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WHO WE ARE & WHAT WE DO

Mainstream Brewing Company was established in 2012 with a key vision: to produce superior craft beer. The Brewery’s roots go back to when its founders, two proudly South African beer drinkers, combined their passion for the business of brewing beer with their engineering backgrounds. This evolved over the years to the innovative microbrewery Mainstream Brewing Company is today, rooted in quality, consistency and a professional approach to all things beer.

The name, MAINSTЯEAM, with its reversed “Я” symbolises upstream of mainstream. Part of our logo, the Salmon, is there to entrench this founding cornerstone.

MAINSTЯEAM is committed to its Clients and Beer Fans by following these basic principles in everything that we do:

  • Professionalism: ‘Partnering’ with our Clients to deliver consistent, full flavoured beers, hand-crafted with passion.
  • Reliability: Our beers are clean and flawless. We take pride in producing full flavour highest quality craft beers, using the finest local and imported natural ingredients. We do not release beer that does not meet our standards of quality and consistency.
  • Variety: We aim to delight both craft novices as well as hard-core beer gurus by brewing a wide variety of beer styles.
  • Craft: Brewing beer is both a science and an art. We honour both these elements in everything that we do, from grain to glass, we are dedicated to making truly excellent 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!

…….. So if you’re tired of mass-produced mainstream beers, try MAINSTЯEAM!

MAINSTЯEAM – Simply Great Beer!

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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.

TYPICAL FOOD PAIRING:

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

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Summer Weiss

HAND CRAFTED IN SOUTH AFRICA.

BEER STYLE:

Weissbier (2008 BJCP Style 15A, 2015 BJCP Style 10A).

DESCRIPTION:

Our Summer Weiss is a light, unfiltered yet clean German style wheat beer specifically brewed for the warmer South African climate. The moderate notes of clove and the touch of banana provided by the yeast makes it a very refreshing wheat beer for any occasion. Like all our beers, meticulously hand crafted with quality natural ingredients to produce a beer we sincerely hope you enjoy as much as we enjoyed brewing it!

TASTING NOTES:

Light, smooth and refreshing. Low to moderate sweetness with notes of clove and a touch of banana.

TYPICAL FOOD PAIRING:

A very versatile food beer, it pairs well with spicy food but is light enough to be enjoyed with a salad.

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

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AVAILABLE SIZES:

440ml Bottles, 30L Kegs

Mainstream-Funky-Berry

Funky Berry (Festivals Only)

HAND CRAFTED IN SOUTH AFRICA.

BEER STYLE:

Specialty Fruit Beer (2015 BJCP Style 29C).

DESCRIPTION:

Funky Berry is a fermented fusion of fruit extracts, malted barley, hops and water to produce a lite beer offering traditional beer characteristics with minimal hop bitterness yet a fruity aroma and a hint of sweetness. Like all our beers, meticulously hand crafted with quality natural ingredients to produce a beer we sincerely hope you enjoy as much as we enjoyed brewing it!

TASTING NOTES:

Light, slightly tangy and sweet fruit beer.

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

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AVAILABLE SIZES:

Festivals only, served per glass

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 Beer Finder Below

PUBS & RESTAURANTS

Gauteng

Aces Cafe
Zwartkops Raceway

Beerhouse Centurion
Centurion

Beerhouse Fourways
Fourways

Black Lounge Knights
Wonderpark PTA

Broodhuijs
New Mackleneuk

Brooklyn Brothers
Bedford Centre

Brooklyn Brothers
Bedford East Rand Mall

Brooklyn Brothers
Bedford Glenfair

Craft Beer Library
Linden

Fisherman’s Deck
Hartebeespoort

Oze Cafe & Bistro
Hazelwood PTA

Toni’s Fully Furnished Pizza
Rietfontein

ONLINE STORES

South Africa

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

Free Delivery in South Africa

Beer Finder

      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.

      Catch Us at these Events/Festivals

      GAUTENG

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      MPUMALANGA

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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

      CONTACT US!

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      Address:

      Unit 16

      Lanseria Business Park

      On R512 between N14 and Lanseria

      GPS Co-ordinates:

      S 25deg 57′ 12.1″

      E 27deg 54′ 58.0″