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South African Craft Beer Festivals in September

South African Craft Beer Festivals in September

It’s a phenomenon. South African craft beer festivals in September that, like the blossoms of spring, sprout after what was an exceptionally festival arid August. This article, first published in September 2013, has been updated for the exciting month of September 2016.


Durban’s Poison City Brewing Hits Joburg

Durban’s Poison comes to Johannesburg! Poison City Brewing, that is, a Durban based craft brewery and dream-come-true for creators Graeme and Andre. And with their recent launch in Jozi, they’re set to spread the Poison through Gauteng.

Round Table Potch 47 Craft Beer Festival, Potchefstroom, South Africa

Craft Beer Festival in Potchefstroom

The month of the craft beers has arrived in Potchefstroom, meaning it’s time again for Round Table 47 Craft Beer Festival.

Highlighted Breweries

Meet the Brewer

Meet the Brewer, Apiwe Nxusani-Mawela

Apiwe The Brewster & Her Craft

Apiwe Nxusani-Mawela, synonymous with South Africa’s beer scene, is a craft beer rockstar. As a huge groupie, CraftBru stole backstage to meet her…

Tania & Melanie Nieuwoudt from NieuwBrew in the Cederberg, Western Cape, South Africa

All is Nieuw at CederBrew

You might know of CederBrew because of Chubbyhead Stout, their lady brewers, or a crowd-sourced campaign to help with fees from an unfortunate legal incident. We reached out to meet the CederBrew brewers…

Khanyi with Jwarha - Photo by Nathan John Bezuidenhout

Khanyi Unleashes the Jwarha

With her ear to the fermenter and her nose to snifter, our intrepid craft beer connoisseur, Craft Su, recently picked up fresh vibes eminating from her favourite hangout, Stone Circle Brewery.

Home Brewing

Not the best way to crush spent grain.

Spent Grain Wholemeal Bread Recipe

At some point in every homebrewer’s life, usually shortly after her first all-grain brew, the inevitable question arises: what can I do with spent grain?

Home brew yeast - not just good for beer, hey.

Roosterkoek & Homebrew Beer Yeast

I was having a little braai on Monday instead of cooking – because why not? The decision was made to make roosterkoek instead of the usual braai bread.

Severely improvised hopped for your new grain mill.

Pasta Maker to Grain Mill Conversion

Here’s that promised Pasta Maker to Grain Mill Conversion HowTo.