Beer, wine & delicious eats over at Motherland Brewers

by Karisa

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.

Motherland Coffee’s entrance to the left & Motherland Brewers entrance to the right. Both offer some outside seating options if the weather happens to be playing along…

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.

My friend D and I got a paddle each and it was really awesome to work our way through beers we hadn’t tasted before…

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:

Montpellier Viognier – and at only R35 a glass (or R105 for a bottle) it’s an absolute steal…

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):

A Frankfurter with sauerkraut, cheddar, tomato sauce & mustard… This is dog perfection I tell you. Simple, tasty & that side of chips is an absolute must.

Fish tacos with salsa, coriander, avo & sour cream… Both D and I agreed that these were the best damn fish tacos we’ve had in ages…

For dessert, we tried something a little weird… Their beer float (R55) which is Aegir Midnight Porter with salted caramel ice cream:

A very interesting way to finish off your meal, that’s for sure…

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 kiss4_smudge 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



Julian Mar 13, 2017 - 1:09 pm

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.

Karisa Mar 13, 2017 - 9:52 pm

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.


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