The new James Squire mid-strength beer trialled earlier this year has been added to the brand’s permanent range.
James Squire Mid River Pale Ale has effectively replaced The Constable Copper Ale, which was brewed as an English Ordinary Bitter.
Malt Shovel head brewer Haydon Morgan said the brewing team had been encouraged by the initial response from drinkers to the new beer.
“We believe we’re onto a good one here that will appeal to both craft drinkers and classic mid drinkers that want a bit more flavour. Everyone that tries Mid River can’t believe it’s a mid-strength which is great, as it’s not easy to achieve,” he said.
According to James Squire, Mid River is a full flavoured pale ale at 3.5 per cent ABV, employing Vienna and Munich malts for a rich, malty character.
German hops Hallertau and Spalt give crisp herbaceous flavours while US hops Mosaic, Citra and Northern Brewer add bright citrus and fruit aromas.
The beer is on tap at James Squire Brewhouses nationally and will be available through MoCu.com nationally in pack, as well as through Dan Murphys stores in Queensland and Western Australia.