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WHO WE ARE & WHAT WE DO

Mainstream Brewing Company strives to set the trend for producing full flavour highest quality craft beers, using the finest local and imported natural ingredients, at our craft brewery in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The brewery’s roots go back to when its founders, two proudly South African beer drinkers, realized they shared the same passion for the business of brewing beer. The journey started modestly in 2012 when the first home brew recipes were born. This evolved over the next two years, through many long discussions and many beers around the braai, to the Mainstream Brewing Company today, rooted in quality and a professional approach to all things beer.

South Africa is a beer drinking nation, where beer will be found at any social gathering. Life’s experiences and our travels worldwide have taught us that South Africa is thirsty for craft beer and the thirst is still growing!

The name, MAINSTЯEAM BREWING COMPANY ( reversed “Я”), was selected for a few reasons:

  • The word “mainstream” can be defined as: “Mainstream is what’s the new trend. When one “style” gets old, a new one is reborn, a mainstream person is someone who embraces new trends, thus creating and contributing to the journey of life. The reversed “Я” in Mainstream indicates a little change/something different, not only in the name, but also in the beers we will be brewing. Part of our logo, the Salmon, is there to entrench this founding cornerstone.
  • Mainstream Brewing Company endeavours to continuously be engaged with our customers and patrons so that through continuous improvement and innovation we remain in the forefront of the craft brewing industry.

Mainstream Brewing Company – Simply Great Beer!

Come on, join the upstream mainstream!

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African Vibe Cream Ale

African Vibe

HAND CRAFTED IN SOUTH AFRICA.

Our Beers…

BEER STYLE:

Cream Ale (2008 BJCP Style 6A, 2015 BJCP Style 1C)

DESCRIPTION:

Our African Vibe beer is specifically brewed to enhance South Africa’s unique vibe. African Vibe is a refreshing, easy drinking and flavourful cream ale with a light clean and clear appearance brewed with quality natural ingredients. Like all our beers, meticulously hand crafted to produce a beer we sincerely hope you enjoy as much as we enjoyed brewing it!

TASTING NOTES:

Light and crisp with a “thirst quenching” finish. Low to moderate maltiness and sweetness with low hop bitterness.

TYPICAL FOOD PAIRING:

Spicy cuisines, light seafood, leafy greens and salads, sushi, roast chicken.

– Not for sale to persons under the age of 18 –

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AVAILABLE SIZES:

340ml Bottles, 440ml Bottles, 30L Kegs

Mainstream Altbier

Altbier

HAND CRAFTED IN SOUTH AFRICA.

BEER STYLE:

Düsseldorf Altbier (2008 BJCP Style 7C, 2015 BJCP Style 7B).

DESCRIPTION:

Our Altbier is a well-balanced, slightly bitter yet malty, clean and smooth amber ale of German descent brewed with quality natural ingredients, then filtered to produce an easy drinking ale. Like all our beers, meticulously hand crafted to produce a beer we sincerely hope you enjoy as much as we enjoyed brewing it!

TASTING NOTES:

Well balanced, bitter yet malty, clean and smooth finish. Complex aroma of rich malt, noble hops and faint esters. Hop bitterness is balanced by a sturdy malt character.

TYPICAL FOOD PAIRING:

Pizza, root veggies, blue cheese, cured meats, seared pork, poultry, game.

AWARDS:

Finalist in the 2014 SAB World of Beer Craft Championships.

– Not for sale to persons under the age of 18 –

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AVAILABLE SIZES:

340ml Bottles, 440ml Bottles, 30L Kegs

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American Pale Ale

HAND CRAFTED IN SOUTH AFRICA.

BEER STYLE:

American Pale Ale (2008 BJCP Style 10A, 2015 BJCP Style 18B).

DESCRIPTION:

Our Mainstream A.P.A is a hoppy American pale ale with just sufficient supporting malt to produce a refreshing, easy drinking and smooth ale which after filtration yields clean, clear golden appearance. Mainstream APA is brewed with quality natural ingredients, and generously hopped to give a prominent complex fruity hop aroma with citrus infusions with a mild to low bitterness after taste. Like all our beers, meticulously hand crafted to produce a beer we sincerely hope you enjoy as much as we enjoyed brewing it!

TASTING NOTES:

Light and hoppy with a refreshing smooth finish. Low to moderate maltiness and sweetness with medium hop aroma and bitterness.

TASTING NOTES:

Aged/hard cheeses, fried foods, burgers, rich/intense meats, deli sandwiches.

– Not for sale to persons under the age of 18 –

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AVAILABLE SIZES:

340ml Bottles, 440ml Bottles, 30L Kegs

New Beers coming soon…

HAND CRAFTED IN SOUTH AFRICA.

BEER STYLE:

Watch this space…

TASTING NOTES:

Simply Great Beer!

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Where to buy …

BOTTLE STORES

See Store Locator Below

PUBS & RESTAURANTS

Gauteng

Aces Cafe
Zwartkops Raceway

Beerhouse Fourways
Fourways

ONLINE STORES

South Africa

The League Of Beers
http://www.leagueofbeers.com

Free Delivery in South Africa

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      We ask that you please let us know if any Store/Outlet listed above does not have stock of our beer so we can follow up and take action.

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      Our Services

      CONTRACT BREWING

      We offer various options for Contract Brewing that include the following:

      • Full Confidentiality Agreement
      • Recipe development (if required)
      • Facilities for Lager or Ale beers
      • Mashing, Brewing, Fermenting, Filtering, Kegging, Bottling

      BRANDED BEER

      We offer various options of Branding our beer to suit your needs, whether for private parties, corporate events, etc.:

      • Custom Labels & Designs
      • Custom Packaging

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