By hook or by crook, James Squire always found a way to source the finest hops available for his flavoursome ales. Sometimes this resulted in a good lashing and other times in a handsome reward, but always in a good story to tell with a great-tasting beer...
Craft beer enthusiasts might be hard-pressed to find a more fulfilling role than that of a brewer. Spending the day surrounded by malty scents, experimenting with exciting new flavours and cracking a winning combination sounds like a dream for those with a passion for hops.
Is there anything more deliciously satisfying that biting into a crisp, salty piece of pork -- crackling, pulled or slow-roasted? And nothing goes better with pork than a side of apple, be it sauce, jelly or Orchard Crush cider, the perfect craft accompaniment to your crackling.
James Squire Orchard Crush isn’t just a deliciously refreshing cider. It can also add sweetness, flavour and a bit of pizzazz to a variety of plates from starters to puddings. These starter, sides, main and dessert recipes demonstrate how cider can be enjoyed for much more than sipping between stirs.
Tasmania is often overlooked in favour of the tropics. But if you're a daring type who enjoys the thrill of ice waters, the physical trial of mountain hikes and views to take your breath away (it could also be the chill in the air) and an abundance of hoppy refreshment - it's time you took on Tassie. It's the kind of adventure that James Squire would have embraced with gusto.
If you Google 'Michael Jackson's legacy', you'll find the following pearls of pop culture wisdom: he made R&B the sound of pop, he made music videos an 'event', he made dancing a prerequisite to any occasion, he was instrumental (no pun intended) in developing the celebrity charitable-industrial complex, and his 1977 book The World Guide to Beer created the modern concept of beer styles that underpins the craft beer movement to this day.
It’s a telling twinkle in the eye and a certain way with words. They’re born with a little more charm than most and they use it to dazzle the objects of their affection. We’re talking about the Lotharios. Ladies’ Men. Womanisers. Charming Rogues.
Throwing an awesome BBQ doesn't have to involve making your own bunting and painstakingly pouring pomegranate jelly shots into hollowed-out strawberries. God (who looks like Bill Hunter if you're Australian) can see you when you do that, and he doesn't approve.
According to the great Aussie poet Henry Lawson, "Beer makes you feel the way you ought to feel without beer." Maybe our national penchant for a good brew began with his outback wanderings. It's hard to say. But what we do know is that nothing cuts through the heat quite like a cold, tasty drop.
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