BEERHOUSE Fourways to close and relocate!

It is with a heavy heart, that we need to announce the sudden closure of Beerhouse Fourways at our current location in Pineslopes.  After 5 years and building a loyal following we are urgently searching for better premises to be able to continue serving the beer-loving community in Johannesburg. We invite everyone to join us for one last drink before we close the doors at our old Pineslopes home on the night of Saturday, August 31st to move to a new location.

THIS PARAGRAPH IS REMOVED FOR NOW AS THE LANDLORD’s LAWYER IS THREATENING AN URGENT COURT INTERDICT. Will return after legal review.

We had to give up our hopes of staying at Pineslopes and are now focused on finding a new location for Beerhouse. What is most heartbreaking however is as a consequence of this unscheduled move I am now, forced to let go of 44 highly trained employees, that are now looking for new employment!

This forced interruption to a local success story, that managed to turnover stable income (average R1.5m a month) in a down economy is unfortunate, but I am now looking for potential sites and operational equity partners to reopen bigger and stronger than ever! If you believe you have what we need, contact me at randolf@beerhouse.co.za. This is also a good chance to launch a new crowdfunding campaign for Beerhouse Fourways 2.0 once we found a suitable site. The existing pioneering equity crowdfunding campaign for Beerhouse Tygervalley continues, as this is a separate legal entity and we have offered Fourways employees to relocate to Cape Town’s Northern Suburbs.

In the meantime, please contact the team at fourways@beerhouse.co.za if you got vacant positions for loyal and hard-working hospitality professionals or with supplier-related questions. All invoices will be paid as per usual.

I want to thank the loyal Beerhouse following for consuming 375,694 litres of beers from 7829 kegs and 426,735 bottles over the last 5 years in Fourways and promise to come back in yellow as soon as we can!

Stay thirsty, stay curious!

Randolf Jorberg
Beerhouse owner and ‘Head Dreamer’.


South African National Beer Trophy award winners 2019 announced

South African National Beer Trophy award winners 2019

We are happy to share all 2019 medal winners of the South African National Beer Trophy. At the award ceremony at BEERHOUSE Cape Town the Best of Show award went to Afro Caribbean Brewing Co – Jungle Paradise

Best of Show: Afro Caribbean – Jungle Paradise 
Best Wheat Beer: Darling Brew – Pixie Dust
Best Light Beer: Zwakala – Limpopo Lager
Best Dark Beer: Cape Brewing Company – Doppelbock
People’s Choice Award: ABInBev – Carling Black Label

All the gold medal winners

Gold medals:

The Kennel Brewery – Alesation
The Italian Job Brewery – IPA (Forza)
The Franschhoek Beer Co. – The Stout
Stellenbosch Brewing Co. – Born Free Pale Ale
Shields indie Brewing Company – White Falcon American Wheat Beer
Sabie Brewery Company – Shangaan Stout
Old Potter’s Brewhouse – Cityslicker
Old Potter’s Brewhouse – My China
Mad Giant – Urban Legend
Hoghouse Brewing Co. – Roadhog Porter
Devil’s Peak Brewing Company – Devil’s Peak Lager
Cederberg Brewery – Voetsek IPA
ABlnBev – Castle Milk Stout

Silver medals:

Zwakala – Moringa Ale
Valley Breweries (Pty)LTD – 783 Pale Ale
Triggerfish Brewery (Pty) Ltd – Monsterfish
The Italian Job Brewery – Amber Ale (Amore)
The Italian Job Brewery – Dark Lager (Gioia)
The Italian Job Brewery – Weiss (Amicizia)
The Franschhoek Beer Co. – Three Oaks
The Franschhoek Beer Co. – La Saison
The Franschhoek Beer Co. – The Stout – Barrel aged 750ml
Table 58 Brewing – No 5 IPA
St Francis Brewing Company – St Francis Wildside IPA
Sabie Brewery Company – Long Tom Lager (Dunkel)
Riot Beer – Valve IPA
Riot Beer – Vintage 005
Pot & Scot Craft Brewing – Spice of Life Belgian Pale Ale
Poison City Brewing – Durban Poison Cannabis Lager
Newlands Spring Brewing Company – Jacobs Pale Ale
Mad Giant – Super Session
Mad Giant – Killer Hop
Kings Craft Brewing Co. – Monks Brew
Jack Black Brewing Company – Skeleton coast IPA
Jack Black Brewing Company – Atlantic weiss
Jack Black Brewing Company – Lumberjack Amber Ale
Jack Black Brewing Company – Butcher Block Pale Ale
Hoghouse Brewing Co. – Worthog Indian Pale Ale
Hoghouse Brewing Co. – Haybale Saison
Hoghouse Brewing Co. – Hogtale African Pale Ale
Hey Joe Brewery Company – Saison
Hey Joe Brewery Company – Belgian Lager
Hey Joe Brewery Company – Witbier
Hey Joe Brewery Company – Blonde
Hermanus Micro Brewery(PTY) LTD – Hermanus Pale Ale
Frasers Folly Craft Beer – Brandy Cask Finished Ale 2018
Drifter Brewing Company – Scallywag IPA
Drifter Brewing Company – El Capitan Mexican Lager
Devil’s Peak Brewing Company – Devil’s Peak Kings Blockhouse IPA
Devil’s Peak Brewing Company – Devil’s Peak Brewing Company
Colab Entry (frontier Beer Co.) – The Haymaker- Round 2
Cederberg Brewery – Boggom Blonder Ale
Cederberg Brewery – Original Lager
Cape Brewing Company – Amber Weiss
Cape Brewing Company – Pilsner
Brewhaha Jbay – Stormy Seas
Brewhaha Jbay – Endless Summer
Brauhaus am Damm – Brauhaus Marzen
ABlnBev – Lion Lager

As in the last 2 previous years Beerhouse organised the ‘People’s Choice Award’ and for a third year running the winner is Zamalek, old SAB’s Carling Black Label, showing what marketing and market share do to customer’s perception and how much work is still ahead for the craft beer movement to turn into a mass-market product. All other medals were rated by certified beer judges and sommeliers with a final best of show tasting where beers where judged for subjective ‘drinkability’

Jean Vincent Ridon (SANBT), Best of Show winners Rochelle Dunlop and Greg Casey from Afro Carribean, Randolf Jorberg (Beerhouse)