Monthly Archives: June 2016

Sipping Pretty

Sipping Pretty

Craft beer is big in South
Africa. In the past three
years, the number of
breweries has tripled, with close
to 120 found across eight of the
country’s nine provinces (despite
the arid climate, perfect for beer
drinking, the Northern Cape is still
ale-less). While many of these
breweries are found in garages and
industrial parks, they’re not just confined
to business areas – microbreweries are
popping up on farms and small town high
streets, nestled among mountain-tops and
dotted along the coast from Cape Town to
Zululand. Here are 10 particularly pretty places
to stop for a pint.

Brewsters

Brewsters

Once upon a time, the art of brewing was strictly for women’s hands only. Over the
years though, the men muscled in, pushing the brewsters – female brewers – away
from their kettles and fermenters. Luckily though, the ladies are taking back their
beer and as Women’s Day approaches, South Africa’s very own Brewmistress and author of
African Brew, Lucy Corne, raises a glass to some of the most influential women in the craft
beer scene.

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