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.

KORFF'S LAGER (OKTOBERFEST 2017)

Our special release Oktoberfest seasonal celebrates an unexpected visit to Brisbane Water in 1836 by shipbuilder John Korff.
Korff’s visit to the Central Coast came about when the paddle steamer ‘Ceres’ he was a passenger on struck rocks and was wrecked near Norah Head on 29th August 1836. Having survived the trip to shore along with 58 lucky sheep (originally 60: one drowned, one was killed & roasted on the beach), Korff purchased and then salvaged the wreck using the hull to build ‘Rovers Bride’ - a cutter which he launched from Cabbage Tree Bay in April 1838. Like John, our new lager won’t be hanging around too long. With a blend of Munich and Vienna malts balanced by a generous dose of noble Hallertau hops, this beer pours a rich amber with a tight, brilliant white head presenting a delightful biscuit-malt aroma. With a malty sweet taste at the start and finish, Korff’s Lager is a true thirst quenching beer.

Did you know? Coffs Harbour was named after John Korff after he'd taken refuge there in 1847. ‘Coffs’ was later chosen as the preferred spelling for the North Coast township.

SPECIALTY BREW: Small batch brewed - hurry, limited stock available!

5.8% ABV / 9.1 SRM / 21 IBU
ON TAP / 1L PEELER / MINI-KEGS

Get in the spirit and pair with anything German like a Bavarian sausage or pork knuckle (Schweinshaxe). Failing that, roast lamb on the beach ‘Korff style’ doesn’t sound too bad either!

HENDO'S HEF (OKTOBERFEST 2017)

Get your tasting gear ready for our second Oktoberfest brew - a small batch German Hefeweizen named after of one of Brisbane Waters’ earliest shipbuilders - Robert Henderson!
This is a German wheat beer and as this style demands, we’ve used a 50/50 split of Pilsner and Wheat malt with a small addition of noble German hops. Pale straw in colour and with a large stark white head, the aromas and flavours are strongly driven by the yeast strain and brings to mind banana and cloves (some even suggest a flavour note of bubblegum). The hops are very restrained with the yeast character shining through. Just like the aromas and flavours in our Hef, the colourful story of Henderson’s life is rich and complex. As well as his shipbuilding forays around the 1830’s, Henderson was also the first district constable of Brisbane Water, a grazier, mariner, shipowner, local council member and licencee of a Sydney pub. Being implicated in a rum smuggling operation in Broken Bay in 1842 only built on the legend of this local buccaneering character. Henderson died in 1869 and was laid to rest in a private family cemetery on his property - now known as the Veteran Hall Cemetery at Saratoga. This cemetery is listed with the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage and well worth a visit if you’re interested in the early pioneering history of the region!

SPECIALTY BREW: Small batch brewed - hurry, limited stock available!

4.3% ABV / 3.0 SRM / 10 IBU
ON TAP / 1L PEELER / MINI-KEGS

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.

THE LIMEY DARK SAISON

Something a little bit special from Block ‘n Tackle and Oldfield Cellars ...a rare dark saison. And to make it totally unique, we’ve added a generous helping of white pepper and lime zest!
With a high carbonation, The Limey is a spritzy number which pours a clear deep amber in the glass and fittingly topped with a tight white head. The aroma shows prominent white pepper balanced by the spiciness of the saison yeast. As it warms in the glass, the lime zest comes to the fore on both the nose and palate which complements the white pepper and spice. This saison weighs in at 6.6 percent, but the fresh dryness of the beer makes it very sessionable. The Limey was brewed in collaboration with our friends at Oldfield Cellars as a specialty seasonal brew.

SPECIALTY BREW: A collaborative small batch brew for Spring now on tap at the brewery! Please note 750mL bottles at Oldfield Cellars have sold out in the first few days

6.6% ABV / 18 SRM / 22 IBU
ON TAP / 1L PEELER / MINI-KEGS
750mL bottles sold out sorry!

Saison styles are world-renowned as some of the best ‘food beers’. With The Limey, the spice and citrus notes will complement seafoods like salt and pepper squid, or pair it with a spicy Asian green salad.

FROST RUSSIAN IMPERIAL STOUT 2017 RELEASE

2017 Vintage Edition 2nd Anniversary Special Release
Following in the footsteps of Frost 1, our second anniversary release is crafted from the same combination of base and specialty malts to deliver a rich, dark and complex brew that is as black as night. A subtle elevation in mash temperature has delivered a more robust body with the heady aromas of dark malts and the sweet alcohol spirit in the background still retained. 78 IBU’s of bettering hops balance the roasted malt and dark fruit flavours. Bottle conditioned, this special brew can be enjoyed fresh, or cellared to allow the yeast to continue the development of flavours.

Read a review of the new Frost here at The Crafty Pint!

STOCKS: STRICTLY LIMITED RELEASE OF 400 BOTTLES

8.7% ABV / 36 SRM / 78 IBU
750mL Bottle - $35
Twin Set - $60
Case of 12 - $300

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

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!

5.4% 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.

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!

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!

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!

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: LIMITED!

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.

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.