James Squire Tropical Spring Ale puts a twist on flavoured beers
The new beer product range has a fusion of guava and passionfruit flavours, hailing from their brewery in Camperdown, NSW.
Haydon Morgan, head brewer at Malt Shovel Brewery, said the brewing team envisioned James Squire Tall Tale as a uniquely refreshing brew that was enhanced with tropical fruits and hops.
“Light in body and mild in bitterness, Tall Tale infuses guava and passion fruit pulp complemented by a refreshing pale ale base, leading to the perfect springtime drink. It may sound like the tasting notes would be better suited to a fruity sauvignon Blanc. But trust us – it’s a beer,” Morgan said.
The head brewer said their new fruit beer offering was due to the trending craft beer industry in Australia.
“The Americans have historically led the way in terms of fruit beer, traditionally brewing cherry
stouts and pumpkin seasonals. Over the last 15 years we’ve seen a significant volume increase as more brewers experiment with different fruits in beer,” Haydon said.
“Adding fruit to a brew gives it a refreshing twist particularly to traditional styles such as Pale Ales
and IPAs. With spring in the air, we thought it was time to seize the season and give one a crack
Malt Shovel Brewery also released Hop Father and Cabin Fever this year. James Squire Tall Tale Tropicana Spring Ale will be available on tap at James Squire Brewhouses and consumers can also purchase them in packs online.