Yesterday, the second part of the Suip! and Durban Is Yours Guide to Beer in Kwazulu-Natal went up. I slogged through numerous arduous dinners and contributed handsomely to climate change in my search for a handful of the best pubs and restaurants to enjoy in my hometown. The criteria: a progressive attitude towards craft beer; well thought-out and well-priced food; a special atmosphere.
Managing to tick two of those boxes was generally enough to make the cut, but a select few managed to genuinely wow me. Although the craft beer revolution hasn’t yet Eastern shores in full force, it’s definitely picking up speed. Durban has an unfairly-begotten reputation for being unprogressive, relative to its big urban cousins Johannesburg and Cape Town. In beer, at the very least, it has nothing to be ashamed of.
Catch Part 1 of the guide, an overview of KZN’s best micros, here. And while you’re at it, check out the rest of Durban Is Yours, a mighty fine website recently voted as South Africa’s Best Music Blog, a fact my pal and DIY founder Bob Perfect will remind you of at every opportunity he gets.