By Andrew Starke
Craft beer specialist James Squire has opened a new Perth brewhouse in partnership with the Kapinkoff family operators.
The brewhouse, ‘The Generous Squire’ aims to reflect the character of the brand’s namesake James Squire, who pioneered craft beer brewing in Australia during the 19th Century.
The new venture is located on Shafto Lane in Perth’s central business district and has a brewing facility on-site.
In a celebration of tap beer, the microbrewery inside The Generous Squire will produce two speciality beers to be tapped exclusively to the brewhouse.
The brews are Wheat Belt (an Australian-style white beer) and Shafto’s Reward (a special bitter) and will be available from early November.
The Generous Squire will also have the James Squire core range available on tap.
Brewhouse head chef Keith Lankester (previously of Cottlesloe Hotel) will look to pair dishes with the range of craft beers served and brewed at the venue, matching the characteristics of each dish to the distinctive beers on offer.
“The Generous Squire is our first brewhouse in Western Australia and we are excited to be able to offer a permanent outpost for James Squire craft beer lovers in the area,” said James Squire chief brewer, Tony Jones.
The Generous Squire will be open daily for lunch and dinner, from 11am until late Monday to Saturday, and from 12pm to 10pm on Sundays.