Gruit is one of the old beer styles that use herbs instead of hops for bittering and flavour. Our latest beer to incorporate local fynbos derives its bitterness mostly from African Wormwood. The aroma is malty with a unique herbal fruitiness. The ruby red colour is mostly derived from crystal malts imparting caramel and dried fruit flavours. Ancient One is an exceptionally refreshing beer, changing what you’d expect from a dark red ale, and can be enjoyed year round.
Bonito is a spiced variation on our popular Sweetlips blonde. Buchu, an endemic South African herb used in many traditional remedies, imparts unique mint, black currant and orange aromas that are very obvious on the nose and lingers in the finish. The beer is lightly dry and refreshing and is available as a summer seasonal regular.
THIS BEER IS “LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT”, WITH A NEAT, BEAUTIFUL AMBER COLOUR BLENDING WELL WITH THE BISCUIT MALTY TASTE. THIS “ALT BIER” (OLD BEER) STYLE ALE IS CONDITIONED LIKE A LAGER FOR 2 WEEKS. CAPE KRAKEN WON A GOLD MEDAL AT THE SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL BEER TROPHY AWARDS IN 2015; IT WAS THE FIRST OF MANY AWARDS AND THIS WAS ACHIEVED IN OUR FIRST YEAR OF BREWING. IN 2018 THE BEER WON AN AWARD FOR IT’S LABEL DESIGN, PROVING THAT THIS BEER IS THE WHOLE PACKAGE.
A True Cherry Ale Experience
CHERRY STUMPIE IS MADE WITH THE FINEST LOCAL CHERRIES CREATING A FINE FRUITOSE CHERRY BEER. THE BEER HAS A LOW HOPPINESS TASTE AND IS NOT TOO SWEET, WITH A DIVINE TARTY AFTERTASTE. THE BEER GUARANTEES TO QUENCH THE THIRST ON A SUMMERY AFTERNOON. CHERRY STUMPIE HS BEEN A REAL HIT SINCE ITS RELEASE IN 2017, WITH MANY INDULGING THEMSELVES IN MORE THAT ONE BEER.
Local Vienna Lager Variation
A TRADITIONAL AUSTRIAN LAGER WITH A ZESTY TWIST LIKE A PALE ALE. THIS AUSTRIAN LAGER IS LOVED ALL OVER THE WORLD EVEN AS FAR AS MEXICO. WE BROUGHT OUR OWN LOCAL SOUTH AFRICAN TOUCH TO THIS ALE. THE SCENERY ON THE LABEL IS THE ACTUAL VIEW SEEN FROM KLIPBOKKOP AND FROM THE BREWHOUSE PUB. THE BEER SHOWED IT’S CLASS IN 2016 BY WINNING A GOLD MEDAL IN THE SANBT AWARDS, AND TAKING HOME THE “BEST AMBER IN SHOW” AWARD.
Empowered Stout is a complex full bodied English sweet stout. This beer gets its malty complexity and colour from a combination of five different malts and two hop varieties. Coffee, dark chocolate, dried fruit, raisins and liquorice in the aroma with detectable sweetness balanced by the bitterness derived from the hops and roasted malts. This beer is best enjoyed at around 11°C and pairs well with meat dishes or dark chocolate.
Typical English ale but varying between brews as we enjoy the latitude allowed in the style. Englishman always sports caramel malt and floral hop aromas with medium to high bitterness. This easy drinking session beer can be enjoyed ice-cold or up to 14C if you like warmer beers.
A dark German-style lager with a roasted malt backbone and pillowy white head. Boasting a rich ruby colour and full body. Originally brewed in a humble chicken shed in Stellies, this large and malty bock commemorates our modest start and reminds us all to dream big!