Tern Inn, Tuross adds craft beer to its repertoire
The Tern Inn in Tuross has added locally crafted beers as it continues to focus on bring LOCAL into their repertoire. Nick and Diane found that many of their patrons enjoyed premium and imported beers with their meals and often spoke of designer beers that they had sampled in their travels. After a few inquiries Nick found that it wasn't all that difficulty to offer a local brew on tap and selected BentSpoke Brewing Co from Canberra along with the Capital Hill range. BentSpoke Brewing Co is the brainchild of Champion Australian brewer Richard Watkins and Tracy Margrain. The pair, having travelled the world drawing inspiration for their ideal brewpub returned and undertook the construction of a production scale Brewery in Canberra’s northern suburb of Mitchell. Capital Hill Brewery is owned by Tom Hertel and Laurence Kain. They began planning the brewery in June 2015 with Rich and Sam Coombes, founders of the Batlow Cider Co. Tom Hertel describes their pale ale as having an American style, rich in malt and hops. The Tern Inn will be having a craft beer and tapas evening on Monday the 19th of December featuring craft beers from two micro-breweries based in Canberra - the Bentspoke Brewery and Capital Brewery - a guest speaker from the BentSpoke Brewery will give tasting notes and a brief history about the people behind the brewery and its success. The tapas will consist of a selection of hot and cold tapas served throughout the evening including fresh prawns with chilli mango dip, fresh local oysters, local sausages, pork belly cooked in cider, chicken bitski, crusty bread with a blue cheese and beer dip, potato skins with crispy spiced local swordfish.