You won't find a shiny showcase brewery in a restaurant when you visit us, instead you will find a humble, hard working, hard core production brewery. We are focused squarely on manufacturing, we have 3 separate systems that were custom designed, fabricated and built 100% in house. Our brewery, fermentation and bottling are all controlled by a central PLC that integrates into our ERP and POS systems, making it the most technologically advanced Micro Brewery in the country. This technology was also developed and written 100% in house. It took the better part of a year to cut, roll and weld every tank. Even the roller was built in house in order to save money. Our brewery is functional, unpretentious and honest which reflects our personalities and character.
Our main design challenge was to produce a brewery that was small enough to fit through the tiny doorway of our original premises and still be large enough to make enough beer to be sustainable, on top of this, we had a very limited budget. Our methods, equipment and beer were heavily criticised in the beginning by many in the brewing and home brewing communities but we are still using our original brewery and our beer is now being exported around the world!
Teamwork makes the dreamwork.
Aquifer Spring water makes all the difference. We have been bringing our brewing water in from a natural spring in the Elandsriver Valley since day one. It has made a big difference to the quality of our beer.
When we started our brewery we only brewed with local ingredients. The industry has changed so much since then, so now for mostly commercial-political reasons it is no longer possible for us to use local ingredients. All of our ingredients are now imported. We do however only support our local suppliers. We source all of our ingredients and supplies in our home town.
We support local, do you?
In addition to our wide range of extraordinary beer, we produce a wide range of beer centered products. Mustard, Ice Cream, Biltong, Soap, Pickles, Olives, Marinade, Beer Breads and Shooters. All produced using our beer or byproducts from the brewing process.
We are constantly flexing our creative muscles in our quest to be the best craft brewery with the most creative offering in the world!
Creating Todays Innovations. Setting Tomorrows Standards.
Brewing beer is a really slow and boring process. Our tours are focused more on having a few beers and chatting about the challenges we face, the interesting facts and figures of the beer industry and how we fit into that, while we take a stroll around the brewery. We are very relaxed and flexible, you will need to get hold of Jane so that we can understand your requirements and make the appropriate arrangements for you. Let us know how much time you have and if you would enjoy something to eat as well.
Our tours can be as short as half an hour or they can take an entire afternoon with tastings at both the brewery and the tap room along with lunch.
We can comfortably accommodate 10 people.
Owing to our rigorous brewing schedule which has resulted in a lack of space in the brewery and limited our resources, we have suspended brewery tours until further notice.
If you aren't keen to visit our brewery or you are pressed for time, our taproom and bottle shop is open from 10 am most days. All of our beers are available either in bottles or on tap. You can choose from a simple or guided tasting, to a paired tasting with Belgian chocolate or a charcuterie board.
We sell bottled beer for take away along with our full range of products and merchandise, all of which make perfect gifts. Particularly for those who are difficult to buy for.
We also do growler fills. You bring it, we fill it.
Bring your customers or colleagues to our brewery for an extraordinary, unique experience. Design a beer and brew it with our talented brewer. You will find out just how complex ingredient selection is. Beer has so much more to offer in terms of flavour than most people realise.
If you have a little more time and want to understand more about beer, you can brew a batch of beer on South Africas smallest commercial brewery! The beer will be yours to take home with you. Plan for about 5 hours which includes lunch , beer tasting 101 and a few beers while you brew.
Best for groups of around 6.
We are redefining the sterotypical beer drinker. Beer has evolved, it is no longer the exclusive domain of pot bellied belchers watching contact sport and drinking for effect. Our beers are refined, balanced and full of flavour. We offer a true alternative for those who live a modern, experience filled lifestyle. In short, Extraordinary People.
While our beers are suited to the more sophisticated pallette, we do have a beer for every occasion. We don't brew any mainstream style beers like lagers, pilsners, weiss beers or the like as they are available in abundance. We believe these beers are for the mainstream sheep aimlessly following commercial trends. Instead we offer an alternative for the discerning individual who seeks and appreciates quality and has a sense of knowing. Knowing they've found something that strikes a chord with them and feeds their soul. Knowing that they have something others don't have, and, since others have not evolved as much and are not as refined, they probably won't appreciate it.
Each of our beers is carefully designed around those who live an extraordinary lifestyle. We've won over wine drinkers, whisky drinkers, gin drinkers vodka drinkers, cider drinkers, rum drinkers and brandy drinkers to our beer. Many of these converts have been women who now constitute close to 60% of our customer base. They only thought they didn't drink beer!
Here is a list and description of the beers we have produced and sold so far. We don't always have everything in stock, but we are trying to achieve this.
Since our entire existence is based around beer and living an extraordinary lifestyle, we have developed some extraordinary products to celebrate our extraordinary beer and enhance the tastes, aromas and flavours that form an important part of an extraordinary lifestyle.
We are friendly, knowledgeable, hard working, passionate, talented, thirsty and extraordinary people. We love to drink our beer and talk about beer. It's only a rumor that some of us are grumpy old men and have bad attitudes. Did we mention we love drinking our beer?
Jack of all trades, master of one.
Jack of all trades, master of most.
Master of the Jacks
We have a taproom at our brewery and one in the suburbs. It seems that many locals are afraid to come down to the brewery which is located in an industrial area, hey it's the law. We are only 200m from the sea and we work there every day and are still live to tell the tale! The brewery has however become a popular attraction for other businesses in the area who bring their colleagues and customers.So we opened another taproom conveniently located in the leafy, green, tree lined suburb of Walmer. Both locations reflect our personality, they are unpretentious, relaxed and rustic.
Both environments are very homely, we will make you feel welcome and comfortable. We get visitors from all over the world and we end up making friends with most of the people who visit us. We stay in contact with them long after they've gone back home. There's a reason we're rated in the top 20 of all things to do in Port Elizabeth by Trip Advisor. Come and see for yourself.
Karl: 083 273 7505
4 Rogaly Street