Celebrating South Africa’s craft brewing heritage - Karoo Kraft Bru


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.

Karoo Kraft Bru - Paarl, Western Cape

Located at the Simonsvlei Winery, on the Old Paarl Road, the Karoo Kraft Bru is managed by Jannie Underhay and Ockie Nel.

They clearly have a passion for the outdoors, which is reflected in the labelling and naming of their beers. Karoo Kraft beers are widely distributed around the country and we can recommend that you add them to your next shopping list.

The Kudu – Larger

A session beer in all respects - easy to drink, best when chilled and tasty. The marketers at the brewery describe it as “majestic as the Kudu”.

The Jackal – India Pale Ale

If you are an ale lover, then we suggest that you sip on The Jackel. The brewers say that it is not for the faint-hearted; however, if you’re an ale connoisseur, you will like this brew.

The Oryx –Weiss

Weiss beers usually have plenty of aromas and a mix of flavours. Our tasting notes said that this beer is fruity and a great thirst-quencher.

The Impala – American Pale Ale

The Americans and South Africans, in general, have a similar appreciation for beer. We want a thirst-quencher that can also be enjoyed while watching sport or around a fire. This is that beer!

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

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Contact Franchisee Anne Udemans
Winelands West contact number 078 612 4612
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