Dockside Brewery

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Dockside Brewery

Dockside Brewery
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Micro Brewery offering exclusive beers for the adventurous and well informed beer drinker. Our range of products is vast and interesting, from craft sodas to 2 year old barrel aged sour beers. Our taproom is open daily during the week. Our factory shop stocks a good selection of our beers. We also stock memorabilia and gifts along with many beer related products that we produce in addition to beer. Our most famous beers are Bad Attitude - a highly hopped yet extremely well balanced American style IPA and Blood, Sweat & Tears - a black Belgian Saison that is brewed with sherry and raisins. Our tours range from a simple tasting of 45 minutes to an actual small batch brew and braai (BBQ) which lasts 5 hours. We will expose you to our more carefree and artistic way of brewing and introduce you to the great South African tradition of braaing. We prefer smaller groups, no more than 10, in order to provide personal attention a memorable experience. Booking is essential.
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gregneal1
9 contributions
Wonderful brewery building
Jan 2020
The tour guide was excellent in a kind of non present way

I was picked up by an Uber driver at my hotel , who took me to the brewery and then dropped me at a phone repair shop .

The building looked lovely , it would have been even better if i had been able to gain access to it . What delicious beer !

Bring a camera for wonderful pictures of the building and empty bottles in the yard. .
Written 24 January 2020
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Janeepee
Leicester17 contributions
You just have to stop and try it in here
Apr 2018 • Friends
We were in PE for just two nights. Called in for a quick beer on the first night, tried several, the Mexican one was particularly good, in fact so good, we went back the second night for more. They also have a very good gin on tap and good tonics too. Both Karl and Jane passionate about what they do. Great company, great locals, definitely a must!
Written 8 May 2018
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We so enjoyed meeting you. Thank you for the great conversation and laughs.
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Pieter Steyn
Port Elizabeth, South Africa26 contributions
Passionate, informative and a lot of fun
Aug 2017 • Friends
We popped in just to buy a few good beers but spent almost an hour with the passionate owner, tasting various beers and being drawn into the experience by his knowledge of the craft and the taste and aroma of very good beer.
We bought a few good beers as the plan was but gained an experience not to be forgotten and that at a very very good price for such quality.
Written 10 August 2017
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Thank you for taking the time to visit! We glad to see that you had a great experience. Enjoy those beers!
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PJCarson
Shulin, New Taipei19 contributions
Best craft beer experience in PE
Jan 2017 • Friends
After trying a couple of their beers, shop bought, my Dad and I decided to pop into the brewery to taste some more. Carl, the owner, welcomed us in and we had a long chat over a few beers about the industry, beer in general and of course all of the beers that he makes.

In city where good beer is hard to come by, this brewery is a god send.

Not to be missed.
Written 17 January 2017
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Wow , thank you with words like that it can only make a person smile and be encouraged. So glad you enjoyed your visit and the Beer.
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ob1coney
Johannesburg, South Africa16 contributions
Absolutely brilliant
Dec 2016 • Friends
Karl adds something special to every beer that he makes. This special ingredient is a personal touch. He adds it to his beers and to everyone he meets. We arrived at Dockside not expecting much and Karl greeted us with a hello from behind the tanks. He quickly introduced himself and what followed can only be described as special. The beer variety that's on offer is vast and the quality excellent. A hidden gem in Port Elizabeth well worth the visit. 👍
Written 21 December 2016
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Thank you so much for your kind words and visiting us! so glad that you enjoyed PE's hidden gem.
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RobRaw01
Cape Town, South Africa125 contributions
Passionate and personal experience
Sep 2016 • Couples
Despite being technically closed to the public on the day I came by, the owner, Carl, made a special effort as I was from out of town. Spent two hours taking and tasting beer. Having just moved the brewery,his stock was limited but the brewing was starting up again so apparently plenty more variety on its way. Beers were good with some interesting flavours. The place is still under construction and is clearly a work in progress but definite potential.
Written 29 September 2016
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Was great having you there, thanks for understanding. We look forward to having you back when its complete and all the new beers are in stock.
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C S
Toronto, Canada18 contributions
Delicious variety of beers
Jul 2016 • Couples
We stopped to visit Dockside Brewery on our trip through Port Elizabeth after safari at Kariega Game Reserve. In spite of being in the process of moving, and hosting an event the same day, Carl welcomed us for a tasting of their beers. Loved the Belgian style "Patience", the "African IPA", and women's collaboration brew. Great conversation about brewing, craft beer in South Africa, Canada & the US. Thanks Carl & Jane for the above and beyond hospitality, including arranging impromptu lunch from the Grand hotel and transport to the airport.
Written 2 August 2016
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emcgee2016
Pretoria, South Africa12 contributions
Dockside brewery
Jul 2016 • Couples
We were on a business trip from Gauteng to Port Elizabeth, and extended the trip over the weekend, and wanted to do something different. We found the Dockside Brewery reviews on Tripadvisor and decided to see if we could visit. We really enjoyed the experience. Carl received and welcomed us warmly. They are in the process of moving the brewery so it was a bit of a walk from the old brewery where our Uber dropped us off. We had to negotiate the steepest hill in PE, but it was well worth it! Carl explained the process of beer making, and we tasted a number of his beers. We also met his 11 month old son and wife and really enjoyed the experience! This is really worth a visit when you are in PE. Carl really knows his stuff when it comes to making beer! You'll experience his passion for beer making and have a great time drinking some of his interesting beers!
Written 30 July 2016
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Thank you for the visit. It was lovely having you, sorry about the walk. But at least you got to see some more of PE and not many can say they have walked the steepest hill in PE, hope the rest of the trip was great. All the best
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Sanjay Agrawal
Navi Mumbai, India10 contributions
Worth a visit to see the passion for beer making
May 2016 • Family
It was a great experience with Karl giving a personalized tour of his start up micro brewery. He gave us a sampling session of most of his popular labels and a wealth of information with it. A must do for beer drinkers lacking the knowledge about brewing beer. All the best to Karl for all his future prospects...
Written 5 June 2016
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Thank you for stopping past and for the review. It was great having you visit, thanks for the wishes. All the best.
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Yvonne W
80 contributions
Lots of passion in this beer. Dockside was quite a find.
Sep 2015 • Couples
My husband and I were very please to find a micro brew in Port Elizabeth. We were just bowled over by the welcome we received from the owner. We dropped in not sure what to expect. We were taken to a back room and given a very special tasting. Really nice variety of beers. Looking for a real beer? Go here. We are spoiled in the States with so many choices. We had almost given up in PE. Best of luck in the future. We know there will be more to come. If we ever get a chance to make it back to PE this will be one of our first stops.
Written 24 May 2016
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Thank you very much for your review, your kind words and inspiration. We are so glad you enjoyed and appreciated our set up. Stay tuned there will be more to come and hope you do get to make it back and see the changes. Glad we got to restore your faith in PE. All the best.
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