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.
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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
The Beer Revolution is growing and Beerhouse is expanding to Centurion. Beerhouse opens its third site, after Cape Town Long Street and Johannesburg Fourways, in the neighbourhood of Centurion Pretoria in the space the legendary Firkin Pub occupied for 21 years. We will be opening our doors to our 30 taps, 99 bottles and hand crafted food from Friday the 25th of November after giving the old pub an exciting Beerhouse yellow makeover. The new Centurion site is part of company’s expansion plans to be South Africa’s go-to venue for beer choice, knowledge and experiences with 20 Beerhouse outlets nationwide by 2020.
Beerhouse as a concept was forged in the inquiring and restless mind of Randolf Jorberg. Beerhouse’s ‘Head Dreamer’ teamed up with Murray Slater “Beer Whisperer” with the mission of providing an inclusive unique experience with a large curated library of beer. The whisperer and dreamer were joined by Roy MacAskill “The Tasty One” who better than anyone in the country understands beer and food. His kitchen’s hand crafted food from around the globe compliment our variety of beer. His talent for beer and food pairing is unrivalled and is driven by quality. On it’s drive to bring the world’s oldest and greatest beverage to all parts of South Africa Beerhouse is now expanding. Centurion is number three with 17 more houses of beer to come by 2020.
Its beverage offering is spearheaded by its 99 bottles of beer on the wall, 30 taps including local and international beers and non-beer offerings like gin & tonic, ice tea and cold brew coffee on tap. Intuitive navigational tools that reside in Beerhouse’s beautifully constructed menus empower guest with the ability to choose a beer for themselves based on their preferences. The beer list is complimented by a tight but inventive wine, spirits and soft offering. Beerhouse is committed to being a tasting room for the burgeoning beer industry supporting local micro-breweries and giving them a podium on which to shine. Beerhouse Navigators are robustly trained on beer and how to navigate you through beer lands exciting landscape. Beerhouse are the instigators, propagators and curators of the Beer Revolution. Everyone leaves Beerhouse a beer lover.
Hand crafted food from around the globe that takes into consideration traditional beer food and items that push the taste envelopes. A unique and interesting snack menu allows hungry beer drinkers to indulge in a great variety of beer friendly fare including pork crackling, edamame beans, oepsies (Beer glazed bacon on a stick) and bitterballen. Beerhouse classics such as curry wurst, ribs, burgers and flammkuchen are crowd pleasers with quality and value for money being our kitchen’s driving philosophy. A strong food and beer pairing seam runs throughout the menu with beer pairing icons on each menu and a dedicated food and beer matching section. Look out for our popular daily lunch specials for R50 that includes a beer, soft drink or cider.
Beerhouse offers a comprehensive array of entertainment including, pub quizzes, silent discos, comedy nights, live music, weekend DJ’s, free beer tastings at our Beer School, #FreeBeerFriday and our flagship event Meet The Brewers food and beer pairing evenings. The entertainment offering is inclusive and curated for all tastes and desires. A varied sport offering with multiple screens including a projected big screen makes Beerhouse a buzz of excitement on sporting days especially those where South Africa take on their rivals on the international stage.
Beerhouse is a contemporary beer hall that takes the great central European countries traditional beer halls social atmosphere and combines it with modern décor with quirky beery flair which makes Beerhouse comfortable, accessible and inclusive. Inspired by the trademark colour of the beverage which we serve to exalt; the golden yellow can be seen throughout the restaurant and bar and serves as a large influence in the identity of the brand. Beerhouse Centurion will be crowd funding a beer bottle light installation in collaboration with Belgian beer brand Vedett and our new customers. We will sell Vedett beer at cost price and every bottle will be collected clean and up-cycled and arranged into a spectacular light feature.
Beer represents 77.8% of total liquor volumes in South Africa, with a volume increase of 45 million litres and a total value increase of R3,89 billion in the 2015 alone. The Super-premium (‘Craft’) beer market is in the early development stage but Standard Bank estimates it grew 30% in 2015, 35% this year and could make up as much as 18 million litres by 2017. This would give it a 2.1% market share – from just 0.3% in 2011.
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Part of our company wide objective to recruit and develop quality people that believe in and can execute the Beer Revolution’s vision. We are constantly looking at ways to empower our people and their development is always a priority.
We are very proud to announce that two of our managers have completed their UCT Restaurant Managers Diplomas via Get Smarter. Congratulations to Fanent Thabiso and Michael Cain who passed the course with flying colours. The short online course has equipped these already very capable managers with more tools to excel in their roles at Beerhouse. Michael has been with our Fourways venue for two years and has shown that he is an astute leader. Fanent was one of our original employees three years ago at Beerhouse on Long. He was one of the best waiters that we have ever had the privilege of working with. He showed great initiative and was a team player. He has developed into a great leader who is very well respected by the staff and his senior managers.
The course covers topics such as, Safety and regulations, Menu planning and costing, Financial administration, Interpreting budgets, controlling costs and increasing sales, Managing a team, Training and Human Resource and Dealing with customers: Online and offline.Our awesome ‘Admin Fairy’, Preciouse Katsande, who has become a major driving force in our Social Media & Marketing team has just passed a Social Media & Marketing Course via Shaw Academy with a distinction. She is also completing her Honours in Integrated Organisational Communication with a focus on Advertising, Public Relations, Marketing and Communication Research. All the while working full time at Beerhouse Fourways. Way to go Presh, we are proud of you.
We are also very proud to announce that two of our dedicated and loyal Navigators have been promoted to the management teams at Long Street and Fourways. Prince Garpare and Frank Ngoma have been long serving and have applied themselves to all challenges. Not only are they fine young gentlemen but they take initiative and have helped drive Beerhouse forward. We look forward to your continued development and love that you are able to have a space to reach your undoubted potential. Keep growing with us and enjoy the ride.
All managers will be starting this month a internal management course developed by Beerhouse. The first module covers Leadership and staff engagement. The course that is made up of multiple modules including, people management, communication, menu planning and costing and deeper understanding of how a manager can effect the bottom line with their day-to-day actions will run over the next six months. We are very proud of our internal training as we continue to improve all facets that come together to empower and educate.
If you wish to join the growing team and reach your potential then Join The Beer Revolution.