Meet the Swindler Dinner

Five course dining & beer experience celebrating the life of James Squire

The life of a swindler, a baker, a brewer, a butcher, a constable and a dirty rotten scoundrel – this is the story of a life well lived.

A pillar of his community in life and a brewing legend in death, meet James Squire. With seven professions, 11 children and a brewing legacy that’s lasted 150 years, James’ life makes for one great story. One that's best told with food and beer of course.

Over a five course tasting menu, celebrate the life, times and contributions of James Squire. With a special focus on local Melbourne producers and native ingredients, journey through his life with food… and beer.

You'll be joined by representatives from James Squire brewing, King Island, Cape Grim and Brasserie Bread to talk you through each course.


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DateSat 24 Mar
Time7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
VenueThe Crafty Squire, Melbourne
(03) 9810 0064