CapeTownMagazine.com

Hey Brew: Franschhoek’s New Traditional Abbey-style ...

Unwrapping Cape Town with you.
Also engage with our other channels
to find something you don't want to miss.
 
www.capetownmagazine.com/subscribe
CapeTownMag
CapeTownMagazine.com
capetownmag

Hey Brew: Franschhoek’s New Traditional Abbey-style Brewery

Dog-friendly beer, Belgian-inspired beer and a 1961 copper brewhouse

Home to traditionally-brewed and authentically-produced Belgium beer, this new brewery is keeping beer honest in the Cape Winelands.

UNIQUE BREWHOUSE
You’ll find the Belgian-inspired, Abbey-style brewery, Hey Joe Brewing Company, on La Brasserie Farm in Franschhoek. Their beer is brewed in a 1961 copper brewhouse imported from Belgium, one of three ‘de Halve maan’ brewhouses in the country.

BEST OF BEER
And where there’s a brewery, there's a taproom, where you can experience a tasting of all their artisanal brews. Try out the beer tasting board with each of their five beer styles served, or select which individual beers you’d like to try for R15 each. The barmen will give you a full rundown of each of their beers, you just have to ask. And if you’re not much of a beer drinker, they serve wine too.

A day at the brewery isn’t complete without a filling (and by the sounds of it, delicious) lunch. The daytime space offers a sharing-style menu with dishes such as spicy chicken wings, pulled pork and bechamel meatballs and of course, Belgian waffles.

The family-friendly space caters for the whole clan. It’s pet-friendly and they make a special alcohol-free beer just for dogs – ask for the Hond Bier.

BREWED BY THE BEST
The brewery is owned by a group of Belgian beer enthusiasts who want their guests to experience unique beers through traditional brewing styles. The brewery is headed by female brewer Anja Van Zyl who spent three-and-a-half years at Cape Brewing Company.

Her brewing team consists of Belgian beer consultant Bert Van Hecke (former cellar and brewmaster at Boon and Sint-Bernardus breweries in Belgium) and assistant brewer Vernel Gennike, who taught himself to homebrew and is following his brewing passions at Hey Joe Brewing Co.

A FIRST FOR SOUTH AFRICA
Hint: try their “Spéciale Belge”. They say that no other brewery in South Africa is selling this style of light amber beer right now. Fruity and spicy, it has apricot and plum flavours, followed by caramel and honey notes from the malts.

HEY JOE BREWING CO.
Address: La Brasserie Farm, R45, Franschhoek
Contact: +27 (0)66 150 9681, anja@heyjoebrewery.com
Hours: Monday–Saturday 11am–7pm (kitchen closes at 5pm), Sundays 11am–4:30pm.

---
Love beer? Here’s where to find a decent brew
No one can like a South African – here’s why we boast our beer bellies.
And here are 63 useless craft beer facts.
Experience a delicious food and beer pairing hosted by all women at Meet The Brewers
---
ABOUT #CapeTownMagNew:
#CapeTownMagNew discovers exciting new places in and around Cape Town and the Western Cape. We celebrate entrepreneurship and we tell their unique stories.

Follow #CapeTownMagNew on Twitter and Facebook for the latest updates or read more here about new places in Cape Town.
---
Use our events section for an up-to-date overview of what’s happening in the city, suburbs and dorpies. Join our newsletter and add us to your mobile home screen for the ultimate guide to discoveries in Cape Town.

Follow and like us on TwitterFacebookLinkedInInstagramPinterest for updates.   

Cape Town Events Calendar
February 2020
SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29

Woolworths_ProductionA Haunting New Show With A Hilariously ...

Anything and everything will be made fun of in Juliet Jenkin’s new satire

mother_city_comedy_festivalPlanting Funny Bones And Growing Local ...

Come out to support comedians you know... and new ones you’ll love

Hussar_GrillCook Your Steak And Eat It, Too

Plus find out how to make wet-aged beef and the perfect sauce to go with it

africamps_valentinesSPECIAL: Feel The Love This February At ...

Book this month to get bubbles and breakfast on the house

the_om_revolution_2019Sunrise To Sunset Yoga On The Beach Or ...

Sociable, mindful, fun and affordable group yoga classes in the park or on the beach

Polkadraai_and_popcorn_popcorn_and_wine1Polkadraai & Popcorn Wine Pairing Back ...

Check out the anti-serious wine pairing in the Western Cape with Polkadraai & Popcorn

ocean_experiences_2019_sealSnorkelling Adventure To See The ...

There are no crowds here. Just you, the seals and the guides

OX boat rides 04Spot Whales, Dolphins, Penguins, Seals ...

Readers get a special discounted rate with Ocean Experiences

aroundaboutnew3Season Specials And More With ...

From R200 vouchers and free upgrades, drive away with more value adds

robin_hoodTwo For One Tuesdays at Robin Hood ...

Where meat lovers and vegans can come together to enjoy good grill

William_Kentridge_2A Monumental Exhibition At The Norval ...

The iconic South African artist’s largest exhibition in Africa in over a decade

tjing_pancakesTuesdays Are Pancake Days At Tjing Tjing

A fluffy soufflé pancake (or two) at Torii at Tjing Tjing House

dales_16Check Out the Everyday Lunch Menu at ...

The Milnerton family eatery also serves tapas

fpl_5Get Moving in Functional Training Class

Improve your fitness, strength and overall functionality with the Functional Performance ...

royalteaA Tuesday Treat to Share with a Friend

Royaltea at the V&A Food Market is offering a second one of their special teas at half ...

asamisLove Sushi? Asami's Has The Best ...

Get two sushi plates, pay for one, plus women also get 50% off on all cocktails on ...

haskell_wine_1Save On A Gourmet Food and Syrah Wine ...

Sip the renowned wines and taste delicious gourmet food from Haskell Vineyards

date night hqTuesday Date Night Special To Wine and ...

This Parisian-inspired steakhouse is top class

WSDC Shark 5Bucket-List Special: Swim (Safely) With ...

Is it your dream to see a great white?

WeatherGiveawaysTravel Tips