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New South African Craft Breweries added to in August 2021

It’s been a rough couple of of years and, sadly, the list of South African craft breweries on has contracted quite a bit. It’s thus with joy that I post of new(ish) South African Craft Breweries that were added to the list of breweries in August 2021. Long may they live and be followed by many more. Kimberley Diamong …

Brew Number 6

Saturday is brew day. #LockdownDay58!? Brew number 6, skipped last weekend, so running low. Redoing the SMASH recipe with different everything – malt, hops and yeast. But first, we clean. #LockdownBrew #homebrewed Casualty 😭 Not sure if it’s a bad omen or heralding a smashing brew… This @TempestBrewers glass has been with me for a long time and is exceedingly …

Spent Grain Bread baked with the Mellerware Ma Baker Bread Maker

Spent Grain Bread Recipe for the Mellerware Bread Maker

The world is upside down and I’m, like no doubt many South Africans and people across the globe, extremely anxious. But apparently my creative factory is powered by angst, so over the last couple of weeks I’ve been brewing, baking and blogging again. Look for the recipe and not the blah-blah-blah? Harsh, but fair. Click here to skip to the …

A round-up of South Africa's Lightest craft beers.

South Africa’s Lightest Craft Beers

Whether you’re on a health kick and cutting back your alcohol, or playing it safe because you’re driving, or perhaps you’re just over forty; whatever your reason for keeping it light, there’s a strong case to be made for low alcohol beer. Here we’ve corralled South Africa’s top (bottom?) lightest craft beers.

Garagasta Beer Co, For Sale May

For Sale Ale – Garagista’s Bittersweet Beer Release

Garagista Beer Co is for sale. We know this, because their latest beer is named for the fact, For Sale Ale. A rather tasty beer, For Sale Ale is, like the occasion it was brewed for, bittersweet. But if you like the beer, if you really, really like the beer, then you can buy the brewery.