Karusa not only produces fine wine, but is also credited by pioneering the first full grain microbrewery in the Klein Karoo.

With the seasonality of the winemaking process, it gave way for time and space to produce craft beer for the big volume of European tourists that flock to Oudtshoorn. The soft fresh and unpolluted water from the Swartberg catchment area proved to be perfect for clean, clinical, fruit driven and refreshing styles of Ale produced at Karusa.

The extreme heat of Oudtshoorn’s summer is the perfect time to quench your thirst with our Long Neck Blonde session beer; kicking back with a Karoo Tapas platter. For a more serious complex ale, try our Premium Draught ~ The Karusa Zwartberger. And for the cold Karoo winters there is nothing more satisfying than our espresso infused chocolate stout called The Caveman’s Dry Stout ~ perfect in front of our fireplace at the tasting facility.

Made by man, nurtured by nature

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Karusa Craft Beer

Our beers are bottle conditioned and alive ~ thus fermenting in the bottle to obtain the “bubble”. Please keep the bottle upright and in the fridge.
Craft beer drinkers do NOT drink beer from the bottle ~ decant slowly into an appropriate glass leaving the last 5-10ml of yeast sediment in the bottle.

No preservatives ~ no sterile filtration ~ no pasteurization ~ natural as nature intended.

karusa wines


A refreshing crisp and light session Blonde with flavours of light citrus and passionfruit ~ with a light to medium bitterness.


Also refreshing and crisp but with
an copper/amber colour light nutty
flavour and a more full complex
and medium bitter taste.


Be warned: This is not for the average craft beer drinker! If you enjoy the peat-smoked whiskies of Islay-this is for you, forest fire, smoke, peat and cloves are some descriptions for what you will find on the nose and palate. Best enjoyed as a sipper beer with fire smoked pizza or BBQ


A traditional Witbier- high carbonation very refreshing and crisp, light notes of banana and cloves- perfect summer sipper


Highly aromatic and very bitter.
Notes of citrus, passion fruit and malt.


A full rich malt driven lager with length and depth of refreshing crisp flavour.


Not for the faint hearted! Big, bold and complex in colour flavour and taste. Liquorice and coffee with hints of dark chocolate on the nose follows
onto a robust complex mouthfeel ~ perfect with winter stews, lamb shank and warm chocolate pudding.