Mitchell’s craft beers are available nationally at Pick ‘n Pay, Makro, Ultra Liquors, Prestons, Norman Goodfellows and selected TOPS at SPAR, as well as Checkers LiquorShop in the Southern and Western Cape. Mitchell's is available on tap at selected bars and restaurants in the Southern Cape, Western Cape and Gauteng.
- Light low calorie Lager
- Refreshingly dry finish
- Lightly hopped
- Locally sourced ingredients
- Patiently matured at sub zero temperatures
To satisfy the taste buds of the original Knysna lumberjacks working in the nearby timber forests, we named the very first Mitchell’s beer Forester’s Lager. Using only locally sourced hops from our neighboring town and 2 row barley, we’ve carefully lagered this lightly hopped brew at subzero temperatures and patiently left it to mature, creating an exceptionally crisp, clean, easy to drink beer. This delicious thirst quencher has a dry finish and type of refreshment that, after a long day’s work, has you ordering another.
Bosun's Pale Ale
first pale ale
- Distinctive bitterness
- Full flavoured refreshment
- Fruity hop aromas
- Harmonious balance of maltiness and bitterness
Since 1787, the infamous rocky Knysna Heads have claimed the ships of Captains who've ignored theadvice of their right-hand man, "the Bosun". Mitchell’s Bosun’s is South Africa’s very first Pale Ale and is uniquely hopped and malted to create this distinctly bitter brew. It is well measured, balanced and pale golden amber in colour. While lower in alcohol it remains fully flavoured with a rewarding refreshment that is sure to quench your thirst - even if you’ve been at sea for days.
Milk & Honey Ale
- Full bodied with a hint of sweetness
- Hop forward
- Patiently matured
- Signature flavours of Knysna
In 1983, Mitchell’s Brewery opened its doors in Knysna, a little town we like to think of as the Land of Milk and Honey. As a dedication to our birthplace, we brew this handsomely gold Ale to be full-bodied and big on hops. During careful maturation, the signature flavours of Knysna’s earthy goodness, balanced with hints of sweet maltiness begin to develop, making it the Brew Master’s choice.
90 Shilling Ale
- Intense hoppiness
- Dark copper colour
- Extra spicy character
- Liberally hopped
- To be sipped and savoured
Old Scottish Brewers used to name their Ales after the alcohol tax they owed to the government. So, when we brewed our first high alcohol beer in 1986, we named it 90 Shilling Ale. Dark copper in colour, this extra spicy Ale is liberally hopped to stand up to its own intense maltiness and whirlpool filtered as it was done in those days. It’s brewed to be sipped and savoured slowly and, in our humble opinion, is worth every penny.
Old Wobbly Strong Lager
- High alcohol lager
- Generous maltiness
- Slightly bitter notes
- Well lagered
This celebratory lager was originally brewed at 12% ABV. Giving it the potential to take the feet out from under even the sturdiest of beer drinkers. It was affectionately known as Old Wobbly, and due to its popularity still brewed today, although slightly lower in ABV in keeping with the times. This slightly bitter but generously malted lager is brewed and fully matured at a respectful 7% ABV. Don’t be fooled, the Old Wobbly still packs a punch so please, drink responsibly.
- Dark roasted malt
- Smokiness, hint of coffee and liquorice
- Rich and smooth
- Creamy finish
Way back in 1987, we brewed South Africa’s first craft stout. It came out as dark as a Raven’s feather. Years later using a dark roasted malt we brew the same stout that is both rich and smooth. It holds a distinct smokiness, a hint of coffee and a touch of liquorice all topped by a dense creamy head which completes this master brew and is yet another feather in the Mitchell’s Brewery cap.
Tap Room Tastings
Visit the home of South Africa’s Original Craft Beer:
Monday to Saturday:
Our Tap Room is open 6 days a week for tastings.
11am to 9pm
Burger Special: Buy one get one free burgers all day.
11am to 9pm
Beer O’ Clock: Half price pints from 5pm to 8pm.
5pm to 8pm
Tap Room closed on Sundays. Keep an eye open on our Facebook page for planned calendar events, Saturday Live Music and Game Day big screen viewing.
Please note that there will be no more Brewery Tours available.