September 2019 – James Squire will make its mark on the Sunshine Coast with its latest brewhouse now open on the iconic Mooloolaba Wharf.
The Savvy Squire, created in partnership with Australian Leisure and Hospitality Group (ALH), is located 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 is 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 is designed in distinct Squire-style; interior layers have been stripped back to reveal original brickwork and complement the addition of copper, timber and black metal.
The full range of James Squire beers are 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 this month. Limited edition brews including The Wreck, Survivors Ale are also available on tap.
The Savvy Squire’s Head Chef, Neil Mann, 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.
The Savvy Squire is located on Mooloolaba Wharf at: 123 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba QLD 4557.
For further information please visit www.jamessquire.com.au
1 Total Craft Beer in Queensland is in 14.1% value growth based on IRI data for the year ending 30th June 2019.