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.
BREWERS LAGER PRE-PROHIBITION STYLE LAGER
Our flagship Pre-Prohibition style lager is inspired by the all malt beers of the early 1900s. A session lager brewed with Pale Malt, Southern Promise and Saaz hops achieves a great balance between hop bitterness and malt sweetness.
Tasting Notes: Citrus, malt, full-bodied lager crisp and refreshing.
BUTCHER BLOCK PALE ALE
An American Style 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, touch of honey, 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.