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  • South Africans drink an average of 60 liters of beer each year, almost three times the global average. (Photo Credit: South African Breweries)
  • De Beer says hops are the “heart and soul” of good beer. (Photo Credit: South African Breweries)
  • Andre de Beer’s Cockpit Brewery was named for wartime fighter planes. A painting of a World War II Spitfire graves one of the brewery walls. (Photo Credit: Darren Taylor)
  • Nuschka Botha uses natural spring water from the Magaliesberg Mountains at the Black Horse Brewery. (Photo Credit: Darren Taylor)
  • A light-colored lager from the Black Horse Brewery is a signature product of craft brewer Nuschka Botha. (Photo Credit: Darren Taylor)
  • Demand for specialty beers in retail liquor stores has soared with the introduction of craft beer in Johannesburg and other parts of the nation. (Photo Credit: Darren Taylor)
  • Steve Gilroy strives for a balance between bitterness and sweetness, with minimal carbonation in his "Serious," which was top-rated by Diners Club Internationl." (Photo Credit: Darren Taylor)

Why South Africans Love Their Beer

Darren Taylor

Published December 09, 2013