Beer Tasting at Cape Brewing Company
After an amazing Biltong, Nut and Wine Tasting at KWV Emporium, we made our way over to Spice Route. Both of these awesome wine locations are located in Paarl, so we knew that we could squeeze them both in on our Friday afternoon together. Only a 45-minute drive from the city, Spice Route’s delightful village set-up in Paarl is the perfect day-trip destination for the whole family. Check out this awesome article which lists 13 Reasons to Visit the Spice route in Paarl.
The Cape Brewery Company (CBC) produces a wide range of craft beers. We first came here in 2015, with these same friends, and you can look back at that day HERE. On this recent visit, we had much less time so we didn’t do the chocolate tasting, nor did we have time to walk around like we did last time. Our goal is to come here for a full day in the future, and do EVERYTHING. Although, at the slow speed at which we move through tastings, I don’t think that we can get through all that Spice Route has to offer in just one day. We are, however, up for the challenge!
CBC Visitors can view the facilities, watch the entire production process and taste it immediately after – either on tap or at the tasting stations. There are four core brews: pilsner, lager, Krystal Weiss and Amber Weiss made using crystal-clear water from a nearby spring in the Paarl mountain, which gives the beer its unique flavour. Choose between tasting four beers (R30) or six (R40) before buying a couple of crates to take home with you.
For the Ladies
We loved this RASPBERRY KRYSTAL WEISS. The taste was as refreshing as the original Krystal Weiss with an extra hint of raspberry. Interesting Fact this is CBC’s first ever thirst-quenching flavoured beer. Even my friend, Catherine, who doesn’t drink beer, liked this one.
After our beer tasting, we had all worked up an appetite. We walked across the lawn to La Grapperia to get something to eat. The days are shorter in summer, so the sun was already moving towards the horizon! The late afternoon glow coming though the trees was amazingly amazing!
Cape Brewing Company
Daily Tasting; 10am-5pm (closes at 4:30pm)
COST OF TASTING:
R30 (4 CBC beers)
R40 (4 CBCs and 2 specially selected beers)
CONTACT: +27 (21) 863 2270