Cape Town An Underrated Beer City
The Huffington Post recently included Cape Town in it’s list as one of their 8 Underrated Beer Cities.
“Cape Town, South Africa, is well-known for its fermented grapes, but its fermented grains may soon be stealing the spotlight. Though beer-making isn’t new to South Africa — South African Breweries is one of the world’s largest brewers by volume — craft breweries have mushroomed, giving Cape Town’s reputation as wine country a run for its money. To learn about South Africa’s brewing techniques and to sample a wide collection of the Mother City’s best craft beer, O’Brien recommends you head out on the Cape Town Beer Route. You’ll start this half-day guided tour at the home of a traditional brewer who still prepares her beer by hand (women were South Africa’s original brew masters). From here, you’ll move on to the Newlands Brewery — South Africa’s oldest commercial brewery — where you’ll sip some of Cape Town’s best mass-produced ales and lagers. Next, you’ll make your way to Banana Jam Cafe where 16 of the country’s tastiest craft beers are on tap, with lagers and pale ales from local brewers like Jack Black and Devils Peak. Tours take place Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2 to 6:30 p.m. and cost 695 ZAR (about $66 USD) per person.”