At Boston Breweries, we brew 5 days a week, 24 hours a day. We follow a traditional brewing process to craft our beers.
The day starts by preparing specially selected malted barley, according to my recipe. All our barley is imported from Belgium and we have 25 different malts we can choose from. For example we use two-row Pilsner malt in our lagers.
Our Whale Tale Ale is crafted using Pale Ale malt, which adds a strong malty flavour, as well as Crystal malt, which imparts a rich, caramel-sweet aroma, a unique toffee-like flavour, as well as its golden colour.
My Johnny Gold Weiss recipe also uses malted wheat, which enhances the typical Bavarian wheat beer flavour. Wheat malt is essential in making wheat beers thanks to its protein that gives the beer a fuller mouth feel and enhanced beer head stability.
The Brewery is situated in the bustling business district of Paarden Eiland, Cape Town. It recently underwent a massive upgrade with its capacity doubled. This means more of the golden nectar flows from its tanks on a daily basis. We no longer do brewery tours and have replaced it with a purpose built Tasting Room situated in the Cape Quarter. Plenty of good beer available, expertly served from 10 taps.
We recently commissioned a 7.2KW solar pilot project. The system consists of 24 locally manufactured 300W Solar solar panels and produces 14500 KW/Hours of electricity per year, roughly 10% of our energy needs, saving just under 15 tons of CO2 emissions annually. A great step in the right direction and we look forward to expanding the project in the near future.