Most awesome experience ever! lover the people, love the beer! Love being there and enjoying the most wonderful interaction amongst good honest people!
The pleasure of being near the coast and the warm welcome is enough to attract me, but the beer! – WOW!! I’ve found a little paradise here!
AWESOME! My Best Place To Escape!
The story so far……
Andy Turner, head brewer at Basset Breweries, spent 5 years living in the UK and Europe. During this time he developed a taste for a diverse range of regional brews. Upon returning to SA in 2001, he was disappointed with the limited selection of beers available locally, so after years of research, he began to brew his own beers at home according to the styles he discovered abroad.
After 5 years of home brewing, he took the plunge in 2012 and quit his job as an electrical engineer to pursue the business of craft brewing. His loving girlfriend, Natalie Danks, sold her sports car (now that’s real love….) and together they began to build the brewery.
Basset Breweries was opened in 2013, operating out of a small wooden shed at the local driving range. The premises soon became too small to cater for the growth in demand, so a new location was secured within the Yellowwood Private Nature Reserve.
In 2018, Natalie left her career in media marketing, and opened The Doghouse Craft Cafe, a beautiful, pet-friendly garden restaurant within the reserve. In 2019, the brewery relocated to the new site, with the taproom incorporated into the beer garden.
Events are held regularly, including weddings, birthdays, craft markets, outdoor cinema, car club meets and bike runs. Two dams are available for bass fishing (catch and release), and nature trails allow you to explore the indigenous forest on foot.
There is a children’s play area and loads of space to walk your dogs, making it a lovely place to spend time with the whole family
All beer is brewed fresh on site, accompanied by scrumptious food in a spectacular natural environment …….. the way things are meant to be.