African Brew: Exploring the Craft of South African Beer by Lucy Corne, Ryno Reyneke

By Lucy Corne, Ryno Reyneke

Sign up for a pint-studded trip via seven provinces to satisfy the brewers, style their beers and examine precisely what is going into that beverage you wouldn’t dream of braaiing (South Africa’s barbecuing culture) with no. there's additionally a piece that covers up-and-coming breweries.

Delve deeper into foodstuff and beer pairing with delectable recipes from most sensible South African cooks, every one dish paired with an area lager or ale. And if you happen to don’t understand the variation among the 2, African Brew hopes to show the beer amateur right into a gourmet with tasting notes and troubleshooting suggestions exhibiting you what to appear for on your hottest pint.

  • positive factors 38 of South Africa’s microbreweries plus the cradle of beer brewing in South Africa, SAB
  • Includes recipes and beer pairings
  • Insights on home-brewing, beer recipes and step by step brewing guides
  • Contains sections on South Africa’s craft cider stream in addition to mead-making
  • Covers the background of brewing in South Africa
  • Includes a glance at sorghum beer brewing – either in a conventional atmosphere and large-scale production
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    Before Prohibition, American lager already had its own personality – German settlers had brought their brewing techniques, but turned to the locally accessible crop of corn to counter the harshness and haze lent by the available American barley. It was a full-flavoured pale lager that was as close to the German original that local ingredients would allow, but after 13 years of abstinence – and a bit of bootleg beer – people’s tastes had changed. A new generation emerged who had most likely never tasted beer, while their older counterparts had developed a taste for soft drinks and beer needed to change to suit their palates.

    Cockney Liz Although female barmaids were common during South Africa’s gold rush era, few were recorded as frequently as one known simply as Cockney Liz. When she moved to Barberton (Mpumalanga), she gained fame and popularity as a straight-talking barmaid and talented entertainer. She later went on to own bars in the region – perhaps thanks to her habit of auctioning herself to the highest bidder each evening. Her name lives on in a hotel in the town. Aunt Peggy Journalist Casey Motsisi’s much-documented Shebeen Queen might have been a fictional character, but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t a large helping of truth behind her ways.

    My beer-fuelled travels would eventually lead us, happily, back to South Africa in 2010, a country we had explored from tip to tip four years earlier, tasting every beer we could find along the way. On returning we could see that things had changed; that things were changing at a rapid and tremendously exciting rate. In a new city with just a sprinkling of friends, we sought out the place that we knew we would find a group of like-minded, open-minded and open-armed people – our local homebrewing club.

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