Visit the tasting room in Forster to try a range of fresh craft beers.

The Coastal Brewing Company is a family-owned microbrewery based in the coastal town of Forster in the Barrington Coast of NSW.

Using all natural ingredients in 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.

What did others have to say?

Kyle Brannick

a month ago

Fantastic beer and just outside all the tourist attractions. Well worth a stop.

Graham voght

4 months ago

Friendly couple who have a lot of knowledge about brewing beer. Thoroughly enjoyed the tour of the workings and the beer sampling after. The milk stout was a lovely surprise and is now a firm favourite.


4 months ago

Went today for a tasting paddle, had some great beers and the staff were super friendly and accommodating. Will definitely be back. Loved the sour beer.

Michael Lohmann

a week ago

Friendly Service, chilled vibe & Great Beer!

Hugh Edgar

8 months ago

Amazing beer selection and the owner has such great product knowledge and recommendations! The American Pale Ale is one of the best beers I’ve tried in recent times. Good selection of merchandise as well.