Last weekend I was invited to try out the beer, wine & food offering over at a new spot in town called Motherland Brewers.
Connected to Motherland Coffee which is situated at the top of St Georges Mall on the Wale Street side, Motherland Brewers is an extension to the business which opened back in December of last year.It’s not a big spot, but it’s jam-packed with character. Decor wise I thought it was very cool indeed. Let me show you what I mean:
We kicked things off with their beer offering. They have 6 beers on tap and then a further selection of bottled beers & ciders as well. The beers on tap do rotate from time to time, but at present they have the following on tap: Motherland Saison, CBC Pilsner, Aegir Steam Lager, The Drifter Scallywag IPA, Stone Circle Weiss & Little Wolf Hopped Cider.
If you’re new to craft beer, or you’ve been wanting to try something new, I can highly recommend that you do their beer tasting paddle which costs only R35 for 4 beer tastings.On the wine front they also have a very interesting little selection of whites & reds, with some served by the glass too (if you’re not ready to commit to a bottle). One of these “by the glass” options was actually my favourite out of all of the wines we got to try: Now at this point I think it’s clear that we needed some food otherwise we were going to fall off our chairs. 😉 Luckily their menu offers some really tasty “comfort” items like a cheese & charcuterie board, burgers, hot dogs & tacos.
D and I decided to share both the traditional dog with fries (R67) & the fish tacos (R65):For dessert, we tried something a little weird… Their beer float (R55) which is Aegir Midnight Porter with salted caramel ice cream: Right now they’re running a little special where you get a free small beer with any main meal, so do hurry on over this weekend if you can. The special ends at the end of Feb.
Can’t make it this weekend? No worries… They’re open Mon – Fri from 11am to 10pm and Saturdays from 11am to 7pm. So for city dwellers, this is an awesome lunch or after-work drinks & dinner spot.
I really loved everything about it. Good beer, good wine, good food, good vibe… Therefore I’m going to give Motherland Brewers a on my Miss K Kiss-o-Meter scale.
I’m also super excited about having this cool little spot within walking distance from my apartment. #HighFivesAllRound
I’m a bit of a craft beer nerd and I thought that the beers on the 5 taps were exceptional. The CBC lager was the least adventurous but still a very decent craft lager and the other 4 that were on at the time were all fabulous examples of some of the best of their class out there and in one case a very small brewery that I have never seen anywhere else apart from the Cape Town Festival of Beer. I also love the fact that it has outdoor seating on St. george’s Mall; great for people watching and too few CBD bars have outside seating, mostly for understandable reasons but it’s still true. I love this place.
Hi Julian 🙂 Thanks for the awesome (and detailed) response. I agree, outside seating is a definite plus & I also love that they put a lot of thought into the beers they stock. It’s a great little spot overall.