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Following Mayflower to the New World
Mzansi beer has stepped out on the South African scene for a while
but I'm hardly ashamed of my infidelity. To appreciate what you've got, you have to remind yourself of what else is out there.  In this case, I've crossed the oceans in
search of new tastes ...

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City Street IPA: Malty and Moreish
Swinging through Joburg I made the mandatory pass
through Ilovo's ' Norman Goodfellows '. While it's not my neighbourhood liquor store at
the moment, a step into their cavernous store always fills me delights (even as it empties my wallet). Along with the w...

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Beer Blossoms: Joburg Festival of Beer 2014
The highveld may not be much use for cultivating crops, but it's doing well for craft brewing. In the couple months I've been away, an upstart cohort has joined the scene. All were on show at the Joburg Festival of Beer held on the 27th and 28th of Septembe...

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Transforming Taste: Black Brewers Battle for South Africa’s Palates and Pocketbooks
South Africans
drink. Not everyone, but if there is something other than patriarchy and a
braai than can unite the country, a dop might just be it. Even if South
Africa’s centuries’ old wine tradition and galloping premium whisky market grab
global attentio...

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Gilroy's, Seriously?
Having just landed on a delayed Nairobi flight, I headed straight to a friend's beer
party. By the time I arrived, the afternoon's festivities were well and over, but there were still enough food to sate my hungry belly, a few willing drinkers, and a couple...

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A Smack for all Saisons
Maboneng Mamas Took some out of town visitors down to the newly developed Maboneng for
the weekly Sunday market . The elder was an urban studies professor always keen to see what's happening with ever dynamic Jozi. His world-weary teenage daughter tagged al...

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Youth and Sir Thomas Brewing Company's Hangklip IPA
Drinking in the Future's Shadow What better way to honour our youth than by sitting in the sun drinking a beer? Sure,
it's not at all what the holiday is about and we ought not forget past sacrifices, but if freedom from oppression can't include drinking ca...

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Devil's Peak Revisiting: IPA's Standing Tall
Filled to the brim with Cape Townians It's not my way to revisit old haunting grounds, but as
my last visit to Devil's Peak's Salt River taproom was curtailed by a private
party, it seemed just the place to start a beery Cape Town weekend. As much as Jozi m...

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Jozi Craft Beer Fest 2014
Walked through jam packed parking lot to make it to the 2014 Jozi Craft beer Fest. Credit to the good people at League of Beers for organising the mechanical bull and ride'm cowboy ping
pong tables. True Jozi style? Don't know much about the city's cowboy h...
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