Richmond Hill Brewing Co

I got to peek into the new Richmond Hill Brewing Co undercover beer yard and brewery in the Baakens Valley the other day.  Unfortunately it was literally just a peek in as I was attending an event next door so I didn't get to try the beers or check out the brewery, but I'm sure this spot is going to become a very popular spot here in the Port Elizabeth.  The recent Craft Brew and Food Fest also took place…

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Craft beers at BeerYard

Anybody who doesn't know how draft beer gets from wherever to the glass would probably have a totally different interpretation of this picture. Science experiment, drug lab, space alien breeding centre? Nope.  Probably (one of) the biggest variety of craft beers on tap at an establishment in Port Elizabeth.  This being part of the bar at BeerYard in Richmond Hill.

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Beer bread from Dockside Brewery

Dockside Brewery in the Baakens Valley doesn't just brew craft beer for the drinking market.  They also brew a craft beer specially to bake beer bread with.  Their very first beer wasn't the best drinking beer but they quickly found out that it was perfect for baking beer bread so they continued making it.  As they put it, All of the flavour has been imparted into the beer leaving the dry ingredients very basic, resulting in an original unmistakable extraordinary…

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Have you ever heard of the Dockside Brewery?

I want to bet my bottom dollar (ok, so I'm not a betting man, is really confused with why the dollar is at the bottom and why are we talking dollars and not rands?) that you have probably never heard of the Dockside Brewery.  Located just behind the Herald in Horton Street in the Baakens Valley, the Dockside Brewery has been producing beer for just over a year and is breaking some serious ground when it comes to craft beer…


Dinner at Bridge Street

Bridge Street Brewery is more than just a place where they brew award winning craft beer.  They also serve the best food and have become a great place to get together with friends.

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Beer Yard tasters

Last week I joined Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism and Gecko Tours on the inaugural Port Elizabeth Hop on Beer Route Tour.  The tour visits three micro breweries in the city and at each stop you get to taste 4 "beers" (beers in " " because there are 10 beers and two ciders) plus a meal at the last stop.  I took my camera with so over the next week or two you'll learn more about these micro breweries and what they have…

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