True artisan beer the way it's supposed to be

Carefully brewed old school style. Beer the way it's supposed to be.

"A man who works with his hands is a laborer. A man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman. A man who works with his hands, his brain and his heart is an artist."

This is the philosophy behind every beer that we produce and through this philosophy we are taking beer to a new level.

The 1516 purity law called the Reinheitsgebot mandated that beer be made with only water, hops and barley. (The role of yeast wasn't discovered until 1857). Thanks to that bit of brewing censorship and the recipes of modern brewing conglomerates, beer drinkers have been subjected to bland lager for a long, long time. We think far too long.

Dockside Brewery has broken the shackles of commercial beer as well as macro brewed craft beer and started brewing extreme, exotic, extraordinary beers, and we are flipping the bird at the Reinheitsgebot.

We experiment with whatever ingredients we find in our cupboards and fridges, things like chicory, licorice root, chilli, peaches, apricots, raisins, rooibos and beetroot. And we won't stop there.

Some beer drinkers believe they know everything they need to know about beer and they usually want their beer fizzy, yellow, and ice cold.

There is a new type of beer drinker who seeks to experience the vast diversity beer has to offer. Our mission is to produce full-flavored beers to cater for these extraordinary people. So we are sticking to our guns and setting a new standard for the artisan beer scene.

We are growing rapidly while staying true to our creative philosophy of being innovative, original and extraordinary rather than going mainstream, zigging when others are zagging, as it were.

Our 'against-the-grain' philosophy breaks all of the main stream rules but like many products from other off-kilter businesses, our artisan brewed ales are a labour of love.

Our beers are designed to be bold, wild and unwavering. With respect to tradition and an unbridled passion for innovation, our beers are inspired by the philosophy that anything is possible. We are committed to pushing the boundaries of artisan beer and we look forward to the day that full-flavoured beers are the standard throughout the world.