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Shedding dulls

In Europe if the power went off
Everyone would throw a fit
But here, we merely sigh and shrug
‘The power’s gone off, tough sh*t’.

We are becoming mentally conditioned
To accept our worsening plight
As our punch-drunk minds embrace despair
Each time that they turn off the light!

We’re conditioned to accept all kinds of crap
That we would never have considered before
The Post Office, Parliament the ANC
And we accept that there’s going to be more.

Load shedding they do to weaken resolve
Look at the name and the truth you’ll find
E.S.K.O.M - what does it mean?
Every Shedding Kills Our Mind.

We must build a wall to fight the dark
Protect our minds before they are missed
Each building block is a Gilroy Beer
So let’s get delightfully piss*d!

Gilroy Serious

seriousThe premiun dark ale - Gilroy Serious

A rich, strong ale for the serious drinker. The amber and dark malts yields a dark warm claret colour to Gilroy Serious. Hold your glass to the light, and in the deep colour of Serious, warm ruby shades are revealed. A beer with flavours in places other beers don't have places. The Gilroy Serious is 5.5% alcohol by volume.

This is extremely well made and easy to drink. A rare handcrafted masterpiece from the southern hemisphere.

B J Lankwarden, SA Beer Drinkers Guide Rating: NINE

Gilroy Traditional

Girloy traditionalGilroy Traditional is a Ruby Ale.

Our classic ruby ale - a magnificent explosion of flavours on the tongue. Brewed using the best English kilned barley, grain, the finest malts and Kentish noble hops. The Gilroy Traditional is 4.5% alcohol by volume.

Great rustic flavour in the traditional way. A beer to come home to. Handcrafted red ale, elegantly rustic, a thing of beauty and a joy forever.

B J Lankwarden, SA Beer Drinkers Guide Rating: EIGHT

Gilroy Favourite

Gilroy FavouriteFavourite is Gilroy's pale ale.

A superb light ale brewed with paler - golden and amber - malts, and Gilroy's own yeast. The Gilroy Favourite has 4% alcohol by volume, earning its place as the preferred light ale.

This beer is well bodied and extremely easy to drink. Underlying flavours of round sumer fruits and slightly caramelised honey;It is a session beer with a well-balanced finish which makes you want to open another straight away.

BJ Lankwarden, SA Beer Drinkers Guide Rating: SEVEN

Gilroy Lager

lagerThis lager is a European type Lager.

The Gilroy Lager is brewed to the Rheinheitsgebot-using Czeck Saaz and German Halletau hops and Gilroy's wonderful lager yeast, matured for 8 weeks. A well balanced, flavoursome naturally carbonated lager. A session beer which fills the mouth with great body and a long finish.

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Every week Steve is inspired to craft the finest Ode extolling his beer.  Sometimes he takes the long way through politics, current events or just ambles about. Generally its begins and ends with beer.   

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The Legend of the Gauntlet


Every tour of the Gilroy Brewery includes a recounting of the great and famous Legend of the Gauntlet. Every tour ends with the traditional salute!  Read about this fine tradition.

And of course the Ode to the Raised Middle Finger may be inspiring too!