Heading up the craft beer movement in Cape Town and the Western Cape Darling Breweries, taking their name from the small West Coast town they are based in. Famous not only for their flavour but also their distinctive large bottles and beautifully designed labels, names like Bone Crusher, Pixie Dust, Rooi Bok and Long Claw are as much a part of the cultural lexicon now as Umngqusho and mielie pap.
Their small turnkey brewery and partnership with Chris Barnard, a chief brewer, has led to the distinctive naturally fermented taste of Darling Brews. In their own words: ‘Slow Beer’ is not just the name of our first beer…
Brewing a beer, of course, is a slow process. And here they believe the more time and effort you put into something, the better the results. They call this process “Slow Beer”. With 12 various craft beers, every one of them is worth a try!
The Tasteroom at Darling Brew is specifically designed to provide one of the best craft beer tasting experiences. Founders Kevin and Philippa Wood aims to create a brand that is both cool and stylish. The Tasteroom overlooks the working brewery so while enjoying a phenomenal beer tasting experience, visitors will get a bird’s eye view of the brewing process seen below.
All furniture is locally produced and hand crafted made from reclaimed wood. All beers are on tap and can be enjoyed with a delicious selection of locally sourced hot and cold meals, the hot menus is authentically South African with a ‘braai’ theme, specialising in braai platters. The cold menu features local cheeses, pickles and freshly baked breads. With regular events such as food and beer pairing nights, be sure to check out their website for updates on these not to be missed events!