This is South Africa's favourite beer - plus what to drink while travelling the African continent

2019-05-25 06:30
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In South Africa, our city streets are lined with pubs with beer on tap. It is synonymous with sporting events like rugby and soccer. And what is a Shisa Nyama braai without it or a hipster's garage without a small batch brewing? 

And imagine a visit to Mozambique without having a few 2M beers?! Impossible! (See the video above for which beers to drink when travelling through Africa) 

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This week we asked our Twitter following to tell us what their favourite beer is. A resounding 'Castle' won with over 40% of the votes. Whether this percentage prefers Castle Lite or Castle Lager is unclear. 

Personally, I enjoy a Black Label when I have the odd beer. My colleague Gabi is a bit more of a beer connoisseur, and prefers CBC Amber Weiss.

"But it has to be in a draft," she adds.

Castle might get the mainstream vote, but earlier this month the best beer in Africa was crowned at the African Beer Cup. Cape Town-based Drifter Brewing Company brewed it, The Stormy Smoked Porter. 

READ: Road tripping for the hops: Craft breweries of SA to add to your itinerary 

The craft beer industry is now bigger than ever. Whether made in a micro or medium-sized brewery, these beers are not meant to be mainstream. Rather, they are lovingly enjoyed and cherished by a niche cluster of customers.

Here are just a few to add to your beer wish-list: 

(All with such cool labels and packaging!)  

 

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