All Block ’n Tackle brews are lovingly crafted in small batches to ensure freshness. While we do our best to keep up with demand, our beers can be here today and gone tomorrow. As we constantly evolve our range of beers, we encourage you to check back often to see what’s available. All beers are brewed on-site.

All Block ’n Tackle beers are free of artificial additives and preservatives.

BIG BEN BELGIAN BLONDE

Say hello to Big Ben Belgian Blonde - our brand new Winter Seasonal!
Named after a legend in local shipbuilding history, our winter seasonal pays tribute to Benjamin Davis – eldest of the brothers to ply their shipbuilding trade in Brisbane Water and to whom the suburbs of Bensville and Davistown are named after. Such a big shipbuilding icon deserves a big brew and at 7.1% ABV, this one is not for the faint of heart. As with any good Belgian Ale, flavours are centered around the yeast and malt. With a simple grist of 100% Pilsner malt and all Styrian Golding bittering hops, there’s no hop flavour or aroma. There is a slight malty sweetness and a medium light body with high carbonation which leaves a dry finish. Look for the bold yeast flavours of ripe banana and fruity esters with a subtle spicy phenolic which are all driven by the traditional Belgian yeast. Available on tap for tasting and takeaways from 12pm, Friday 30th June.

STOCKS: SEASONAL SMALL BATCH BREW - STOCKS ARE LIMITED!

7.1% ABV / 5.9 SRM / 19 IBU
ON TAP / 1L PEELER / MINI-KEGS

The delightful yeast flavours & dry finish of Belgian Blondes are the reason this style is renowned by food-lovers across the globe. True to style, Big Ben works equally well with delicate dishes while big enough in the body and booziness to stand up to stronger flavours.

CHARLIE BROWN ALE

Brewed in collaboration with Six String Brewing & Kincumber Hotel
Say hello to Charlie Brown Ale - the new collaborative festival brew made for the 2017 Central Coast Craft Beer Festival at Kincumber Hotel. This festival brew is all about the malt with classic English Maris Otter as the base malt then layered with Crystal, Chocolate and Caramalt to really bring out the biscuit and toffee flavours. Don’t expect much hop flavour or aroma with Charlie - the hops are traditional English East Kent Goldings used to provide balancing bitterness to the malt flavours.

STOCKS: Hurry - this festival brew is a once-off with strictly limited supply available!

5.5% ABV / 17 SRM / 20.1 IBU
ON TAP / 1L PEELER / MINI-KEGS

The malt sweetness in Charlie will work beautifully with a hearty dish of sausages, mashed potato and onion gravy. Keeping it even easier - you'll love Charlie with just a sausage sandwich!

JON PIPER AMERICAN IPA

New recipe adjustment means more hop flavour and aroma with less emphasis on malts for even smoother drinking!
Get set for an even fruitier explosion with our new take on the highly popular Jon Piper American IPA! By removing dark grains from our recipe, we've moved the balance a little away from the malt base and over to the hops. Maintaining the blend of 'Mosaic' and 'Equinox' hop varieties produces the incredible tropical fruit bowl aroma explosion with distinct melon, citrus and floral tones demonstrating why these hops are in such demand. The aromas are immediately translated into the first sip with the sweet malty base now paired back to allow a balance towards the fruity hop flavours. The bitterness is firm, but incredibly smooth resulting in a brew that promises to satisfy.

STOCKS: GOOD!

6.6% ABV / 6.5 SRM / 55 IBU
ON TAP / 1L PEELER / MINI-KEGS

The extra hoppiness of our IPA requires equally strong food flavours - the fruity citrus hops in this edition will work incredibly well with a good cheddar cheese and strong barbecued meat flavours. Avoid delicate dishes - they'll get lost the hop explosion!

ZEPHYR DRY IRISH STOUT

Lovin' the dark art to be sure, to be sure!
Originally brewed as a once-off for St Patrick's Day, a second batch of Zephyr Dry Irish Stout quickly followed as the first one disappeared before many had a chance to try. Made with a blend of 3 malts, this one is for the fans of the dark arts with loads of coffee, chocolate and dry roasted flavours. Combine this with a slightly lower mash temperature this stout is light of body, but full of flavour. We’ve used an ale yeast and a fractionally warmer fermentation temperature to produce the slightly fruity ester delivering a little sweetness to balance the dryness of the malt. This is a strictly limited edition so get in soon for your fix of this tasty beer.

SPECIALTY BREW: Down to the last keg - hurry!!

4.3% ABV / 33.5 SRM / 31 IBU
ON TAP / 1L PEELER / MINI-KEGS

The complex flavours of our Irish Stout will pair beautifully with Oysters and other shellfish, while the sweeter notes will combine nicely with robust fruity desserts. Avoid delicate food flavours.

FROST RUSSIAN IMPERIAL STOUT

2016 Vintage Edition 1st Anniversary Special Release
From around the 18th century, breweries reserved the term 'Imperial' for only their finest beers - the best of these were exported to Russia and over time became known as 'Russian Imperial Stouts'. And so we introduce to you, our 2016 Vintage, 1st Anniversary Ale - The 'Frost' Russian Imperial Stout.
Named after local shipbuilding identity George Frost, this beer is rich, dark and complex. The combination of base and specialty malts delivers a brew that is black as night, robust and full bodied. With heady aromas of dark malts and a sweet alcohol spirit in the background, early tasting is showing roasted malt and dark fruit flavours which have been balanced by 60 IBU’s of bittering hops. Bottle conditioned, this commemorative small batch brew can be enjoyed fresh, or cellared to allow the yeast to continue the development of flavours.

STOCKS: Strictly Limited Release - Only a handful remain!

9.3% ABV / 36 SRM / 60 IBU
750mL Bottles

Only 400 bottles of this special anniversary brew have been made available! Each bottle is individually numbered and wax sealed for cellaring.

Rip Bridge Golden Ale

RIP BRIDGE GOLDEN ALE

Cross that bridge into the world of hand crafted beers!
Made with all Australian Pilsner and Wheat malts, this very approachable ale is our ‘gateway’ beer for drinkers who are new to the world of craft beer. Hopped lightly with NZ Nelson Sauvin hops, our Rip Bridge Golden Ale is a very sessionable ale and perfect for year-round drinking.

STOCKS: GOOD!

5.4% ABV / 3.2 SRM / 23 IBU
ON TAP / 1L PEELER / MINI-KEGS

Uncomplicated, this ale goes well with just about any food: Barbecues, coconut-based curries, white fish, veggie burgers!

Rock Lily Pale Ale

ROCK LILY PALE ALE

Ahead full steam, or a head full of steam?
The SS Rock Lily was the last ship to be built by George Frost at his Kincumber Creek shipyards in 1906 (just across the road from our brewery). Although an American style pale ale, the Rock Lily is showcasing all that Australia has to offer the new world of brewing using all Australian grains and hops. Built on a backbone of pale and Munich malts, we’ve added oats to strengthen the mouthfeel and a little Crystal to counter the hop bitterness. Speaking of hops, both Topaz and Vic Secret have been combined to bring this beer together in a perfect balance of malt sweetness, hop bitterness and hop flavour.

STOCKS: GOOD

5.2% ABV / 7.8 SRM / 44 IBU
ON TAP / 1L PEELER / MINI-KEGS

Pair with salty or charred meat flavours to balance the hoppiness: Grilled meats, pizza, Mexican, pulled pork and fried chicken.

Red Lizzie American Amber Ale

RED LIZZIE AMERICAN AMBER ALE

Just like George Frost’s first ship, we’ve named this specialty brew after a true pioneer of the Kincumber district.

Launched from his Kincumber shipyard in 1884, George Frost’s first ship was aptly named after his beloved bride – the amazing ‘Lizzie Frost’. Having raised their 18 children meant Lizzie was undoubtedly worthy of this honour, but it was her caring, charitable ways that made Lizzie a legend in the area where she lived her 93 years. Just like Lizzie, our new Amber Ale has plenty going on! We’ve blended Topaz, Centennial and Amarillo hops to create some bold, fruity citrus aroma and flavour notes. This hoppiness is carefully balanced by a smooth malt profile which includes a generous amount of crystal malt to deliver the deep reddish/amber hue and the residual malt sweetness. Enjoy!

STOCKS: GOOD!

5.8% ABV / 17 SRM / 45 IBU
ON TAP / 1L PEELER / MINI-KEGS

Red Lizzie goes down a treat with pizza’s or other Italian dishes where tomato, grilled meats, mozzarella or parmesan cheeses are used.

Sir Thomas Porter

SIR THOMAS PORTER

Better a beer named after you than a passage!
Our salute to former NSW Governor Sir Thomas MacDougall Brisbane – the man with the biggest passage (of water) on the Central Coast named after him. While a man of faith, we believe our Porter brewed in the traditional English style would have surely tempted. A dark, almost opaque ale with ruby highlights, this ale (like all our core beers), has been brewed using all Australian grains – 5 varieties in total! Without a doubt this ale is centred around the roasted malt flavours with a perfect dose of chocolate and coffee flavours on offer too. Caramalt and crystal have been used to counter the dryness of the roasted grain, leaving a well balanced dark beer that has been subtly hopped - don’t expect any hop flavours here!

STOCKS: GOOD

5.3% ABV / 27 SRM / 28 IBU
ON TAP / 1L PEELER / MINI-KEGS

Amazing with oysters! Roasted maltiness works well with tomato-based pasta and pizzas, grilled meat and onions. Did we mention oysters?

The Waggy Wit

THE WAGGY WIT

Our shout to the Wharf at Wagstaffe!
To all our friends at the live music venue ‘Wharf at Waggy’, this one’s for you! The Block ’n Tackle Waggy Wit has been carefully crafted as a traditional, unfiltered Belgian style wheat beer. Made with an all Australian 50/50 mix of Pilsner malt and raw wheat, this wit is brewed in the traditional Belgian way using coriander seed and orange zest. The German noble hops are not the star in this beer – however fermentation at a slightly elevated temperature has allowed the specialty Belgian yeast to impart a delightful, slightly spicy flavour profile that balances well with the velvety mouthfeel to truly quench any thirst.

STOCKS: GOOD

4.7% ABV / 3.1 SRM / 15 IBU
ON TAP / 1L PEELER / MINI-KEGS

Easily pairs with a variety of food including coconut and citrus based Thai dishes, mild cheeses. Awesome with deep fried calamari!

BNT'S SMALL BATCH, PALE APPLE CIDER

Beer it ain't ...but with a delicate balance of sweet and dry, it's a mighty tasty drop!
After months of tinkering (and a whole new bunch of paperwork), our Small Batch, Pale Apple Cider is ready is now available and proving extremely popular since launching on the 1st July. As connoisseurs of the beery kind, we were a little unsure about our foray into this new world of beverage, however the millions of requests we've received since opening the doors convinced us of the need to have this in our lineup as an alternative for the non-beer drinkers who enjoy visits to breweries.

At 5.6% Alc/Vol, this cider needs to be handled with care as it's easy drinking quality will have you falling from the tree before you've had a chance to enjoy the view.

STOCKS: GOOD

5.6% ABV
ON TAP / 1L PEELER / MINI-KEGS

Please ensure you keep your takeaway cider refrigerated at all times to ensure premium drinkability. Drink Fresh! As with our beers, Cider takeaways should be enjoyed within a matter of days after purchase and are not suited to long term storage.

PORTSIDE PILSNER

A truly Australian style Pilsner!
Brewed with only Australian malts and hops, our Portside Pilsner is a deliciously moreish lager. Building on the base Pilsner malt, we have added Vienna and Munich malts to create the strong malt backbone that will be immediately obvious. After that, it is over to the hops, Ella to be precise. True to style, Ella has provided the delightful spicy notes that are sought after in a Pilsner along with a firm bitterness that works harmoniously with the malty mouthfeel.

SPECIALTY BREW: Currently not on tap at brewery. Wholesale kegs are available!

5.4% ABV / 5.8 SRM / 35 IBU
Currently off tap

Try to avoid the subtly flavoured dishes with this one! The Portside Pilsner's good spicy punch means you can successfully pair this brew with a good Asian stir-fry or other similarly strong flavoured dishes.

Spears Summer Ale

SPEARS SUMMER ALE

Back again by popular demand!
Built on Brisbane Water in 1878, the 37 ton schooner ‘Retriever’ was the only ship attributed to George Spears – a man with many shipbuilding connections in Brisbane Water. Named after George and his notable one-off accomplishment, our ‘Spears Summer Ale’ was originally brewed as a once-off, however is currently back by popular demand. With it’s light body and pale golden colour, this ale has been hopped with NZ Rakau, NZ Pacifica and a touch of Aussie Galaxy to provide a crisp bitterness with delightful orange marmalade aromas and flavours. Weighing in at 5.5% and with a dry finish that invites another sip, this is an easy drinking ale which will refresh like a cooling southerly change on a hot Summer day.

SPECIALTY BREW: Currently not on tap at brewery. Wholesale kegs are available!

5.5% ABV / 2.9 SRM / 30 IBU
ON TAP / 1L PEELER / MINI-KEGS

As a very easy, approachable beer the Spears Summer Ale will pair nicely with a range of foods. White fish, barbecued foods and a range of salad styles will all work well.

Shipwrights English Bitter

SHIPWRIGHTS ENGLISH BITTER

Block ‘n Tackle’s Shipwright’s English Bitter pays tribute to the hard working shipwrights who plied their trade in the Brisbane Water region. A traditional English-style Best Bitter brewed with English hops, this beer offers a firm bitterness and an earthy hop flavour. This flavour is balanced with our blend of 3 different malts giving a solid malt backbone and the deep amber colour. As with the launch of the ships which were lovingly hand-built and crafted by the shipwrights, the release of this easy-drinking ale is the perfect excuse for a little celebration.

STOCKS: Currently not on tap at brewery. Wholesale kegs are available!

4.2% ABV / 9.6 SRM / 30 IBU
ON TAP / 1L PEELER / MINI-KEGS

The bitterness and earthy hop flavours go down a treat with roasted meats, pies and sausages.

The Barracks Session Ale

BARRACKS SESSION ALE

This refreshing Session Ale was brewed especially for the 2016 Sydney Military Officers’ Spring Ball at Victoria Barracks.
Lightly bodied, The Barracks is a refreshing, easy drinking ale that’s been brewed for maximum flavour minus the ‘leg wobbling’ characteristics of higher alcohol brews. The malt bill includes Pale, Munich and Crystal to deliver the delightful amber hue, while the combination of Cascade and Topaz hops imparts moreish tropical and citrus aromas and flavours. A restrained bitterness completes the sessionability of this ale.

SPECIALTY BREW: SOLD OUT!

3.4% ABV / 10.3 SRM / 28 IBU
SOLD OUT - SORRY

Barracks Session Ale will pair easily with a wide range of foods. Try salty snacks if you want to soften the bitterness back even more.

THE HEF

Our Oktoberfest themed Ale is back!
This popular German Hefeweizen sold out in record time during October last year so we've brewed a new batch for 2016. This is a German wheat beer and as this style demands, we have used a 50/50 split of Pilsner and Wheat malt and a small addition of noble German hops. This beer is a pale straw colour in the glass with a large stark white head. The aroma is strongly driven by the yeast strain and brings to mind banana and cloves. The flavour reflects the aromas with some even suggesting a bubblegum note in the beer, the hops in this beer are very restrained with the yeast character shining through. Fill your glass, grab a pretzel and enjoy.

SOLD OUT - WILL BREW AGAIN SOON!

5.4% ABV / 3.0 SRM / 10 IBU
SOLD OUT - SORRY!

The texture and low bitterness makes this ale go with most foods, stick to the theme and pair with a German-style roasted pork dish followed up with Apple Strudel.

BLACK PEARL OYSTER-INFUSED & SMOKED, MILK OATMEAL STOUT

The Central Coast's first collaborative brew!
Brewed in collaboration with fellow Central Coast brewer's Six String Brewing, the Black Pearl was created especially for the 2016 Central Coast Craft Beer and Cider Festival at Kincumber Hotel. As the description in the beer style implies, there is a lot going on with this brew and it delivers in spades from the initial aroma, the delightfully smooth body through and the incredible flavour profile. Media attention around this brew was phenomenal and the reception it received at the Festival was even better, so do yourself a favour and get into the brewery soon to sample this amazing stout.

STOCKS: SOLD OUT

5.0% ABV / 36 SRM / 36 IBU
SOLD OUT - SORRY!

Henry Piper English IPA

HENRY PIPER ENGLISH IPA

Say hello to Henry! Our all new English IPA offers another option for the hoplovers.
We've named our new brew after Jon Piper's older cousin - 'Henry' who plied his shipbuilding trade from his Cockle Creek shipyardyard (Daley's Point) between 1844 and 1854. Our new English IPA delivers a robust malt punch with caramel malt added to the munich/pale malt base. This is followed up with generous kettle additions of two of the ‘best of British’ hops; 'Target' and 'Challenger'. Unlike the fruity Americans, these hops possess more subtle, earthy-sweet tones. With further fermenter additions of the Challenger hops, the final result is a brew which balances hoppiness and sweetness with a bitterness that’s deep and quenching.

SOLD OUT - WILL BREW AGAIN SOON!

6.9% ABV / 12 SRM / 48 IBU
SOLD OUT SORRY

With it’s strong flavour bill, Henry Piper IPA demands matching intensity from the food in order to strike some balance. Spicy Thai dishes work nicely with the hops, while the caramel malts will bring out the sweetness in the crispy skin of roast chickens and barbecued meats.

Beattie's Blonde Ale

BEATTIE'S BLONDE ALE

Our all new blonde ale pays tribute to the prodigious Brisbane Water shipbuilders - Edward (Ned) and his son Gordon Beattie.
Working from their Daley’s Point shipyard, the Beattie’s constructed no less than 36 ships between 1874 and 1953. Our first release of Beattie’s Blonde Ale is an ultra-small batch and one for the malt enthusiasts.  Pouring a pale gold with a pillowy ivory coloured head, we’ve used a combination of Pilsner and Aromatic Malts to deliver a delightful, soft ‘biscuit’ aroma. A small addition of Belgian Candi Sugar provides a light to medium body. The flavour profile reflects the malt bill with a sweet graininess and just enough hop bitterness (we’ve used Hallertau Hops) to give the beer balance. If you love your malts, this one’s for you!

SOLD OUT - WILL BREW AGAIN SOON!

5.6% ABV / 5.3 SRM / 19.7 IBU
SOLD OUT SORRY

Beattie’s Blonde is a classic example of our philosophy for brewing easy-drinking ales. It’s uncomplicated character offers great versatility with a wide range of foods - the perfect all-rounder for any occasion.

Captain Adam’s Onyx Coffee Infused Stout

CAPTAIN ADAM’S ONYX COFFEE INFUSED STOUT

Block ‘n Tackles’ specialty oatmeal stout is back with a twist!
In collaboration with Mitch Faulkner from Loo Loo’s Coffee Warehouse, we’ve crafted this special brew through a blend of our stout with his amazing Onyx Coffee Pure Cold Drip. The natural sweetness and aromas of the Onyx Coffee combine beautifully with the roast and chocolate malt backbone of the stout to deliver a distinctive, yet balanced flavour profile. The silky mouthfeel of the stout is enhanced with the Onyx infusion while the aroma from the glass is something to behold. Don’t delay your visit to taste this collaboration brew as stocks are strictly limited.

SPECIALTY BREW: SOLD OUT - WILL BE BREWING AGAIN SOON!

5.2% ABV / 33 SRM / 31 IBU
SOLD OUT - SORRY

As a beer and coffee lover, surely this will be the breakfast brew of choice!

Captain Adam’s Oatmeal Stout

CAPTAIN ADAM’S OATMEAL STOUT

Raise a glass to Captain Adam Houlsby. 1826-1919.
Hold true what you read in the 1919 obituary for Captain Adam Houlsby and you’d believe he’d lived to the ripe old age of 103. In reality, the shipbuilder/owner of Cockle Bay and Davistown fame was 93 when his ship finally set sail. Much like Captain Adam, our limited batch of oatmeal stout will not last as long as you think. This stout, with its strong roast and chocolate malt backbone is perfectly balanced by the oatmeal to give a silky smooth mouthfeel that will leave you wanting more.

SPECIALTY BREW: SOLD OUT - WILL BE BREWING AGAIN SOON!

5.4% ABV / 33 SRM / 31 IBU
SOLD OUT - SORRY

The soft body and roasted malt flavours makes this brew a great all-rounder with food. A good balance for chilli and great with a char-grilled steak.

Bloktoberfest Lager

BLOKTOBERFEST LAGER

PROST!!
Block ‘n Tackle are getting in the spirit of Oktoberfest with our latest limited release and it’s malt front and centre with a blend of Vienna and Munich malts balanced by a generous dose of noble Hallertau hops. The beer pours a rich amber with a tight, brilliant white head and presents a delightfully gentle, biscuity-malt aroma. With a malty sweet taste at the start and a dry finish, this is a true thirst quenching beer and one to enjoy with a roast pork knuckle or your favourite German sausage.

SPECIALTY BREW: SOLD OUT

5.5% ABV / 9.1 SRM / 21 IBU
SOLD OUT - SORRY

Has to go with anything German... Your favourite Bavarian sausage or pork knuckle (Schweinshaxe) with a health dose of Sauerkraut or Knödel (potato dumplings).