About James Squire

The story of how James Squire became Australia’s first brewer is a cracking yarn, and one we’re always keen (and proud) to share. He led a life that would make any man envious. It was a journey full of thievery, dishonesty and above all flavour. Indeed, James Squire had an appetite to taste it all.

From being a convict on the First Fleet, Squire turned his life around and rose to become one of the governor’s guards, the father of 11 children and, perhaps most significantly, the colony’s first and most sought-after brewer. An impressive resume by anyone’s standards, he lived enough life for several men.

Beers made by James Squire

Cabin Fever Session IPA

Limited Release American IPA

Hop Thief No. 8

American Pale Ale (APA)

Hoppy Hefe American Wheat Ale

American Pale Wheat Ale

Interceptor Black IPA

American Black Ale

La La Lager

American Adjunct Lager

Mid River Mid Pale Ale

American Pale Ale (APA)

Nine Tales Amber Ale

American Amber / Red Ale

One Fifty Lashes Pale Ale

American Pale Ale (APA)

Orchard Crush Apple Cider

Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Orchard Crush Pear Cider

Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Stowaway IPA

American IPA

The Chancer Golden Ale

American Pale Ale (APA)

The Hop Father Celebration Ale

American Pale Ale (APA)

The Swindler Summer Ale

American Blonde Ale

Brewery Contact

Phone Number

+61 2 8594 0200