As the man who first successfully cultivated hops in Australia way back in the early 19th century, James Squire has achieved legendary status. Chuck Hahn is a man after James Squire’s heart, a passionate brewer who has made a significant impact on the beer-drinking landscape.
At James Squire, they've been crafting beers in honour of Australia’s first brewer since 1998 and we remain ever-curious about where our flavour journey will take us next.
The bar has been raised a bit since James Squire’s day, but some things never change - like brewing smaller batches in traditional copper kettles to deliver the highest quality every time. They only brew the beers we like and we aim to open up a more flavourful world for everyone.
Chuck Hahn, Malt Shovel Brewmaster
FROM ONE LEGEND TO ANOTHER
In 1988, Chuck Hahn converted a former furniture factory into the Hahn Brewery. Ten years later, the brewery was renamed The Malt Shovel Brewery, which takes its name from James Squire’s original brewing tavern ‘The Malt Shovel’. We think it’s safe to say that James Squire would approve.
THE HOME OF QUALITY CRAFT BEER
Located in Sydney’s inner-city suburb of Camperdown, The Malt Shovel Brewery is home to a small team of expert brewers who, relying on minimal automation, experiment with hand-crafted, innovative brews. Together they’ve created instant classics for the James Squire range like One Fifty Lashes Pale Ale, The Chancer Golden Ale, Four Wives Pilsener, Stowaway IPA, Jack of Spades Porter and Hop Thief American-style Pale Ale.
You can almost taste the rich history and intense passion in each flavoursome drop. You can expect more outstanding craft beers in years to come from the team at The Malt Shovel Brewery who, just like James Squire before them, have an insatiable appetite to taste it all.