If you’re a fan of craft beer in South Africa, Jacques van Zyl’s latest book is a must read.
CRAFT BEER – A Guide to South African Craft Breweries and Brewers
No book on craft beer can hope to be definitive; the landscape changes even before the last letter has been typed. But as a snapshot of the excitement, gall and vitality of an emerging phenomenon, or a glimpse of the faces behind it – what they think and say and do and, most of all perhaps, the beers that they brew – a guide, such as this, goes a long way. Of course, all beers are made somewhere, frequently in places you’ve only heard of. As much as the brews and the people making craft beer, this book is about conveying a sense of place – a mapping, as it were, of where to find the perfect pint, frequently poured for you by the very people who brewed it. Facing the inevitable, change, we might heed the words of the beer expert, Michael Jackson: “It is the unusual which requires preservation, not the commonplace.”
The book retails at R250.00 and is available in stores nationwide. For online orders contact telesales consultants on 0860 10 50 50 or online from www.mapstudio.co.za.