WELCOME TO THE HOGSBACK BREWING CO

MADE WITH MOUNTAIN WATER & LOVE

OPEN WED, THURS (11AM-4PM)
& FRI & SAT (11AM-6PM)

ENJOY HOGSBACK’S FINEST CRAFT BEERS 

TAPROOM & BEER GARDEN

While away an afternoon at the Hogsback Brewing Company Taproom & Beer Garden and enjoy our range of highly quaffable, hop forward locally brewed craft beers. Relax outside under two ancient oak trees in the beer garden and enjoy our unique and delicious menu paired with our beers, the finest craft gins, craft cooldrinks and a selection of other tasty beverages … 

The Hogsback Brewing Company Taproom & Beer Garden offers so much more than just craft beer and gin tastings, we also have our legendary nachos, share platters, homemade ice cream that will change your life, cupcakes, brownies and so much more… lifes to short to not spoil yourself. Find branded goodies in our retail section - beer & gin glasses, caps, buffs, stickers - bake our amazing beer bread or purchase many of our menu items for a picnic!

HOGSBACK’S ONLY LOCALLY BREWED BEERS

OUR BEERS

We use only the finest ingredients and Hogsback mountain spring water to hand craft small batches of hop forward, delicious, quaffable craft ales. Come and enjoy Hogsback's only local craft beers, served only at our Taproom, and try a tasting flight, a pint or five, a half if you must & pair it with our yummy and unique menu to round out the tasting experience.

AMBER ALE

BEER STYLE: AMERICAN AMBER ALE
ABV 4.4% / IBUs 42
Amber is a petrified resin often containing mosquitos. ours is a quaffable session ale. Good with breakfast, suitable with lunch and 100% improves sunsets and it can be drunk in the dark. Using a classic hopbination of Summit and Cascade hops, our Amber ale offers a solid malt backbone, shades of grapefruit and a re­freshing bitterness.

GAIKAS GOLD

BEER STYLE: BLONDE ALE
ABV3.8% / IBUs SO
All that glitters is not gold, but beer, Gaika was a legendary Xho­sa king and his name marks the highest peak in Hogsback. Using a wild combination of Colombus, Mosaic and Motueka hops, first comes a crisp bitterness, a smidgen of malt flavour, followed by a soft citrus orange finish. Goes well with life and everything it throws at you.

SMASHED PARROT IPA

BEER STYLE: INDIA PALE ALE
ABV4.5% / IBUs 51
IPA, India - a country, Pale - not Barry White, Ale - a water sub­stitute that keeps you safe. Ours is a hoppy, not stupidly bitter, refreshing citrus bomb that goes well with friends and hot sum­mer days. Using Alchemy, Mosaic and Columbus hops, HBC's IPA offers a super quaffable ale with hints of malt, bursts of bitter­ness and refreshing citrus flavours.

THE SIGNWRITERS ALE

BEER STYLE: ENGLISH PALE ALE
ABV 4% / IBUs 15
Named after a legendary Signwriter, the Signwriters Ale was a 30 Litre Christmas Gift, dispatched in S days. Before Christmas arrived. So enjoyable, we made it available to the world at large. The Signwriters is our homage to English Ales, made with noble hops, offering a rich malty, slightly spicy, always earthy ale to while away afternoons.

THE NIGHT OWL

BEER STYLE: STOUT / PORTER
ABV4.5% / IBUs 43
A stout, possibly a porter, using roasted malts, some hops for a dash of bitterness and local roasted coffee beans perpetually soaked in Bourbon. Seldom available mainly due to self con­sumption of my three favourite things, Beer, Coffee and Whiskey in a single bottle. Try it while you can!

THE SUMMER ALE

BEER STYLE: PILSNER. BUT DEF NOT A PILSNER
ABV 4% /IBUs 22
The Summer Ale is a malty honey nut pale ale with flavours of local raspberries, Available on tap and in bottles. Surprisingly it's only available in Summer, ask for it when the suns shining.

SEE WHAT THE COOL KIDS ARE SAYING

OUR REVIEWS

"I wish I could give this place 6 stars. What an amazing atmosphere with great beer and nice snacks. This is a must visit in Hogsback.."
Nick Dempers
"A wide range of locally-crafted and delicious beers and a classy selection of other beverages. Food, drink and service are absolutely faultless. 10/10 would recommend."
Dylan Rosenberg
"Wonderful brewery with delicious beer and a small, but tasty range of platters and bites mostly made from high quality, local, seasonal ingredients. Great staff/service. Outdoor beer garden area shaded by a big tree and perfect as a cool spot on a hot day.."
David Robertson
Very nice place with excellent beer and also food! The beer is very tasty and the atmosphere inside and outside very cozy. Also the food is very nice! I had the most amazing chocolate brownie there! I definitely would recommend the place for a nice day with your friends in their beergarden. A little hidden gem you wouldn’t expect from the outside !
Debby Pella
Perfect Hogsback visitor spot! Serves both craft beer and a wide selection of gins and mix. The cheese and meat platter , served with homemade beer bread make the perfect accompaniment to the drinks on offer.
Tania Seeger
We enjoyed a gin and beer tasting here - the rooibos gin was my favourite! There’s outdoor seating available as well as indoor. We also ordered a cheese platter and it was superb. The staff were lovely too!! We purchased beer to take home and some of their branded glasses. Loved it!
Mandy Jean Roux
What an amazing gem, the beer from here is really great. Especially the gold ale, which is close to a lager. Really nice outdoor area , great menu options. If you are in Hogsback make sure you stop in here!
Robert Batey
What a brilliant way to spend an afternoon. We were fortunate enough to come through Hogsback on an afternoon when the brewery was open. Tried a tasting tray and a snack platter. The beers were varied and delicious. Staff were friendly and helpful despite a period of business. Definitely recommend a visit if you in the area.
Justin Williams
Friendly service and possibly the best beer I've ever drank.
Tiaan Fourie
Excellent craft beers and lovely dog friendly garden area. A must visit in Hogsback!
Clare Travis
Excellent Crafted Beers, Gins, Cheese platter Cappuccino & delicious homemade Coffee Ice Cream - YUM
A definite "Must Visit" in Hogsback 😀☕🍦🍻
Jan Venter
Great ambiance and beers. The deli selection was delicious and the service was superb.
Keshia Williams
Great beer, great people, great location. Did I mention the beer yet?
Steven Burnett
We enjoyed the tasting, the beer and the food was very tasty. We had springbok carpaccio on beer bread with a horseradish mayo- Id highly recommend this it was so yummy and paired well with the beer. The staff are friendly and it was so nice that our dogs could be accommodated in the garden :)
Larissa Pretorius

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LOCATION

BEER, IBHIYA, UBHIYA, BIER, BIA

OUR STORY

On a Friday, many many… many years ago, after a bottle of Gin and some token tonic, we decided to move back to Hogsback from the big smoke and start the local brewing company, filled with naiveté, passion and a desire to brew local hop forward ales in the village of Hogsback… The Hogsback Brewing Company was brewed into existence in 2017. The Taproom and Beer Garden was launched with spectacular timing a week before the first COVID lockdown, and what a seven days it was 🙂 We had to wait nearly six months before we could sell beer again… We’re still here, which we’re pretty happy about. 

We have simple beer philosophy.

Using water sourced from a little known waterfall hidden away in a little pocket of indigenous forest, we strive to make beer like it should be…Epic water, fresh ingredients, brewed where you drink it, fresh and full of flavour and made most importantly with love and served by the brewer!

We strongly believe in taking care to reduce our impact on the environment, from our water usage to the packing you get your pulled pork bun in. Our packaging is recyclable and in most cases compostable, from our stupidly delicious homemade ice cream, take away coffee cups to the glass we serve our beers in, to the food items in the deli fridge… we try to make sure our contribution to respecting Hogsback’s natural environment is at the forefront of everything we do, make and sell.

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CONTACT

Please give us a shout on 072 492 6868 ( WhatsApp is cool too) or drop us an email below

TRAVEL ROUTES

Explorers Way

The Hogsback Brewing Company highly recommends you find your inner explorer, get on the road and explore the undiscovered wonders of the Eastern Cape – follow this self drive adventure and you will get to see a huge variety of wild life in a malaria free area, the best pristine beaches and coastal villages, expansive Karoo landscapes and jaw dropping rock formations, authentic South African cultural and historical experiences, indigenous forests, majestic mountains & waterfalls, beautiful show gardens and friendly small town hospitality on the road less travelled… and be sure to pop in to all the local breweries along the way!

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