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)

Women’s Day Meet the Brewers is here!

Looking for something special to do for Women’s Day?

Come and celebrate Women’s Day with us the only way we know how!
Great beer, great food and even better company.

To celebrate Women’s Day we will be hosting a special Women’s Day Meet The Brewers event in true #shelovesbeer fashion:

In Cape Town:
Beers by: Head Brewer Anja van Zyl of Hey Joe Brewing Company
Food Pairing by: Cooked with Clara of Jack Black’s Taproom
Hosted by: Lucy Corne-Duthie of The Brewmistress

In Johannesburg:
Beers by: Head Brewer Megan Gemmell of Clockwork Brewhouse
Food Pairing by: Bulelwa Mbonambi
Hosted by: Apiwe Nxusani-Mawela

Beer, food and hosting by some of the most amazing women in the industry. You don’t have to be a woman to join this incredible Meet The Brewers event, it is open to all!

Date: Friday, 9th August
Time: 15h00
Early Bird Tickets: R200
Normal Tickets: R250
Ticket Link:
Beerhouse on Long: https://qkt.io/sHUN9N
Beerhouse Fourways: https://qkt.io/avib3G
Get them while they are still available, seats are limited.

We can’t wait to see you there!


Own your piece of Beerhouse Tygervalley

Click here for our campaign

Beerhouse has officially launched its first crowdfunding campaign seeking to raise R3 million for its new Tygervalley branch in Cape Town’s Northern Suburbs, which was previously home to the iconic Starlite Diner.

Boasting an impressive and inclusive beer variety, delicious handcrafted brew food and a vibey social atmosphere, Beerhouse has quickly become a household name in South Africa as the navigators and curators of the world’s oldest beverage. At Beerhouse it is our duty to deliver variety, which we do through our famous 99 bottles of beer on the wall, which includes 25+ beers on tap, ciders, wine and spirits.  Many microbreweries in South Africa do not own their own dispense equipment which makes the market saturated with large breweries that do have the infrastructure to flood the market with their products. We, at Beerhouse, own all our equipment ensuring we give the ‘little guy’ a podium to shine on. This gives Beerhouse a competitive edge over any potential competitors.

Beerhouse represents all that is loved from traditional German beer drinking halls in a contemporary South African space. 

We’ve partnered with the pioneering equity crowdfunding platform Uprise.Africa, that will run the campaign and represent all shareholders interest.
By investing the minimum of R1 000 (1 share) you will not only own a piece of Beerhouse Tygervalley but you will be invited to the shareholders group where you will have insight into the business as well as being a part of the business decisions, AGM’s and also benefit from the returns on your investment.

For more investor benefits please look through our pitch here : https://www.uprise.africa/view_pitch/beerhouse

Click here for our campaign

BEERHOUSE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2019

As the home of the Beer Revolution and tasting room for South African beer, we are proud to host the South African National Beer Trophy – SANBT 2019 – Beerhouse People’s Choice Awards.

The Award ceremony will be held on Thursday the 15th of August at Beerhouse on Long. The Beerhouse People’s Choice Awards are to be voted in store at Long Street and Fourways. You can also vote online HERE for the beer you believe to be South Africa’s Best. By voting you stand a chance to win a R999 Beerhouse Voucher.

Beerhouse is passionate about providing a podium for local breweries to shine on. We also aim to bridge the gap between the brewer and beer consumer; the Beerhouse People’s Choice Awards enable us to do that. Beers that are entered into the SANBT are blind tasted and rated by certified beer judges according to BJCP (Beer Judge Certification Program) guidelines. Beerhouse introduces the People’s Choice award by opening up the voting to the public and puts the power in the consumer’s hand and cultivates a true beerocracy.

SANBT was launched in 2015, with the aim to offer a fair, independent and reliable assessment of the burgeoning local beer scene, and to provide the best-emerging brewers with the recognition they deserve. Over the last two years, brewer participation in the competition has grown substantially. In 2015, 56 South African beers were entered into the competition; 95 in 2016 and over 200 beers in 2019 with gold and silver medals to be awarded.

Let’s drink up and vote!

#atBEERHOUSE

Please cast your vote at Beerhouse Long Street or Fourways or online HERE


Celebrating our Staff

Each company thinks that they have the worlds best staff, but here at Beerhouse we know that we really do have some of the worlds best staff.

Here is why:
We have some incredibly loyal staff. In the hospitality industry it can be a struggle to hold onto staff; many of the times it isn’t the right culture fit, they have moved industries or can’t keep up with the hours that the hospitality industry demands.
These staff members have not only been employed for more than a year (which is an accomplishment in it’s own) but some have been with us for half a decade! WOW!

Some of these staff members have developed their careers at Beerhouse, from waiters to managers or cleaners to bartenders. They are all perfect pictures of the culture that we have developed at Beerhouse.
Not only a love for beer and food but a desire to develop themselves and advance their careers.

Happy work anniversary to the following staff and we look forward to the next year of hard work and many beers!

May work anniversaries:
Bevan Newton – 4 years – Beer Whisperer at Beer Revolution
Kerina Govender – 3 years – Finance Manager at Beer Revolution
Valentine Rumbidzai Chinyani – 4 years – Waitron at Beerhouse Fourways
Prince Gapare – 5 years – Front of House manager at Beerhouse on Long

June work anniversaries:
Pepe Myve – 2 years – sculler at Beerhouse Fourways

Pepe Myve

Getting to know Pepe:

Pepe’s toothbrush colour is red, his beer of the moment is Beerhouse house beer LIT Lager. His favorite thing about working for Beerhouse is the challenge of working in the kitchen and he loves to cook. Pepe would love to become a cameraman and his favorite thing to do in Johannesburg is to visit his local library and loves to read.

July work anniversaries:
Abram Masuku – 5 years – Bartender at Beerhouse Fourways
Frankline Ngoma – 5 years – FoH manager at Beerhouse Fourways
Maxwell Sibanda – 5 years – FoH manager at Beerhouse Fourways
Fanent Zimba – 6 years – General Manager at Beerhouse Fourways
Madhock Lunga – 1 year – Bartender at Beerhouse Fourways
Thomas Tigere – 1 year – Bartender at Beerhouse Fourways
Siphetheni Mathe – 2 years – Waitron at Beerhouse Fourways
Lee-Anne Fredericks – 1 year – Cost & Management Accountant at Beer Revolution

Getting to know Lee-Anne:

If she could have a superpower she would have TECHNOPATHY, the ability to control electronics with her mind. Her toothbrush is dark pink and her beer of the moment is Liefmans Fruitesse, fruit beer is number 1!
Her favorite thing about working at Beerhouse is the culture, the people and the vibe we create. If she could learn anything it would be to fly a plane. Her favorite thing to do in Cape Town is go to the beach and go on road trips (so Capetonian). If she could meet anyone dead or alive it would be businesswoman and talk show host, Felicia Mabuza-Suttle.

Lee-Anne Fredericks