Thursday, August 16th, 2012
As the first wine and brewing estate in the Southern Hemisphere, Birkenhead runs a small but growing micro-brewery, water bottling plant, winery and vineyard situated in the Western Cape of South Africa.
Birkenhead has much to offer, not only to the beer and wine enthusiast, but to those just interested in visiting our beautiful country estate near Stanford in the shadow of the Klein Rivier Mountains.
Here you will find out about Birkenhead’s exceptional wine and beer, country estate, brewery and restaurant and pub. Come and enjoy delicious food and freshly brewed beer and visit the vineyard and winery where Walker Bay Vineyards wines are produced.
For the beer lovers, Birkenhead Brewery produces 6 different delicious beers.
Birkenhead Premium Lager
A bittersweet mystery classically reincarnated. Slightly sweeter than your average continental lager but if you are a Hop Head you will appreciate the crisp clean Saaz and Perle this beer has to offer. Primarily malty, lightly hopped. 4, 5% alc. by vol.
The Premium Pilsner is an aromatic Hoppy Pilsner beer with a distinctive after taste which is slightly bitter. This new addition to the Birkenhead range of brews has slightly less alcohol. The brewers search for excellence in a refreshing new taste is brought to life in this Premium Pilsner. 3, 5% alc. by vol.
Honey Blond Ale
Wheat beer? Yes! German, or Belgian? No – truly South African. She is blonde, smooth, mysterious and alluring in character, she is Honey Blonde. Light to medium bodied, malty with a sweet fruity finish. Low in bitterness with a honey aroma. 6, 0% alc. by vol.
Birkenhead Pride (Old English Ale Bitters)
This extremely strong, full malt flavoured style combines the best English Hops with South African Barley to provide the modern man with loads of taste in an autumn beer. Full bodied malt flavour enhance by a thick, wheat derived head. Buscuity with a dry nutty finish.
Birkenhead Chocolate Malt Stout
Don’t let the cold force you away from your beer, our malt stout is sure to warm those winter days and nights. Strong espresso with hints of chocolate, complimented by a tangy bitterness and dry nutty finish. Full bodied with a creamy tan head. 4, 5% alc. by vol.
Birkenhead Black Snake
This Birkenhead creation consists of brandy, stout and honey blonde ale. Black Snake is just like Africa’s most dangerous snake, the Black Mamba – it will give you a bite you’ll never forget! If you thrive on FEAR be afraid, be very afraid!10% alc. by vol.
At Birkenhead Estate, 5 different Walker Bay Vineyards wines are produced in their winery.
- Sauvignon Blanc
- Chardonnay Unwooded
- Chardonnay Wooded
- Amesteca (Bordeaux Blend)
- Cabernet Sauvignon
The estate offers daily tastings and a tour can be arranged by appointment. You can also enjoy a delicious lunch at the restaurant and pub:
- Bar open from 10:00 till 17:00 (Mon – Sat) Sundays: 11:00 till 17:00
- Kitchen open from 11:00 till 16:30 (Mon – Sat, closed Mondays and Tuesdays).
For more information please contact
Tel: 028 341 0183
Fax: 028 341 0196
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