Traditionally a barren month for craft beer festivals, December last year turned out to have quite the number of festivals on offer. So far in 2017 we’ve only pegged one festival in December, but we remain hopeful as last year saw several last minute-ish festivals appear.
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.
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?