CANberra BEER now available in CANS thanks to Bentspoke

Elias Hallaj 3 November 2016 4

On the eve of a massive 10 day celebration of beer and brewing across Canberra, local brewers Bentspoke Brewing Co. officially launched their new range of beer cans, made locally in their new Mitchell Cannery.

The Cannery is massive and easily makes Bentspoke the biggest brewery in Canberra, as these pictures from local brewer Dan Rayner (aka @BrewBloke on twitter) show!

Owners Richard Watkins and Tracy Margrain proudly christened a 10,000 litre fermenter with beer. The Cannery will be one of the largest independently owned breweries in Australia.

There were a few famous faces in the crowd who were keen to try Bentspoke’s unique cans, whose opening is MUCH larger than on a normal beer or soft drink can.

And it’s not just a gimmick! As Jeremy Michael from Bentspoke Brewing Co. explains – the unique opening of Bentspoke beer cans helps beer connoisseurs enjoy the enticing aroma of hops and malt while they drink this tasty Canberra brew.’

If you’d like to try out some of the new Bentspoke cans yourself they will be on sale at various liquor outlets around Canberra from today and as part of the Canberra Beer Week celebrations which are on until 13 November. And the Cannery itself will be open to the public for the first time at a Cannery Carnival this weekend!

Bentspoke: Cannery Carnival

November 6 @ 11:00am- 6:00pm
BentSpoke, 61-79 Lysaght Street, Mitchell
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For seven hours you can join the Bentspoke crew for live music, great food and, of course, glorious beer, as they throw open the doors to BentSpoke Mitchell’s Cannery to the public for the first time. The carnival will feature food by Cooking with Beer and Strictly Ballroom star Paul Mercurio and BentSpoke Head Chef Matt Morrissey. This is a free event.

Oh, and I just thought of a new meaning for the famous #CBR acronym! Canned Beer Rocks!

Elias Hallaj (aka CBRfoodie) is a part-time food blogger and full-time political staffer who has joined RiotACT as a regular contributor. All opinions are his own. If you have any tips or feedback you can find him on Twitter @CBRfoodie.

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4 Responses to CANberra BEER now available in CANS thanks to Bentspoke
John Moulis John Moulis 4:27 pm 07 Nov 16

I must say the can design looks a lot better than that long-forgotten Canberra Bitter in the 1980s with its cartoon drawing of Canberra featuring the Tower and NPH. Another good point is that this beer is locally owned and produced whereas Canberra Bitter was produced by CUB in Melbourne.

Russ Russ 8:24 pm 06 Nov 16

Rollersk8r said :

how much!!!???

Plonk at the Fyshwick Markets had the Barley Griffin pale ale for $34.90 for 10. The Crankshaft IPA was a bit more expensive, but had sold out.

dungfungus dungfungus 8:59 pm 03 Nov 16

It’s great that a cannery has been established in Canberra by the brewer.

We need manufacturing industries in this city.

Are they going to do custom canning for other brewer’s?

Rollersk8r Rollersk8r 12:00 pm 03 Nov 16

I was there last night and hoping to take some product home with me. Alas, my key question is still unanswered – how much!!!???

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