After what will be nine long weeks, South Africans will finally be able to legally buy alcohol again from June 1. Sales are off-consumption only, from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday. The queues are likely to be sizable, certain stock might well be at a premium, and either people will be limited to a certain allowance, or else the’ll be buying whatever they can afford to stockpile, just in case we get bumped back up to level four or five.
So if you’re keen to avoid the queues – and keen to support small, local businesses – here’s a list of places where you can buy craft beer online in South Africa. We all know times are tough for everyone, and that craft beer tends to be more expensive that its mass-produced cousin and many breweries are trying to offer deals, from free delivery to free gifts when you order a certain amount of beer or the chance to win beer when you order online.
- Best Craft Beer is a brewer-run online store stocking an excellent range of beer and cider from independent producers large and small around the country.
- Bottlestore The only place you can buy Pilsner Urquell online in SA! (Plus a range of local brands and a bunch of other booze).
- The Beer Merchant If you don’t want to buy by the case, you can order six-packs here and get yourself a selection from different breweries. New products due to be added gradually.
- Brewhaha Check the pinned post on their FB page for details on how to order – minimum order 20 x 440ml bottles.
- Richmond Hill Online store now operating – shipping costs discounted for bulk purchase (free delivery when you order three or more cases). in the process of setting up an online store.
- Featherstone Brewery Free delivery in Grahamstown /Makhanda for orders over R250.
- Agar’s Brewery Discounts of up to 15% on bulk buys.
- Hazeldean Brewing Co. Online store about to go live…
- At Hops End Buy the At Hops End range as well as some beers from Old Potter’s Inn and a few Belgian brews.
- OC Brewery You can order by the can or case.
- Black Horse Brewery Has a limited selection of their beverages available to purchase online
- Copperlake Brewery A wide range of Copperlake’s beers are available by the six-pack or case. You can also by all grain homebrew kits and wort.
- Clockwork Brewhouse Grab a special edition mixed packs for R325.
- KZN Craft Revolution You can order beer from microbreweries throughout the province. All orders come with a free copy of KZN Brew Hop magazine.
- Durban Brewing Co. Order by WhatsApp (083 317 5695) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Drakensberg Brewery Order online; free delivery.
- Stumpnose Brewery One of the country’s newest microbreweries is now accepting orders for collection.
- Lions River Email your order to email@example.com or WhatsApp your order to 083 775 8549.
- That Brewing Co. Call or WhatsApp 082 467 4443 to order.
- Anvil Ale If you order a case (24) or more, you get your name on the wall of fame and a free pint next time you’re in town.
- Bushman Brewing Co. Order from the Orange River Cellars website.
- Route 96 Brewery Call, or WhatsApp Marco on 073 3597 268 to order
The Kennel Brewery Order a ‘Pavement Special’ mixed case for R600 including nationwide delivery.
- Afro Caribbean Check out the latest releases and buy merchandise on their online shop.
- Drifter Free delivery for orders over R 500 within 40 km of Woodstock.
- Nieuw Brew Order via firstname.lastname@example.org
- Little Wolf Delivery free for orders over R1000
- Stellenbosch Brewing Co. Wholesale prices and free delivery in the Cape metro area.
- Darling Brew Free shipping on orders over R500. Nationwide delivery.
- The Brewers Co-op Grab a #buynowdrinklater voucher via SnapScan – you can collect your bottled beers from their Woodstock brewery.
- Mountain Brewing Co. Free delivery in the greater Cape Town area when you order two or more cases on their website. Check the list for a full list of the areas covered.
- Birkenhead Brewery Email email@example.com to order.
- Jack Black Free delivery within the Cape Town area on orders over R350. Nationwide deliveries are operated by Best Craft Beer. They’re also doing growler fills so you can get a draught beer fix. Order quickly to make use of the discount code ‘jackblacksback’ for 15% off your order.
- Paternoster Brewery Orders their pilsner and honey porter through the Cape Collective online shop.
- Fraser’s Folly Order on the Black Oystercatcher online shop.
- Hey Joe Brewery Delivering nationwide with free delivery in the Western Cape.
- Devil’s Peak Free delivery nationwide.
- Cape Brewing Co. Free delivery on orders over R599.
- Saggy Stone Free delivery for orders of 12 beers or more.
- Liquor City Claremont You can purchase from their vast range of beer, wine and spirits online and book a slot to collect your order.
- Charlie’s Brewhouse Email firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order.
- Everson’s Cider Cider enthusiasts, don’t despair! You can order all your favourite Everson’s flavours on their online shop.
- Woodstock Brewery Order online for delivery (Western Cape only) or contactless collection at the tap room. They’re also filling growlers. Whoop!
- Long Beach Brewery You can buy beers from Long Beach as well as small batch specialities from School of Hops, plus brewing ingredients.
- Noon Gun Brewery G&T is also available on the site. Delivery to Gauteng and the Western Cape only.
- Shackleton Brewing Company There’s now a “shop” button on their Facebook page. You can order for collection at a specified time, or delivery within Cape Town (charges range from R20 to R50).
- Aegir Project Collection at the brewery in Noordhoek only.
- Old Potter’s Inn Order via League of Beers.
- Patiala Brewery Order via WhatsApp on 067 290 6759. Deliveries within the Southern Suburbs or collect from the brewery in Constantia.
- Soul Barrel Order via email@example.com or call/WhatsApp 083 600 8716. Collections at the brewery, no deliveries.
- Red Bridge Brewery Order via WhatsApp on 084 076 6269.
- Franschhoek Beer Co. Some cool options including a choose-your-own 12-pack and a stout and chocolate pairing.
- Buchanan’s Brewery Buy a mixed 12-pack (your choice of beers) for R400 including delivery to the Cape Town area. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to order.
This post is constantly being updated. Brewers – please get in touch!