Africa

  • “Offer the people a good, honest product at a good, honest price," says Gauteng Province craft brewmaster Andre de Beer. (Photo Credit: Darren Taylor)
  • The first craft beer in South Africa was brewed in 1983 in the coastal town of Kynsna by Lex Mitchell to follow the model of England's classic ales. (Photo Credit: Darren Taylor)
  • Nuschka Botha of the Black Horse Brewery in the Magaliesburg Mountains is one of two women working in the commercial craft beer industry. (Photo Credit: Darren Taylor)
  • As a child, premier craft brewer Moritz Kallmeyer learned how to make beer from a Pretoria farm laborer who told him to ferment sorghum and sugar. (Photo Credit: Drayman’s Brewery)
  • "My passion and my ambition was to create a beer culture, and to share with other people the unique flavors in craft beer," said Moritz Kallmeyer, who stands with his wife outside their microbrewery in Pretoria. (Photo Credit: Drayman’s Brewery)
  • Dirk van Tonder pulls a pint of his own Orange Blossom Weissbier, a German wheat beer, for a customer. (Photo Credit: Darren Taylor)
  • Craft brewing pioneer Steve Gilroy posed for an ad for his premier ‘Serious’ ale at his microbrewery outside of Johannesburg. (Photo Credit: Darren Taylor)
  • Many among the pioneers of craft brewing were disillusioned with mass-produced, commercial beer. (Photo Credit: South African Breweries)

Brewers Behind a Craft Beer Revolution

Darren Taylor

Published December 09, 2013


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