Beer chums: Danny & Kiana
February 26, 2014

From: New York

If you had to leave earth and only take one beer with you, which one would it be? Lager

The CBC beer that best represents your personality is…Why?
Lager, very clean & smooth

If a CBC beer was your date, which destination would you take it?
To watch my favourite football team play in Pitsburg The Steelers team.

We want more Harvest Lager!
February 25, 2014

Just to be fair to all our colleagues that couldn’t sit back and relax with an ice cold CBC Harvest Lager during the Harvest season, this popular limited edition Lager is now back in stock! But this time it’s only available at the brewery. Priced at R25/bottle and R250 per case of 12 the Harvest Lager is a Maerzen Style beer, which was only brewed since 1840’s in Bavaria, Germany, is a must-try!

Due to the wine harvest at Spice Route we named the beer “Harvest Lager” in honour of our colleagues. The label reads: “To be enjoyed while stomping grapes with your favourite wine maker or alone.”

Wolfgang Koedel:

“The Harvest Lager is a Maerzen Style beer which was only brewed since 1840’s in Bavaria/Germany. It is a full bodied malty and caramel flavoured beer with the best noble hops from Bavaria with 6.1 Vol % Alcohol and 28 bitter units. The original Maerzen was also the first beer served at the Oktoberfest in Munich. The amber colour and its clean dry and hoppy finish make it a must for every beer lover.”

Andy Kung: 

“The HL is actually a “Maerzen” which is a Festbier, meaning a party or celebration beer. “Fest’ type beers are made for special occasion and are usually stronger than everyday lagers. Ours has 6.1% Vol alc. Traditionally it was brewed in spring, (Europe, März=March) to signal the end of the traditional brewing season. Then stored in cold caves over the summer months and consumed at traditional celebrations in Autumn, like Oktoberfest. The beer has a rich malt aroma with a slight hint to spicyness, clean lager aroma, subtle hop aroma, beautiful saturated golden colour.”

The perfect potato rosti
February 16, 2014

Serves 4
Difficulty Easy
Preparation Time 30 minutes
Cooking Time 20 minutes

Ingredients:
6-8 potatoes, unpeeled
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Handful fresh parsley, roughly chopped
Goose fat for frying

Method:
Place the potatoes into a saucepan, cover with cold water and bring to the boil.
Boil the potatoes for about 10-15 minutes or until the potatoes are almost cooked through.
Drain and leave to cool for a few minutes.
When the potatoes are cool enough to handle, peel and grate into a large bowl.
Season the grated potato with salt and freshly ground pepper and add the parsley.
Heat a little goose fat in a pan and when hot, fry handfuls of grated potato, roughly shaping it into a round disk. Fry for about 4-5 minutes on each side or until golden brown and crispy.
Serve immediately with grilled bratwurst and mustard.
Perfectly paired with a CBC Amber Weiss craft beer as it has a slight hint of clove in its finishing.

LIMITED EDITION BIER SCHNAPS
February 12, 2014

It’s a limited edition “Eau de Vie”, meaning “water of life”, of the highest and smoothest quality. It has a distinct yeasty malt flavour and derived from a combination of Lager style beer and traditional German style Weissbier.

It’s smooth and accessible, perfect as a digestive after a rich meal or with a CBC Krystal Weiss. This limited edition is only available at the CBC brewery at R230.00 per 500ml bottle.

News from the brewmaster
February 10, 2014

I would just like to give a big THANK YOU to all our visitors and beer lovers for your continuous support through 2013.

In the past twelve months we have managed to make unbelievable volumes and won national and international awards for our beers. This was only made possible because of your loyalty and help within the industry. Please keep up the love for our beer and I will do my utmost best to surprise you with some new CBC beers in 2014!

Cheers,
Your Brewmaster, Wolfgang.

The Constantia Craft Beer Project
February 6, 2014

1 & 2 March 2014
False Bay Rugby Club

“This is not just a beer festival, this is a full day out with a great selection of food, wine and something for the whole family…” – The Craft Beer Project

CBC will be at the Constantia Craft Beer Project on the 1st and 2nd of March 2014.

A fun family festival devoted to the artisan culture of South Africa, the project promises to offer something for everyone: beer from local, national and international micro-brewers, wine, non-alcoholic beverages, food and entertainment! For the visual connoisseurs there will be classic cars and bikes, for the musos hot bands the likes of The Kiffness and The Rivertones, plus a host of smaller events for a range of other enthusiasts.

Tickets cost R90 online (via Quicket) or R120 at the door and include entry plus a beer glass.
For more information visit The Craft Beer Project: www.thecraftbeerproject.co.za/fests/constantia/