As Australia’s first brewer, James Squire grew many of the ingredients found in his first batches of brew himself, most notably Australia’s first crop of hops. Having had an orchard on his land, it wouldn’t be surprising if he experimented with cider in his day.
Think back 15-or-so years ago when the Australian craft beer market featured James Squire Amber Ale (now better known as Nine Tales) and, um,that was about it. Today, by contrast, craft beer is all the rage and you have a scene that is not so much thriving as singing and tap-dancing its way onwards and upwards.
Now Australian brewers and beer aficionados alike are turning their attention to a new brew – cider. Take James Squire’s Orchard Crush is a refreshing traditional cloudy cider with a fragrant, fresh aroma, a broad, clean palate and a crisp finish. The perfect accompaniment for pork chops or crisp pork belly with apple sauce, Orchard Crush Apple Cider is one of the best ciders around. Show Less