Anvil Ale brewery and pub lies on the edge of Dullstroom. If you happen to find yourself in the vicinity, make sure you head across to savour the local beer, where Theo de Beer and his wife Sarie serve up drafts, local fare and numerous generous helpings of boozy cake.
Although only opened in April 2010, the Brewmaster and owner Theo had already already cut his teeth at Hops Hollow brewery on the Long Tom Pass.
The 1000 litre brewery produces a Blonde Ale, a Pale Ale and a Baltic Porter, which Theo calls his 'girlie ale' (women prefer it).
By comparison the Blonde Ale tastes most like a lager, and the Pale Ale leaves a more fruity, malty taste in the mouth with a slightly bitter aftertaste.
Most of the food is locally sourced (like the German sausage from Nelspruit), and the relishes, mustard and desserts are all made on the premises.
You might want to sample either the Boozy cake or chocolate rum cake – both of which have received generous lashings of alcohol during the production process.
There is a daily food menu that includes dishes such as smoked trout and scrambled egg, wholesome veggie soup, trout quiche and other delights.