James Squire has launched The Squire’s Landing, a two-storey restaurant, bar and freestanding fully glazed microbrewery, at the Overseas Passenger Terminal at Circular Quay with views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge.
The space, formerly occupied by Doyles Restaurant, is right next to Campbells Cove, where convict and Australia’s first brewer, James Squire, first set foot in Australia as part of the first fleet in 1788.
All nine beers in the James Squire’s core range are available on-tap. Plus, there’s an ever-changing selection of limited-edition releases, concocted by head brewer Peter Merrington, both at the brand’s brewery in Camperdown and the new microbrewery on-site. The menu is modern Australian, using fresh local produce and designed to be paired with the beers on tap.
At the venue launch, James Squire also launched The Wreck Preservation Ale, the world’s oldest surviving beer. It is made with 220-year-old yeast which was discovered still alive in bottles recovered from The Sydney Cove, a merchant ship that wrecked at Preservation Island, near Tassie’s northeast coast, in 1797.
The Sydney Cove had 31,500 litres of alcohol (including sealed glass bottles of grapes, port and beer), which were preserved due to the secured corkage and the cool ocean temperatures.
The Wreck Preservation Ale is a smooth porter-style brew that is dark, malty, spicy and stormy.
The Squire’s Landing is now open at Circular Quay Way, The Rocks.
It’s open Sunday to Thursday from 10am till midnight and Friday and Saturday from 10am till 1am.
For more information on The Squire’s Landing: https://www.jamessquire.com.au/brewhouses/the-squires-landing/