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It's all about the craft, bru.

Howzit su, howzit bru! Welcome to

What's CraftBru about? It's a blog, a Bucket List, a passion project.

I fell in love with craft beer in Singapore in 2009, moments after my first sip of Brewerkz' Golden Ale. It got me hooked on craft beer and, mere months later, home brewing too.

This website evolved from that, and this blog subsequently started in 2012. I was based in South East Asia at the time, and it originally came to be as a diary to help me map a South African craft beer adventure I had planned for later that year. During that blissful, craft-beer-coloured holiday, I discovered many more breweries than what was apparent on the Internet back then.

I decided to keep the site going to make it easier for other craft beer lovers to discover South Africa's burgeoning craft beer scene too.  It evolved quite a bit since those early days. I keep a  brewery directory that ebbs and flows, my static and searchable maps make it easy(ish) to locate breweries and brands. There's also a craft beer festivals page, which I think is still breathing.

Alas, as my attention turned to work that actually pays, there's been less time for It's still arguably the best source of South African craft brewery info out there, but it's best to double-check before relying on it too heavily.

I wish you good luck, and good beers!

What's next?

To the Breweries!