A classic student town, Stellenbosch does beverages right. From wine to beer, Stellenbosch is an expert at keeping thirsty folk happy.
One day, a beer lover made the decision to venture into the world of craft brewing. Little did he know that he would strike gold when he established Stellenbrau in 2011. The Stellenbosch-based boutique brewery is building and maintaining it’s ‘heart’ as a true craft brewery.
Stellenbrau creates premium draughts and bottled beer of the highest quality. They produce four signature brews including their flagship Craven Craft Lager. The Craven won a coveted gold medal at the Global Craft Beer Awards in Berlin in 2014. The delectable Jonker’s Weiss is a traditional wheat beer that will tempt you with hints of clove and banana. The caramel notes of the Alumni Ale with a crisp hop finish and the Governor’s Red Lager (brewed with Rooibos wood) round up the foursome.
Stellenbrau is renowned for adding oomph to private functions. Food trucks are synonymous with a festive atmosphere and now you can now liven up your own event. Rent a funky portable bar from Stellenbrau and serve your guests ice cold brews on tap. If you are worried about getting that all-important foam head just right, the bar can come staffed by experienced draught pourers. Alternatively, to add the cool factor to your party, you could rent a keg, for the ultimate in convenience.
Stellenbrau knows that beer is best when shared with friends. Therefore, they welcome you to join the fun, interesting and interactive on-site brewery tours and tastings. Become inspired and informed by spending some time learning about how Stellenbrau crafts your favourite beers to perfection. It’s a great experience and a fun day out finding out how the magic happens.
You’ll have the opportunity to explore the brewery behind the scenes. See the equipment, witness the beer making process, discover the importance of hops, and how different grains and yeasts affect the final product. The full tour also includes a guided tasting in the Tap Room. Your guide will shed new light on why elements such as aroma, appearance, flavour and mouthfeel are so important.
Visit the brewery and see why they are growing in reputation and popularity by the day. Stellenbrau beers are available at reputable pubs, restaurants, bottle stores and retailers nationwide.
When Tour times: Monday – Saturday: 11 am, 12:30 pm, 2 pm and 3:30 pm; Sundays: 11 am, 12:30 pm and 2 pm
Where The Woodmill, Vredenburg Road, Stellenbosch (directions and map)
Cost Tours from R70
Contact +27 21 883 3622, [email protected], www.stellenbrau.co.za
Photography courtesy Stellenbosch Visio/Johan Wilke