Cape Town Uncorked visits Hoogeberg Brewing Co.

This visit got me so excited that I can hardly contain myself, I want to spill all the hobs! 

The Hoogeberg Brewing Co. is situated on the beautiful Signal Gun Wines farm in Durbanville. Here you get the best of both worlds, a brewery amongst the vineyards – I christened it my little piece of heaven.

Beauty is in the eye of the Beer holder

Brett Mannix, General Manager for both Hoogeberg Brewing Co. and Signal Gun Wines shared the story and his passion that is Craft Beer. Thank you for awakening a new sense of appreciation within me, and enriching me with your knowledge. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour, seeing the entire process of craft beer making.

Where the magic happens

Visit their tasting venue, called Die Stal. Here you can enjoy both wine and Beer tastings. Delicious platters can be ordered. The Signal Gun Platter has all the trimmings and will leave you happily satisfied. 

Their range of Beers available for tasting include:

  1. Bontebok Lagered Five Crops – This light, crisp fruity beer has a hint of sweetness. It’s brewed in their 5 Crops Lagered style for 21 days. Keep it cold and enjoy it every day! 
  2. Ystervark Hybrid Lager – This is a full bodied beer with a stunning Golden color. Slightly malty aroma with a light hop flavor. Lovely smooth finish.
  3. Hefe Weiss – Traditionally German brewed style Hefe Weiss. This unfiltered Weiss is cloudy and oh so sexy – quite mysterious! 
  4. Berry & Lime Climax – Ladies you will absolutely love this one! It ticks all the boxes. Best news is that it will soon be bottled – currently only available on tap. This beauty is bubbly, she’s intense, she’s refreshing! Delicate strawberry flavor on both nose and palate. Absolutely delish!

Come and do the Biltong & Beer Tasting for just R80.00. It’s fun and tasty! 

The Bontebok was perfectly paired with a spicy chutney biltong which created the perfect balance between the sweetness from the beer and spicy-ness of the biltong.

Ystervark was accompanied by slices of Beef biltong and the Hefe Weiss, served with chilli bites. Cabanossi also works wonderfully.

My favorite, the lady in pink of course… Berry & Lime Climax! Her pairing partner obviously the delicious Turkish Delight. What a delightful partnership! 

The Hoogeberg Brewing Co. craft beers

Brett and his team have huge exciting plans for this small Brewery and I can not wait to share it all with you. From a private tasting on a game drive to brewing your very own personal beer. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram to make sure you don’t miss out on what’s hot and happening at Hoogeberg.

Tel: 021-976-1957 * Email:

Cape Town Uncorked drinks Hoogeberg 🍻


Author: CapeTownUncorked

I'm a photographer and a fairly "Capetonian-centric" wine drinker* Through my wine-stained lens I'll take you through our beautiful winelands, one click & a sip at a time.

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