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, 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, everytime.
Using all natural ingredients on a 1,200 litre brewhouse, the brewery produces fresh, craft beer for sale in kegs to restaurants, bars, clubs and pubs. Beer is also canned onsite and sold through bottlestores, restaurants and bars.
The brewery also has a Tasting Room where it offers brewery tours, a beer tasting experience (using 89mL or 200 mL tasting size glasses) and fills ‘growlers’ and ‘squealers’ for take-away consumption. Six packs and cases of 24 cans are also sold from the Tasting Room.
Building on its enjoying L.I.F.E focus, all of the Coastal Brewing Company beer names link to the natural beauty of the Great Lakes/Manning Valley area in NSW.
The head brewer is David Black who 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’ experience in marketing and looks after sales, customer care, communications, freight and distribution at the brewery.
Where to find our beers
The Coastal Brewing Company, 3 Dalman Street, Forster, NSW 2428 – tastings and take-away growler and squealer fills
Bars / Pubs / Clubs
The Grain Store Newcastle, 64-66 Scott Street, Newcastle East, NSW 2300 – drink on premise
The Hop Factory, 102 Darby Street, Cooks Hill, NSW 2300 – drink on premise
The Edwards, 148 Parry Street, Newcastle, NSW 2302 – drink on premise
The Pourhouse Craft Beer Bar, 327 High Street, Maitland, NSW 2320 – drink on premise
The Welder’s Dog Armidale, 120 Marsh Street, Armidale, NSW 2350 – drink on premise
The Welder’s Dog Tamworth, 37 Dowe Street, Tamworth, NSW 2340 – drink on premise
The Roundabout Inn, 28 Church Street, Gloucester, NSW 2422 – drink on premise
Pacific Palms Recreation Club (The Recky), 3957 The Lakes Way, Elizabeth Beach, NSW, 2428 – drink on premise
The Blind Monk, 76 Beaumont Street, Hamilton, NSW 2304 – drink on premise
Bottle Shops / take-away sales
Mary Ellen Bottle Shop, 57 Railway Street, Merewether, NSW 2291 – Cans
Digger’s Bottle Shop, 18 Hassall Street, Hamilton South, Newcastle, NSW 2303 – Cans
Harrington Harbourside Cellars, Shop 11, 1-7 Caledonia Street Harrington NSW 2427 – Cans
BYO Forster, 3 Beach Street, Forster, NSW 2428 – Cans
Prince of Wales Bottlo, 1 Morgan St, Merewether, NSW 2291 – Growler and squealer fills and Cans
Warners at the Bay Bottle Shop, 320 Hillsborough Road, Warners Bay, NSW 2282 – Growler fills and Cans
Club Forster Bottleshop, 19 Strand Street, Forster, NSW 2428 – Cans
Cellarbrations at Diamond Beach, Shop 2, 167 Diamond Drive, Diamond Beach, NSW 2430 – Cans
Bungwahl Liquor and General Store, 2600 The Lakes Way, Bungwahl, NSW 2423 – Cans
Lakeside Tavern, 89 The Lakes Way, Forster, NSW 2428 – Cans
The Lady Jane Motel and Bottleshop, 23 Bulahdelah Way, Bulahdelah, NSW 2423 – Cans
FoodWorks Hallidays Point, 85 High Street, Hallidays Point, NSW 2430 – Cans
Pollards’ General Store, 11 Kirribilli Avenue, Coomba Park, NSW 2428 – Cans
Blueys Cellars & Deli, 197 Boomerang Drive, Blueys Beach, NSW 2428 – Cans
Blueys Cellars & Deli, 6 Macwood Road, Smiths Lake, NSW 2428 – Cans
Hueys at Blueys Pizzeria & Bar, 2201 Boomerang Drive, Blueys Beach, Pacific Palms, NSW 2428 – drink on premise
The Kingfisher Café, 47/285 Boomerang Drive, Blueys Beach, NSW 2428 – drink on premise
Hamiltons Oysters, 1 Palm Street, Tuncurry, NSW 2428 – drink on premise
Bent on Food, 95 Isabella Street, Wingham, NSW 2429 – drink on premise
Free Spirit Cruises, Forster – drink on board