The only thing better than sharing beer with friends is brewing beer with friends and then drinking it together!

It was a great day when our friend Eben, founder at Mad Giant, called to congratulate us on taking the step to move away from single use plastic, as we introduced our new packaging. Mad Giant are pioneers in sustainability, changing their packaging to recycled cardboard back in August 2018. Eben being the forward thinker he is, was keen to share his learnings and we were keen to share ours. That’s what friends do… they help each other out.

After a few chats, it seemed like a no-brainer to develop a kick-ass beer together. The great thing about collaborating with like-minded people is that your physical location is really irrelevant. As many of you know, Mad Giant is situated at 1 Fox Street in downtown Jo’burg, literally in the heart of city… and Jack Black is positioned 1407km away in Cape Town! The teams visited each other, chatted on the phone, via video, via skype, via racing pigeons, and developed a fresh, fruity, crisp, hoppy, insanely delicious beer that is truly all things SPRING!

We can’t wait for you to try this Jack & The Giant Pale Ale and who knows, if you like it enough, we might brew it again next Spring! Because after all, sharing is caring!​

Tasting Notes

A refreshing, juicy style Pale Ale that’s double dry hopped with Mosaic, Yellow Sub and El Dorado. Unfiltered with a bright golden colour, it’s got upfront aromas of pineapple, papaya and citrus fruit. A full textured mouthful leads into a refreshing fruit bomb finish…let’s just say you’ll smash more than one.

If you haven’t seen it, check out the tasting video here:


(Please note quantities are very limited so act fast to avoid disappointment)

On-Tap in CT

Jack Black Tap Room
Beerhouse – Long Street, Cape Town
Banana Jam

On-Tap in Jo’burg

Mad Giant / Urbanologi
Craft Beer Library
Capital Craft Menlo Park
Hops End

In Bottle CT

Jack Black Tap Room
Claremont Liquor City
Roeland Liquours
Biggest Little Beer Shop

In Bottle Jo’Burg

Mad Giant / Urbanologi
Tops Radiokop
Loco Liquour – Blairgowrie
Liquor City – Groenkloof

Cheers to many more collaborations of Craft Beer spirit!