Coastal Brewing’s latest barrel aged release and their first barrel aged release in cans is named after The Grandis, the tallest known tree in NSW which is located on the western edge of Myall Lakes National Park, just off Pacific Highway, north of Bulahdelah (on the road to Forster). The Grandis is an Imperial Stout, brewed with cacao nibs and local Forster Little Street Roasters coffee (coffee added both in the boil and cold brew) and then aged in Bourbon (JD 150th Anniversary Limited Edition), Ex-Bourbon Maple Syrup and Vanilla Extract (ex-Bourbon) barrels. The barrels have been blended together to give a super smooth barrel aged imperial stout sitting at the very drinkable 8.2%.
The Coastal Brewing Company is a family-owned microbrewery based in the coastal town of Forster, NSW. Following incorporation in 2016, premises fit-out and equipment installation in early 2017, production commenced in May 2017. Being based in Forster and part of the wonderful Great Lakes/Manning Valley, the community is playing a big role in the brewery’s strategy and operations. For The Coastal Brewing Company, it’s all about enjoying L.I.F.E – that’s local, independent, fresh, every time.
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Head brewer David Black has a Graduate Certificate in Brewing from Federation University. Prior to establishing the brewery, he spent 25 years as a Chartered Accountant with a large accounting firm. Co-owner Helen Black has 20 years of experience in marketing and looks after sales, customer care, communications, freight and distribution at the brewery.