Since the start of the national lock-down in South African until now there has been a daily moving target as to when businesses like ours will be able to open. Whether it will be food delivery only or turning our stores into bottle shops. The future for restaurants, bars and pub seem grim with many people out of work and the hunger crisis growing.
Beerhouse has taken the firm stance that we will not go down without a fight. We WILL open again to serve the thirsty the widest variety of beer under one roof again.
In the meantime we simply cannot stand by while our communities and staff grow desperate and hungry.
Creating an operational Soup Kitchen
As of Tuesday, 21st April 2020, we have turned our kitchen into an operational soup kitchen. We are calling our staff in two at a time on a rotation to earn a daily cash wage and take some food home to feed their families.
The food that we are making is being donated to Ladles of Love. Every Monday and Thursday we are making between 400 – 600 liters of soup that gets picked up by The Hebron Project that distributes it in the Ocean View community near Kommetjie, Cape Town.
Thus far Beerhouse has partnered with Tygerberg Hills Lions club to help raise the starting funds to get this project off the ground.
A special thank you to all of our donors thus far:
Tygerberg Hills Lions – R3 000
Merriman Lions – R600 & 420L of frozen prepackaged meals
Sgt. Pepper – 5kg of springbok meat
Onomo Hotel – 100 pieces of chicken 1/4, veggies and fruit
Just Us Productions – R1 000
Food Lovers Market N1 City Value Center – 10% discounted on food we bought (value of R430 discount)
Elke Jorberg – R1 000
Helen Martin Clark – R1 000
Max Hutchinson – R5 000
As a result of these donations we are able to keep our kitchen operational for a week to produce a minimum of 100L (200 meals) of soup per day.
How can you help?
There are two ways that you can support our kitchen:
1. Cash Donations
Donate via our #YellowFund on BackaBuddy, we will use this money to purchase food supply, wages for the staff who are working each day and other operational costs of running a soup kitchen (kitchen gas, petrol, cleaning products, etc)
2. Food Donations
Grains, vegetables, meat, spices, etc
These food donations can be dropped off at Beerhouse on Long, 219 Long Street, Cape Town CBD, Monday – Friday.
We will also accept any other donation that can be used in food parcels, hygiene parcels, etc.
3. Equipment Donations
20L – 50L containers to transport food from Beerhouse to Ladles of Love
50L – 100L cooking pots
Gloves & cleaning chemicals (also operational expenses)
You can email email@example.com or call 083 503 5118 to find out more about how you can get involved.
#SheLovesBeer Collectables Series 2017
Join us and taste five limited edition beers, specially brewed for five extraordinary women! In celebration of International Women’s Day 2017! The SheLovesBeer Collectable Series 2017!
R2 of each bottle sale is going towards a bursary aimed to create opportunities for women in the beer industry.
Participating breweries and their muses:
Agar’s Brewery brewed for Refilwe Motau
Apollo Brewing Company brewed for Fabrizia Degli Esposti
Copperlake Brewing Co. brewed for Sally Hatfield
Drifter Brewing Company brewed for Tasha Mentasti
Mad Giant brewed for Beverly Cosslett
FOURWAYS – 01 March 2017
LONG STREET – 08 March 2017
Be the first one to get a taste of the limited edition SheLovesBeer Collectables Series 2017!
Five unique beers that each have a story to tell. Available exclusively through The League of Beers and Beerhouse, officially launching March 2017.
R2 of each bottle sold goes towards a bursary fund for women to study Brewers Craft.
Beerhouse is very proud to launch its new menu concept which had been in conceptual and production phase for over four months. It brings us immense joy to have this manifesto for the Beer Revolution and are confident it will recruit many more beer-lovers.
The new menu is an evolution of our original concept of using visual guides to empower customers who are new to the great Beer Revolution to find the beer that will turn them into life-long beer lovers. We are curators of a vast library of beer which is literature from the wondrous world of beer. This literature expounds stories full of aroma, colour, flavour, bitter, sweet, weak and strong for us to ponder. It is our duty as beer navigators to guide beer lovers through this world and this manifesto of beer is a beautiful visual aid.
It contains a Beer Family Tree that links the styles together. A Beer Compass allows you to choose a beer based on flavour profiles such as Light and Refreshing to Dark & Delicious and everything in between. Our popular Tasting Trays, Explorer, Hop Head and Beer O’clock remain vital tools in exploration. The biggest evolution is our 99 Bottle list which has been broken into flavour profiles and linked in style. Visually a stunning addition to the menu.
When we began this journey over 2 years ago we decided the best way to nurture and curate this revolution was through education. Although we don’t have the biggest list of beers in the world and we might not yet have access to some foreign heavy hitters we do have the best beer menu for curation of styles in South Africa and arguably the world’s best menu visually and of best value educationally.
We were not so long ago included in The 21 Best Beer Bars In The World, where our manifesto was recognized on a global stage:
“The beer list is physically massive, not only because of 20 taps and over 100 bottles available, but also thanks to the pages dedicated to education on styles and local production. The bar’s commitment to highlighting African brews makes it a true standout”.
Our commitment to this is as strong as ever and we welcome you to our Beerhouse On Long & Fourways to see our awesome new menus and discover that beer that will change your life.
A big thank you to all those involved in the production of this new menu. It has been a big project with many hours of toil. In particular Luke Stroebel our resident designer who put this vision together. Randolf Jorberg the Head Dreamer, Jo Slater our proof reader and finally Hot Ink who worked with our vision and made this happen.
Stay Thirsty, Stay Curious
If you go down to the Woodstock today,You’re sure of a big surprise. If you go down to the Woodstock today, You’d better go to the Brewers Co-op.
Why? Great beer that’s why. The Brewers Co-Op opened this year in Albert Road Woodstock. So what is a Co-Op? It is ‘An association of persons who voluntarily cooperate for their mutual, social, economic, and cultural benefit’. Fourteen guys have clubbed together to created this association to cooperate for the mutual benefit of making great beer. The brewers backgrounds vary and all have day jobs but have all dabbled to different levels in the fine art of home brewing.
The Beerhouse team visited the co-op and were shown around by Rob Ambler-Smith one of the ‘Co-Opers’ . We got a look at the small but impressive Brewery that is fully automated and controlled through software on a lap top, something usually reserved for the big boys with the mega bucks. Such ingenuity goes along way in the micro-brewing world.
So a society without a democratically elected leader or dictator despot? How does that work? Is it not chaos, who brews when? These were some of the questions from the team. Rob is under no illusion that it has not always been easy but the co-operation has been maintained and nurtured through committees that take responsibility for admin (uuurgh), brewing schedules and looking after there show room. The bar is a small but impressive set up with each of the Co-Opers installing their choice of tap handle. From dinosaurs to bugles it makes for an impressive back bar. However what is most impressive about this place is the beer. These guys are making excellent small batch beer and the variety of styles is outstanding. “For me personally, the best thing as a brewer is the ability to brew new beers and continue to be experimental. As a customer, I also love the fact that you can come in every week, and there will be something new on tap”, Rob enthuses.
The beers are of such quality that they are being recognized nationally. The latest finalist were announced for the SAB Craft Brewers Championship and two beers from the Co-Op have been shortlisted. Hopping Frog Brewworks, Rambunctious Rye and Ukhamba Beerworx & HopHazard Brewing collaboration, The Red Brick Shit House barley Wine.
Beerhouse on Long will introduce a special new tap for the Co-op that we will be rotating their variety of beers. Starting with Rob’s Damnation Brewing Lone Wolf American Pale Ale.
Stay Thirsty Stay Curious