After much of almost exclusively my own anticipation, I finally cracked opened one the recently-brewed Robust Porters for a tasting. Aside from the fact that it’s the first dark beer I’ve ever brewed, it’s also my first all-grain result. Continue reading
I firmly believe there are no such things as mistakes; only lessons. All Grain Brew #2 certainly taught me a few hops specific lessons.
As a novice beer adventurer I have no shame in admitting and, in fact, feel obligated to record these lessons, lest I have to learn them more than once. Continue reading
Ingredient-wise I bit off more than I could chew. What to do? Brew, brew, brew! Continue reading
It’s been 6 cold days since I brewed a Robust Porter during my first all-grain brewing session. Continue reading
It took months of research, tasting as many craft beers as I could lay my tastebuds on, to figure out what and why I do and don’t like (I’m still not sure). The aim: decide what to brew. Continue reading
The inevitability of drinking lots of beer, and possibly also growing facial hair, is that sooner or later you’re going to want to craft your own beer.
My South African craft beer adventure is about to include brewing all grain beer, but first I need some equipment.
Wild Clover Brewery’s Hops Harvest Festival is taking place this weekend.
It’s the perfect excuse to gather fine brewers, and their beers, from the region and celebrate one of beer’s important ingredients by imbibing lots of it.
But hold on a hops-picking minute. What’s the story with hops?
A good 5 months after realising that I will be returning from overseas to a craft brew market that has exploded since I last visited, I’m ready to publicise my ongoing beer adventure.
craftbru.com is a blog, I’m not ashamed to admit, that will document my travels through the world of South African beer.
Capital Craft Beer Festival returns to take Pretoria by storm, this year in June, and once again bringing delectable, handcrafted beer to the nation’s capital.