Beerhouse

We have introduced a new, exciting one-of-its-kind venue on Long Street, Cape Town and Fourways, Johannesburg. Relax and enjoy our contemporary beer hall with 20/25 taps and our legendary 99 bottles of beer on the wall from South Africa and around the world.

Our emphasis is the curation of craft beer brands and making sure it is served at its optimum condition by knowledgeable and passionate staff. We aim to maintain the highest service standard.

Our food is crafted by an experienced kitchen team to compliment our large beer variety and keep those taste buds stimulated. We see ourselves as a hub for the world beer revolution. We will incubate the ideals of craft through numerous events while supporting the local micro-breweries and giving them a podium to shine on.

We will provide a relaxing, comfortable environment to enjoy the world’s oldest and greatest beverage.

STAY THIRSTY. STAY CURIOUS.


by Tavis Geeringh and Butho Ncube

Chibuku: Africa’s Original Beer

Our beer variety is something we are very proud of. We have the largest beer selection under one roof in Africa. We are always looking for ways of diversifying our variety to suit all tastes. The largest beer library in Africa would not be complete without the original beer of the continent. So Beerhouse Fourways will be introducing Chibuku- Shake Shake to its library.

Umqombothi is a product steeped in history and cultures of the people of Africa. Beer made from sorghum and maize has been brewed for centuries, the traditional home brewed Umqombothi forms an important part of the Xhosa culture. Traditional sorghum beers were brewed by the matriarchs of the extended families to celebrate the homecoming of young men after initiation. The beer is also seen to be important in facilitating contact with the amadlozi (Ancestors) and brewed for funerals, weddings and imbizos (Group Discussions).
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Chibuku is the commercially produced version of the traditional Umqombothi. There is a variety of brands that are popular across Southern Africa. Low in alcohol, high in nutrients and cheaper than clear beer, its popularity cannot be denied.
Tasting Chibuku was a bit like when tasting your first really hoppy IPA – surprised and ambushed by the unknown. The first sip for a virgin to Chibuku without fail induced a face that is usually reserved for drinking harsh tequila. However it does grow on you. If you close your eyes it could be a malt based milkshake – not too dissimilar to Horlicks but with a tangy finish. The nose surprises with hints of Weiss-like character probably from the by-products of yeast known as esters which tend to give off fruity-like aromas. The nose is followed by powerful yeast flavour that can be gritty and grainy. The finish is sour and is typical of a beer fermented with wild yeast. Ironically sour beer is a growing trend in micro-brewing hot beds like the UK and States. Perhaps Chibuku was a bit before its time for western palates.

Colour varies depending if using mealie meal (white to off-white) or sorghum (off white to dark). It has a milky, frothy head for half a minute and then quickly dissipates as it’s low in carbonation and can’t support the original cappuccino-like head. The beer is not filtered hence it has quite a bit of sediment and is rich in Vitamin B so shaking before consumption is a must to get the most out of your beer. Shake- Shake, as it’s known, is packaged in cardboard cartons and is drunk straight from the 1 litre vessel. When the liquid has been consumed and you reach the bottom of the carton, standard practice is to slurp up the pile of sludge that remains.

Join us for a true taste of Africa under the great African sun this summer. Shake Shake –Woza Uzabona!

Stay Thirsty Stay Curious.


MEET THE BREWERS: COPPERLAKE BREWERIES

Join us for our second event of our monthly series “Meet The Brewers” with Brendan Watchman of Copperlake Breweries. These guys are local legends of the micro-brewery scene. Hailing from Lanseria they have been wowing fest goers and Beerhouse beer lovers with there well made quality brews. Brendan believes there is a beer for all occasions and loves a good well thought out food pairing. Join us for a free tasting of his range of beers and an optional Food&Beer pairing. Tickets from Webtickets Stay Thirsty/Stay Curious

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MEET THE BREWERS: RED SKY BREW

Join us on Monday 20th for our latest “Meet The Brewers” with Mark Goldsworthy of Red Sky Brew. Brewing out of Gordon’s Bay and weighing with a range of taste bud challenging beers. Another wine maker turned to the dark side, Mark likes to experiment with flavour profiles and complexity of beer. He has produce quite a range for a relatively new brewer. He is also keen on vintage planes and each of his beers bares a name of a flying machine from a bygone area. Join us for a free tasting of four of his beers including his popular Tweety Bird Amber, Avenger Pale Ale, Vampire Robust Porter & a Pinotage wine beer hybrid. Chef Roy will be working with Mark on matching his beer with a food pairing.  Get your tickets onlin from Webtickets for the food pairing. The evening starts at 6:30pm. Stay Thirsty/ Stay Curious!

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Beerhouse Fourways: Trappist Beer Menu

The Worlds Best Beer and others that are close!

What is a Trappist beer?

The Dark ages were truly dark! We almost lost beer! If it were not for some monks in Europe dedicated the world’s oldest and greatest beverage beer could have never survived. Today Trappist beers are to be brewed in Monasteries across Europe and one in the USA. There are only ten that can have such a holy classification. The beers they make are world class and we are privileged to show case 4 of them in this menu honouring brewing heritage at its best.

We are very proud to launch a unique Trappist Menu. We have sourced some of the worlds best beers from monastery based breweries. A once in a life time opportunity to sample some rare beers with complexity like no other. Limited stock.

Stay Thirsty/Stay Curious

 

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Meet The Brewers: Apiwe Nxusani

The first of our Joburg series of “Meet The Brewers” will be hosted at Beerhouse Fourways on 29th of September from 6:30pm-till 8:30pm. Come meet brewmaster Apiwe Nxusani from Brewhogs. Apiwe has a great pedigree and has been making fantastic beers in short space of time with the new brewery. With two core beers, a crisp refreshing Pilsner and a very moreish Red Lager, she is looking to expand the breweries offering and will be using our event to launch some new delights. Join us for a free tasting and a Q&A with Apiwe. There will be an optional cheese and beer pairing available.

Stay Thirsty/ Stay Curious

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