About Us JACK BLACK'S BREWING CO.
Focussed on distinctive quality and innovation, our beer is made from the finest natural ingredients at our state-of-the-art Cape Town craft brewery. At Jack Black’s Brewing Co we’re dedicated to brewing beers that inspire us. Our focus is flavour and our philosophy is to innovate while staying true to traditional, hand-crafted methods.
In 2007, founding partners Ross and Meghan McCulloch set out to change the craft beer landscape in Cape Town. Having experienced the North American craft beer culture firsthand, it was clear South Africa had much to learn. Fueled with passion, perseverance, and little else – at a time when the words “craft beer” were foreign to most – Jack Black’s has grown to become one of South Africa’s most sought after and well-loved craft beers.
Jack Black Brewing Co remains independently owned and operated with a goal to brew some of the highest quality and best tasting beers in Africa.
Our flagship Pre-Prohibition style lager is inspired by the all malt beers of the early 1900s. This traditional full bodied lager achieves great balance between hop bitterness & malt sweetness. It delivers a crisp and refreshing taste that never disappoints.
Tasting Notes: All malt. Full Bodied. Smooth & Well Balanced.
Fresh as the Atlantic ocean’s breeze, this Hefeweizen (our chosen style of Weiss) has a thick and creamy head – and due to its unfiltered nature, you’ll find some seriously rich, soft fruit aromas. It’s medium bodied and extremely refreshing.
Tasting Notes: Fresh. Flavourful. Medium Bodied & Aromatic.
CAPE PALE ALE
Our hop forward CPA is an outright thirst quencher. Brewed to highlight Western Cape ingredients, it has a full golden colour, with generous Granadilla aromas accentuated by loads of dry hopping. Medium body with a refreshing red berry taste and zesty citrus finish.
Tasting Notes: Clean. Classic. Well Rounded & Generously Dry-Hopped.
Our naturally unfiltered Pilsner is direct from the cellar, or “KELLER”, as it’s known in Germany. This beer’s got some serious depth of character while holding true to a classic beer style. A white foam head and tight bubbled mousse give way to smooth unfiltered goodness.
Tasting Notes: Crisp. Spicy & Aromatic. Balanced Mouthfeel. Clean Finish.
BUTCHER BLOCK PALE ALE
An award winning Pale Ale, smooth in body with a distinctive flavour profile, and a decidedly fresh taste. Refreshing characteristics balanced with rich malt complexity and a bitterness that lingers to the finish.
Tasting Notes: Floral aroma with a rich malt complexity. This beer is well-rounded & perfectly balanced.
LUMBERJACK AMBER ALE
Medium to full bodied with a deep dark red-brown hue. This award winning beer has complex malt character driven by loads of dark roasted Crystal Malt. Our brewer uses mountains of hops to balance this malt, making Lumberjack an outstanding beer to savour with richer style foods.
Tasting Notes: Dark malt, roasted flavours, pine aromas, intense hop flavour and great full body.
SKELETON COAST INDIA PALE ALE
The Skeleton Coast is the treacherous coastline that contours Southwest Africa. Feared by seafarers, these ‘Gates of Hell’ were a rite of passage for those ships bound for India via Cape Town, many of which sailed with precious IPA – beer brewed with extra hops and malt to withstand the epic journey.
Tasting Notes: Skeleton Coast is a fearless beer with full malt flavour and extreme hop character. Dry hopping highlights powerful citrus, floral and earthy aromas.