On Thursday 4 February, the legendary tale of Australia’s first brewer, James Squire, was revealed as the world’s first ‘Edible Biography’- a one of a kind feast held at the Cell Block Theatre, in the former Darlinghurst Gaol. The Edible Biography took guests on a multi-sensory journey unlike any other seen on our shores. A seven course feast designed by Bompas and Parr studio from London and delivered by ARIA Catering, was interspersed with dramatic elements which drew inspiration from James Squire’s true story. The menu referred back to 18th century traditional fare, presented with a contemporary edge. For many, the highlights of the night were the live re-enactment of the story behind the popular One Fifty Lashes, the Deconstructed Beer Wellington served with Nine Tales Amber Ale and a funeral procession delivering a coffin full of cheese paired with Orchard Crush Apple Cider. Beers from the James Squire portfolio were perfectly matched to each course and served either straight up, or with a twist as a beer cocktail, illustrating how the range caters for a variety of Aussie tastes. Guests were thrilled to learn about Squire’s amazing transition from criminal, to beer craftsman, to national legend – and experience firsthand how James led his incredible life full of thievery, mystery and above all, flavour. The event was attended by over 70 guests including leading lifestyle media, food bloggers and influencers. To see more for yourself check out #ediblebiography.

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