Lager (German: storeroom or warehouse) is a type of beer that is conditioned at low temperatures, normally in cold storage at the brewery, before being delivered to the consumer. It may be pale, golden, amber, or dark.
Although the defining feature of lager beer is its maturation in cold storage, it is also distinguished by the use of bottom-fermenting lager yeast. While it is possible to use lager yeast in a warm fermentation process such as with American steam beer, the lack of a cold storage maturation phase precludes such beer from being classified as lager beer. On the other hand, German Altbier and Kölsch use traditional top-fermenting yeast and temperatures, but with a cold storage finishing stage; its classification as obergäriges lagerbier (top-fermented lager beer) may be controversial.
Inspired by the Red Flanked Duiker
A mild bitterness with aromas of tropical citrus & a light toasty flavour of biscuit and caramel.
A pale amber lager with a slight residual sweetness yet a rounded bitterness. The beer showcases a memorable take on a classic, easy-drinking beer style. The beer has been specially hopped using a dominant hop variety named Ella which originated in Australia. Due to its high level of oils, Ella hops can significantly change a beer’s character depending on its utilisation. When used in high quantities, as is the case with Rooibok, it holds its own against any malt, displaying a decided tropical and citrus aroma.
Rooibok is inspired by the red-flanked duiker. Considered rare in the context of South Africa, the red-flanked duiker is a small, stocky duiker with upper parts that are a deep chest-nut red. They are mostly confined to the eastern coastal forests in Kwa-Zulu Natal whilst isolated populations occur on the Mpumalanga escarpment. Their biggest threat is over-hunting for the purpose of serving the bushmeat trade. Keeping Rooibok’s aesthetic true to its name and the animal which inspired it, the colour of the beer has distinctive faint red highlights.
Brewed in honour of owner Kevin Wood’s late sister, best paired with one of her favourite songs: “Romeo and Juliette by The Killers”
Inspired by the Secretary Bird
A Hallertauer Mittelfrüh Dry Hop Lager with spicy flavours and undertones of grass
The first Carbon Neutral Beer in Africa.
Carbon emissions produced during the brewing process are offset against our contributions to the Kariba Redd+ Project in Zimbabwe. We support a Carbon Neutral Africa.
An unfiltered light amber Lager; with a light beige head, the aroma is of floral honey combined with a subtle Spiciness. Dry-hopped with Hallertauer Mittelfrüh it has a very distinct Aroma of old noble hops from this ancient European Landrace variety. On the first sip hoppiness spreads through the mouth engulfing everything for the first second, it is then overshadowed by the solid malt backbone of this 5.0 ABV Lager. The bitterness is brushed away by the Medium-Carbonation of the next sip to get the taste buds ready for round two of this Refreshing Export Lager.
Blood Serpent, like its inspiration, the Secretary Bird, is unique not only for its name. It stands out because of its distinct profile, quite unlike that of any other bird. The beer is named after the Secretary Bird with Serpent coming from its Latin name and blood from the fact that it stomps its prey to death with majestic force. The Bird appears on the coat of arms of South Africa and is listed as a vulnerable species due to habitat loss and egradation.
For the times of "Sorrow"
Inspired by the Geometric Tortoise
An extreme lager with a rich golden colour. Refreshing with a real hops flavour and rounding off with a mild bitterness. A great thirst quenching beer for those long summer days.
Our initial inspiration comes from one of the rarest tortoises in the world and it’s striking colours are reflected in our branding. There are approximately 2000 of these beautiful creatures left in the wild, and endemic to the Western Cape. It’s greatest threat is the animal trade and habitat destruction. Recent fires on the farm Bartholomeus Klip killed many of these animals.
Enjoy in “The Space Between”
Inspired by the Sungazer
A flavourful light lager with medium aromas and faint floral undertones. Great sporting beer.
The Sungazer also known as the giant girdled or giant dragon lizard is the largest species in the Cordylidae family of lizards from Sub Saharan Africa. The Sungazer is a heavily armoured lizard and endemic to the Highveld grasslands in the interior of South Africa. This species is known as the Sungazer because of it’s distinctive behaviour of elevating parts of the body near the entrance to it’s burrow as if looking for sun.
The decline in the Sungazer numbers is a direct result of habitat destruction and the illegal collecting for the pet trade and traditional medicine trade. Wild Sungazer’s are smuggled to the USA, Europe and Japan where they command an incredibly high price. In South Africa it is illegal to possess a Sungazer without a permit.
For those days I've entered a "Bicycle Race"