Celebrating South Africa’s craft brewing heritage - Brewhaha Micro Brewery

BY GRAEME LUND - OCTOBER 2, 2018

On September 24, we, at Home Food and Travel, celebrated Heritage Day with a beer tasting. This has become an annual event and craft brewers from around the country have been kind enough to send us their wares.

This year, we had three brewers in attendance and we had the pleasure of tasting over 50 brews from 16 local breweries. In no particular order, this is what we discovered.

Brewhaha Micro Brewery – Jeffreys Bay, Eastern Cape

Located in Da Gama Road, Jeffreys Bay, this award-winning brewery also has a tap-room and restaurant.

Brewer, Marius Deetlefs, says that he did not discover beer, but that he did discover how to make great beer! We agree. These are the brews that we sampled:

Endless Summer - Blonde Ale - Alc. 5.1% IBU 15

Beautiful golden colour, refreshingly easy drinking, light bodied with a subtle fruitiness.

Stormy Seas - American IPA - Alc. 6.2% IBU 44

Marius says that his unique blend of American hops makes Stormy Seas a hoppy delight. It’s a medium-bodied ale that balances hoppiness with a caramel, malty flavour. It’s dry-hopped for a burst of citrus/flowery aroma.

Moonlit Beach - American Beach - Alc 5.1% IBU 15

It’s an unfiltered wheat beer, which is crisp and refreshing. Citrus aroma comes from using authentic American hops.

Jubilee - German Festive Beer - Alc 5.1 IBU 18

Doughy, rich, malty flavour balanced with a creamy sweetness. This beer is layered with flavour. It’s like drinking a taste of Christmas!

Interested in the other breweries we sampled? Read all about our experience with Ben Koppen here.

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Contact Franchisee Liandé Barnard
Eastern Cape contact number 086 163 6845
Eastern Cape email address exec4@ricochetpublishing.co.za