Beer is the flavour of the month here at The Charming Squire! James Squire’s Head Brewer Haydon Morgan has been very busy behind the scenes…

THE WRECK preservation ale

James Squire has been making headlines lately with the announcement of its latest Limited Edition beer. It’s named ‘The Wreck Preservation Ale’ and it’s a one of a kind beer that has been brewed in partnership between the Queen Victorian Museum & Art Gallery, the Australian Wine Research Institute and James Squire. It will be exclusively available on tap at James Squire Brewhouses only, following its official release at GABS in Melbourne this weekend.

The Wreck will be on tap at The Charming Squire from early June. To find out more about this extremely limited brew, click here.


Move over FIFA, a James Squire beer has put Australia in the limelight with a huge win at the recent 2018 World Beer Cup Awards! James Squire’s Jack of Spades Porter has won Gold in the Brown Porter Category at the Awards which sees as many as 8000 entries from 66 countries entered into various categories. This international competition judges receives entries from 2,515 breweries and is conducted by The Brewers Association in Nashville, Tennessee. For the full list of winners, click here.

The recipe for the Jack of Spaces Porter is almost 20 years old, and was created by Robert Freshwater. It has not changed to this day. Jack of Spades is available on tap at The Charming Squire in South Bank, Brisbane. To see which other James Squire craft beers we have on tap, click here.


By hook or by crook, James Squire always found a way to source the finest hops available for his flavoursome ales. Sometimes this resulted in a good lashing and other times in a handsome reward, but always in a good story to tell with a great-tasting beer.

We’re hosting an official launch for Hop Thief 9 and we’d love you to come. It’s free and you’ll receive a voucher to spend on food and beverage. Come mingle with a James Squire representative and claim your Beer Club membership card! Simply sign up below to receive an invitation.