Cape Brewing Co
Opening December 2012 and brewed at the foot of Paarl Mountain, Cape Brewing is the collaborative result of Swedish brewer Henrik Dunge and beer enthusiasts, Charles Back and Andy Kung. A South African outfit they believe there are no “quick fixes or half measures when your goal is to produce a fine beer”. Currently they’re catalogue presents 9 brews, 3 of which are seasonal, and all of which adhere to the the Reinheitsgebot, the German purity law of 1487.
CBC utilises a mix of local grains and other carefully selected ingredients, including slow growing barley through Swedish connections from frostier Nordic landscapes and, on occasion, unique hops from ancient beer-making regions in other parts of the world. That, along with the one common ingredient all the beers have – the natural spring water of Paarl Mountain.
Currently you’ll find the menu consists of:
Pilsner: Light blonde with a strong hop aroma and nice bitter finish
Lager: Light blonde and crisp
Krystal Weiss: Krystal version of Amber Weissbeer (beer filtered) with elegant twist of lemon and grapefruit
Amber Weiss: Slight reddish colour, unfiltered with fruity aromatics
Mandarina Bavaria IPA: Golden orange in colour with strong naartjie, nectarine and lemon notes
Harvest Lager (Seasonal): Golden amber colour with a slight hint of spicyness
Imperial IPA: Brewed with two American hopes ‘Galena’ and ‘Mosaic’ gives a intense hop aroma
Octoberfest Beer (Seasonal): Complex malt layered beer with dry finish.
Red Weiss (Seasonal): Amber red colour with a slight red tone obtained from the most expensive caramel malt in the world