Jack Black’s Brewing Co, a range of craft beers hailing from sunny South Africa, has finally hit UK shores, and Instil Drinks are delighted to have been appointed the exclusive UK distributors.
Jack Black’s was originally founded by husband and wife team Ross and Megan McCulloch in 2007, who made it their goal to change the South African craft beer landscape when, after experiencing the North-American craft beer scene first hand, they realised how far behind their native country was. Fuelled by passion, perseverance and little else- at a time when the term ‘craft beer’ was foreign to most- Jack Black was eventually launched in Cape Town, South Africa, and has grown to become one of South Africa’s most well-known and loved brands (and has finally made its way to the UK!).
Jack Black’s Beer is made from the finest natural ingredients, brewed in a state-of-the-art Cape Town craft brewery where distinctive flavour, innovation and traditional methods are a key focus. Their unique offering boasts a core range (Brewers Lager, Keller Pills, Atlantic Weiss and the aptly named Cape Pale Ale) and a specialty range (Skeleton Coast IPA and Lumberjack Amber Ale), in 340ml and 440ml bottles respectively, with each of the beers paying homage to a different aspect of South African culture; most notably the notorious derelict stretch of land named The Skeleton Coast.
The entire range has won several international awards since its inception, with Lumberjack being the only South African beer to win an award at the prestigious San Diego Craft Beer Fair. On their Launch in the UK, Ross McCulloch the brand owner has said it’s been a “long term vision for [Jack Black] to enter the UK market, and we’re excited to showcase our unique flavourful beers highlighting our passion for innovation and South African ingredients.” As are we, Ross!
For more information, including tasting notes, on the entire Jack Black range, make sure you visit our product page.