. Citrusy, tropical perfume and slight caramel malt are the highlights of this beer that allows you to Free Wheel home!

The process of brewing FreeWheeler is unique to BentSpoke due to the filtration process. BentSpoke uses a unique filter system from brewery equipment manufacturer DME. The filter removes all the fermented beer flavour called the retentate leaving the permeate (alcohol and water) behind. The flavour is then rehydrated with deaerated water, carbonated and is ready to package. Using this process allows BentSpoke to replicate full strength beer flavour in a non-alcohol beer.

HOPS
Mosaic, Sabro, Galaxy
Malt
Trad Ale, Carapils, Rolled Wheat
Yeast
American Ale
SERVED
Carbonated
ABV
<0.5%
IBU
22
Fugg 'N Chino

A malty robust porter with rich notes of chocolate, slight coffee and molasses malt flavours, perfectly balanced by Fuggles and Chinook hops. Named after Rich and Tracy’s hoppy pups, Fuggles and Chinook

HOPS
Fuggles, Chinook
Malt
Maris Otter
SERVED
Hand Pump
ABV
6.0%
IBU
38
Grainy

This Nitro Stout is anything but what the name suggests with a velvety smooth palette and roasty, slightly astringent stout characteristics The style originated by the need to supply stout to tropical areas of the world from the UK. These were brewed with higher alcohol and higher quantity of hops to help preserve the beer on its travels. Pale Barley Malt, Roast Barley, Wheat and Oats combine to brew a strong roasty, slightly coffee-like stout. 

HOPS
East Kent Goldings
Malt
Trad Ale, Roast Malt, Roast Barley, Chocolate Malt
Yeast
English Ale
SERVED
Nitrogenated
ABV
7.2%
Hazee
This hazy pale ale is light and fruity, sessionable and approachable.
HOPS
SUPERDELIC, SABRO, GALAXY, EKUANOT
Malt
TRAD ALE, VOYAGER ORGANIC PILSNER, WHEAT, ROLLED WHEAT
Yeast
K-97
SERVED
Carbonated
ABV
4.2%
IBU
30
Marion

Marion was brewed by the women of BentSpoke! It is named after Marion Mahoney Griffin who was an American architect and artist, and one of the first licensed architects in the world.  Marion along with her husband created the original plans for Canberra. She was the mind that bought her husbands architect vision of Canberra to life. 
This beer has a bold personality.  Lots of pineapple, pear, mango and citrus fruit hop aromas.  Strong body and a smooth finish. 

HOPS
Citra, Mosaic, Ekuanot, Galaxy
SERVED
Carbonated
ABV
6.2%
IBU
35
Muthur Funker

A 12 month barrel aged sour using our in house mixed culture bacteria strain. This is aged in barrels and then carefully blended with fresh beer to provide freshness and to balance the acidic tang. Full of interesting and challenging flavours and aromas like sweaty horse blanket, mouldy carpet and sweet bitter lemon. 

HOPS
East Kent Goldings
SERVED
Carbonated
ABV
4.8%
IBU
18
Prost
This refreshing German style lager is full bodied and offers a touch of sweetness to balance the addition of the floral German hops. Perfectly pintable on a sunny afternoon.
HOPS
Czech Saaz
Malt
Pilsner Malt, Cara Pils
Yeast
W-34/70
SERVED
Carbonated
ABV
4.5%
IBU
28
Red Nut

A Red IPA with a resiny hop and caramel malt character. Red Nut received a Silver Medal at the 2021 International Brewing Awards and a Bronze Medal at the World Beer Cup in 2018. 

HOPS
Fortnight, Mosaic, Citra, East Kent Goldings, Amarillo
SERVED
Carbonated
ABV
7.0%
IBU
56
Spoken

Our Hard Soda made utilising the permeate from the FreeWheeler separation process. It is then infused with light minerals, passionfruit and mango.

Served in a wine glass over ice with mint and lime.

HOPS
Sabro, Mosaic, Galaxy
Malt
Carapils, Pale Malt, Rolled Wheat
Yeast
American Ale
SERVED
Carbonated
ABV
3.0%
IBU
6
Sprocket

It's not Sprocket Science! A big and hoppy IPA housing raw tropical fruit sniffs and tastes. If you love hops, give it a try! Sprocket received the trophy for Best Traditional IPA at the 2021 AIBAs. 

HOPS
Mosaic, Amarillo, Fortnight
SERVED
Carbonated
ABV
7.0%
IBU
45
The Truffler

A dark olde ale infused in the Hopinator with an ever-revolving blend of ingredients! The Truffler achieves harmony between its malt and spice flavours through the glutamate in the truffles, adding a slightly earthy, savoury character, enhancing the ale's complexity.

HOPS
Fuggles, East Kent Goldings
SERVED
Carbonated + Hopinated
ABV
6.4%
IBU
15

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

Lunch Sprints

SPOKEY SOUP 14
Spiced smoky sweet potato & Hazee soup w/ crème fraiche, caramelized pumpkin seeds and toasted focaccia (VEG, VGNO, DFO, GFO)
Paired w/ Red Nut 

BAKED FISH BURGER 16
Hop salted crumbed snapper w/ tartare sauce, American cheese on a toasted burger bun.
Paired w/ Barley Griffin

BENT MEATBALL SUB 17
Beef meatballs in a Red Nut sugo sauce w/ Barley griffin beer cheese sauce, pesto and grated parmesan in a hot dog bun. 
Paired w/ Red Nut

VEGETABLE CURRY 14
Carrot, zucchini, cauliflower and peas in a buttermilk curry sauce w/ tamarind chutney and poppadoms. (VEG, GF)
Paired w/ Prost 

 

Small

ROAST NUTS & OLIVES 10
house cured olives and roasted nuts in hop salt (GF, DF, VGN, Contains Nuts)

HOP SALT POTATOES 14
w/ your choice of brewery-made sauce (GF, VGN)

BUFFALO CAULIFLOWER BITES 15
deep fried cauliflower florettes w/ brewery made hot sauce and blue cheese mayo  (VEG, VGNO, DFO)

GRAIN CRUSTED HOT WINGS Small 18 / Large 28
w/ brewery made hot sauce, green chilli, coriander and blue cheese mayo (DFO)
(Choose Regular or Seriously Bent Heat) 

SMOKED MAC ‘N’ CHEESE BALLS (4) 15
w/ bacon & chilli jam, parsley (VEGO)

PLOUGHMAN'S BOARD 32
w/ mortadella, salami, maffra aged cheddar, taleggio washed rind, caper berries, pickled mushrooms, yellow chilli peppers, fig jam, cider pickled grapes and spent grain crackers (GFO) Also available after hours

FISH TACOS (2) 18 / (3) 27
Mexican chilli spiced white fish w pickled carrot, black bean puree, chimichurri, special sauce and pine nut soil. (Contains Nuts)

SPOKEY SOUP 14
Spiced smoky sweet potato & Hazee soup w/ crème fraiche, caramelized pumpkin seeds and toasted 
focaccia. (VEG, VGNO, DFO, GFO)


BROWNIE 16
w/ drunken fruit ice cream, berry coulis and meringue crumbs. 
(contains nuts)


 

 

10% surcharge on public holidays.

Large

BIG NUT BRAISED TEXAS CHILLI Small 19 / Large 32
spicy beef, served w/ sour cream, spring onions, cheese, pickled Red Nut jalapeños, rice and tortillas (DFO, GFO)
(Choose Regular or Seriously Bent Heat)

THREE BEAN SPICED CHILLI 21
spiced three bean mix, served w/ spring onions, vegan nacho cheese, pickled Red Nut jalapenos, rice and tortillas (GFO, VGN, Contains Nuts)

CRUMBED LAMB BREAST BURGER 26
Cured, Red Nut braised lamb breast w/ cider pickled zucchini, tomato jam, smoked potato mayo, American cheese and rocket 

SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN BURGER 24
w/ special sauce, American cheese and iceberg served w chips & choice of sauce
w/ hop salt potatoes

PERI PERI CHICKEN 36
1/2 cranky peri peri chicken w/ roasted chat potatoes and cider pickled radicchio

GETTIN' SCHNITTY WITH IT 26
300g chicken breast crumbed in spent grain and Three Mills bread crumbs, iceberg, bacon, cherry tomatoes, buttermilk dressing, dill, bagel crunch and lemon. 

CHARGRILLED EGGPLANT 24
w/ tamarind, tomato and fixie sauce, yoghurt, rice and poppadom’s (VGNO, GF)

STEAK SANDWICH 26
Scotch fillet w/ beetroot relish, rocket, sliced tomatoes and smoked mayo on ciabatta. 

MUSHROOM SANDWICH 23
Field mushrooms w/ beetroot relish, rocket, sliced tomatoes and smoked mayo on ciabatta (VGNO)
 

10% surcharge on public holidays.

Sides

ROCKET SALAD 9
w/ roasted beetroot, candied walnuts, onion and Persian feta (GF)

SAUCES 2
Braddon Bitter bbq (VGN, DF, GF)
Fixie chilli mayo (VEG, DF, GF)
Caramelised miso mayo (VEG, DF, GF)

Descent 23 Gravy (DF, GF)

 

10% surcharge on public holidays.

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
 

10% surcharge on public holidays.

 

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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.

As a Draughter you'll receive:

  • A free t-shirt upon signing up
  • $1 off Large and 50 cents off Small beers at our BrewPub
  • FREE small of every new beer!
  • FREE small beer on your birthday!
  • Discounts on all packaged beers at our Braddon BrewPub
  • Half-Price traveller fills once per week (chat to our BrewPub staff for more info)
  • Access to exclusive news and events

To get in the slipstream, head into our BrewPub and purchase your Draughter’s membership for $65 (annual renewal is $45).

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