There are always small batch and limited release brews rotating the taps at The Lucky Squire. We even have our own brewer who works in The Lucky Squire’s onsite microbrewery! Head Brewer Shane Aulsebrook is forever experimenting with styles, hops and malts, resulting in unique beers exclusive to The Lucky Squire.

Can’t decide which brew to try? We have beer tasting paddles available for when you can’t pick just one – simply ask our team at the bar.

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Nate's Bitter

Brewed for Father's Day, a traditional English ale brewed to be highly drinkable with a firm bitterness. British hops lend a marmalade, black currant, earthy-savoriness.

Resurrection Ale

Lots of rich, darker specialty malts used in this brew that produces a complex malt flavour. Hopped with German and American hops that sit in the background to let the robust, bittersweet malt flavours shine through.

Chicanerie Saison

Dry and spicy, citrusy and grassy. Brewed with a Belgian Saison yeast that adds its own unique character to the zestiness of these hops. Might be a wine drinker’s door to the complex flavours possible in refreshing beers?

Year Round Brews

Alongside our several small batch and Limited Release beers we also have taps dispensing all your well-known favourites from the James Squire core range. These are year-round brews, always on tap!

Please note, due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation the number of craft beers available on tap will be limited.

Broken Shackles

James Squire fought his way to freedom, taking plenty of risks and finally breaking the shackles of his seven year sentence to set up Australia’s first brewery.

A crisp lager that exhibits a balance of subtle herbaceous hop notes with a refreshingly uncomplicated clean finish. Brewed using pale and munich malts combined with noble Hallertau Mittelfruh hops, this brew is a quality quencher.



Nine stolen chickens earned James Squire a cramped berth on the First Fleet. But he had other plans, swindling his way onto the ‘Women’s Ship’ and thoroughly enjoying the rest of his journey.

Big on refreshment, this easy drinking tropical pale ale pairs a light body with big tropical hop notes of passionfruit & melon, with a clean, fresh finish. Dry hopped with Galaxy and El Dorado for maximum aroma and pouring light straw in colour.

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Mid River
Pale Ale

James Squire might have been a chicken stealing, highway robbing, convict lothario, but he had some serious business smarts. That’s why, in 1806, he built his first tavern at Kissing Point on the shores of the Parramatta River, just at the spot where thirsty sailors would want to break their journey between Parramatta and Sydney Cove.

A full-flavoured pale ale with Vienna and Munich malts creating a rich, malty character. German hops give crisp herbaceous flavours and US hops add bright citrus and fruit aromas. All of this with just 3.5% alcohol.


One Fifty Lashes
Pale Ale

When James Squire was discovered stealing ingredients from the stores to make the colony’s first batch of beer, the Judge ordered 150 lashes… plus two barrels of ale. Thankfully for us, James Squire was a far better brewer than he was a thief.

A clean-finishing, Australian-style cloudy pale ale for cracking refreshment. Malted wheat adds to its refreshing character and a concoction of hops creates fruity aromas with hints of passionfruit, grapefruit & citrus.



Never one to let a ball and chain hold him back, ex-convict James Squire seized every opportunity his emancipation offered. His unique blend of charm, skill and luck ultimately rewarded him with an enviable fortune as Australia’s first brewer.

Arguably the best looking of the James Squire craft beer range, the highly-drinkable The Chancer is noted for its distinctive orange-golden colour, unique tropical fruit aroma, restrained bitterness and dry finish.

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Four 'Wives'

James Squire loved adventure and brewing beers, but even more than that he loved women, having taken a wife and three mistresses throughout his life. He left all of them something in his will, but thankfully we got the beer.

Brewed using Pale and Munich malts and Saaz hops to create an authentic brew of sparkling golden brilliance, distinctive floral hop aroma and enticing spicy finish, in keeping with James’ bohemian approach to life.

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Every man’s life tells a story, but James Squire’s would have filled a library. From chicken thief and convict, he later found success as the Governor’s bodyguard, a publican, baker, butcher, money-lender and, ironically, local constable. But the greatest chapter was brewing…which worked out nicely for the rest of us!

Hand-crafted with Pale and Crystal malts and distinctive hops, this full-bodied, malt-driven beer is characterised by its rich copper colour, toffee-caramel sweetness and nutty finish balanced against citrus hop notes.

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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.

The James Squire brewers are pumped to release the Special 10th Edition of Hop Thief 10, the latest in our brew series that celebrates the amazing and unique characteristics different hops can contribute to beer.

This time we have looked to the mountains of New Mexico to source the new breed of Sabro hops to add unique flavours of tangerine, cream and cedar. Along with Sabro we have used Hop Thief favourites of Simcoe, Mosaic and Galaxy to provide a vibrant burst of tropical hop flavour.

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Back when rum was the unofficial currency, it took a real gambler to bet his future on brewing. But James Squire was never one to shy away from a challenge or try his hand at something new, quickly building a fortune from his brewery and tavern.

Utterly unique, Jack of Spades has a more delicate complexity than a regular stout. Roasted barley and long maturation deliver a dark porter with rich black colour, hints of malt chocolate and roasted coffee, and a light creamy finish.

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Ginger Beer

James Squire Ginger Beer has been carefully crafted with Australian ginger for a light, refreshing and zingy ginger taste. It can be enjoyed straight from the can or over ice with fresh lime.

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Plenty of ladies could attest to the tempting charms of James Squire. And what better place to sow the seeds of love than in his orchard at Kissing Point? Apples have always represented temptation to brewers, and James was probably no different.

A refreshing traditional cloudy cider with a fragrant, fresh aroma, a broad clean palate, and a crisp finish.

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