Hogshead, a craft beer pub on the corner of Dely and Pinaster Roads in Hazelwood, which opened in Pretoria in October, celebrated the group’s fourth birthday with its annual Bru-Fest, a four-day beer festival, from 11 to 14 November. This casual, comfortable urban bar which specialises in craft beer and classic, grill and smokehouse pub fare, is decorated in a contemporary retro style with wooden and raw hide leather furniture and a unique pewter-looking bar counter.
Hogshead Celebrates Beer
Choose to sit at a tall or short table in one of the many outdoor deck areas, mezzanine area or indoor bar area where you can watch the latest sports on one of the 10 television screens. This pub has over 18 varieties of local beer including SAB favourites, the in-house Brewhogs craft beer range, as well as wines, ciders and spirits.
Hogs Christmas Brew
Try the Hogs Christmas Brew, with flavours of mince pie fruits – specially prepared for the festive season – or the Brewhogs Nº1 Premium Pilsner: a crisp, easy-drinking beer with soft malt flavours, well-rounded bitterness and a Saaz hop aroma. Apiwe Nxusani, brewster for Brewhogs is said to be the first person in South Africa to compete a National Diploma in Clear Fermented Beverages who is South African Qualifications Authority accredited. With her team she aims to brew classic beer using only natural ingredients.
Drinks at Hogshead
The drinks menu at Hogshead is complemented by a selection of snacks, grills, platters, salads, steaks, burgers, smoked-meat dishes – smoked on site for up to 14 hours in their Southern American-style smoker – as well as desserts. The food philosophy is based on natural, wholesome and home-made food prepared freshly on sight.
What’s on the menu
For starters, try the crispy pork belly with teriyaki and sesame seed dipping sauce. Follow this with the Hogs Smokehouse Burger created with a cold-smoked, home-made burger patty with house-smoked bacon, cheese, pulled pork on a home-baked burger bun with onion rings, chips and coleslaw for mains.
The half prego chicken which is slow-smoked and marinated in peri-peri then grilled with prego sauce basting and served with chips or a chef’s salad and coleslaw is also a winner. Round off your meal with a choc-nut cherry sundae with black cherries and vanilla ice cream with hot chocolate sauce, toasted almonds and whipped cream.
Hogshead attracts a colourful crowd from students to professionals and families wanting to enjoy the craft beer experience in a fun hangout with laid-back music. This pub is a great destination to kick back and relax with friends while enjoying competitively priced, authentic-flavoured food and craft beer in a festive atmosphere.
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Words: Lisa Dewberry