Tuk Tuk Brewery, part of the Leeu Collection, opened its doors on the 18th of February. The 250 litre capacity brewery offers a variety of craft beers from its premises on the Main Road, as well as a bite to eat at its Taqueria restaurant with a menu of authentic Mexican fare such as ceviche and tacos. The menu is paired to the craft beers, and has been designed by Oliver Cattermole, Executive Chef of Leeu Estates and Leeu House.

Six CBC beers are on offer, namely the CBC Lager, CBC Harvest Lager (seasonal) CBC Mandarina Bavaria IPA, CBC Oktoberfest Beer (seasonal), CBC Imperial IPA, CBC Pilsner, CBC Amber Weiss, CBC Krystal Weiss and CBC Red Weiss (seasonal); while four exclusive, handcrafted Tuk Tuk branded beers, a Lager, Weiss, Dunkel and Pale Ale will be released later this year.

“Tuk Tuk is a very nice little brewery on steroids, especially when it comes to technological advances and energy savings,” says Dewald Goosen, brewmaster at Tuk Tuk and a man who started as an enthusiastic and successful home brewer and soon became the head brewer of Woodstock Brewery in Cape Town. He gained experience with both micro, as well as up to 3 000-litre brewing plants and, before taking on the reins at Tuk Tuk, was a senior brewer at CBC.

“The choice of ingredients is the first step to creating exceptional craft beer,” says Dewald.  “Our bespoke brews are made from carefully selected local and imported hops and malts, specially cultured yeasts and crystal clear spring water, regularly sourced from Leeu Estates’ mountain spring.

“We will be creating new benchmarks by experimenting with different ingredients and custom batches and we are eager to welcome you to our little gem of a brewery and invite you to be part of a truly immersive experience.”

The Tuk Tuk microbrewery is open Tuesday-Sunday, 11h00-22h00. Contact 021 492 2207/info@tuktukbrew.com for more information.