After a much-needed break (that admittedly went on much longer than expected), regular updates on Suip! will return next week.
May’s turning out to be a very exciting month, starting out with a mini beer festival at Banana Jam Cafe on Saturday the 5th of May. The Craft Beer Project will feature 25 beers on tap from 10 breweries from around South Africa - and it’s likely to get messy, with food pairings and irie times on offer.
May’s issue of Getaway is also looking pretty promising, not least because it features my story. “A Little Renaissance on Wharf Street” is about the Port Alfred brewpub-microbrewery combo currently bringing a neglected part of the old frontier port back to life (with fantastic beer brewed by a cigar-smoking septuagenarian, to boot.) You can also find Lucy Corne’s guide on five of the most scenic brewpubs in the country inside, so get your hands on it when it hits shelves next week.
Also starting in May, I will be appearing on Gary Cool’s Rock Dimension on 2OceansVibe Radio, South Africa’s largest digital radio station, every Thursday evening to talk about the latest happenings in Western Cape and South African beer. Expect stuttering, ill-gotten insight and unfounded opinions - but more about that next week.
Until then, check out Homebru.net’s update on the exciting new developments happening at the long-awaited Woodstock Brewery as well as the fate of Paulaner’s equipment. It seems that, from the sad end of one brewing dynasty, another might rise.
Have a great week.