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.
---
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
August 2019
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 30 31

Toybox_4Step Into The Toybox Universe: Billy ...

Bass … Brazilian bass … Plus a touch of techno and afro-house too

William_Kentridge_2A Monumental Exhibition To Open At The ...

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

the_greatest_little_circus_showGravity-defying Trapeze, Acrobatics And ...

Inspired by 'The Greatest Showman', this local circus tells the story of how the ...

Ash_EvansBecome A Video Star

Learn how to handle yourself on camera

blowfish_new_4Half-Price Sushi Every Wednesday and ...

And drink in the sunset and view (and a cocktail)

Jedi Tedi 3Drink Rosé & Find Inner Peace

Yoga, meditation and rosé on tap at this Women’s Day brunch in Milnerton

goudini_buffetA Sunday Buffet That’s Worth Taking A ...

Take your swimming gear along and enjoy the hot pools while you’re there

WildFlower2Join The Wild Flower Tour Madiba Did

Stay in a luxury guesthouse and learn about more than 1200 flower species

Kinky BootsSmash-Hit Kinky Boots Extended To 2020 ...

With music by Cyndi Lauper, several Tonys and a Laurence Olivier Award

chicha2Sundays at Chicha!: Wine Tasting and ...

Beat the Sunday blues with wine, tapas and live music

ac_marriott_roast2Treat the Fam To a Sunday Roast at AC ...

Don’t feel like cooking? Relax in the elegant AC Kitchen and let their chefs prepare a ...

Comedyclub_new12Half-Price Sunday Special at Cape Town ...

Experience Cape Town’s funniest comedians (for less on Sundays) at the Waterfront’s ...

LaParada22End The Weekend Right: Sunday Funday ...

Round off the weekend by dancing the day away at La Parada Constantia Nek’s Sunday ...

Om Revolution vinyasa poseHave an Outdoor Yoga Experience with ...

Embrace your inner yogi outdoors

Coco Safar 16The Weekend Spoil: Luxury Breakfast and ...

Sea Point’s premier all-day cafe offers a breakfast worth waking up early for, and a ...

Bugz Playpark in Cape TownMake Sunday Funday For The Whole Family ...

End the weekend on a high note with fun rides, educational play and something for ...

Vergenoegd_duckrun1Cheer On The Ducks At Vergenoegd Löw

Bring the kids along to experience the Duck Parade

WeatherGiveawaysTravel Tips

Curious to make exciting discoveries in Cape Town every day? "LIKE" us for a daily hidden gem.