Bentspoke is one of Canberra’ s very own boutique breweries.
Fairly new to Braddon, it’s been immensely popular for both beer and good food to go with beer.
It’s a great spot for beer lovers, but also excellent for newbies to discover the subtle flavours of boutique beers like the light and lovely Barley Griffin – an easy drinking pale ale with a subtle hop flavour…
…or the richly orange coloured Crankshaft…
….the Big Nut dark ale with a roasty coffee, nutty and hoppy flavour and aroma…
…or a vey good, sweeter Brindabella Cider a house blend of Batlow grown Granny Smith and Red Delicious apples.
But don’t underestimate the food…it’s far more than just pub grub.
Pick a range to share to get the best from the menu…
Perhaps try the..
Warm olives and spiced nuts $8
GFG steamed mussels made with 1/2 kg South Australian Boston Bay mussels steamed with Bentspoke GFG ginger beer, lemongrass, chilli, lime leaf served with garlic crustini $18
Ploughman’s Board – pork rillet with gherkin relish and confit garlic, salami and proscuitto, two assorted cheeses, olives, assorted cider-pickled vegetables, with crusty croutons and lavosh $24
Big Nut Texas Chilli – spicy big nut beef brisket chilli served with sour cream, diced onions, cheese, fresh jalapeños and a flour tortilla ( small $11, large $16)
Chilli salt roasted blue eye cod – with saffron and green pea risotto and lemon mascarpone $25
Cheesesteak Ciabatta – beef slices grilled with capsicum, onion and rocket on a warm ciabatta with Pedal Pale cheese sauce and chilli jam $19
Drunken Prawns – beer boiled prawns with Thai spiced vermicelli salad and Nam Jim $18
Red Quinoa and Lentil Salad – roast pumpkin, red onion, mint, chilli, coriander, feta with a buttermilk dressing $14
And for dessert, rich but delicious, so do share…
Fuggacino – fuggs infused chocolate mousse with hazelnut sponge, salted caramel and Mousseline cream $10
Dishes are well priced as is the beer at about $7.50 for a smaller size. There’s also wine by the glass starting at about $8.
A really good spot for a drink and a bite to eat.
Groups may even like to book a beer tasting and guided tour ( costs apply).