Cure the Coronavirus Blues

Since we are all stuck in lock-down the team at Beerhouse would like to invite you to some of our lock-down online events.

ONLINE PUB QUIZ
Join us every Tuesday with the OMG Quiz Nights team for a FREE general knowledge pub quiz via zoom. Follow their event for more information by clicking this link.

Virtual Comedy Club
Since you can’t come to us we are bringing our Comedy Club to you!
Login to your Instagram account, follow us at @BEERHOUSEsa
or follow this link: https://www.instagram.com/beerhousesa/
We will be going LIVE from our Instagram account EVERY Wednesday at 6pm.
Kolping Mbumba Comedy has a new line up for us each week!

Virtual Meet The Brewers
Join us every Thursday at 8pm via Facebook Live on Beerhouse for Head Dreamer Randolf Jorberg and various brewers from your favourite breweries talking all things beer.
See our Facebook pages to see who we are talking to each week.

Our first event is this Drifter on FRIDAY, due to scheduling issues.

Online Beer Yoga
Had a long week in lockdown?
Join the Beerhouse & Mzansi School of Yoga crew for BEER YOGA.
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/677411747
Meeting ID: 677 411 747
All you need is a wifi connection and a beer..or two (or drink of your choice).
Our epic yoga instructor will take you through a beginners class of BEER-centric yoga.
Each class will be about 1 hour long and will be every Friday at 6:15pm.
Not sure what beer yoga is? Watch this link to get an idea: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoDvXcTgTl4
Looking for other yoga classes to do while in lockdown?
Email: lauren@flowingnomads.com
Booking Link: https://bookamat.co/register/client/mzansi-school-of-yogic-arts


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!


Meet the Brewers with John Keeling from Fuller’s

We are proud to host world renowned brewer, John Keeling from Fuller’s in London at the Meet The Brewers at Beerhouse on Long.

Fuller’s Brewery is an independent family regional brewery founded in 1845 in Chiswick, West London. It stands proudly as London’s last remaining family brewery.

Keeling has worked for Fuller’s for 37 years, taking over the role of head brewer in 1999 when previous head brewer Reg Drury retired as brewing director.

John will lead us on a beer tasting journey with his favourite Fuller’s beers, paired with food by Beerhouse’s very own Princess Bulelwa Mbonambi.

GET TICKETS, HERE.

This is not one to be missed. Get ready to go on a tantalizing beer and food pairing journey with the following pairings:

LONDON PRIDE

Tasting Note:

Sweet raisin, biscuit and dried-fruit notes from the Crystal malt, while fresh, piney herbs emanate from the hops. Rich, smooth and elegant on the palate, it draws to a clean, satisfying finish with beautifully balanced bitterness.

Food Pairing: BBQ Beef Ribs, Steamed Dumplings with Soy Sauce

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ESB

Tasting Note:

A strong, full-bodied ale that has delighted drinkers for decades with its smooth, mellow bitterness and superbly satisfying finish.

Food Pairing: 

Black fish with rainbow chips, mushy peas and lime aioli.

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LONDON PORTER

Tasting Note

Rich, chocolatey London Porter recaptures the brooding beauty of pre-Victorian London. It’s evocative of simpler times but it’s wonderfully complex.

Food Pairing

Reduced cream and mature cheddar mac and cheese.

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BLACK CAB STOUT

Tasting Note:

A rich, dark stout that transforms you to a time gone by. London was famous for the stouts in the 19th century – and we’re on a journey to make that the case again.

Food Pairing:

Spiced red fruit jelly with vanilla sauce and nutty white chocolate.

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IMPERIAL STOUT

 

Tasting Note:

Brewed in the authentic style of the 18th century classic. Fuller’s limited edition Imperial Stout is a darkly delicious affair – with and infusion of rose buds giving rise to hints of Turkish delight.

Food Pairing:

Dark chilli chocolate cake.


Meet The Brewers: Dougal Sharp

Meeting a brewer who has built his company up to become and internationally recognised brand is not something you get to do very often. Our ‘Meet The Brewer’ events are aimed at giving local micro-breweries a podium to shine on. However we do have an inclusive menu that has a range of international treats from 13 different countries. These international brands are well established in their own markets and now look to spread their revolutionary mandates to other far flung parts of the world. We are lucky in SA to have breweries like Innis & Gunn invest in our market and look to introduce us to their unique oak aged beers.

The story of Dougal Sharp and his now global business is one told with great pride. The idea that spawned his impressive range was was discovered by accident. There story is unique and so are the beers. All oak aged in some way and in a variety of styles such as wheat beer, IPA, porter and British strong ale.  On Monday we had the privileged taste six of their beers including the limited Vintage edition. The tasting was expertly guided by Rowan Leibbrandt who has an intricate understanding of the brand he represents. As per usual the beers were paired with food by our very own Scott, Roy MacAskill. The chef mixed it up this time and moved away from the traditional method of tasting lightest to heaviest. Roy started with a “home-run” pairing of Innis & Gunn Original and Coconut crumbed avocado, warm sriracha emulsion.

 

Original Food Pairing

The second pairing is were things started to get more eccentric. The rum finish was paired with a South African treat in the form of maple glazed bacon on stick or otherwise known at Oepsies. It was all finished off with a vanilla forward Filipino Rum, Don Papa.

 

Rum Finish Food Pairing

Third pairing was the White Oak wheat beer and Croque Monsieur.

White Oak Food Pairing

Forth was a delicious combo of Irish Whiskey finish with homemade Innis & Gunn ice cream,spiced oat cake and finished with Irish whiskey syrup. Superb.

Innis & Gunn Whiskey Finish Pairing

And the last food pairing of the evening was the Toasted Oak IPA with pecan and blue cheese truffles.

Toasted Oak Pairing

To round off the tasting experience we were treated to a very limited Vintage edition that is a beer that can be enjoyed now and in 10 years time due to its oak and bottle conditioning.

Innis & Gunn(3)

 

Of course the event would not be complete without meeting a brewer. We were able to google hangout, or as one guest called it, Dougal Hangout with the founder and brewer of Innis and Gunn, Dougal Sharp. Guest at the event were asked to write down questions which they would be able to ask him directly. Questions were varied from serious barrel ageing and brewing types to opinions on Craig Joubert to favourite dinosaurs. He was treat to listen to, clearly passionate about beer and his product he also has a humble demeanour that belies his rock star status. All proceeds from the ticket sales went directly to Joe’s Legacy Fund. You can find out more info here.

We too can meeting Dougal Sharp by watching our recording of the Beerhouse Fourways Meet The Brewers event:

Picture credits to Roly “The Beer Geek” and Beer Country – always a pleasure having you guys.

Meet The Brewers with Innis & Gunn