A soft, smooth IPA showcasing South African hops with flavours of stone fruit and pine.
This ale is mostly about the hops. India Pale Ale was specially brewed in England to be shipped over to those working in India in the 1700’s. Hops (a known preservative) were added in abundance to cover the long sea journey. On top of a substantial malt backbone, we have added a rich mixture of hops from Germany,
the USA and from South Africa.
Hammerhead, the first bottled IPA in South Africa, is a well-balanced IPA with a distinct hop character that imparts mild citrus and pine aromas and significant bitterness, balanced with a solid malt backbone. It is continually hopped like Dogfish Head’s IPA’s which establishes a deep seated solid hop character in all aspects of this beer. Toffee and caramel are characteristic of the malts used in Hammerhead. The working name on this beer was Hammer(ed) (Hop)Head and probably describes it well.
This liquid euphoria will lift your soul up to a higher plane of existence and pleasure your taste buds with heaven-sent happiness. Feel the wind in your hair as you soar through double dry hopped tropical and citrus bliss and prepare for a crash landing of hoppy headiness.
Our flagship beer is based on the American IPA (India Pale Ale) style. We went all the way with this beauty, using the highest quality American hops available. With a strong malt backbone (caramel and biscuit flavours) this IPA is perfectly balanced with hops; we even dry hop it for even more aroma. Aroma profile: Grapefruit, melon, lime, gooseberry, passion fruit and lychees.
A BEAUTIFULLY BALANCED IPA
This IPA is by far a maltier IPA than the East Coast IPA, with an outstanding balance of hoppiness with an older edition of hop to capture these flavours, so what you smell is what you taste. Templar has been a long time in the making, and this was rewarded in both the 2017 and 2018 SANBT awards. Best drunk slightly chilled but not cold.
As sly as the Jackal, this crafty IPA satisfies from the first sip. Not for the faint hearted.
Titan is a single hop, IPA designed to showcase the hop aroma and character of Southern Passion, a locally bred variety of hops that provides bitterness and a wonderful passionfruit aroma. The hop was originally known as US4/78 and hybridized in the Outeniqua Mountains where all our local hops are cultivated. The hop was only ever utilized for bittering and, in 2012; we were the first craft brewery to brew a big IPA with Southern Passion. The golden pour hints at the crystal malts used to impart some sweetness and the 8% ABV makes for a solid malt backbone. This beer will develop with age and is a nice winter warmer but balanced enough to enjoy cold on a summer day.