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 People’s Choice

Yes, this year’s People’s Choice Award for South Africa’s best beer at the South African National Beer Trophy(SANBT)* went overwhelmingly, over 30% of the vote, to a macro lager. That being the much awarded and vaunted champion beer, Black Label. Now that set the commercial cat amongst the ‘craft’ pigeons at the awards ceremony! With …

Grape to Grain

The great civilisations of Greece and Rome changed the course of history and brought the rest of the world, education, civilisation and wine through aggressive conquest. They did, however, fail to conquer the barbarian hordes of central Europe. Evidence of this is quite simply ‘beer’.  The Germanic tribes of central Europe, whose alcoholic tipple of …