Canberra-brewed take aways

For a special, ultra-fresh Christmas beer, or a cool gift for beer lovers, consider the take-home offerings of two local brewers, BentSpoke and Zierholz.

BentSpoke, Elouera Street Braddon, sells 2-litre metal “travellers” for $30 plus $24 for the beer. Brewer Richard Watkins says owners can fill up from his regular beers and two of three seasonal beers now on tap: Frenzy, a raspberry infused wheat ale; and Heat Freekah, a Belgian style “saison” ale brewed from the new “freekah” barley.

A third seasonal beer, Spicy Baubles (a herb, spice and fruit infused pale ale), is available only on-premise.

Zierholz Premium Brewery offers five-litre, recyclable kegs for $40 through the brewery at Paragon Mall, Fyshwick and its Canberra University outlet.

For the festive season Christoph Zierholz recommends his German style pilsner or Hefeweizen (wheat beer), modelled on the southern German style.

Copyright © Chris Shanahan 2014
First published:

  • 16 December 2014 in
  • 17 December 2014 in the Canberra Times