James Squire Hop Thief 7 American Pale Ale $4/345ml or $19-$20 a 6-pack
Hoppy beers are very much in fashion, so much so that this brewery issues a new American pale ale each year made with different hops. This is the seventh. I like the way the hoppy character is very evident on the nose but it’s not particularly bitter on the finish. A tasty, balanced, more-ish brew. (5 per cent alcohol).
Food: Fish and chips.
Stockists: Liquorland & Vintage Cellars stores