MADE FROM FRESH MOUNTAIN SPRING WATER
SAISON – “Plaas Japie” – (IBU’s 19.8, EBC 11.9, abv 5%)
In the French speaking farmlands of Belgium, farmers used to brew special ale for their workers towards the end of winter. Once the harvest was completed at the end of summer, this special seasonal (“Saison”) beer was served at the end of a hard days’ labour. A Saison’s yeast is extremely vigorous creating a very dry, thirst quenching beer. In addition, subtle spice and orange peel lingers on the palate. This beer is purposefully not filtered to give it its authentic peasant beer style. As a result, shelf life is somewhat reduced to 3-6 months, if refrigerated, from the brewing date (visible on bottleneck label).
PALE ALE – “City Slicker” – (IBU’s 34.1, EBC 15.2, abv 4.5%)
This is our entry level sessional ale. Specially crafted from our locally sourced Overberg barley, this ale is straw colored, with a malt profile reminiscent of freshly baked bread. The bitterness and aroma are from American hops, grown along the rivers of Oregon State. Enjoy, my friend, and when you are finished, have another! This beer is filtered to give excellent clarity and a longer shelf life, especially if refrigerated, lasting about 6 months from brewing date (visible on bottleneck label). Recently awarded Gold in the South African National Beer Trophy for 2019.
IPA – “Flower Child” – (IBU’s 91, EBC 17, abv 5.5%)
This ale is mostly about HOPS. According to beer mythology, India Pale Ale was specially brewed in England to be shipped over to the landed gentry working in India in the 1700’s. Hops (a known preservative) were added in abundance to cover the long sea journey. On top of a substantial malt backbone, we have added a rich mixture of hops from Germany and the USA. Lastly, we add in local hops from George to give a fresh fruity/floral aroma. This beer is filtered to give excellent clarity and a longer shelf life, especially if refrigerated, lasting about 6 months from brewing date (visible on bottleneck label).
AMBER ALE – “Rooinek” – (IBU’s 26. EBC 32, abv 5%)
This copper-red ale is mostly about MALT; in addition to our homegrown Overberg barley, we have added specially malted grains from Belgium and Germany. The beer has a rich biscuit and caramel flavor with a lasting sweet aftertaste. Hops are added in to create subtle balancing bitterness. This beer is filtered to give excellent clarity and a longer shelf life, especially if refrigerated, lasting about 6 months from brewing date (visible on bottleneck label).
RICE LAGER – “My China” – Our award winning new addition!
This beer was created after collaborating with well known Sea Point Ramen restaurant, Three Wise Monkeys in 2017. At the time, there was no locally brewed rice beer on the South African craft scene. This is in spite of rice being an ingredient in the world’s most popular beers (not naming any names my bud!). Our main ingredient, pure Overberg spring water, is a given. We have replaced 10% of our malt bill with rice. African Queen is our bittering hop whilst Williamette is our aromatic hop, added late to the boil. The resulting beer is light, dry and very refreshing. But full of flavour! Ideal for hot Western Cape summers. So, go for it my china, have another!