The Cape Brewing Company, situated at the Spice Route wine estate in Paarl has long been a favourite among local craft beer drinkers. The good news is, they now also have a sister microbrewery on the Main Road of Franschhoek, which opened in February in collaboration with the Leeu Collection of luxury properties and Winelands experiences.

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The Tuk Tuk brewery is micro indeed, with 250-litre capacity she produces a variety of superb craft beers under the helm of experienced brewmaster Dewald Goosen. A unique range of The Tuk Tuk bespoke brews are currently being crafted, but for the time being patrons can order their favourite brews from the existing CBC portfolio.

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Those wanting to sample the different brews can opt for a taste of either 3 or 6, 100ml tastings.These include the easy drinking Lager; the Pilsner, with its strong hoppy flavour and nice bitter finish; the fruity and fragrant Amber Weiss or the Krystal Weiss, which is slightly more bitter; the Indian Pale Ale, which has a lovely orange colour, fruity but with a balanced bitterness and strong malt flavour and lastly the full bodied and fruity Imperial IPA.

Visitors can sit inside where they will have a bird’s eye view of the brewery in action or can opt to sit in the outside courtyard and watch the passersby while enjoying a specially crafted cold one.

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You can pair your brews with delicious Mexican-inspired snacks like ceviche, nachos, and tacos and if you are feeling brave try the T&T (tequila and a spicy tomatino shot) chased by a cooling half-pint of lager. Bottoms Up!

To find out more on the latest and greatest wine farms check out Kim’s blog: www.boutiquewinerytours.com  

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When Monday – Sunday 11 am – 10 pm (Fridays and Saturdays until 11 pm)
Where 14 Huguenot Street, Franschhoek
Cost According to menu
Contact +27 21 492 2207, [email protected]

Photography courtesy Kim Rabe

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