Since the first French Huguenot settlers planted their vines in the fertile Franschhoek Valley more than 300 years ago, the region has become world renowned for food and wine of the highest standard. It is a region that punches well above its weight on a global scale, that is uncompromising when it comes to great produce, creativity and setting the standard for living well. It is this philosophy that has inspired the birth of The Franschhoek Beer Co. and the desperate need to have the best beer in the world available right here in our own backyard.
Our handcrafted beers are made by our dedicated brewmaster with the purest Franschhoek mountain spring water and the best quality imported hops and malt we can lay our hands on to ensure a superior quality beer that is enjoyed by people in the know all over the world. Made from only natural ingredients, our beers are unpasturised and naturally carbonated. Our specialized equipment, imported from Italy, ensures that the superior taste of every handcrafted bottle of beer remains consistent. Never cutting corners, never compromising, never saying good enough, we never only brew beer that we believe you will like – we brew beer that we believe will become your favourite!
Dedicated, obsessed with quality, seriously smart (the man is a biotechnologist after all), creative and a German, our brewmaster has been on the journey with us since day one. A man with some serious craft beer credentials, Olaf never shies away from trying out something fresh, but he doesn’t get caught up in fads.
“Did we mention he is German…?”
“A Scotsman, an American and a South African walked into a bar…”
… And couldn’t find a decent beer. So they decided to make their own. Well, maybe that’s not quite how it happened, but what is for certain is that Alex McCormack, Frank Rodriguez and Reuben Riffel never do anything half-hearted. Their individual stories of innovation, pioneering spirit and success, span three continents and their commitment to The Franschhoek Beer Co is as much about bringing us the best handcrafted beer in the world as it is about making a product that lives up to their own standards – something that they proudly share and enjoy with good friends all over the world.
Twice as Proud
Both our Stout and Craft Lager were awarded silver medals at the SANBT 2017 Award Show. This being the second time we’ve picked up medals for our beer at the show, we could not be more proud!
Our restaurant is closed for our annual winter break and will reopen on Wednesday 8th August 2018. You are still able to make a reservation to join us for beer tastings, beertails, snacks, wine and of course our world class beers.
When making a booking, please note that we take a break on Mondays.
Not for sale to minors. Alcohol can be addictive.