2019 Sunday Times Lifestyle Beer Awards in partnership with Makro

Earlier this month (June 2019) Fanent Zimba, general manager of Beerhouse Fourways took part as a beer judge in the Sunday Times Lifestyle Beer Awards.

Fanent Zimba General Manager of Beerhouse Fourways

Over 60 beers were tasted throughout the day with a very merry panel of beer judges for the first round of the tasting.

The following beers have made it to the second round of judging and 90% of them can be found #atBEERHOUSE as part of our legendary 99 bottles of beer list.

The final prize giving awards will be held at The Empire, Parktown Johannesburg in early August 2019 .


·         CBC Amber Weiss | Cape Brewing Company
·         CBC Pale Ale | Cape Brewing Company

India Pale Ale    

·         Skeleton Coast | Jack Black’s Brewing Co.
·         Urban Legend | Mad Giant    


·         CBC Pilsner | Cape Brewing Company
·         Slow Beer | Darling Brew
Low Alcohol

·         Windhoek Light | Sedibeng Brewery
·         Windhoek Light | Sedibeng Brewery

·         Black Mist Orange | Darling Brew
.         Hoegaarden | Brouweij De Koningshoeven

Pay it forward! BEERHOUSE waitress gets R18,000 tip

Meet Ayanda, the waitress that made an R18 000 tip.

It was a night like any other at Beerhouse and a very special patron, who wishes their identity to remain anonymous, was simply enjoying a night out with friends.
Once the bill came our patron decided that this was the moment to Pay it Forward, the bill being R1 320 the patron decided to make it R20 000 as an once-off act of kindness and that she believes Ayanda will use the money for good. “I have no want to reverse this, no second thoughts about it and I was of sound mind when deciding to leave this tip.” says the patron in a private whatsapp message to Randolf Jorberg, the owner of Beerhouse.

Ayanda who was in disbelief of this incredible kindness called the duty manager immediately to try and talk the patron out of it but the patron refused saying that Ayanda’s service was amazing and that she deserved every last bit of that money.

Ayanda has big dreams to use this money to go back to school. She had to start working at a young age due to financials constraints when she was growing up. She was only eight months old when her parents got divorced which left her family in a tough financial situation. She wasn’t able to get to school because her mom was always working and didn’t complete her Matric.
Ayanda plans to attend a school in Alexandria where she can attend night classes so that she may complete her Matric. She has also expressed an interested in becoming a paramedic. In the meantime she has already started the process of getting her drivers licence.
She has been a part of the Beerhouse team since 2015 and has been a critical part of our Front of House team ever since.

Now that she has gotten the kick start that she has been dreaming of and her future is looking a brighter shade of yellow!

Read the conversation between Ayanda and the Pay it Forward Patron below:

If you want to find out more about Ayanda’s story email marketing@beerhouse.co.za

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Media Coverage:

Front page of the Saturday Star Newspaper

Good Guy Things:
Waitress just got an R18k tip because the patron believed in her dreams

IOL – Weekend Argus:
Beerhouse waitress gets R18 000 tip from patron who wants her to finish matric

Fourways waitress bags R18 000 tip for ‘amazing service’

Cape Talk:
Gauteng waitress gets R18,000 tip for ‘amazing service’

The Voice: Beerhouse waitress given a R18 000 tip

Africans Live:
Beerhouse waitress gets R18 000 tip from patron who wants her to finish matric

South African Tribune:
Beerhouse waitress gets R18 000 tip from patron who wants her to finish matric

Metro News:
Beerhouse waitress gets R18 000 tip from patron who wants her to finish matric

CapeTalk Radio Interview: Waitress gets massive tip for amazing service

News24 Video Interview: WATCH: Waitress who bagged R18K tip for ‘amazing service’ wants to use it to finish matric

eNCA Video Interview: Waitress earns R18 000 tip