Jack Black Brewing Company - Lumberjack Amber Ale

Beer of the Month: Lumberjack

July 5, 2017 IN Beers, Competitions

It’s Beer of the Month time again! This time round we have 2×4 Packs of Lumberjack Amber Ale, a vintage bottle opener as well as a brewery tour and tasting to give away. 

This July we celebrate a favourite winter companion – our Lumberjack Amber Ale.

Today in a time of mass-produced, commodity driven beer, Lumberjack stands apart from the rest. Rooted in tradition and craftsmanship, this beer originated with the fearless outdoorsman in mind: strong, confident and resolute. As bold as the woodsman who worked the timber in a bygone era, Lumberjack has a sturdy malt driven backbone, packed with loads of roasted malt. Huge hop additions intensify the piney, citrus aromas of this full flavoured ale. 

Clocking in at 6% ABV and 40 IBU’s – it’s a beer for the brave. Fireside recommended. 

Photo Credit: Nick Muzik

Beer of the Month: Brewers Lager

June 2, 2017 IN Beers

It’s Beer of the Month time again! This time round we have 2×12 Packs of Brewers Lager to give away as well as a brewery tour and tasting.

This Month we celebrate the beer that started it all, our flagship – the Original Brewers Lager.

Our 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.

When Matt Brynildson, brewmaster at Firestone Walker (5x times GABF’s brewmaster of the year & 4x times World Beer Cup’s champion brewmaster), recently visited the brewery and thoroughly enjoyed a pint of our lager, it reconfirmed what we already knew: there is a damn good reason this beer’s a favourite! 

This full-bodied Lager clocks in at 5% ABV and only 22 IBU’s, making it one of our best session beers, smooth every time. 

Photo Credit: Nick Muzik

jack black beer UK

Jack Black Hits UK Shores

May 29, 2017 IN Bars, Beers, Bottle Store, UK

It’s been a long term vision for us to enter the UK market, and we’re excited to showcase our unique flavourful beers highlighting our passion for innovation and South African ingredients.

Jack Black on the banks of the Thames River.

Jack Black on the banks of the Thames River. Photo Credit: @HTimber

Please see below list of locations where Jack Black Beer is available in the UK:

Retail (independent merchants):

Henderson Wines ( Atlantic Weiss, Brewers Lager, Keller Pils) Scotland – Edinburgh https://www.hendersonwines.co.uk/

Cellar Door Wines (Cape Pale Ale) http://www.cellardoorwines.co.uk/

Dalling & Co (Atlantic Weiss, Brewers Lager, Cape Pale Ale, Keller Pils) http://www.dallingandco.com/

The Wine Chambers (Atlantic Weiss, Cape Pale Ale) http://www.thewinechambers.co.uk/

The Shenfield Wine Co (Cape Pale Ale) https://www.facebook.com/shenfieldwineco/

On Trade:

The Ivy City Garden (Atlantic Weiss) https://theivycitygarden.com/

Tom thumb Newquay (Atlantic Weiss) https://www.tom-thumb.co.uk/

High Timber Restaurant (Brewers Lager, Cape Pale Ale) http://www.hightimber.com/

Roxie Steak – Clapham Junction, Earlsfield, Fulham, Putney (4 branches) (Brewers Lager, Cape Pale Ale, Keller Pils) http://www.roxiesteak.co.uk/

Online:

Beers of Europe – http://www.beersofeurope.co.uk/jack-black-brewing-company

For more info please get in touch with Instil Drinks.

Fresh Hop IPA

Welcome to Fresh Hop IPA

April 4, 2017 IN Adventure, Beers

Making this beer was an adventure. It put us directly back in touch with the heart of beer, the ingredients.

Beer, more specifically craft beer, is essentially alive – it’s a natural product from natural ingredients. We needed to get back in touch with nature. What better way to do this than to head out to the hop fields, harvest the hops ourselves, in that special limited window of time dictated only by season. We booked it back to Cape Town, bakkie packed with African Queen hops, to brew with the absolute freshest ingredients possible.

At the brewery, we hopped the sh*t out of this beer, adding hops during lautering, the boil and best of all using our exciting new hop gun, and dry hopping it twice.

A lot of fun and a lot of passion went into brewing this special IPA.  

We hope you enjoy!

Our Limited Release Fresh Hop IPA will be available at these stores in the next few days: 

Western Cape:

On Tap:

Jack Black Taproom, Banana Jam Cafe, Beerhouse, A touch of Madness, Saints. 

Bottles:

Jack Black Taproom, Liquor City Claremont, Roeland Liquors, Woodstock Liquors, Biggest Little Beer Shop, Bottelary Hills.

KZN:

On Tap:

Growler Station at Tops Hillcrest, Siggis Salt Rock, Republic. 

Bottles:

Hillcrest Tops, Marriot Garden’s Liquors, 9th Avenue Bistro.

Gauteng (from the second week of April):

On Tap:

Capital Craft Menlo Park, Capital Craft CenturionMachics, Hell’s Kitchen. 

Bottles: 

Liquor City Groenkloof, Liquor City Jan Smuts Ave, Loco Liq Blairgowrie, Tops Radiokop, Bru-House & Diner, Whisk Wine Bar. 

Eastern Cape (from the second week of April):

On Tap:

Blind Pig, St. Francis Brewery.

Fresh Hop IPA

Fresh Hop IPA – Limited Release

March 30, 2017 IN Adventure, Beers

It’s been hard to contain the excitement at the brewery these last few weeks. Our Limited Release Fresh Hop IPA is a super special, one of a kind beer. 

A few weeks ago, Jonas, our Brewmaster, joined by Rob and James, jumped in a bakkie and drove up the south coast to the Outeniqua Valley. It was hop season. Here, they handpicked the best hops from the farm, selecting the finest, freshest whole cone hops you can imagine. They booked it back to the brewery, fresh hops in tow, rushing home to start this once off batch of IPA with unbelievably fresh ingredients. We added hops during the lautering, the boil and even dry-hopped it twice! Fresh Hop IPA

This beer packs some seriously fresh flavours without overpowering hop bitterness usually associated with heavily hopped IPA’s. An explosion of grassy and citrus aromas will hit you with tastes of fresh berries and grapefruit balanced by light earthy wood notes. Inspired by the African Queen hop, this beer is best enjoyed Fresh! Clocking in at 6.7% ABV and 60 IBU’s this beer is the perfect Autumn companion. 

With only a very limited amount kegs and cases, we’ll only be sending this beer to select outlets nationwide from the first week of April. Please keep an eye out on our social media pages for listings in your area. Better yet, pop in to the brewery and buy it straight from the source. 

Our Limited Release Fresh Hop IPA will be available at these stores in the next few days: 

Western Cape:

On Tap:

Jack Black Taproom, Banana Jam Cafe, Beerhouse, A touch of Madness, Saints. 

Bottles:

Jack Black Taproom, Liquor City Claremont, Roeland Liquors, Woodstock Liquors, Biggest Little Beer Shop, Bottelary Hills.

KZN:

On Tap:

Growler Station at Tops Hillcrest, Siggis Salt Rock, Republic. 

Bottles:

Hillcrest Tops, Marriot Garden’s Liquors, 9th Avenue Bistro.

Gauteng (from the second week of April):

On Tap:

Capital Craft Menlo Park, Capital Craft CenturionMachics, Hell’s Kitchen. 

Bottles: 

Liquor City Groenkloof, Liquor City Jan Smuts Ave, Loco Liq Blairgowrie, Tops Radiokop, Bru-House & Diner, Whisk Wine Bar. 

Eastern Cape (from the second week of April):

On Tap:

Blind Pig, St. Francis Brewery.