The world’s oldest surviving beer – made new! The James Squire brewers have resurrected, then tamed a 220-year-old shipwreck yeast, crafting it into a dark, malty, spicy & stormy brew that’s truly a once in a life time taste.
Because it’s such an old salt, there’ll be a dash of phenolics, and a splash of funk. The spicy notes are matched with malt depth of body and flavour from chocolate, roast, crystal and Abbey malts. Traditional English hops Fuggles and Bramling Cross give earthy notes and a hint of lemon/blackcurrent, plus a mild bitterness.
The story of Australia’s oldest merchant shipwreck, the Sydney Cove, is one of tragedy, survival and a remarkable discovery, that culminates in a truly history making brew. In a ground-breaking partnership between the Queen Victorian Museum & Art Gallery, the Australian Wine Research Institute and James Squire, the world’s oldest beer has been brought back to life.
Read more about the wreck here:
Two centuries in the making, The Wreck Preservation Ale will be available to try on tap only. Launching at GABS Melbourne 2018. Following GABS Melbourne, The Wreck will make its way home to Sydney for the launch of our new flagship venue “The Squire’s Landing” mid-May and GABS Sydney. Finally in June, The Wreck will be available in very limited supply at James Squire brewhouses nationally.
Malts: Pale, Choc, Abbey, Melanoidin, Carafe
Hops: Bramling Cross and Fuggles Show Less