Saturday, September 19, 2015

Bridge Street brewery tour

A brewery tour at The Bridge Street Brewery is a special treat if you have the privilege of having master brewer Lex Mitchell do the tour.  Lex started his career in beer making joining Ohlssens Brewery in 1977, moving on to Amstel where he left as master brewer in 1981.  He then started Mitchells Brewery in Knysna in 1983 where he produced the very popular Foresters Lager and Bosuns Bitter.  After moving to Port Elizabeth in 1995, Lex sold Mitchells Brewery in 1998 although he stayed involved until 2002.  Bridge Street Brewery was established in 2012 with the first brew being mashed.  Today Bridge Street Brewery, under the guidance of Lex Mitchell, brews three distinct beers (Celtic Cross Pilsner, Boar’s Head Bitter, Black Dragon Stout) and a cider (Bowman Cider), all which can be tasted after a tour of the brewery.

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