Beerhouse is proud to announce that we will be hosting a very popular and exciting monthly event to coincide with Cape Towns First Thursdays cultural exploration. We present Cape Town’s most eclectic platform for spoken word and live music!
Verses Spoken Word and Live Music Sessions – is BACK and has found a new home in the form of Beerhouse on long
Verses started off in 2004 and ran for seven years before taking a bit of a break, but now it’s back and promises to be just as entertaining and inspiring as before. Each event features a poet/spoken word artist, a live band/musician and an incredibly popular open mic session. The latter often enjoys spontaneous collaborations and it’s not unusual to see a poet jamming with a guitarist who is backed by a human beat box.
Nicole Biondi, Verses founder and Cape Town-born spoken word artist says: “People are never quite sure of what to expect when first coming to Verses and are filled with nervous thoughts of high school poetry running through their minds coupled with a slight unease at the unknown. However, within the first half an hour without failure, I’ll look around and see nothing but happily entertained faces and quite often, awe!”
Join Nicole and the Verses crew on Thursday 5th June and celebrate the return of the Verses Spoken Word and Live Music Sessions. The event is free to attend and and the stage opens from 8pm till 11pm.
Confirmed artists include talented comedian Goldie Shevlane; spoken word gurus NaMa Xam and Melisizwe Moni; and new-comer to the Verses stage, Inga Steyn. Songstress Bianca Smith will also be doing her ‘thang’ along with the featured musician Maya Elizabeth Spector whose honeyed tones will leave you wanting more.
There are still slots available in the open mic session and interested performers are welcome to email Nicole at email@example.com to sign up or alternatively simply arrive early and sign up on the night.
Stay Thirsty Stay Curious.
On Thursday 15th May we had a Roof Wetting Party for Beerhouse Fourways. We had a party on site before we start construction on the new Beerhouse. Influential Jozi beer people, media, suppliers, builders, potential investors, new neighbours, friends and family made up a jolly group of beer lovers. Traditionally a roof wetting function or ritual involves wetting of the actual roof. This is done to check that the new roof is properly sealed off from the elements. At our roof wetting we did more of an internal wetting and stress test to the liver, as the building is already built and we just wanted to celebrate once before we begin the re-building and shopfitting of our premises.
Beer suppliers and Breweries were very forthcoming with donations of delicious beer. A short presentation on the Beerhouse concept and what we aim to achieve was followed by a beautifully cooked lamb spit roast. Our guest really took our Beerhouse building site and there is a lot of enthusiasm towards us setting up a house full of beer in Jozi.
Sadly we have to close the doors again after the party and get our overalls on and load up with some elbow grease and get stuck into transforming the site into a beautiful experience of the senses. We cant wait to open and share our love for beer with everyone in the place of gold.
Until then Stay Thirsty/ Stay Curious.
This month’s “Meet The Brewer”event was with Chris Spurdens of Apollo Brewing Company on Monday 19th May. A brand new brewer that resists the ordinary. Chris, an ex wine maker who has turned to the dark side, has only been commercially brewing for a few months but is making waves with the quality of his brew.
After a quick intro from the Beer Whisperer, Chris told us how his home brewing adventure has turned into possibly one of the most rewarding vocations. Chris is a brewer and a dam fine one too. His Brewing Company, Apollo, is inspired by the sun, life, it was formed by friends on a mission to produce real, flavourful craft beer of exceptional quality. What started as an enthusiastic hobby turned into a passion. He elaborated on his experience of starting up a brewery, the art of making fine beer and why beer is the world’s greatest beverage.
We paired his four core beers with food that would explore the flavour profile in his beers. This time we really nailed it with a spiced ostrich tartare,onion marmalade, micro greens & coriander oil. This fresh dish was almost a food deconstruction of his Amber Ale with the dryness of the coriander oil and sweetness of the marmalade playing nicely to the sweet malty base and hop profile of his Amber. Chef and Chris did not stop there with pairing his Blonde with a Tamarind Shrimp Orzo Mac & cheese. A classic match up of curry and India Pale Ale was expressed with a Tandoori shoulder of lamb on sweet potato & coconut puree with mint raita. Not finished yet, Chef Roy and Chris brought the curtains down with a Chocolate Stout Cake with Stout Ice cream paired with? You guest it, Apollo Stout. The beer’s bitter hop profile layered on a sweet and malt based made this pairing an absolute triumph. As the curtains came down, Chef Roy threw in an encore, a 12 month aged Gruyère was his final volley.
While our Meet the Brewers fans enjoyed the food and beer treats , Chris and the Beer Whisper spoke briefly about the brewing process and how beer’s four key ingredients can be manipulated in almost unlimited ways to create such diversity in beer styles. Audience interaction created great informative and humorous dialogue between Brewer and the beer lovers.
A big thank you to Chris and Chef Roy for putting an amazing show and really challenging the taste buds and exciting the senses.
Look out for next Meet The Brewers Event with Gallows Hill Brewing Co on Monday 23rd June. Hop heads don’t miss this one – these guys are really making tremendous hop forward beers. As always you can get pre-booked food pairing tickets via Webtickets and the beer tasting is free. Stay Thirsty/ Stay Curious.
We are delighted to present our new Beer menu. We have been working on it for sometime with the intention of making it easier for the beer lover to find that perfect beer.
Although our #99bottle menu was ground breaking we were not entirely satisfied. With our huge variety of styles we needed to create a navigational tool to guide our beer lovers through their inherent cognitive understanding of taste. So we created a Taste Hexagon as an index of flavours such as Light and sweet, bitter, roasty, complex and heavy and fruity linked to styles of beer such as Weiss, Pale Ale, Porter, Tripel and fruit ales. This allows the beer lover to make an informed decision and discover the beer they were always looking for.
We have now got 15 permanent taps of tried and tested beers that have become firm favourites over the last 9 months. There will be 5 guest taps from experimental local and international breweries such as Triggerfish, Brewdog, Rogue, Lakeside and Devil’s Peak.
Our popular tasting boards, Explorer, Hop Head and Beer ‘Clock still remain as well as our imported 5l table kegs. In addition to all this great beer we also have a brand new selection of Rare and Limited Bottles. We will have limited edition bottles, one off’s, exclusives and rare bottles that will come and go as quickly as you drink them.
To celebrate our new menu we will be featuring one of our new beers on Social Media for the next week accompanied with a catchphrase in bold. if you use this catch phrase you can win that beer. One beer per day! Keep your eyes peeled on Twitter and Facebook to win free beer.
The Beerhouse is expanding! We now take our #99 bottles concept to Jozi and open in Fourways. After searching long and hard for a venue we now turn our attention to recruiting the best beer-loving staff.
We are looking to recruit a General Manager, Head Chef and Admin Assistant for our soon to be opened Jozi Beerhouse. We looking for people who are career minded, strong work ethic, creativity and the highest professional standards. In return you will be afforded the opportunity to work in a growing company with focus on personal development and spreading the good gospel of Beer.
If you know any super star staff, refer them and if they are successful you will be rewarded with a R500 voucher for Beerhouse Jozi. Please send CV’s to firstname.lastname@example.org and fill out below on-line questionnaires. Please see duties and key competencies required for the below positions