Located on the edge of the Berg River in Paarl, this is a small yet significant brewery. Their beers are carefully made with passion and expertise, and the taproom is a great place to enjoy a few beers while visiting Paarl.
Berg River has a wide selection of beers brewed right at the brewery, their list includes:
- Leichtes Weizz
- Blonde Ale
- Bok Beer
- Helles Lager
- Pale Ale
- The Blackland Saison
- The Chambok
- Voetstoots Tanks
While they’re all gorgeously crafted beers, my favourite was, without a doubt, the Pale Ale. Followed closely by the Weizz.
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If you’re in Paarl and in need of a refreshing drink I suggest you pay a visit to these guys. They have an inviting courtyard and taproom, where you can do beer tastings or just order a pint to chill with your mates. There’s even a food truck that offers pizza and other snacks.
The brewery holds various events in the courtyard, including live music and an outdoor movie theatre! When we visited a group of locals were using the taproom as one of the most awesome bachelors party venues. Jugs of beer and tons of laughs were free-flowing all afternoon.
Inside the taproom you can buy merchandise, there are Tshirts for men and women, as well as honey, wooden gifts, and glasses. There’s also a home brewing section – yep that’s exactly where I headed – where you can get ingredients and gear for brewing your own beers. The prices there are fantastic, so I picked up a few items.
You can visit Berg River from Tuesday to Saturday, between 9:30 and 19:00 (but they close at 17:00 on Saturdays).
Visit their website for more info.