Mitchell’s Brewery was started in 1983 in Knysna by Lex Mitchell. He started off brewing only Forester’s Lager and Bosun’s Bitter to be distributed in Knysna. Our current brewmaster, Dave McRae, started brewing for Mitchell’s in 1984. Since then five beers have been added to our repertoire and are distributed nationally. This year a pure apple cider joins the Mitchell’s Brewery stable.

Our beers are completely natural, made with 100% barley, water, hops and yeast and contain no artificial preservatives or chemicals.

Please visit us at the Knysna Brewery for a tour and a Beer tasting.
Bookings are essential (044 382 4685).

We have three tours a day, weekdays only at 11H00, 12H30 & 14H30. All day beer tastings for R75 Per Person, tour and tasting R150 and a tour only is R75. All options includes a free 340ml draught at the end.

Includes an insight into all aspects of brewing our delicious nectars & beer tasting of all of our beers.


Tour and Oyster Special R250.00 per person, includes Brewery Tour, Beer tasting, 6 Oysters and two 340ml draughts of your favourite beers.