A hoppy celebration ale honouring the man who brought beer to Australia, brewed with his descendants. The team at Malt Shovel Brewers paired up with members of James Squire’s own family to create this limited release.
Amy Legge, 23, and James Donohoe Junior, 25, are seventh and eighth generation Squires and worked with the brewers to create the Hop Father Celebration Ale. The recipe is a revamp of a classic, a hoppy pale ale with a rich full-bodied character brought to life with Aussie malts.
James and Amy chose a hop bill that’s a firm family favourite. The initial sweetness off the palate gives way to a cleansing bitterness thanks to the use of Simcoe hops, providing lip-smacking pine-needle and fruity aromas, with Columbus hops bringing earthy and spicy notes.
Hops: Simcoe and Columbus Show Less