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Re: SA Craft beers and where to get them
« Reply #45 on: April 04, 2019, 12:25:09 PM »
Have you tried Woodstock Breweries' Californicator?

American IPA.

I quite like the taste of this stuff:



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Re: SA Craft beers and where to get them
« Reply #46 on: April 04, 2019, 03:12:43 PM »
Have you tried Woodstock Breweries' Californicator?

American IPA.

Not yet.. I don't think I've seen it here in Bloemfontein but I'll have a look when at the chemist again. Even the Devil's Peak IPA is hard to find around here.

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Re: SA Craft beers and where to get them
« Reply #47 on: April 16, 2019, 09:35:57 AM »
I'm busy trying to put a craft brewery/tap room up the road from me. Will be the best deal ever.
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Re: SA Craft beers and where to get them
« Reply #48 on: April 16, 2019, 10:26:19 AM »
I quite like the taste of this stuff:


This is excellent and now my day to day beer (granted I don't drink a huge amount of beer these days).  There was some drama when Devils Peak changed the hops, but I didn't have a problem with it, and of course there are those that despise Devils Peak due to how they operate in the industry.  I don't really care as long as the beer is good  :tongue:

Six or seven years ago, Jack Black was my daily, but when they moved to CBC in Paarl, I just couldn't  get used to the change.  Everyone declared up an down that the taste had not changed, but not to my palate.  That being said, I have no problem with the odd CBC Amber Weis.

I find myself more and more drawn to IPA, dark ales and the occasional Weis now.

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Re: SA Craft beers and where to get them
« Reply #49 on: April 16, 2019, 12:27:38 PM »
Fortunately (or maybe unfortunately), the Jack Black Brewery is about 5 minutes away from my home. They open for drinks and food from Wednesday to Saturday.

Their Skeleton Coast IPA is one of my favorites at the moment. And the grub is seriously good. Well worth a visit..

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Re: SA Craft beers and where to get them
« Reply #50 on: April 22, 2019, 12:04:32 PM »
Listening to singing & marching songs on the TT, so had to crack a beer.

Really enjoying this Camelthorn Weiss from Namibia:

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Re: SA Craft beers and where to get them
« Reply #51 on: April 22, 2019, 01:26:24 PM »
Got 12 Cape Brewing Co "Amber Weiss" last week from Tops, 450ml bottles.  Opened it yesterday as had family here.   The first bottle foamed so much that there was less than 1/4 of the beer left.  The other 4 bottles we opened were flat and tasteless, although the cap seemed tight

So had some Darling Brewery "Bone Crusher".  Really good stuff

Tops was open today, so returned the remaining 7 bottles.  Cashier refused to accept and said I should talk to CBC, so sent them an email.  See they are in Paarl
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Re: SA Craft beers and where to get them
« Reply #52 on: April 22, 2019, 01:37:17 PM »
Expiry on the CBC Weiss?

I've had plenty from them with no problems. Perhaps you had a bad batch?
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Re: SA Craft beers and where to get them
« Reply #53 on: April 23, 2019, 07:41:39 PM »
I just had a bad batch of 6 Can't Catch Me from the Feral Brew Co. Excessively carbonated, lots of bits floating, very very cloudy. To their credit they immediately apologised, gave me a lecture on why and what happened and are sending me some beer.
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Re: SA Craft beers and where to get them
« Reply #54 on: October 15, 2020, 06:08:13 PM »
Reviving this a little.  Since lockdown prohibition part 1 Iíve mainly been drinking That Brewery Company beers (delivery to my door for a mere R15, order by WhatsApp and pay COD - whatís not to like?)

That Blonde Ale - as the name suggests, a blonde and a very decent session beer.
That APA - American Pale Ale, nicely hopped - was my favourite until
That Vesskiss - West Coast style pale ale.  Would be a favourite just about anywhere but as itís here in Durban it is an extremely nice addition to their ranks (although I fear it is limited edition)
That Good Adweiss - that you definitely can take.  Weissbeer but more like a half Weiss not too sour and another great session one.

Also got a couple of limited crates (one was a birthday present) with the notably delicious sub-tropical IPA and El Neipa (New England IPA), the Schwarzweiss Oxymoron (not my bag but tasty), the barrel aged IPA (a little sherry flavour in your IPA) and the barrel aged Belgian Tripel (like sherry half/half with beer - needs chewing to get through).

Next up Richmond Hill Brewery Co. whose beers are currently in transit to me!
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Re: SA Craft beers and where to get them
« Reply #55 on: October 15, 2020, 10:06:49 PM »
Big fan of Craft Beer.  Living in Cape Town, I try and test locally brewed beer.  There are two breweries that stand out (for me).  One is Darling Brewery and the other, Woodstock Brewery

One brand that I found lacking in flavor was Craven Brewery

Never got a proper reply from CBC about the beer that foamed out when uncapping.  Two auto-responders and no more. 
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Re: SA Craft beers and where to get them
« Reply #56 on: October 16, 2020, 07:39:29 AM »
If anybody in Joburg wants to try some terrific local-local craft beers, give Agars a try. They've got eight different brews, including the Warrior IIPA at 7.2% (!), and each is superb. I'm an enormous fan of their brews. The brewery is located in Kya Sands and I don't believe their beers are sold in retail stores anywhere other than Gauteng. But if you're based in northern Joburg (Randburg, Sandton, Roodepoort, Fourways, etc.), they've got two open days at their brewery coming up month-end.

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Re: SA Craft beers and where to get them
« Reply #57 on: October 21, 2020, 12:33:54 PM »
If anybody in Joburg wants to try some terrific local-local craft beers, give Agars a try. They've got eight different brews, including the Warrior IIPA at 7.2% (!), and each is superb. I'm an enormous fan of their brews. The brewery is located in Kya Sands and I don't believe their beers are sold in retail stores anywhere other than Gauteng. But if you're based in northern Joburg (Randburg, Sandton, Roodepoort, Fourways, etc.), they've got two open days at their brewery coming up month-end.

Just got delivered some of their beer.
Will give it a try this weekend.
Delivered to Alberton for R50. Not bad.
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Re: SA Craft beers and where to get them
« Reply #58 on: October 21, 2020, 01:31:41 PM »
Just got delivered some of their beer.
Will give it a try this weekend.
Delivered to Alberton for R50. Not bad.

If you're in Alberton you should give Swagga Breweries a try. They're in Alrode. https://swaggabreweries.co.za/

Went there on a Jozi beer tour some years back. Their Weiss was good (it's a Kristal Weiss, not the typical Hefe Weiss), as was their Blonde which was more like a lager than an ale. I see they now also to Gin & a Vodka!
Have purchased more Weiss from them subsequently, and have always enjoyed.
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Re: SA Craft beers and where to get them
« Reply #59 on: October 21, 2020, 02:12:46 PM »
Will certainly do
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