James Squire is releasing a porter using 220 year old yeast discovered in a shipwreck

James Squire will release what is being said to be their more rare and special beer to date, giving new life to one of the world’s oldest surviving recipes using 220 years old yeast discovered in the depths of Australia’s oldest merchant shipwreck – Sydney Cove – which ran aground in the waters surrounding Tasmania’s Preservation Island in 1797. They’re unsurprisingly calling it The Wreck – Preservation Ale, and it has been brewed in collaboration with the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery of Launceston and the Australian Wine Research Institute in Adelaide.... Read More | Share it now!

New Zealand’s excellent Panhead Custom Ales re-enter the Australian market

If you’ve ever stumbled upon Panhead Custom Ales in New Zealand then you already know that they are one of the country’s best when in comes to craft beers. They were sorely missed when they retreated from Australian soil with a year-long absence, but following a brewery expansion with the valuable backing of Lion, the Upper Hutt champs have re-entered the down under market.... Read More | Share it now!

Rekorderlig launch low-sugar, low-carb cider exclusively in Australia

Swedish cider brand Rekorderlig are renowned for their rich, sugary ciders which remain distinctive in a now extremely crowded market. In a move that seems overdue, they’ve finally decided to expand their brand into the increasingly common low-sugar game with the launch of Rekorderlig Low Sugar Strawberry-Lime, the first and hopefully not last expression focusing on less calories without compromising on taste. ... Read More | Share it now!

Jameson Caskmates announce special limited edition Young Henrys Edition for Australia

Newtown locals Young Henrys and Irish whiskey icons Jameson have just taken their ever-growing friendship to the next level, joining forces to create the first Australian whiskey partnership for the ongoing Jameson Caskmates series. You guessed it – that means a special, limited edition Jameson Caskmates Young Henrys Edition is heading our way very soon, building on the already successful partnership which last year saw the release of the “Craic & Barrel”, an Irish Red Ale from Young Henrys that had been aged in Jameson Irish Whiskey casks. ... Read More | Share it now!

Review: James Squire get into the sessionable scene with their Cabin Fever American IPA

James Squire have just released a new limited edition Indian Pale Ale going by the name of Cabin Fever, a brew which presents a modern take on more the traditional style, when IPAs contained a higher alcohol content and extra hops in order to survive long sea journeys from London to colonial India. Cabin Fever is a strong hat-throw in the ring of more sessionable American-style IPAs, which is undoubtedly what the trend has been heading towards recently.... Read More | Share it now!