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Homebrew Heroes

A knowledgeable homebrewer/drinker holds the commercial brewer accountable for the beer they produce. The time for beer that is riddled with faults, has unwanted fermentation characteristics, or that is just not good enough, is rapidly running out.

Win tickets to CTFOB

Next Friday sees the start of Cape Towns annual three day long beer festival. Cape Town Festival of Beers takes place at Hamilton’s Rugby Club in Green Point and is the largest beer festival in the Southern Hemisphere.

Beerhouse Brings the Funk

With the intention of introducing beer fans to some of these alternative beers being produced on their doorstep, the format of the event is to pair each beer with food, further demonstrating the versatility of beer as a drink for all situations and occasions.

Mojo market introduces Tap’d

The bar is a remarkable sight, with its banks of gleaming taps and the cold room, with the kegs and state of the art keg management system on display behind glass. The beer selection is massive and will slake the thirst of most drinkers, although I would like to see more small batch and collaboration beers in future. All the big players are represented, as well as some of the smaller breweries. Although they boast 100 taps, only 56 of them had beer when I was there, the rest either having cider, gin or a “Coming Soon” sign. Some were also out of stock, although it was opening weekend so teething issues are to be expected. I had a pint of the skillful Little Wolf Table Beer, which at R55 was quite pricey in my opinion, although if they keep investing in quality, local beer and proper sanitation then I’m happy to pay it. The beer was served well – in a clean glass with a two finger head and refreshingly cold. These might seem strange to mention, but not nearly enough bars, pubs and markets get it right.

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