Established in 2015 with a 50 liter nano system, we have grown and matured into a brewery that takes great pride in the sessionality and flavor of our brews.
Our early success with our flagship beer, the Car Park John amber ale, has given us the confidence to produce a wide range of over the top, bespoke and seasonal beers some of which have won national awards.
Thanks to a growing demand our brewery expanded significantly and relocated to its present location. Our canning line ensures that our brews delivered fresh and with all the flavor we envisioned when we prepared our beloved recipes.
Shortly after opening a new brewery and due to popular demand, we opened our tap room.
Niall Cook, Master Brewer says, “Our beers are designed not just for easy drinking but also to evoke deep emotions you never knew you had.”
We are not only about beer. All craft beverages are our bread and butter so come and enjoy our hard lemonade, Jane Doe, or our range of Wawu Tonics which pair perfectly with our own berry infused London Dry Gin, Pretty Poison.
Our Tap Room is right next to our brewery and serves our awesome brews fresh from the fermenters. The Tap Room team are knowledgeable and friendly and will happily tell you all about each beer.
Situated in a rustic court yard with a tented canopy and wood fired heaters, our Tap Room has as much atmospheres as our brews have character. If beer is not your thing, our bar boasts a vast array of selected craft gins, expertly garnished to your taste.
We are also surrounded by a couple of great eateries and tasty snacks and meals can be ordered from their roving staff.
There are two types of beer tasting at RHBC:
By appointment only. Cost: R120 per person minimum of two
Tasting of six to nine beers, depending on what is fresh and available. Cost: R70
RHBC hosts a number of events and festivals each year.
Winter Beer Share – RHBC partners with local home brewers and they share information on their recipes and techniques.
Home Brew Festival – Open to the public and each paying visitor is given a glass and an opportunity to taste the wares of the brewers. Live music and festival atmosphere. Halloween Party – Happens each year in October with the seasonal specialty Pumpkin Beer being on offer.
RHBC Beer Run – This fun event occurs three times a year with beer stops along the 5 km run.
Beer Launches – each time RHBC launches a new brew Niall Cook, the Master Brewer, presents the beer to enthusiasts on a Friday afternoon.
Chicky’s Yard, famous in Port Elizabeth for its great atmosphere, is available for hire for events. Seating for up to 60 to 70 persons is available under cover with another 40 available in the shade of the trees.
The venue may be hired from 8.00 am to 10.00 pm. Catering is usually provided by Foongs. Bar staff and waiters are provided as well as welcome drinks. All RHBC gins, beers and hard lemonades are available for serving as are the wines from the Wine Shed. Contact us for a quotation.
Our local wine shed offers a wonderful range of local boutique wines at very reasonable price. We sell for both onsite and offsite consumption with wines priced accordingly.
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