Beerhouse Fourways opening – 99 bottles of beer have arrived!

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After months of planning and construction, weeks of training and many times the question “when are you going to open?”, we are proud to invite you to our official opening celebration, this Thursday, July 24th, from 8pm at the Beerhouse Fourways, at Pineslopes Boulevard (same complex as Billy the Bum’s & Stones) on Witkoppen Road!

Since opening the first Beerhouse on Long Street, Cape Town in 2013 we were often asked to bring our variety of 99 bottles and 20 taps to Johannesburg. We’re proud to bring Africas biggest beer variety to Gauteng and open in Fourways!

First 25 people to walk in will receive a complimentary bottle of our 999 limited Gold Rush House Brew bottles.

For a chance to WIN ALL 99 BOTTLES, enter your email on Fourways.co.za and share the news with your friends!

If you’re working for media you can get invited to our media launch earlier that day: Please RSVP!


House Brew Gold Rush

The opening of Beerhouse Fourways is imminent and we have decided to celebrate our Cape Town heritage with our new City of Gold. Two of South Africa’s young and exciting brewers teamed up and collaborated on a unique recipe. Lakeside of Cape Town and SMACK!Republic from Maboneng Joburg joined forces to produce a beer to celebrate the opening of our House of 99 bottles and 25 taps in Jozi.photo (83) Lake Side Morne from Lakeside and Andrew & Grant from SMACK!Republic brewed us a Pale Ale using a Mash bill (Grain) of pale, Munich and Caramunich malt. They then added a special experimental South African hop so secret it still has not been given an official name. The J17 hop was introduced for bittering at the beginning of the boil and middle and late into it for aroma. Having the privilege to be at both brew days, it was great to see two very talented brewers at work and see how they used their very different kits and unique styles. Brewers are wonderful creatures as they have the ability to use both right and left sides of their brains with seeming ease. They have to work methodically like a scientist and combine creative flair of an artist.The result of their work is a soon to be limited release, Gold Rush African Pale Ale. A few lucky people have been able to taste this beauty of a beer and the results are a reflection of two breweries that are on top of their craft. Great Job chaps!m

Do You want a sample of both Lakeside & SMACK!Republic House Brew Gold Rush Beers? Media and Beerlovers do you want to join us for the launch of Beerhouse Fourways on Thursday the 24th July?

Please fill out this Online questionnaire for a chance to receive our Gold and an invite to our launch party.

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House Brew Gold Rush Brewing with Andrew and Morne

 

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Housebrew Gold Rush Label – African Pale Ale with J17 hops

 

Gold Rush Recipe

Gold Rush’s co-lab recipe by Lakeside & SMACK!Republic


Beerhouse Fourways Roof Wetting.

First ever Beerhouse Fourways Pints

First ever Beerhouse Fourways Pints

On Thursday 15th May we had a Roof Wetting Party for Beerhouse Fourways. We had a party on site before we start construction on the new Beerhouse. Influential Jozi beer people, media, suppliers, builders,  potential investors, new neighbours, friends and family made up a jolly group of beer lovers. Traditionally a roof wetting function or ritual involves wetting of the actual roof. This is done to check that the new roof is properly sealed off from the elements. At our roof wetting we did more of an internal wetting and stress test to the liver, as the building is already built and we just wanted to celebrate once before we begin the re-building and shopfitting of our premises.

Beer suppliers and Breweries were very forthcoming with donations of delicious beer. A short presentation on the Beerhouse concept and what we aim to achieve was followed by a beautifully cooked lamb spit roast. Our guest really took our Beerhouse building site and there is a lot of enthusiasm towards us setting up a house full of beer in Jozi.

A big thank you to the following for supplying beer for the event – Craft Liquor MerchantsThe Tap RoomBavariaDrayman’s BreweryLoxton LagerBrewhogs and Urthel

Sadly we have to close the doors again after the party and get our overalls on and load up with some elbow grease and get stuck into transforming the site into a beautiful experience of the senses. We cant wait to open and share our love for beer with everyone in the place of gold.

Until then Stay Thirsty/ Stay Curious.

Our lovely outside terrace.

Our lovely outside terrace.

 

The Beer flowed

The Beer flowed

Autumn evening with beer

Autumn evening with beer