Mash No. 1 – The Frontier

In this episode I mash in with Brendan Hart from Frontier brewery based in Johannesburg.  We chat about getting wood for barrel ageing, South African iconic literature, sexual bibles themes, the lunatic fringe, promiscuity, creating the worlds best Pilsner some other beer stuff.

The bock: a lager in ale’s clothing

Beer, with its seemingly infinite varieties, often surprises and challenges. Sometimes, a beer comes along that grabs your attention because it is so different to what you were expecting. The bock is just one of those styles: it is so magnificently schizophrenic, so contrary to conventional perception. It’s a lager but it’s not yellow, nor…

Beer in the great outdoors

If you truly want to experience the bush you need to immerse yourself in it. There is something spiritual about camping, shedding away the complexity of life, divorcing your brain from unearthly patterns of technology and being at peace away from the humdrum of humans with long lenses and the screeches of “Oh my god! It’s an IMPALA!!!” often heard…