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6 predictions for SA craft beer in 2018

South Africa’s craft beer industry has expanded on a massive scale in the past few years going from around 50 breweries in 2012 to over 200 today, as noted in the Spring 2017 issue of On Tap. So where to from here in 2018? Here are 6 predictions from guest contributor, Eben Uys! 1. Established craft brands will push for more shelf space, visibility and … Continue reading 6 predictions for SA craft beer in 2018

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Where to celebrate South African National Beer Day 2018

3 February is South African National Beer Day and even though we never quite need a reason to celebrate beer, we have one and it’s so worth it! To be quite honest, most breweries, bars and restaurants just didn’t make any effort. I mean, who really wants to do a tour of your brewery or do tasters? No ways – we want to drink and … Continue reading Where to celebrate South African National Beer Day 2018

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3 steps to becoming a craft beer drinker

Whether you’re into craft beer or not, we’re all too familiar with the growth of the industry in South Africa over the past few years with craft beer becoming increasingly available at restaurants, bars and liquor stores across the country. Despite its growth some of us are still hesitant on getting into it because we just never thought we’d drink beer but are still somewhat … Continue reading 3 steps to becoming a craft beer drinker

How to have fun and not splurge until payday

January can be a bit of a tight month after all the festive season spending but who says you can’t still have fun? Here’s how you can still have fun and not splurge until payday.   Enjoy the outdoors with a picnic Since I’ve moved to Cape Town, I haven’t been on one picnic. Apparently, it’s not a Cape Town thing. But do these Capetonians … Continue reading How to have fun and not splurge until payday

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Black Friday deals for foodies

ICYMI: tomorrow’s Black Friday and I’ve put together a little list of Black Friday deals for foodies!   Wimpy: Buy 1 Get 1 Free Cheesy Cheeseburger and Chips for only R62.90.   John Dory’s: ¼ Chicken & 300g Ribs for only R89   Mike’s Kitchen: Buy 1 Get 1 free burgers between 12pm and 4pm. Available at participating stores only.   Hard Rock Cafe Johannesburg: … Continue reading Black Friday deals for foodies

BEER SCHOOL WITH BEERHOUSE AND MAD GIANT

Beerhouse, in partnership with local craft beer breweries, often host a series of free Beer School sessions where attendees are offered a free beer tasting and discussion session with the respective brewery for that week’s session. Beer School was hosted by Mad Giant three weeks ago (yes, I know it’s late) with their brewer, Eben. ABOUT MAD GIANT The meaning of the name Mad Giant … Continue reading BEER SCHOOL WITH BEERHOUSE AND MAD GIANT

BEER SCHOOL WITH BEERHOUSE AND EMBOMBI

Beerhouse, in partnership with local craft beer breweries, often host a series of free Beer School sessions where attendees are offered a free beer tasting and discussion session with the respective brewery for that week’s session. Last week’s brewery was Embombi hosted by their brewer, Thabiso. ABOUT EMBOMBI Embombi is a local craft beer brewery based in Kyalami, where they use Brewhogs’ facilities to brew their … Continue reading BEER SCHOOL WITH BEERHOUSE AND EMBOMBI

Beer School with Beerhouse and Frontier Beer Company

Beerhouse, in partnership with local craft beer breweries, often host a series of free Beer School sessions where attendees are offered a free beer tasting and discussion session with the respective brewery for that week’s session. Last week’s brewery was Frontier Beer Company hosted by their brewer, Brendan. ABOUT FRONTIER BEER COMPANY Frontier Beer Company is a craft beer brewery located in Pretoria. Their beers … Continue reading Beer School with Beerhouse and Frontier Beer Company

Hanging With Leanne… is feeling annoyed at the SA on Tap Craft Beer, Food and Music Festival

I can’t even begin to describe how I’d been looking forward to this event for the past few months, liking each and every post on social media like a complete idiot and, sadly, I was annoyed from the moment I stepped in. THE EVENT It’s suppose to be the biggest craft beer spectapular 😒 PRICE Tickets were R130 online and R150 at the door (if I … Continue reading Hanging With Leanne… is feeling annoyed at the SA on Tap Craft Beer, Food and Music Festival

Never Thirsty at the Sandton Craft Beer Fair

I’ve seen this event pop up on my Facebook page over the past few years but I’ve always been too broke to go. Not this year! Even if I was broke I was going to go!   THE EVENT Sandton Craft Beer Festival is a craft beer and food festival held in Sandton. 2017 was the 5th instalment of the event. PRICE It was R200 pp. … Continue reading Never Thirsty at the Sandton Craft Beer Fair