FRASER’S FOLLY BREWING COMPANY

Crafting distinct, small batch beers with serious personality.

That’s why we started Fraser’s Folly Brewing Company. To craft unique, sought-after beers. It’s craft beer for the discerning beer drinker, for those looking to dodge the mainstream maelstrom.  You won’t find us everywhere – on purpose. We choose to work with real beer enthusiasts, those who love craft beer as much as we do.

WHAT’S OUR SECRET?

We hand-select only natural ingredients; goods tested over generations. They’re wholesome and unprocessed, and lay the foundation for quality beer. Then there’s our cool, fresh, natural spring water – the heart of our beer.

And finally, our craft beers are blended with imagination, craftmanship and originality. Sure, we love brewing the easy-drinking ales. But we have just as much fun getting spunky, innovative and inspired in the brewery. It’s big personality – in every small batch.

BIG PERSONALITY IN OUR BEER

 

Since 2010, we’ve been developing – and perfecting – our recipes. But these aren’t your mainstream brews. It’s about using our imagination and craftmanship. And combining old-style brewing, with state-of-the-art equipment. The result? Personality you’ll taste. Yip, it’s that unique, while still being easy to drink. So pop in at the Black Oystercatcher Wine Farm (check in at the Tasting Room) to learn more.

FRASER’S FOLLY PALE ALE

THIS ENGLISH ALE IS PERFECTLY BALANCED WITH RICH MALT AND SLIGHT BITTERNESS, AND HAS LIGHT CARBONATION.

It has a nose of freshly-baked biscuits (who can resist those) and citrus hops.  

STYLE – ENGLISH PALE ALE 

  • ABV 3,7% 3,7%
  • IBU’s 34% 34%

A tasty pairing

This English Pale Ale pairs very nicely with a great South African braai – like chops, sirloin steak or sausages. Or try it with an Indian Curry.

 

FRASER’S FOLLY WILD BERRY

THE WILD BERRY GIVES YOU A DISTINCTIVE SOUR JELLY SWEETS-FLAVOUR, WITH A LOT OF FUNK ON THE NOSE.

The Wild Raspberry is inspired by the Lambic brewers of Belgium. So in this true Lambic tradition, the beer is blended from barrel aged and wild fermented beer. We blend one, two and three-year old ‘sour’ beer with fresh raspberry juice..

STYLE – LAMBIC

  • ABV 7.2% 7.2%

A tasty pairing

THIS BEER PAIRS BEAUTIFULLY WITH A COOLING SORBET ON A WARM SUMMER’S DAY. OR TRY IT WITH A RASPBERRY PARFAIT DESSERT. 

MOER KOFFIE STOUT

This beer didn’t come easy. It took us months to find the right coffee

And there’s another secret ingredient: you have to find the right water. But the result is fantastic: a nose of bold coffee, caramel and dark chocolate with smoke. And intense coffee, caramel and chocolate flavours, with a dry finish.

STYLE – FLAVOURED STOUT

  • ABV 5,5% 5,5%
  • IBU’s 0% 0%

This beer deserves to be tasted with rich food. So try it either with a really rich beef stew or beef ribs. It’s also a perfect combination with a full English breakfast or oysters. Or drink it as a dessert beer.

FRASER’S FOLLY HOPPY LAGER

THE HOPPY LAGER IS BREWED TO EMBODY FRESH AND JUICY MODERN HOP VARIETIES, LAYERED ON TOP OF A CRISP AND REFRESHING LAGER BEER. 

This Hoppy Lager has generous lemon, lime and grapefruit aromas. And our local star, South African-grown Southern Passion hops, comes to the party with passion fruit and tropical fruit flavours.

STYLE – HOPPY LAGER

Fraser’s FollY Mint Choc Stout

Brewed with Cocoa Nibs and Peppermint Tea, tastes like drinking liquid after dinner mints. 

 

STYLE – FLAVOURED STOUT

ABV: 4%

 

Fraser’s FollY MiXED CASE

4 x Hoppy Lager
2 x Wild Raspberry
2 x Moer Koffie Stout
2 x Red IPA
2 x Mint Choc Stout

 

FREE DELIVERY when you order online

Order your Fraser’s Folly craft beer online – and we’ll deliver to your door, free of charge. Available for delivery in South Africa only.

THE BREWHOUSE AT THE BLACK OYSTERCATCHER

For Fraser’s Folly Brewing Company, it all started in Struisbaai, a small town right at the most southerly edge of Africa. For six years I made and sold my craft beer from here. Until 2016, that is, when I joined the Black Oystercatcher Wine Farm. And that’s where you’ll find us today.

We’ve got some pretty state-of-the-art equipment here, to make sure we capture quality in every bottle. And we work with a team of talented and committed people to brew and sell fantastic small batch beer from the southernmost brewery in Africa.

BEER TASTING

Join us for a beer tasting at the Black Oystercatcher Tasting Room. Our standard beer tasting costs R40.

MY TALE

Here in South Africa, I think the word is ‘gatvol’. I’m told it means ‘fed up’. That’s how I felt when I first started looking for quality craft beer here. There simply wasn’t that much to choose from. So I started making my own in 2010 – in the seaside town of Struisbaai, right at the most southerly tip of Africa.

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What I had at the time was a winemaking degree from Plumpton College in the UK. Years of fun practicing with my home brewing kit there. And even more years of tasting fantastic craft beer from around the world.

That’s how Fraser’s Folly Brewing Company was born, with me, Fraser Crighton, as the brewmaster.

So how did a Soutie end up in the Overberg area in SA? Well, of course it involves a woman, one I followed to Struisbaai. Seems to have been a good choice.

Six years later, my journey here took a new twist. Fraser’s Folly beer had been sold throughout the Overberg, including the Black Oystercatcher Wine Farm (not too far down the road from Struisbaai). Founder Dirk Human and I started chatting. He had always loved Fraser’s Folly craft beer. And he had big plans for the wine farm as a destination.

And so in 2016, he bought the Fraser’s Folly Brewing Company. I stayed on as the brewmaster and the face of the beer. In turn, I got a brand new Brewhouse, with awesome new equipment, now based at the Black Oystercatcher Wine Farm. And the chance to make even more great quality small batch beer for the discerning beer drinker.

GIVE US A SHOUT

Phone 028 482 1618
Email info@frasersfolly.co.za

Address Black Oystercatcher, Elim

 

BEER TASTINGS

Craft Beer Tasting and Sales at the Black Oystercatcher Wine Farm: 
Open Monday to Friday: 9:00 to 17:00, and Saturday: 10:00 to 15:00. We’re closed on Sundays. (No off-consumption on Saturday, as per lockdown regulations). 

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Aside from brewing our five craft beers, we’re constantly experimenting with new ones.

 

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