Since Capital Craft Beer Academy opened its doors in Pretoria, beer lovers have been spoiled for choice and foodies have bowed before its delicious burgers. Now that Capital Craft has extended to Centurion, locals here have had the same pleasure without the headache of a long drive. A few weeks ago a dear friend of ours had his birthday at Capital Craft in Centurion and we were thoroughly impressed. So, imagine my delight when I had the pleasure of being invited back for lunch. Here are some of my thoughts on this exciting new addition to Centurion’s food and social scene.
The Decor and Atmosphere
The new Capital Craft is filled with beer memorabilia and despite its much bigger size (or what feels like it) it still stays true to the original Capital Craft’s style. The large wooden tables make sure that larger parties are comfortable and the space is light and airy. Don’t be in too much of a rush when it gets busy as a lot of their dishes are freshly prepared, luckily the friendly service and copious amounts of beer available makes time fly by.
The first jalapeno popper I ever tried was at Capital Craft in Menlopark. This might be grounds for a biased opinion, but since I’ve tried numerous poppers at various restaurants and none have surpassed the yumminess of Capital Craft’s poppers. Capital Craft Centurion is no exception. Your first instinct might be to immediately order one of Capital Craft’s famous burgers or perhaps their delicious ribs. This will certainly be a fantastic choice, but having tried the 200g grilled fillet steak with roasted veggies and deep fried potato, I will have a difficult time choosing the next time I visit. My longtime favourite is most definitely the platters. It is always a big crowd pleaser. Crispy fried chicken wings, mac-balls, fried biltong, corndogs, and halloumi, who can resist?
With over 200 types of beer both locally crafted, imported and some limited editions, it is a good excuse to book an Uber for your visit. In addition to the variety of beers at Capital Craft, they have also recently announced that they have an astonishing 47 different beers on tap. The most beers on tap in South Africa. I’ve always admired Capital Craft’s dedication to supporting local brewers and I’m happy to see that the local beer list just keeps growing. Keep an eye out for Pretoria/Centurion craft brewers such as Friar’s Habit and Drayman’s Brewery. If you’re a gin fanatic, try the gin platter to get a taste of some of the best infused and crafted gin such as Wilderer Fynbos Dry Gin, New Harbour Spekboom Infused gin, Musgrave Exotic gin, Musgrave Rosewater Infused gin and Hope on Hopkins Medditeranian gin. If you are a coffe addict, like me, try out their fantastic coffee, made with Urban Grind Roasters beans.
Capital Craft is going big on St. Patrick’s Day, the 17th of March. Don’t miss out on the party. Keep your eyes peeled for some Ladies Night announcements, it will be a goodie. 🙂
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