Beerhouse Centurion is born

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 Centurion

The Story

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.

The Drinks

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.

The food

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.

The Entertainment

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.

The Décor.

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.

Revolutionary Facts

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.

Address: Beerhouse Centurion
1262 Embankment Road
0157 Centurion

Phone: +27 12 663 1211⁠⁠⁠⁠

Email: centurion@beerhouse.co.za

Download the PDF press release.

See and use these photos from the media launch.

Logos download and media contact details are at www.beerhouse.co.za/press/


Joe’s Legacy

Update: 04 September 2017

We are thrilled to let you know that today was Joe’s daughter’s first day at school! She attends the L’école Française du Cap, Cape Town French School. She was awarded a full scholarship that covers her tuition at the private school from Pre-school to Matric (Baccalaureate) and is an effort led by the French School teachers and Beerhouse owner Randolf Jorberg.

Since Joe’s tragic death on the 20th of June 2015, the outpouring of support from the wider community of beer lovers and brewers has been very humbling. Last year we reached our fundraising target of R60000 towards the Joe’s Legacy Fund.

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The money raised was put in a fund for his daughter to access when she starts school. With your help this young girl will have every opportunity to reach her potential.

Please feel free to continue to contribute to Joe’s Legacy Fund, HERE.

For more information on Joe’s Legacy please see our previous blog and update below:

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One year on, from a senseless tragedy that took the life of our Doorman and friend Joe Kanyona, a sensitive and caring soul, we remember him and look forward to contributing to creating and safeguarding his legacy.

Joe was killed while on duty, protecting us, as he always did.  We are committed to looking after his legacy and exercise this commitment by supporting his only child; his beloved daughter who was only 4-months-old when her father passed away on the 20th of June, 2015.

RIP Joe KanyonaLast year, Beerhouse hosted various fundraisers in Joe’s honour. The proceeds donated by Beerhouse and our generous customers, were used to support Joe’s family. In remembering Joe, we are delighted to announce that his daughter has recently been awarded a full scholarship by the L’école Française du Cap, Cape Town French School. This extraordinary donation covers her tuition at the private school from Pre-school to Matric (Baccalaureate) and is an effort led by the French School teachers and Beerhouse owner Randolf Jorberg.

“Due to her combined heritage of both Xhosa and Congolese parents, she is a perfect fit for the bursary; we have no doubt this bursary, funded by the French School, will give her the otherwise impossible opportunity to shine academically and realise her potential, so critically hampered by the tragic loss of her father”.

“We are convinced her social integration in the school would pose no problem at all as she would benefit from a support network capable of shouldering her tough academic commitments, and be able blend easily into the diverse, multicultural student body of the French School of Cape Town.”  reads a statement from French School Board Committee.

Further, Beerhouse was instrumental in establishing the Long Street Association -soon after Joe’s death. Long Street Association is working hard to keep those who work and visit Long Street safe and employs up to 10 law enforcement officers and security patrols to enhance security on Long Street.

The trial of the three accused of murder and conspiracy to murder of Joe Kanyona will resume again on 22nd June after postponement.

The anniversary

This year, on the anniversary of Joe’s untimely death, Beerhouse will be hosting fundraising events for the week 20th June to 27th June 2016. All proceeds will go to assisting with Martha’s care.

The Schedule of Joe’s Beerhouse Tribute Activity.

On Monday the 20th: Beerhouse will donate all the day’s revenues without any deductions for stock or operating cost to the Joe’s Legacy Fund. We ask our patrons to drink our taps dry.

The ticket sales and proceeds of Meet the Brewers food and beer pairing event on the evening of the 20th will also go to this Fund. Tickets for this event are on sale for R175 at Quicket and include 6  oak aged beers from Innis & Gunn (Scotland) paired with 6 canapés from the Beerhouse kitchen.

The rest of the week, (20th June to 27th June), Beerhouse will offer a ‘Pint for a Purpose’ tap. They will tap beer sponsored by Drifter Brewing Company, Atlantic Storm Brewery, Jack Black, Zebonkey Brewery, Apollo Brewing Company, Cape Brewing Co., Belgian Beer Company SA,Dissident Brewing Company, Red Sky Brew, Devils Peak Brewing Company who have donated kegs of beer to the cause. Breweries, that want to donate their beers for this purpose are asked to contact Beerhouse as soon as possible. All proceeds from the sale of these beers will go towards Joe’s Legacy Project fund.

 

If you are unable to join us over the week and wish to contribute please donate on our Back a Buddy page. Any additional donations are welcome.

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We have reached our initial goal of fundraising R40K to go towards Joe’s Legacy Fund ( below). Due to the amazing support and generosity from the beer community we still have donated kegs to raise funds with. We will continue our Pint-for-a-Purpose drive into the coming weeks and have extended our goal to R60K. Come drink us dry.

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All funds raised will be held in a trust managed by Servo Fiduciary Services free of charge for the purpose to enable Joe’s daughter to cover all school related cost – transport, canteen cost, uniform, school trips, extracurricular activities, etc. If you are in a position to offer her a regular lift from the Goodwood area to Sea Point in time for school, please contact Beerhouse.

“Words cannot express how grateful we are at the outpouring of support that Joe’s family has received to date from the Western Cape and further afield. Joe had a tremendous impact on the Beerhouse family and Long Street when he was alive. His memory and our customer’s support are seared in our hearts and will never be forgotten. It is our hope that we will able to help secure a bright future for Joe’s daughter.” Randolf Jorberg, Beerhouse Owner.

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Joe’s Daughters acceptance of bursary letter from Cape Town French.

 


Pint For A Purpose – Buy Beer @ Beerhouse and Fight Hunger!

Beerhouse is proud and excited to announce a partnership with Leo District 410A of the Lions Club International and Cape Brewing Company that will allow Beerlovers to know they are doing good while drinking their beer. It’s that easy: get down to Beerhouse, order your pint of CBC Pilsner or your bottle of CBC Lager, drink it, and then pat yourself on the back.

Proceeds from the sale of CBC beer go to Leo District 410A of the Lions Club International, who will use the money to buy food for various shelters and soup kitchens in the greater Long Street and Fourways areas.

CBC have always been trendsetters in the South African micro-brewing scene, and this initiative is no different. We’re hoping CBC have set the bar for social responsibility, and that other major players in the industry will follow suit. Anyone wanting to get involved can get in touch here. C’mon South African Beerlovers, let’s spread good cheer with our beer!

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An update on Joe…

Please see this 2016 update celebrating his legacy!

Joes Legacy

Last week was an incredibly emotional week for all concerned. In the midst of the adversity faced by the Joe’s family and friends and the Beerhouse staff, we find ourselves extremely grateful for all the support afforded us by the community, our suppliers and our loyal Beerhouse customers.

“In memory of Joe”, the Joe Kanyona Memorial Donation page, has raised R46,647 so far in support of Joe’s wife and four month-old daughter, receiving donations from as far afield as New York, London and Sydney. Thank you to all who have donated thus far – your generosity is much appreciated.

We’re also grateful to Lakeside, ApolloCBC, The Belgian Beer Co., Windermere, Woodstock and Jack Black, who have sponsored a special ‘keg wall’ at Beerhouse on Long in Joe’s honour. The keg wall and other in-store fund-raising has seen a further R55,000 raised on behalf of Joe’s family. We encourage all who would help to come down to Beerhouse and pull a pint in honour of Joe.

We will continue to support the police investigation into Joe’s death.

Please accept heartfelt thanks on behalf of Joe’s family and the Beerhouse staff for your ongoing support through this tragedy. We are deeply grateful.

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#BeersForJoe Donation Keg Wall @ Beerhouse on Long

As part of our efforts to support Joe’s wife and four month-old daughter, we have erected a keg wall at Beerhouse on Long. Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Lakeside Beerworks, Woodstock Brewery, Jack Black, The Belgian Beer Co., Apollo Brewing, Cape Brewing Company (CBC) and Windermere, we are able to offer our patrons the chance to make a donation to the Kanyona family and pull a pint in honour of Joe.

Interested parties can also make a donation on our donation page, which has seen an overwhelming response from the public so far. Thank you to everyone who has shown their support; we are overwhelmed and extremely grateful for your kindness.

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