About

WHO WE ARE & WHAT WE DO

Mainstream Brewing Company was established in 2012 with a key vision: to produce superior craft beer. The Brewery’s roots go back to when its founders, two proudly South African beer drinkers, combined their passion for the business of brewing beer with their engineering backgrounds. This evolved over the years to the innovative microbrewery Mainstream Brewing Company is today, rooted in quality, consistency and a professional approach to all things beer.

The name, MAINSTЯEAM, with its reversed “Я” symbolises upstream of mainstream. Part of our logo, the Salmon, is there to entrench this founding cornerstone.

MAINSTЯEAM is committed to its Clients and Beer Fans by following these basic principles in everything that we do:

  • Professionalism: ‘Partnering’ with our Clients to deliver consistent, full flavoured beers, hand-crafted with passion.
  • Reliability: Our beers are clean and flawless. We take pride in producing full flavour highest quality craft beers, using the finest local and imported natural ingredients. We do not release beer that does not meet our standards of quality and consistency.
  • Variety: We aim to delight both craft novices as well as hard-core beer gurus by brewing a wide variety of beer styles.
  • Craft: Brewing beer is both a science and an art. We honour both these elements in everything that we do, from grain to glass, we are dedicated to making truly excellent beer!

South Africa is a beer drinking nation, where beer will be found at any social gathering. Life’s experiences and our travels worldwide have taught us that South Africa is thirsty for craft beer and the thirst is still growing!

…….. So if you’re tired of mass-produced mainstream beers, try MAINSTЯEAM!

MAINSTЯEAM – Simply Great Beer!

Our Beers

African Vibe

African Vibe

BEER STYLE:
Cream Ale (2008 BJCP Style 6A, 2015 BJCP Style 1C)
DESCRIPTION:
Our African Vibe beer is specifically brewed to enhance South Africa’s unique vibe. African Vibe is a refreshing, easy drinking and flavourful cream ale with a light clean and clear appearance brewed with quality natural ingredients. Like all our beers, meticulously hand crafted to produce a beer we sincerely hope you enjoy as much as we enjoyed brewing it!
TASTING NOTES:
Light and crisp with a “thirst quenching” finish. Low to moderate maltiness and sweetness with low hop bitterness.
TYPICAL FOOD PAIRING:
Spicy cuisines, light seafood, leafy greens and salads, sushi, roast chicken.
– Not for sale to persons under the age of 18 –

Altbier

Altbier

BEER STYLE:
Düsseldorf Altbier (2008 BJCP Style 7C, 2015 BJCP Style 7B).
DESCRIPTION:
Our Altbier is a well-balanced, slightly bitter yet malty, clean and smooth amber ale of German descent brewed with quality natural ingredients, then filtered to produce an easy drinking ale. Like all our beers, meticulously hand crafted to produce a beer we sincerely hope you enjoy as much as we enjoyed brewing it!
TASTING NOTES:
Well balanced, bitter yet malty, clean and smooth finish. Complex aroma of rich malt, noble hops and faint esters. Hop bitterness is balanced by a sturdy malt character.
TYPICAL FOOD PAIRING:
Pizza, root veggies, blue cheese, cured meats, seared pork, poultry, game.
AWARDS:
Finalist in the 2014 SAB World of Beer Craft Championships.
– Not for sale to persons under the age of 18 –

American Pale Ale

American Pale Ale

BEER STYLE:
American Pale Ale (2008 BJCP Style 10A, 2015 BJCP Style 18B).
DESCRIPTION:
Our Mainstream A.P.A is a hoppy American pale ale with just sufficient supporting malt to produce a refreshing, easy drinking and smooth ale which after filtration yields clean, clear golden appearance. Mainstream APA is brewed with quality natural ingredients, and generously hopped to give a prominent complex fruity hop aroma with citrus infusions with a mild to low bitterness after taste. Like all our beers, meticulously hand crafted to produce a beer we sincerely hope you enjoy as much as we enjoyed brewing it!
TASTING NOTES:
Light and hoppy with a refreshing smooth finish. Low to moderate maltiness and sweetness with medium hop aroma and bitterness.
TYPICAL FOOD PAIRING:
Aged/hard cheeses, fried foods, burgers, rich/intense meats, deli sandwiches.
– Not for sale to persons under the age of 18 –

Summer Weiss

Summer Weiss

BEER STYLE:
Weissbier (2008 BJCP Style 15A, 2015 BJCP Style 10A).
DESCRIPTION:
Our Summer Weiss is a light, unfiltered yet clean German style wheat beer specifically brewed for the warmer South African climate. The moderate notes of clove and the touch of banana provided by the yeast makes it a very refreshing wheat beer for any occasion. Like all our beers, meticulously hand crafted with quality natural ingredients to produce a beer we sincerely hope you enjoy as much as we enjoyed brewing it!
TASTING NOTES:
Light, smooth and refreshing. Low to moderate sweetness with notes of clove and a touch of banana.
TYPICAL FOOD PAIRING:
A very versatile food beer, it pairs well with spicy food but is light enough to be enjoyed with a salad.
– Not for sale to persons under the age of 18 –

Red India Pale Ale

Red India Pale Ale

BEER STYLE:
Red India Pale Ale (2015 BJCP Style 21B).
DESCRIPTION:
Mainstream RIP Ale is a medium bodied Red IPA with good malty notes of caramel, roast and a touch of stone fruit that starts slightly sweet but finishes dry. The beer is hopped to death delivering good aromas and flavours of citrus, tropical fruit and pine.
TASTING NOTES:
Medium bodied, smooth, slightly malty upfront with a pronounced hop bitterness.
TYPICAL FOOD PAIRING:
Hoppy beers are typically paired with spicy foods.
– Not for sale to persons under the age of 18 –

Affirmative Stout

Affirmative Stout

BEER STYLE:
Irish Extra Stout (2015 BJCP Style 15C).
DESCRIPTION:
Our Affirmative Stout is a very dark to black malty beer with a very fine, smooth, grey coloured head when served with the correct proportion of Nitrogen.
It has a pronounced roasted flavour with notes of coffee and dark chocolate malt complexity balanced by a restrained hop bitterness that lingers to the next sip.
Beware! Once you go Black, you might never go back to Pale beers…
TASTING NOTES:
Just lovely!
TYPICAL FOOD PAIRING:
Mmmmmm…
– Not for sale to persons under the age of 18 –

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Contact

Mainstream Brewing Company

+27 83 233 3036
info@mainstreambeer.com
Unit 16, Lanseria Business Park
Lanseria Corporate Estate
Lanseria
Johannesburg
South Africa