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Offline Crankshaft

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:



Offline JohnnyIC

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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Offline Larry

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.

Offline deonk2000

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..

Offline Trompie67

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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Offline Trompie67

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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