From chicken thief and convict to wealthy farmer and brewer, James Squire’s life was certainly eventful – and, it seems, not without irony. He spent his later years as a district constable, protecting the land from trespassers and thieves. How the tables were turned!
This beautifully coloured brew takes one of the most intriguing stories from James Squire’s life – his time as a regional district constable and puts a tasty twist on it. Brewed as a tribute to James’ transformation from con to cop.
The Constable is a deep-golden English-style ale, with a balanced nose of floral, citrus and earthy notes, a firm backbone of crystal and pale malts and a lingering hop bitterness.
According to Rob ‘Freshy’ Freshwater, Senior Brewer at the Malt Shovel Brewery, it’s ‘a flavoursome beverage for all to enjoy’. At 3.4 per cent alcohol per volume, the Constable is true to its inspiration and a classic thirst-quencher.
Freshy also recommends locking away a Constable or two with a nice rich red meat like lamb to match the crystal malts within the beer, followed by the cleansing characteristics of the hops coming through to provide the balance.
All in all, we’re confident that both craft beer newbies and long-time fans of the James Squire range will find the Constable mid-strength Copper Ale an arresting experience.
Malts: Pale, Munich and Crystal
Hops: Galaxy & Topaz Show Less