From India Pale Ales (IPA) and Porter to American Pale Ales, and every shade of ale in between, we have some amazing craft beers on tap at The Squire’s Maiden. Come on down for a visit and a taster of our classics from the James Squire Range, or see what’s new in our limited releases.

 

Limited Releases

 

Don’t miss out on James Squire’s current limited releases, on tap for a limited time only.

LITTLE VICE
TROPICAL SPLICE ALE

This refreshing tropical ale is made using lime peel, pineapple & lime juice along with vanilla extract; hops are minimal allowing the tannins in the peel to provide crisp slightly tart flavour to balance the soft malt palate.

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INTERCEPTOR BLACK
IPA

The distinctive hop bitterness balances well with the malt bill, which includes some roasted (midnight) wheat, adding a depth of flavour as well as colour. The dry hopping process adds flavour and aroma notes of grapefruit and pine resin, further enhancing the complexity of this gratifying ale.

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VIENNA MARZEN

A medium bodied malty brew with a moderate hop bitterness to balance. The high proportion (50%) of Vienna malt gives the beer a toasty biscuit like character, along with low to moderate hop flavour that has a subtle herbal slightly spicy character.

Year Round Brews

A classic, will always be a classic. James Squire core range is always on tap.

One Fifty Lashes
Pale Ale

Australia’s first batch of beer earned its brewer 300 lashes, 150 now and 150 when he could bear it. Thankfully for us, James Squire was a far better brewer than he was a thief.

Experience thirst-quenching redemption in this clean-finishing pale ale. Malted wheat adds refreshing character, while the fruity infusion makes for an enticing aroma with hints of passionfruit, grapefruit and citrus.

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THE SWINDLER
TROPICAL PALE

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.

The Swindler is an easy drinking pale ale with a big tropical aroma, worth swindling time for. It is bursting with aroma, taste and the perfect summer side-kick to a seasonal menu.

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Mid River
Pale Ale

Mid River is a full flavoured easy drinking 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.

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THE CHANCER
GOLDEN ALE

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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HOP THIEF NO. 9
AMERICAN PALE ALE

This sneaky American Pale Ale steals its inspiration from the best the annual hop harvest has to offer. No. 9 showcases Citra Lupulin – a double hop hit that delivers bold yet smooth flavours of floral and citrus, while Calypso hops add soft aromatics and pleasantly fruity aromas of apple and pear.

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Four 'Wives'
PILSENER

It’s a matter of historical fact that James Squire had an eye for the ladies, 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.

Strong, bold and with more hopping than most lagers, Four ‘Wives’ is an alluring drop with floral and herbaceous aroma, deep gold colour and spicy palate that gives way to a longer bitterness.

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NINE TALES
AMBER ALE

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, local constable and, of course, Australia’s first brewer.

The original James Squire brew, Nine Tales is a full-bodied, malt-driven beer characterised by its rich copper colour, toffee-caramel sweetness and nutty finish balanced against citrus hop notes.

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JACK OF SPADES
PORTER

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, quickly building a fortune from his brewery and tavern.

Utterly unique, Jack of Spades Porter has a more delicate complexity than a regular stout with its rich black colour, coffee and chocolate aroma, and pillowy head.

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ORCHARD CRUSH
APPLE

As Australia’s first brewer, James Squire grew many of the ingredients found in his first batches of brew himself. Having had an orchard on his land, it wouldn’t be surprising if he experimented with cider in his day.

Orchard Crush is a traditional cloudy cider with a fragrant, fresh aroma, a broad, clean palate and a crisp finish, making for a most refreshing choice.

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