Thursday Book Review: “African Brew”

Nothing’s better than a cold beer on a hot summer day, and today’s featured book, African Brew, is a fascinating look at 38 of South Africa’s microbreweries. It even includes beer recipes and insights on home brewing. Keep reading to see what reviewers think of this book! 

Beer book hits the spot – review

Myrna Robins | IOL

“For beer-lovers, certainly, but this comprehensive softback offers so much more than an ode to South African brewers and beer. It’s a fascinating story of an alcoholic beverage, a quirky travel guide to frothy destinations in seven of our country’s provinces, and a handbook of information on lagers and ale, stout and porters.”

“Reyneke’s gallery of appetising photographs – of city and country brewhouses, of earnest and relaxed brewers, of bottles, and labels and mouth-watering food – enhance story and journey.”

“African Brew fills a gap in pint-studded style.”

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December Book Reviews: African Brew

Jordan St. John | St. John’s Wort

“The book does an excellent job of making the stories of the brewers the focus of an understanding of the South African beer scene.”

“African Brew succeeds as a basic guide to South African beer, but it exceeds expectations to the extent that it makes me want to know more about South Africa’s brewing scene.”

“African Brew is so good it made me envy the authors.”

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Real women drink beer

Cathy Marston | Food24

“The book documents the history of brewing in South Africa and the rest of the world and provides lots of useful information for anyone tempted to give it a go yourself”

“‘African Brew’ is a great read but it’s not just for people who enjoy the odd glass or four of the amber nectar. The best part of the book is getting introduced to the brewers themselves, hearing the inspirational stories of people who have given up a huge variety of careers to follow their dreams and reading about their passion for grains and hops.”

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About the book

9781431702893Join a pint-studded journey through seven provinces to meet the brewers, taste their beers and learn exactly what goes into that beverage you wouldn’t dream of braaiing (South Africa’s barbecuing tradition) without. There is also a section that covers up-and-coming breweries. Delve deeper into food and beer pairing with delectable recipes from top South African chefs, each dish paired with a local lager or ale. And for those who don’t know the difference between the two, African Brew hopes to turn the beer novice into a connoisseur with tasting notes and troubleshooting tips showing you what to look for in your preferred pint.

  • Features 38 of South Africa’s microbreweries plus the cradle of beer brewing in South Africa, SAB
  • Includes recipes and beer pairings
  • Insights on home-brewing, beer recipes and step-by-step brewing guides
  • Contains sections on South Africa’s craft cider movement as well as mead-making
  • Covers the history of brewing in South Africa
  • Includes a look at sorghum beer brewing – both in a traditional setting and large-scale production

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