World Class Beer

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 Beer

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!

Franschhoek Beer Co. Lineup

2019 Awards

Stout – Gold (SA National Beer trophy)
Barrel Aged Stout – Silver (SA National Beer trophy)
Stout – Silver (African Beer Cup)
Three Oaks – Silver (SA National Beer trophy)
La Saison – Silver (SA National Beer trophy)


2018 Awards

Stout – Gold (Craft Brewers Awards)
Stout – Silver (African Beer Award)
Liberty APA Silver (African Beer Award)
Three Oaks Lager – Silver (SA National Beer trophy)
La Saison – Silver (SA National Beer trophy)
Liberty APA – Silver (SA National Beer trophy)

2017 Awards

Stout – Silver  (SA National Beer trophy)
Three Oaks Lager – Silver (SA National Beer trophy)

2016 Award

Stout – Gold  (SA National Beer trophy)

Our Brewmaster

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…?”

Our Story

“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.

Alex McCormack

Alex McCormack


Frank Rodriguez

Frank Rodriguez


Reuben Riffel

Reuben Riffel


Olaf Morgenroth

Olaf Morgenroth


Bernadene Adams, Restaurant Manager at FranschhoekBeerCo.

Bernadene Adams

Restaurant Manager

Chris Greyling

Brewer/ Brewery Manager

Marius Krynauw

Head Chef

What’s Happening


You may have tried our world class beers in fine restaurants, pubs or in the company of great friends at your own home. Now we’re inviting you to come over to ours.

OPEN: Monday – Sunday: 11:00 – 19:00*

*Unless otherwise advertised. Please not that we are closed Christmas Day (25 December).


Not for sale to minors. Alcohol can be addictive.

Not for sale to minors. Alcohol can be addictive.