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.

Twankey Bar

The Twankey Bar

March 13, 2017 IN Restaurants

Located on the corner of Wale & Adderley street, just opposite the entrance to the Company’s Garden is The Twankey Bar – part of the luxurious Taj Hotel.

Patrons are welcomed by big wooden doors, leading in to a beautiful space, with high ceilings and marble counter tops. Behind the bar you’ll meet award wining Mixologist AJ Snetler – who makes the meanest cocktail in town! Better yet, he can serve you some of Cape Town’s finest local craft beer on tap, including our Brewers Lager.Twankey Bar

A recent update of their menu includes some delicious Tapas like Jalapeno Poppers, Thai Spiced Tray Pizza with Mushrooms, Classic Guacamole with Corn Tortillas and Spiced Lamb and Blue Cheese Croquettes with Mint Chutney.

Twankey Bar is the kind of place where you can sit back, relax and enjoy the finer things in life. Keep a look out for some of their great monthly drink specials between 4pm – 6pm and beat the traffic out of town.

For more info check out their Facebook Page and website.

Jack Black Beer

Beer of the Month: Keller PILS

March 7, 2017 IN Beers, Competitions

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

This month we celebrate the classic German style Kellerbier – an unfiltered, cold fermented beer served straight from the cellar. 

We’re having fantastic feedback on this pilsner, from local to international beer geeks (we love you guys). We recently took the beer to London’s best craft beer festival, Craft Beer Rising, and it was super well received.

Our Keller PILS is a distinctly cloudy beer that highlights Pilsner Malt and Noble Hops. A crisp, spicy & aromatic beer, with a balanced mouthfeel and a clean finish that is sure to quench any thirst.  

For more details on how to win 2×12 Packs as well as a brewery tour and tasting, please check out our Facebook Post.

Jack Black 12 pack

Welcome to the Pack

March 1, 2017 IN Beers

Our new core range 12 Packs are something we’ve been planning for a while – and there are a lot of high fives around the brewery now that they’re finally here. 

With their punch out handles, and tear away windows, they’re super easy to carry and opening the pack’s a breeze. And hey if you’ve got the space, pop the whole box in your fridge.

Jack Black 12-packNo question if you’re packing one of these you’ll be top gun at the braai.

Pick up your 12 Pack from the Brewery or at these great stores: Roeland Liquors , Woodstock Liquors , Observatory LiquorsPremium Sport Bar & Liquor City Ascot in Cape Town.

More outlets to follow soon! Jack Black 12-pack