Friday Beer: Old Potters Brewhouse “Plaas Japie” Saison

The type of brewery we are featuring this week is one we love to write about. It’s an enthusiastic, relatively young brewery who is producing great beers and working hard to make sure people know about them. Based in Greyton we are of course talking about the Old Potters Brewhouse. We’ve spent a fair bit of time with them recently and thought it would be a great opportunity to find out a bit more about them. And, if you get to the end of this post, you might even find out how to win tickets to the Fools and Fans Festival taking place on the 7th of April.

Old Potters Brewhouse

The Brewery

Based in Greyton in the Western Cape the brewery got off the ground in 2016 to become part of what is one of the oldest buildings in Greyton (over 150 years old). And one of only two national monuments in Greyton. About 100km from Cape Town it is a fantastic spot with no shortage of character. Or beer. The brewery is owned by Trevor Gerntholtz who, outside of being a world-class Liver Doctor, spends his limited free time there. The brewery is run by Tatenda Chivaura, a tremendously cheerful individual who is more than capable of putting together a cracking brew.

The Beer

Like a lot of breweries Old Potters Brewhouse produce several standard beers and a once off here and there. We’re featuring their “Plaas Japie” Saison this week but their full line up includes:

  • “Plaas Japie” Saison (Obviously)
  • “City Slicker” Pale Ale
  • “Flower Child” India Pale Ale
  • “Rooinek” Amber Ale

While we were at the brewery they also pulled out a “Saison de Gobos”. We won’t get into details because we would probably get it wrong but another tasty beer out of the brewery. You won’t be able to find this one in your local bottle store however. We are up for correction, but this was a once off kind of deal. A little touch we particularly like is that each and every beer is signed and dated by the brewer.

So, give the Old Potters Brewhouse “Plaas Japie” Saison a go this weekend and let us know your thoughts! Don’t forget that you could stand a  chance to win a case of Urban Brewing Co’s Monkey’s Paw Pilsner and swag from Dogfish Head and The Boulevard Brewing Co (details here).

You can find Old Potters Brewhouse on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Win tickets to the Fools and Fans Festival!

Old Potters Brewhouse is behind the upcoming Fools and Fans Festival in Greyton and have graciously given us two tickets to give away to one of you tremendous hop heads. Taking place on the 7th of April it features 15 breweries, two wine stalls, two gin stalls and live entertainment. It’s a destination Festival so a really nice excuse to get out of Cape Town for a couple of days.

Fools and Fans Beer Festival

To stand a chance at winning simply leave a comment below letting us know who you would take and why. Simple as that. We will choose a winner next Friday the 16th so get them entries in, and be sure to let your mates know. Good luck!

You can find Fools and Fans on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Until next time, cheers!


13 replies on “ Friday Beer: Old Potters Brewhouse “Plaas Japie” Saison ”
  1. I can’t think of any other person than Samanthia Olifant,(My Hart She Pint) that I would take with.She is as passionate obou a good quality beer as I am.Either way I’m not missing the Fool&Fans Beer Festivals for anything.Was there last year and it was awesome.

  2. I’ll take my husband Jacques. He usually does not drink any alcohol, but he has developed a taste for craft beers. He’ll attend any event that he can find serving craft beer and loves visiting the breweries to do tastings. So he’ll definitely be thrilled to go to the Fools and Fans Beer Festival.

    1. Jacques! Congratulations! Being the Fool that you are you have won yourself two tickets to the Fools&Fans Festival!

      1. Wow!!! Thanx guys!!! What a surprise. For once being a fool pays off!!! Tx for the tickets, i really appreciate it!!! We are looking forward to the festival.

        1. We’ve passed your details on to the people in the know who will have your tickets sent to you.

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