Hermanus Craft Beer Festival: A chat with Old Potter’s Brewhouse and Everson’s Cider

Ahead of the Hermanus Craft Beer Festival on 22 December, we spoke to two breweries involved with the event: Old Potter’s Brewhouse and Everson’s Cider. Here’s what you can expect from them at the festival:

Old Potter’s Brewhouse. Image provided.

You will be part of the Hermanus Craft Beer festival this month. What are your expectations for the event?

Old Potter’s Brewhouse: This is the first time we are going to ​this festival, but we love Hermanus and love the wonderful bereweries that make up the Overberg. Can’t wait to take part and meet  up with old friends again.

Everson’s Cider: Everson’s Cider is based in the Overberg in Grabouw,Elgin and we have a lot of fans in area of Hermanus that know our ciders, [so] we expect a great response being there this year!

Everson’s Cider. Image provided.

What kind of products will you have on sale at the event, that customers can look forward to?

Old Potter’s Brewhouse: TFour beers: Our Pale Ale (City Slicker), Amber Ale (Rooinek), IPA (Flower Child) and our Saison (Plaas Japie). We will also have a keg or two of our newly brewed Oktoberfest beer​.

Everson’s Cider: We will have all our ciders on tap, the original Apple & perry, the Cloudy & Pomegranate that is firm favourites and a seasonal Blue Berry that we introduce at the SCBF.

Which of your brews is a real customer favourite?

Old Potter’s Brewhouse: I think our IPA is our favourtie​.
Everson’s Cider: Our Pomegranate & Cloudy Cider.
Are there any flavour combinations you’d still like to try?
Old Potter’s Brewhouse: We are currently working with barrel aging our beers and have just put a Russian Imperial Stout into a wine barrel. We will leave it there for a few months and see what happens!​
Everson’s Cider: Yes, there are many!
What made you decide to enter the brewing business?
Old Potter’s Brewhouse: Beer!
Everson’s Cider: I have been involved as a boutique/garagiste winemaker in the making of wine for may years, cider making/fermentation are very near to that of wine so an exciting addition!