You can find us on Long Street in Cape Town, Fourways in Johannesburg and Centurion, Pretoria. Relax and enjoy our contemporary beer hall with its 25 taps and our legendary ’99 Bottles’ of the best local and international beer.
Our emphasis is the curation of beers and a service standard that sets the trend in the hospitality industry. Our beer is served by the most knowledgeable and passionate staff in the industry, and our food is crafted by an internationally experienced kitchen team specifically to compliment our large beer variety.
We see ourselves as a hub for all things beer, and we strive to incubate the ideals of craft while supporting local micro-breweries and giving them a podium to shine on and to deliver their qualities to the world.
Welcome to the Beer Revolution.
STAY THIRSTY. STAY CURIOUS.
As the home of the Beer Revolution and tasting room for South African beer, we are proud to host the first ever South African National Beer Trophy – SANBT 2017 – Beerhouse People’s Choice Awards.
The Award ceremony will be held on Wednesday the 30th of August at Beerhouse on Long. The Beerhouse People’s Choice Awards are to be voted in store at Long Street, Fourways and Centurion. You can also vote online, HERE, for the beer you believe to be South Africa’s Best. By voting you stand a chance to win a R999 Beerhouse Voucher.
Beerhouse is passionate about providing a podium for local breweries to shine on. We also aim to bridge the gap between the brewer and beer consumer; the Beerhouse People’s Choice Awards enable us to to that. Beers that are entered into the SANBT are blind tasted and rated by certified beer judges according to BJCP (Beer Judge Certification Program) guidelines. This year, we are excited to hear what the people have to say. Beerhouse introduces the People’s Choice award by opening up the voting to the public and puts the power in the consumer’s hand and cultivates a true beerocracy.
SANBT was launched in 2015, with the aim to offer a fair, independent and reliable assessment of the burgeoning local beer scene, and to provide the best emerging brewers with the recognition they deserve. Over the last two years, brewer participation in the competition has grown substantially. In 2015, 56 South African beers were entered into the competition; 95 in 2016 and a whooping 199 in 2017 with gold and silver medals to be awarded.
Let’s drink up and vote!
Welcome to the Brew Food Revolution. Beerhouse has been championing the Beer Revolution in South Africa for years and now it’s time to introduce the country to a new food movement. Beerhouse’s library of beers has created a unique experience of exploration and discovery. Now this new era of exploration brings in a fusion of food and beer. Beerhouse has teamed up with Ultimate Braai Master Winner Piet Marais and his team to create a food menu that combines the best of both worlds.
Beerhouse launches its new Brew Food menu in August and will integrate smoking techniques from in-house custom made natural hard wood smokers.The awesome flavours of smoked meat are punctuated by Brew Food elements including beer fermented sriracha, beer cheese emulsions, brew pickles, beer fermented batter, fermented cabbage slaw, beer brine and amsai ranch sauce. All these elements either use beer in the ingredients or use fermentation and pickling to create flavours that complement smoked meats.
Expect smoked brisket, chicken wings, ribs and pulled pork, fish tacos, beer inspired nachos and beer cheese filled chilli poppers with the unique experience of inhouse made from scratch brew food elements that integrate complementary beer flavour profiles and utilizes the ancient techniques of pickling and fermentation.
Beerhouse is at the forefront of the culinary movement that is Beer Food. Beer is essentially a food item as the process to make it incorporates culinary skill and an in depth understanding of how flavour and layers of flavours integrate to make a balanced product.
Brewing and the culinary disciplines are technically similar in many ways. Brewing methods such as mashing in to create a wort, soaking the grain in hot water to draw flavour, colour and fermentable sugar, resembles stock creation in sauce preparation. Our Brew-BQ sauce uses beer to extract flavours from spices and vegetables.
Brewers then boil the wort, while chefs will use simmering or rolling boil to amalgamate or extract flavours. Hop additions are known to be the seasoning of the brewing while cooks will use seasoning to accentuate and balance the flavour in food. Brew food uses a custom seasoning and all food elements are seasoned in stages through brining, dry rubs and sauces.
Beer is fermented by yeast to create CO2, alcohol and various other flavour profiles. Brew food uses this magical art in creating beer fermented chillies and garlic to create our own beer- sriracha.
Ancient civilisations strove to preserve food for storage. Ancient techniques of fermenting and pickling allowed for longevity and a reduction of spoilage and therefore food security.
We are reviving both these ancient methods in our Brew Food Menu concept and bring it into the contemporary culinary world.
Brew Food celebrates the incredible range and versatility of beer and its adaptability to the kitchen and an explosion of new undiscovered unheralded flavours.
Brew Food Elements:
Amasi-Ranch: Traditional South African fermented milk & house-made mayonnaise sauce with chives.
Rémoulade: Brew-pickles & beeracha relish.
Brew-BQ Sauce: Beer based braai sauce incorporating the 5 senses of taste.
Beer-Cheese: A pure emulsion of beer & cheese, achieved using emulsifying salts.
Beeracha: Our take on the famous chilli sauce. Brine fermented chillies, beer, our special Beerhouse spice blend & garlic.
Beer Fermented Flatbread: Beer & flour kneaded and fermented for 24hrs before baking.
Brew-pickles: Beer brined vegetables.
Beerhouse Boerewors: Emulsified with the addition of beer.
Beer Batter: Beer, yeast & flour fermented 24hours before serving.
Beer Brioche: Brioche with some added beer for gees!
Beerhouse, as its name suggest, is a house of beer. Africa’s biggest variety of beers with over 25 taps and 99 bottles on the wall. We also got food. We have Brew food from around the globe including new signature dishes like our Beerchos. Beer inspired nachos with smokey pork carnitas, beer pickled jalapenos, salsa roja, porter emulsified cheese & sriracha Crema.
In time for winter, we have also launched our daily food specials that include 2-4-1 burger Mondays, Ribs and wings Wednesday, Thank Fook Its Flam Thursdays and fish & chips FriYays.
We have paired all our food items with beer and have introduced a Beer & Cheese Pairing and Chocolate and Beer experience to our new menu. A trio of chocolates and beer that include, dark chocolate and porter, strawberry infused chocolate and German weiss, A pale ale and milk chocolate. A trio of cheeses including goats cheese, gruyere and designed to cut, complement and contrast with wheat beer, bock Lager and India Pale Ale.
We are very excited about our journey into brew food and look forward to you joining us soon.
We Got Food #atBeerhouse
Please also see our weekly #WeGotHumans column for featured staff members!
Although many industries move towards rapid automation through technology thus leading heavy reduction in jobs, hospitality will never be the same without that human element. Nothing can replace that warm human welcome, personal dedicated service and personalised recommendations that a Beerhouse navigator can afford you. The Beerhouse group is a proud human-friendly business that provides opportunities for 200 employees across three sites to develop themselves and discover their true potential. Without our rich tapestry of staff from across the broad Southern African, spectrum we would not be the bustling yellow house of Beer. We are eternally grateful for the hard work and industry that our humans afford us and in celebration, we held two recent Staff Appreciation Days.
The days included a staff awards ceremony, an outing to Cape Brewing Company in Paarl on the yellow party bus, a visit to Zoo Park in JHB and after parties that included activities such as Beer Pong, Karaoke and sumo wrestling.
We are very proud of our staff achievements and look forward to seeing them develop further in 2017. If you would like to join our yellow family and find your true potential please join here
#SheLovesBeer Collectables Series 2017
Join us and taste five limited edition beers, specially brewed for five extraordinary women! In celebration of International Women’s Day 2017! The SheLovesBeer Collectable Series 2017!
R2 of each bottle sale is going towards a bursary aimed to create opportunities for women in the beer industry.
Participating breweries and their muses:
Agar’s Brewery brewed for Refilwe Motau
Apollo Brewing Company brewed for Fabrizia Degli Esposti
Copperlake Brewing Co. brewed for Sally Hatfield
Drifter Brewing Company brewed for Tasha Mentasti
Mad Giant brewed for Beverly Cosslett
FOURWAYS – 01 March 2017
LONG STREET – 08 March 2017
Be the first one to get a taste of the limited edition SheLovesBeer Collectables Series 2017!
Five unique beers that each have a story to tell. Available exclusively through The League of Beers and Beerhouse, officially launching March 2017.
R2 of each bottle sold goes towards a bursary fund for women to study Brewers Craft.