Et tu, Brut IPA

The IPA has certainly evolved from and continues to be conduit for innovation. The Brut IPA is its latest iteration, bone dry, effervescent, low bitterness with a vibrant aroma of American hops. Much like its name sake it resembles champagne in many ways and it could be another beer that helps unlock the the mental…

The Cultured #4 – Festivals – Who Wins?

We asked The Cultured Community this week how do festivals strike a balance between being an experience driven concept that allows for attendees to be educated through tasters and not having the vendors been taken advantage of and walking away with a loss? What is the best system that gives value to the customers, vendors…

The Cultured #3 – Ferm faves of 2018

We asked The Cultured Community what their best fermentation products of 2018 were? With an explosion of exciting products on the market recently it is a tough choice.  Stefan, from Little Wolf Brewery , jumped in surprisingly with a wine considering his current love and vocation is that of beer. He highlighted the flavour development…

Mash No.8 – Hey Joe

I mash in with Gavin Magrath and Anja Van Zyl who are about to open Hey Joe Brewing Company in  Franschhoek. The most anticipated brewery opening that I can remember. Nestled in the heart of one of SA’s most famous wine valleys the brewery is built in the Abbey Style and will literally be a…

The Cultured #2 Fermentation Benefits

Humans have been preserving food through fermentation for Thousands of years. Only now are the benefits of fermented food and drinks been researched.  We asked The Cultured Community what are the benefits of fermented food and beverages? Wayne Johnson of New Brixton Brewery, commented on fermented product’s social associations,” I find the social benefits the most…