Celebrating South Africa’s craft brewing heritage - Boet Beer


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.

Boet Beer – Robertson, Western Cape

I have been a big fan of Boet Beer ever since I visited their magnificent brewery, tasting and tap bar as well as their huge restaurant in the heart of Robertson a few years ago. Part of the Four Cousins Winery, they produce a range of easy drinking, flavoursome beers.

The Boet Larger is, to my mind, their best session beer with a gentle hop bitterness. If you are an ale lover, then the Boet Brewery will no doubt be of great enjoyment to you. They produce a Blonde, a Pale Ale, an IPA and an American Pale Ale.

The Boet Easy Blonde has a subtle malt sweetness and low hop with hints of pepper. The Boet Pale Ale comes with hints of caramel with a medium bitterness - another great session beer. The Boet English IPA has a full malty flavour with hints of citrus and spice. With a 5.5%ABV, the Boet American Pale Ale is their strongest brew and has hints of citrus and vanilla.

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

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