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The Sunshine Coast’s newest venue has links to Australian history.

James Squire will make its mark on the Sunshine Coast with its latest brew house now open at The Wharf Mooloolaba. The Savvy Squire, created in partnership with Australian Leisure and Hospitality Group (ALH), caters to the growing love of craft beer and will be the only place on the Coast where you can enjoy the full range of James Squire beers on tap.

Lion’s brand director of craft Malcolm Eadie says the state’s budding appreciation of craft beer and The Wharf Mooloolaba’s unique location make it the perfect spot for James Squire’s latest venue.

“We are thrilled to add another chapter to the James Squire story, the namesake brand of a convict who became Australia’s first brewer, with the opening of our latest brew house on the Sunshine Coast,” he says.

Taking up residence in what was formerly The Wharf Tavern, The Savvy Squire is designed with the distinct Squire-style – interior layers are stripped back to reveal original brickwork and complement the addition of copper, timber and black metal.

Head chef Neil Mann, who will take the reins at The Savvy Squire, has created a contemporary pub menu around the James Squire beer range, with a dedicated kids menu for little Squires.

“The menu has been inspired by The Savvy Squire’s gorgeous waterfront location in Mooloolaba,” Mr Mann says.

“We have pub classics like the Squires fish and chips and chicken parmigiana, as well as some unique dishes made using local seafood and fresh produce from the local hinterland.

“We are also excited to hero the James Squire range in some of our signature dishes such as our crispy chicken wings with a One Fifty Lashes glaze and pork chops with Orchard Crush confit apples. For me, it is all about pushing the boundaries of pub food and surprising our visitors.”

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