11 South African Beers You’ve Never Heard Of But Should Definitely Try

by | Apr 8, 2014 | Life

South Africa is full of breweries which means great South African beers.

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Here are 
the best beers you’ve never heard of and the ultimate ways to work up a thirst for them. Get out there and explore your country, city slicker.

1. Birkenhead 
Brewery, Stanford

Drink this:Lazy Leopard Premium Lager

While you’re there…Hire a canoe and paddle 
the Klein River

2. Karusa, Schoemanshoek

Drink this:Karusa Zwartberger

While you’re there… 
Try their terroir-specific wines.

3. Saggy Stone Brewing 
Company, Robertson

Drink this: Desert Lager

While you’re there… 
Scoff home-made burgers. Try our recipe.

4. Emerald Vale Brewing Co., Cintsa

Drink this: Amber Ale

While you’re there…Rent a surfboard at Buccaneers.

5.  Sneeuberg, 

Drink this: Roasted Ale

While you’re there… Snack on the cow and goats’ milk cheeses next door.

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6.  The Dog and Fig 
Brewery, Parys

Drink this:Alternatiewe Alt

While you’re there… Throw yourself out of a 
plane with Skydive Parys.

7.  Clarens Brewery, 

Drink this: Clarens Stout

While you’re there… Take your 4×4 on the road less
 travelled at Rebellie Game Farm.

8. Copper Lake 
Breweries, Lanseria

Drink this:Copper Lake Lager

While you’re there… 
Go whitewater rafting down 
the Crocodile River at Paddle Power Adventures.

9. Black Horse Brewery, Magaliesburg

Drink this: Black Horse Red Ale

While you’re there… First cruise the skies in a
 microlight with Davies 
Aircraft Corporation and then reward yourself with a beer.

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10. Anvil Ale House, 

Drink this: Pale Ale

While you’re there… Catch a wily rainbow trout 
in SA’s fly-fishing capital.

11.  Shongweni Brewery, Shongweni Valley

Drink this:East Coast Ale

While you’re there… Scale the world-renowned 
rock climbing routes near Shongweni Dam.

If you need a great South African escape to drink your tasty South African beers check out these 11 secluded holiday destinations.

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