Beer

Hillcrest Estate has latched onto the craft beer phenomenon that has spread through the Western Cape like wildfire. There are literally hundreds of brews available so one is not spoilt for choice.

Our craft beer is brewed by our retired wine maker Graeme Reed and according to Graeme ‘brewing beer is vastly different to making wine. If the wine is substandard you can blame the vintage. As for beer, there is only one person who carries the can and that’s the brewer! Consistency of quality is the trick and that is where the challenge lies. We have honed our skills using a 50L brewing system and have developed some interesting lagers and ales from the plethora of recipes available.’

These efforts have translated into the development of a microbrewery (2x500L capacity Fermenters) and a rustic outdoor beer garden. The brand, Granite Rock, is available on tap so why not come and sample the fruits of our endeavour

The Granite Rock Beer Garden will be open Wednesday to Sunday from 12h00 to 19h00 , there will be  6 craft beers, a Pizza menu which will also include Bratwurst on a roll with sauerkraut, a German sausage platter, and some Mezze platers.