Traditionally a barren month for craft beer festivals, December last year turned out to offer quite the number of festivals. December 2017 has notched up 3 festivals so far, and we remain ever hopeful for more, seeing how last year saw several last minute-ish additions.
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?