#SANBeerDay isn’t just about drinking beer – it’s also about learning what goes into making the world’s favourite alcoholic beverage. And there is no better way to do that than by brewing some for yourself. We’ve compiled a list of resources to help you get started.
Check out our #SANBeerDay pale ale recipe here – courtesy of homebrewer Clint Breen
Simply Brewing by Bevplus – make beer using equipment you have at home (video)
Brew in a box from Bevplus
This is just about the easiest way to make a beer. The brewing is all done – all you need to do is ferment the ready made wort. You’ll need a fermenter (or plastic bucket) and airlock which can also be bought from Bevplus
Price: from R412
If you want to brew from scratch but don’t want to invest in lots of equipment, this mini kit has been designed with you in mind. You’ll need a large saucepan and can make 4 litres of pale ale, IPA or coffee stout.
Price: from R120
The Comrade from BeerGuevara
Again designed as a one-stop shop beer making kit, The Comrade contains everything you need to brew 15 litres of beer. It comes in three different versions and is designed for someone looking to start homebrewing as a long-term hobby.
The best place to get help and advice is from the local homebrewing clubs. Their Facebook pages tend to be pretty sociable and friendly places to hang out. You might start out just wanting to brew a quick beer for #SANBeerDay but you might just get sucked in by the hobby. Happy brewing!
Gauteng and the North West: Wort Hog Brewers Club
Cape Town: SouthYeasters Homebrewers Club
Garden Route: Eden Brewers Club
Port Elizabeth: Yeastern Cape Brew Club