African Brew. Exploring the craft of South African beer

In 2013 the book African Brew has won the Gourmand World Cookbook Award as best beer craft book in the South African category.
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Title: African Brew
Subtitle: Exploring the craft of South African beer
Authors: Lucy Corne; Ryno Reyneke
Publisher: Random House Struik
Imprint: Lifestyle
Cape Town, South Africa 2013
ISBN 9781431702893 / ISBN 978-1-4317-0289-3
Softcover, 19 x 25 cm, 256 pages, throughout colour photos


With a shared vision and a few false starts, the authors set off to start research on the book in April 2012. You might laugh at the idea of "research" and yes, it did involve tasting a lot of beers, but there was much more to it than that. They went to find the stories behind those beers and were met by smiling brewers displaying a selflessness, humility and unpretentious hospitality that characterises the beer world. The journey taught them more about brewing, tasting, pairing and packaging. It took the authors along new alcoholic lines, down the avenues of mead and sorghum beer. It took them to seven of the nine South African provinces (the Northern Cape and Limpopo don't yet have any craft breweries); it took them to dusty dorpe and vast cities, it even took them into people's homes for dinners and tastings.

Lucy Corne and Ryno Reyneke quizzed the brewers and they picked the brains of South African Breweries (SAB), without whom this book would never have got off the ground. Beer is sweeping the nation, with bars stocking a greater range of beers than ever before, breweries sprouting up every month, beer festivals taking over the country's social calendar and restaurants cottoning on to the idea that beer, like wine, can be a perfect partner for food. African Brew brings a taste of South Africa's burgeoning beer culture into your home and Lucy and Ryno hope that it will also take you out of your home to do a little literal tasting in some, or all, of the breweries featured in this book.

Content: African Brew. Exploring the craft of South African beer


Western Cape
Birkenhead Brewery
Boston Breweries
Citizen Beer
Darling Brew
Devil's Peak Brewing Company
Dieks' Bru
Jack Black
Misty Meadows Microbrewery
Mitchell's Brewery
Saggy Stone Brewing Company
South African Breweries - Newlands
Triggerfish Brewing
Valley Brewery
Wild Clover Brewery
Eastern Cape
Bridge Street Brewery
Emerald Vale Brewing Co.
The Little Brewery on the River
Makana Meadery
Sneeuberg Brewery
Black Horse Brewery
The Cockpit Brewhouse
Copper Lake Breweries
De Garve Brewery
Drayman's Brewery
Gilroy Brewery
Three Skulls Brew Works
World of Beer
North West Province
Brauhaus am Damm
Chameleon Brewhouse
Irish Ale House
Anvil Ale House
Free State
Clarens Brewery
The Dog and Fig Brewery
Nottingham Road Brewing Company
Old Main Brewery
Porcupine Quill Brewing Co.
Shongweni Brewery
Sorghum Beer

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