THE BEST BREW, BRU
Students from across the country are getting ready for the seventh annual SAB Intervarsity Challenge. The competition challenges teams of varsity students to create a unique, authentically South African beer in their own locale.
Apart from standing a chance to win a cash prize of R25 000, the teams will have the opportunity to showcase their creation to an international judging panel, which will decide who is the Best Bru (yes, that’s the name of the award).
Last year’s top honours went to a team from the University of Pretoria, who created a delicious Black Forest Lager. The Tuks team has had the most consistent microbrewing showing.
UCT won the award for best speciality beer last year, after taking home the main trophy in 2012. Visibly absent from the winners’ table is famed drink-inclined Rhodes University, whose microbiology class brews in their labs.
Craft beer is becoming increasingly popular in South Africa, with brands like Mangrove Jack’s enjoying largescale retail appeal. Along with this and the SA on Tap Craft Beer Festival held in Durban and Pretoria, this competition seeks to establish South Africa in the microbrewery industry.
KLAP A WETTIE South African craft beer is
breaking into the commercial market