James Squire announce microbrewery in Circular Quay

22 May, 2018 by
Brittney Levinson

James Squire’s newest microbrewery and flagship venue, The Squire’s Landing, has officially opened in Sydney’s Circular Quay.

Located in the Overseas Passenger Terminal, the venue comprises a two-storey restaurant and freestanding microbrewery, with panoramic views of the Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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The Squire’s Landing is a partnership between Mantle Group Hospitality and Lion, and tells the tale of James Squire, a convict on the First Fleet and Australia’s first brewer.

“We are enormously proud to be launching the flagship James Squire microbrewery in Sydney which is also the home of the James Squire brand,” says Gordon Treanor, head of craft at Lion.

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“It’s only fitting that The Squire Landing is located in such an iconic location so close to where James Squire first landed in Australia on the first fleet.”

Head brewer Peter Merrington will be permanently based onsite crafting exclusive small-batch brews and delivering James Squire Limited Releases as well as its nine core range beers and ciders.

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“We’ll have some of the freshest beer being served in Sydney and a range exclusive to The Squire’s Landing,” he says. “We’ll also be able to honour the legend that is James Squire, at the same location where he first set foot on Australian soil almost 230 years ago.”

The Squire’s Landing menu has been designed by head chef Angus Harrison, in collaboration with Mantle Group Hospitality’s executive chef Deniz Coskun.

The Brewhouse features hearty pub classics like burgers and steaks, while the upstairs restaurant offers a refined menu with seasonal produce and local seafood. The kitchens features signature equipment including Josper ovens, a custom-made Manhorne BBQ Smoker, rotisserie over an iron bark coal pit and wood-fire grill fuelled by Turkish charcoal.

“Both menus have been carefully crafted, just like the beer, and each dish pairs perfectly with the James Squire core range,” says Harrison.

The venue is open for lunch and dinner initially with breakfast soon to follow.