James Squire set to open Sunshine Coast brewhouse

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Images of Mooloolaba’s The Savvy Squire during constructionJames Squire will make its mark on the Sunshine Coast with its latest brewhouse opening on the iconic Mooloolaba Wharf on Thursday 29th August.

The Savvy Squire, created in partnership with Australian Leisure and Hospitality Group (ALH), will take up residence on the revitalised Mooloolaba Wharf in what was formerly The Wharf Tavern.

Catering to Queensland’s growing love of craft beer, which has increased 14% in the past year alone1, it will be the only place on the Sunshine Coast to enjoy the full range of James Squire beers on tap.

Lion’s Brand Director of Craft, Malcolm Eadie, said the state’s budding appreciation of craft beer and Mooloolaba Wharf’s unique location make it the perfect spot for James Squire’s latest venue.

“We are thrilled to add another chapter to the James Squire story, the namesake brand of a convict who became Australia’s first brewer, with the opening of our latest brewhouse on the Sunshine Coast.”

“Mooloolaba Wharf is a hub for locals as well as thousands of visitors each year, who can now enjoy their favourite James Squire brew paired with a delicious meal in a quintessential Queensland setting, overlooking the scenic Mooloolah River,” said Eadie.

Its latest brewhouse will be designed in distinct Squire-style; interior layers will be stripped back to reveal original brickwork and complement the addition of copper, timber and black metal.

The full range of James Squire beers will be available, including favourites such as One Fifty Lashes Pale Ale, Swindler Tropical Ale and Jack of Spades Porter, as well as the new Hop Thief 10 American Pale Ale, which is due for release in September. Limited edition brews including The Wreck, Survivors Ale will also be available on tap.

Head Chef Neil Mann, who will take the reins at The Savvy Squire, has created a contemporary pub menu around the James Squire beer range, with a dedicated kids’ menu for little Squires.

“The menu has been inspired by The Savvy Squire’s gorgeous waterfront location in Mooloolaba,” said Mann. “We have pub classics like the Squires Fish and Chips and Chicken Parmigiana, as well as some unique dishes made using local seafood and fresh produce from the local hinterlands.”

“We are also excited to hero the James Squire range in some of our signature dishes such as our Crispy Chicken Wings with a One Fifty Lashes glaze and Pork Chops with Orchard Crush Confit Apples. For me, it is all about pushing the boundaries of pub food and surprising our visitors,” said Mann.

The Savvy Squire will boost employment in the Mooloolaba area with the hire and training of 50 staff from the local area ahead of launch.

The Savvy Squire will be located on Mooloolaba Wharf at: 123 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba QLD 4557.

For further information please visit www.jamessquire.com.au

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