A Super Cool Name for a Super Cool Beer Tour!

Its no secret that Dan and I love craft beer, and I try to visit at least one craft brewery everywhere we go!  When researching Cape Town, I came across the Super Cool Beer Tour and obviously had to sign up!  We were able to sign up online for the afternoon tour, between about 1 and 6, on a Friday afternoon, our last afternoon in Cape Town, and what a fun afternoon it was!

The afternoon started with a personal pick-up at our hotel by Louwrens, the head guy, who was super cool, like the tour = )

The tour started with a drive through town to Newlands Brewery, which is now a main stream brewery (read: non-craft) run by SABMiller.  It makes common South African and international beers.

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While not craft brewery, Newlands Brewery is still a cool spot to visit.  There is a lot of history here and the grounds are quite the production.  We walked around a bit and saw some old cars and then moved into the tasting room for a tasting of about six beers, which included a wide variety of the “big beers” produced at the brewery such as Castle, Flying Fish (a shandy-type beer) and Pilsner Urquell.  After, we got to select a pint of our choice to enjoy in the lovely outdoor beer garden!  I went with the Castle Stout!

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