JAMES BOAG’S WIZARD SMITH PALE ALE
A timeless tale of a can-do man, and a testament to the power of one, Wizard Smith was immortalised with a pale ale named in his honour after his selfless actions in the Launceston flood of 1929. The home of James Boag, this picturesque town on the Derwent River was inundated, leaving 4000 residents homeless.
James Boag’s heavy draft horses were stabled right in the thick of the floods. Mr Smith waded through the rising floodwaters and led his much-loved charges to higher ground. This impressive feat of daring did not escape the notice of James Boag III who rewarded Wizard Smith with a job for life and, in time, the honour of this traditional English pale ale. Crafted with the finest quality imported hops and a great deal of character (just like Mr Smith), until now this tribute to a legendary man was only available in Tasmania.