A visit to the taproom..
The brewery’s taproom maintains the garage-like feel that reflects the origins of our early brewing days. The space is relaxed, and embodies the Central Coast way of life where beach culture is celebrated and revered. It is family friendly and children are always welcome, but need to be supervised by an adult at all times. Dogs are also welcome in the taproom but must be on a lead and be by your side at all times.
There are 10 taps and an English hand pump (seasonal) to choose from including a rotating variety of 4 various beer styles, our core range of 5 and the highly popular small batch apple cider – all of which are proudly brewed on site.
Block 'n Tackle
The Block ‘n Tackle paddle club is a yearly membership at the brewery which includes your own paddle to take home and make your own, our paddle club members design them and then show them off on the paddleboard.
Throughout the year as members enter the taproom, they can grab their paddle off the board to reap the benefits that come with being a paddle club member.
Prizes are also given out at the end of the year for the best paddle design, as voted by the paddle club!
$30 Per person inc. 4-beer tasting paddle. min. 4 per group.
A brewhouse tour can be booked in advance for groups of 4 or more people who want to learn more about beer and the brewing process. The tour runs for approximately an hour and a half and includes a tasting paddle of 4 beers with a tour of the brewhouse and a chance to smell the hops and taste the malts and grains. When it comes to the subject of beer, Paul the brewer is always happy to share his incredible knowledge of brewing and brewing history – He also loves a group with plenty of questions.
The tours are perfect for groups of up to 10 people, however advanced bookings are essential. Contact the brewery for more information, or to make a booking.
Respecting the History..
Our brewery in Cochrone St lies on the South bank of Kincumber Creek – opposite the site of the George Frost shipyards which operated between 1884 and 1906. on this site, George Frost built 19 ships – the last of which was the steam ship Rock Lily which our pale ale is named after.
Like the Rock Lily pale ale, Block ’n Tackle brew names pay tribute to the rich history of the local shipbuilding industry and other points of significance in the Brisbane Waters region.
Image: W. E. Phegan photo Courtesy of Gwen Dundon collection, Gosford City Library