SMALL BATCH RELEASES

FIND THEM At the brewery or online. Don't miss out!

Current releases

Get them before there gone!

JUICE BOX APPLE & BLACKCURRANT CIDER 4.4%

First made as an exclusive pilot batch for our 2021 Paddle Club members party, and it sold out in less than a week! It was a no brainer to brew this again.

This cider is low on sweetness with a dry finish and combines the flavours of apple and blackcurrant to take you back to simpler times.. like little lunch.. with your Juice Box!

BALLANTYNE HONEY INFUSED GINGER BEER 3.0%

This mid strength brew is perfect for those looking for an alternative. Infused with Central Coast Jilliby Honey. Well balanced sweetness and spice, drink by itself or use as a mixer in something heavier.


DAVIS DARK BELGIAN DARK IPA 6.1%

The best of both worlds! For this brew we have combined the grain of our Sir Thomas Porter with the hop schedule of our Jon Piper American IPA and then fermented it using Belgian yeast for a bit of extra funk!
 

Available on tap, in cans or in a squealer/mini-keg fill!

 

ALABAMA AMBER ALE 4.4%

A steamship built in 1889 in Blackwall by Rock Davis, Alabama was the trusted vessel to convey Rock’s coffin from Blackwall to his resting place at St Pauls in Kincumber. We’ve blended Cascade, Centennial and Simcoe hops to create some bold, fruity citrus aroma and flavour notes. This hop flavour 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.

Available on tap, in 375ml cans or a squealer/mini-keg fill

PEACHY KEEN SUMMER ALE 4.2%

This recent addition to the seasonal rotation has had a few incarnations since its first release in 2019. A simple light grain bill is used as a base to showcase the summer fruit flavours of the multiple New Zealand hop additions. Double dry hopped for an extra fruity kick!

No real peaches were harmed in the brewing process.


RECENT RELEASES

What you’ve missed out on!

Apollo 11 West coast Smash IIpa 7.6%

This SMASH West Coast IIPA is made using only the Apollo hop variety and is themed around the historic Apollo 11 mission. With 11g/L & 11 hop additions, and an IBU of (19)69, you’ll be over the moon. Experience the Buzz! Expect resinous pine, tangerine and a succinct bitterness.

DEEP SPACE BLACK IPA 6.4%

Originally inspired by the first image release of the James Webb Space Telescope, Deep Space is full of mystery. With a complex assortment of grains and hops, you’ll discover something new every time. Is it roasty? Spicy? Fruity? Bitter? Take a look and discover for yourself!

ZEPHYR DRY IRISH STOUT 4.1%

Block ‘n Tackle honour all that is Irish with our Zephyr Dry Irish Stout. 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. 

LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY COMMON 4.9%

Block’ n Tackle have been digging about in the forgotten depths of the BJCP style guide and came up with this Kentucky Common, dubbed ‘Louisville’.

Louisville is a darker coloured, light-flavoured, malt-accented beer with a dry finish and interesting character malt flavours. Refreshing due to its high carbonation and mild flavours, and highly sessionable due to being served very fresh and with restrained alcohol levels.

 

MEXICOAST HABANERO & LIME CERVEZA 5.0%

A red hot collaboration between Mexicoast Cantina in Toukley, NSW and Block ‘N Tackle Brewery. A refreshing lager with a chilli citrus hit!
 

Available on tap, in cans or in a squealer/mini-keg fill!

 

Tappedout NEIXPA 6.2%

Ferrimans IPA 6.2%

We teamed up with local legends Oldfield Cellars to brew up the famous Ferrimans Peat Smoked Rye Ale. A full peat smoke aroma is contrasted by a well rounded fruit flavour. 
 

Available on tap, in cans or in a squealer/mini-keg fill!

Henry Piper IPA 6.2%

Amarillo SMASH IPA 6.2%

Alchymist IPA 2022 6.0%

Alchymist is back again with our 2022 release. Proving that it is the mystery of the unknown hop addition that will give this gem its final flavours.
 
This year sees a much more balanced brew with more of the sweeter tropical notes being showcased. 
 

Available on tap, in cans or in a squealer/mini-keg fill!

 

GRENOUILLE ROUGE SAISON 7.6%

Grenouille Rouge Saison otherwise known as Red Frogs Saison, the result of our first ever Brew Day! (Special thanks to Reece, Craig, Will & Lance for being a part of the big day!)

This saison comes in at a whopping 7.6% and was infused with over 10kgs of Red Frogs! (That’s 1840 frogs!) 

Drinkability level is sky high, but watch out, the 7.6% abv will definitely catch up to you! Drink responsibly.

Available on tap, in 500ml cans or in a squealer/mini-keg fill!

PORTSIDE PILSNER 4.9%

This special release was brewed in collaboration with Block n Tackle OG Michael ‘Pep’ Pepper. This was one of Peps favourite recipes and he handpicked this beer to come back and brew with Paul on our brand new brewhouse.

Portside is a classic Pils style and is designed to be enjoyed all year round, and all day long.

Available on tap, in cans or in a squealer/mini-keg fill!

MAC's MID SESSION LAGER 3.5%

The newest addition to the Block ‘N Tackle line up.This s ession lager is lower in ABV but still has the flavour expected in a full strength beer. Featuring Australian base malts and NZ hop additions.

First brewed in December 2020 and was actually the first beer that was run through our new canning machine at the brewery.

Sold out on tap! Cans still available!

OCTOCLIPSE OCTO DRY HOP IPA 7.4%

Pushing the boundary of hop additions, Octoclipse is a big mandarin hop monster. Matched with IPA bitterness and ABV this is definitely a beer to wrap your tentacles around!

Sold out on tap, cans still available!

NZH-107 tdh pale ale 5.5%

The 5th installment of our SMASH series where we showcase and celebrate a new hop! Discover the new NZH-107 experimental hop from New Zealand! Bold citrus, tropical, guava and passionfruit flavours.

LOOLOO's IRISH COFFEE STOUT 5.0%

First brewed as a St. Patricks Day taproom pilot release in March 2021, many locals at the taproom have been begging us to brew this on a large scale so we have done them a solid. 

This brew has a traditional Dry Irish Stout recipe but we have loaded it with 10kgs of lactose for some sweetness along with 65L of coffee (Private Blend) thanks to our friends at LooLoo’s. Now you can have the best of both worlds, coffee and beer!

 

IMG_1526

SMALL BATCH IRISH SMOOTH ALE 4.1%

Released as part of St. Patricks Day 2022. This is the first time our Irish Smooth Ale has ever been brewed. This is a throwback to a tradtional Irish beer that is made to be enjoyed all day long. No fruit, no additives, just good old malt and hops.

 

MOJITO STEAM ALE 5.0%

Brewed as part of the 2022 NZ Great Hops Challenge!

We we’re randomly allocated a hop from New Zealand and asked to brew a single hop beer of our choice! Mojito Steam Ale is made using loads of Motueka hops. Brewed using lager yeast and fermented at a higher temperature than usual. Expect loads of refreshing citrus flavours with a slight hit of mint!


NON DESCRIPT MULTI COLOURED CANDY PHILLY SOUR ALE 5.1%

This keg only release was originally brewed as a 20L pilot in early 2021 and was uber popular. The demand to brew it on a large scale was real.

We have called this Philly Sour ‘Non descript multi-coloured candy philly sour ale’ as we don’t really have time to go to trial, however we are sure you can figure out what popular lollies we put 20kgs of into this awesome brew.

 

shut up deaN! tdh neipa 6.1%

This release was requested over and over… and over, by our bar manager Dean. So Paul our head brewer decided to SHUT HIM UP!

This triple dry hopped NEIPA is perfect for those who love a good breakfast juice!

ONE FOR THE COAST SESSION IPA 4.5%

One For The Coast is a 100% not for profit special release Session IPA. 

Mental health can affect those you least expect ‘One for the Coast’ has been made so we can all remember to check in on our mates. Grab one, shout one, give a mate a ring and make sure they know someone is looking out for them.

All profits will be donated to support mental health programs on the Coast.

JON PIIPA DOUBLE IPA 8.4%

The boozed up, hopped up, older brother of our Core Range American IPA. This Double IPA is built off the same recipe but loaded with extra hop and grain to give you a bigger punch in the face.

ECLIPSE SMASH JUICY PALE ALE 4.9%

The second instalment in our new ‘SMASH’ series. Smash is a beer style that showcases malt and hops like no other. Smash means, single hop, and single malt. For this Smash we used only Ale Malt, and Eclipse Hops (Alot of them!).

HPA-017 aka ‘Eclipse’ is a new age American hop that features flavours of juicy mandarin, zesty citrus peel and pine needles.

 

HENRY PIPER ENGLISH IPA 5.8%

Henry Piper is a celebration of the original IPA. Henry Piper differs from our Core Range IPA ‘Jon Piper’ in that it strikes more of a balance between the malt and hops for a more rounded flavour. Expect earthy, floral hop tones with fruity hints from the English Yeast.

This brew pays tribute to the cousin of Jon Piper and fellow shipwright Henry Piper.

 

RED KEEP HOPPED RED ALE 5.0%

A winter beer you’ve GOT to have.. Red Keep has a solid malt foundation and blood red colour. The Dragon, Wolf & Warrior hop additions will attack your taste buds and take no prisoners.

 

 

ZAMBA SMASH HAZY 4.9%

The first beer in our new ‘SMASH’ series. Smash is a beer style that showcases malt and hops like no other. Smash means, single hop, and single malt. For this Smash we used only Ale Malt, and Zamba Hops (Alot of them!).

Zamba is a unique US hop that explodes with flavours of tropical stone fruit, tangerine and candy! Experience… Zamba!

 

ALCHYMIST WC-IPA 6.1%

What can we say about Alchymist? This beer is not for the weak. The hop profile of this beast packs a bitterness that will literally punch you in the face. 

The best thing about the Alchymist is it’s a bit of a fun experiment, some hops go in are from labelled bags, and others are a mystery! This makes for an exciting end product as we never know what to expect!