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6 predictions for SA craft beer in 2018

South Africa’s craft beer industry has expanded on a massive scale in the past few years going from around 50 breweries in 2012 to over 200 today, as noted in the Spring 2017 issue of On Tap. So where to from here in 2018? Here are 6 predictions from guest contributor, Eben Uys! 1. Established craft brands will push for more shelf space, visibility and … Continue reading 6 predictions for SA craft beer in 2018

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3 steps to becoming a craft beer drinker

Whether you’re into craft beer or not, we’re all too familiar with the growth of the industry in South Africa over the past few years, with craft beer becoming increasingly available at restaurants, bars and liquor stores across the country. Despite its growth, some of us are still hesitant on getting into it because we just never thought we’d drink beer but are still somewhat … Continue reading 3 steps to becoming a craft beer drinker

Mouth-watering chocolate recipes from Beyers Chocolates

This was the first time I attended the chocolate demos hosted by Beyers Chocolates at the Coffee & Chocolate Festival. ABOUT BEYERS CHOCOLATES Beyers Chocolates was founded 30 years ago by Belgian-born, Kees Beyers. They manufacture their own range of confectionery, including local favourites like Sweetie Pie, Amarula, and Dream Bear, and also supply an extensive range of sub-brands and private label products to airlines and … Continue reading Mouth-watering chocolate recipes from Beyers Chocolates

Good tunes out at the Coffee & Chocolate Festival Cape Town 2017

One thing I was looking forward to at the Coffee & Chocolate Festival Cape Town 2017 was the live music. I’m not sure if I’m just really out of the loop (which I think is probably the case) but Cape Town’s live music scene doesn’t seem as buzzing as Joburg’s, so I was keen to see what these Cape Town peeps had to offer. The … Continue reading Good tunes out at the Coffee & Chocolate Festival Cape Town 2017

Coffee and Chocolate Festival Cape Town 2017… disappointing!

Late, I know! Work’s been busy and no Internet access at home, but i was out at the Coffee & Chocolate Festival Cape Town this weekend and oh my, what a disappointment. Even the SA on Tap Craft Beer and Music Festival was better and you know how I hated that. VENUE It was held at the Durbanville Racecourse so the venue was absolutely shit, … Continue reading Coffee and Chocolate Festival Cape Town 2017… disappointing!

It’s Coffee & Chocolate Festival Cape Town 2017 this weekend: Let’s recap JHB 2016!

It’s the Coffee and Chocolate Festival Cape Town 2017 this weekend! Whoop-whoop! Now, I’m not a big fan of chocolate and I’ve cut down quite massively on coffee but I’ve always just loved the vibe at the festival. Nothing quite like lazing in winter sun with great food, cold beer and great live music. Unfortunately, I missed the Coffee and Chocolate Festival Johannesburg earlier this … Continue reading It’s Coffee & Chocolate Festival Cape Town 2017 this weekend: Let’s recap JHB 2016!

It’s Pure & Crafted SA Festival 2017 this weekend – Let’s revisit 2016!

It’s Pure & Crafted SA Festival 2017 this weekend. Let’s revisit 2016… Pure & Crafted SA Festival 2016 was two-day music, motorcycle and new heritage festival held at the Ground venue in Muldersdrift on 26 and 27 November 2016 and is inspired by the German Pure & Crafted festival. I was lucky enough to win two weekend pass tickets (YAY!) so I was super excited. … Continue reading It’s Pure & Crafted SA Festival 2017 this weekend – Let’s revisit 2016!

REVIEW: A TRIP THROUGH AFRICA AT MOYO

Finally did Moyo! And, just in time for Heritage Day! THE RESTAURANT Moyo is a South African-based restaurant dedicated to African dining with 5 stores situated across South Africa. The word moyo is of Swahili decent and means heart.   THE FOOD & DRINKS Their food is authentically African with dishes ranging from smokey boerewors rolls; to heart-warming potjies; crocodile; and yip, you guessed it, … Continue reading REVIEW: A TRIP THROUGH AFRICA AT MOYO

REVIEW: A LESSON IN URBANOLOGI

I was fortunate enough to be invited to try out Urbanologi‘s new winter menu this past Saturday and my, was it amazing! THE RESTAURANT Urbanologi is an Asian Fusion restaurant situated at the 1 Fox Precinct in Ferreirasdorp, Johannesburg and is based inside the Mad Giant Brewery. Together, they work alongside each other to come up with flavours that make for the perfect food and … Continue reading REVIEW: A LESSON IN URBANOLOGI

BEER SCHOOL WITH BEERHOUSE AND MAD GIANT

Beerhouse, in partnership with local craft beer breweries, often host a series of free Beer School sessions where attendees are offered a free beer tasting and discussion session with the respective brewery for that week’s session. Beer School was hosted by Mad Giant three weeks ago (yes, I know it’s late) with their brewer, Eben. ABOUT MAD GIANT The meaning of the name Mad Giant … Continue reading BEER SCHOOL WITH BEERHOUSE AND MAD GIANT