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Beer review: Devil’s Peak Bicycle Kick Kölsch

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When I received the press release about Bicycle Kick, a couple of things grabbed me. It’s a collab Kölsch, designed for the forthcoming World Cup in Russia and I thought the addition of chamomile (apparently Russia’s national flower) was a clever idea, though lemongrass “to represent the pitch” was perhaps a bit of a stretch.… Read More

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Win tickets to Proof, The American Whiskey Festival

This blog is generally all about beer, beer, beer, but do you know what beer lovers love? Whiskey. It’s kind of beer’s closest cousin and this weekend Cape Town is host to a festival dedicated to American whiskey.

The House of Machines has partnered with Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Gentlemen Jack, Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark, Woodford Reserve, and Bulleit Bourbon to stage Proof, The American Whiskey Festival – a one-day fest taking place in Cape Town’s CBD.… Read More

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Why can’t you buy beer in South African Supermarkets?

I’ve lived in South Africa for almost eight years and Cape Town is very much my home. I’ve set down roots here, I’ve made friends here and I love living here. But there are some things that, as a foreigner, I will probably never ‘get’: why anyone would voluntarily eat a skilpadjie; why Jack Parow is considered humorous…and why the hell you can’t buy a beer in a South African supermarket.… Read More

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