KapstadtMagazin.de

Why South Africans have beer bellies

Jeden Tag tolle Tipps aus der
schönsten Stadt der Welt.
 
www.kapstadtmagazin.de
info@kapstadtmagazin.de
Kapstadtmag
KapstadtMagazin.de
kapstadtmag

Why South Africans have beer bellies

Local and lekker – Taste the difference in South African beer

The development of South African beer - as might be expected – was influenced by European settlers who brought know-how to the country. Dutch and British immigrants each contributed in different ways to the history of beer in South Africa.

Too frequently, however, the local influence is overlooked. Sothos, Zulus and Xhosas already brewed forms of sorghum and maize beer long before the Europeans came to South Africa. "Umqombothi" (in Xhosa), for example, is a traditional beer brewed in the Transkei.

Today, the South African beer market is controlled by South African Breweries (SAB), the second largest brewery in the world. Except for imported beers like Heineken and Guinness, all the major brands in the country are owned and produced by SAB. Their best-known and most popular beer is Castle Lager, which has a warm and heady taste.

‘Black Label sê die Bybel’

Other popular South African beers are Black Label, Amstel and Carlsberg. Black Label is very popular amongst the black population and is often known as Zamalek, because it is considered a strong beer. Another famous Afrikaans slogan for Black Label in South Africa is, "Black Label sê die Bybel", which means The Bible says one should drink Black Label.

Also very popular in South Africa is the Windhoek Lager, a beer from Namibia, which is entrusted to the purity law of 1516.

Local and lekker

A number of smaller breweries have sprung up in the past decades. One of these is Shongweni Brewery near Durban producing Robsons bottle conditioned beers unique to South Africa. Their Wheat Beer, for example, is inspired by the German Weißbier. Another brewery is Birkenhead Breweries in Stanford, near Hermanus in the Western Cape. They produce a number of lagers and ales, which they describe as "liquid gold".

Beer is intrinsic to communal South African culture. No wonder the beer belly is such a proud physical characteristic.

Get the taste of South African beer in one of the numerous bars in Cape Town.

By Susanne Klatt

For your monthly update on what’s happening in and around Cape Town, make sure you subscribe to our popular Editor's Picks Newsletter.

Cape Town Events Calendar
December 2018
SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31

Benguela_Lakeside3Slow Sunday Lunch on the Banks of the ...

A relaxed four-course meal, live music and dancing under the umbrellas in Sedgefield

Comedyclub_new12Half-Price Sunday Special at Cape Town ...

Experience Cape Town’s funniest comedians (for less on Sundays) at the Waterfront’s ...

ReconciliationDay2018_SGTpepper1Go Long This Reconciliation Day Weekend

Recognise the past, celebrate the future and make the most of the long Day of ...

GoldFish_Shimmy2018_2GoldFish Live: Full Summer Concert ...

Plus: WATCH 4 videos to get you in the mood for Goldfish’s Submerged Summer residency ...

LaParada22End The Weekend Right: Sunday Funday ...

Round off the weekend by dancing the day away at La Parada Constantia Nek’s Sunday ...

Santa's Village V&A WaterfrontV&A Waterfront Opens Santa’s Village ...

Flying in from the North Pole, Santa will be in Cape Town to see if kids have been ...

tigger_too_sunset_cruiseNEW: Weekly Sunday Sunset Cruises from ...

Live DJ, sundowner cocktails, dinner on this luxury sunset cruise from the V&A Waterfront ...

Cape Town Natural Hair Fest 2Love Your Natural Locks At The 3rd ...

Shop your favourite hair, beauty, fashion brands and more

Om Revolution vinyasa poseHave an Outdoor Yoga Experience with ...

Embrace your inner yogi outdoors

Botane Skin Actives New Images 2Get 20% Off BOTANē Skin Actives ...

Simplified skin health for less in store this holiday season

Gipsy Kings at Grand Africa Cafe & Beach 2Dinner With The Gipsy Kings At Grand ...

The iconic flamenco band hits Cape Town shores for one hell of a show

pinelands_marketGet Festive At Pinelands Craft & Gift ...

Free entry to this market brimming with delicious food and good quality, well-priced ...

mcqpIt’s MCQP Party Time Cape Town… Is ...

Hunky mechanics, sassy drag queens, muscle cars, sexy pit stop girls and lots of burning ...

surfarosaSunday Braai And Show At Surfarosa

Bring and braai and watch hardcore bands for free on Sunday (Monday is a public holiday)

Summer Glice Rink Mini Neon Pop-up Summer Ice Skating ...

You read that right, kids can go ice skating in summer

my_gourmet_marketHalaal Heaven At My Gourmet Market

With food varying from sweet to savoury, gluten-free to vegan, and traditional to modern, ...

Old Mac Daddy Spitbraai SundaySomething for the Weekend: Family ...

A scenic road trip with spitbraai and loads of fun family activities at Old Mac Daddy

we_house_sundays_rhebokskloofWe House Sundays at Rhebokskloof Wine ...

A one-day outdoor electronic music festival experience

Galilieo_RupertSaturday Nights at The Galileo Open Air ...

Kick back, sip wine and relax with a country movie screening experience

Galileo_family1Summer Holiday Movie Fun For The Kids

ET, Arthur Christmas and Hop are all part of the line-up!

legends_live_in_concertCelebrate The Music Legends All On One ...

A talented 10-piece cast impersonates music legends to perfection

kiff kombi craft beer Craft Beer Safari with Kiff Kombi Tours

Here’s how to experience the best in Cape Town’s craft beer scene and get 15% off ...

Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts 2018Line-Up Kirstenbosch Summer Concert ...

Just confirmed: DJ Bonobo. Plus: From Boney M to Mafikizolo – from Fokof to Goldfish ...

thali thaliThe Famous Sunday Lunch Buffet at Thali ...

Cap off the weekend with a hearty, affordable spread at this family-friendly West Coast ...

KewpieAn Inspiring Message of Diversity and ...

The vibrant diversity of District Six comes alive with an exhibition about a famously ...

Bugz Playpark in Cape TownMake Sunday Funday For The Whole Family ...

End the weekend on a high note with fun rides, educational play and something for ...

Cape Culinary Tours Valentine's Day InclusionTake a Bite into History with Cape Town ...

Learn about Cape Town’s past while savouring local cuisine with these informative ...

V&A Food Market 3Free Live Music and Affordable ...

With 42 artisanal street food vendors and retail products and free live music every ...

Le Bonheur 12Get a 20% Discount on Accommodation at ...

Le Bonheur Reptiles and Adventures offers patrons a 20% discount when they stay at this ...

Ubuntu Climbs 365 3How Many Hikes Up Table Mountain Does ...

A hike a day gets the funds raised. This guy is hiking Table Mountain every single day of ...

Shimmy Beach ClubFamily Fun at Shimmy Beach Club Cape ...

Infinity pools, jacuzzis, a man-made beach and a kid’s corner, all in one location

Kirstenbosch Christmas CarolsSing Along At Cape Town’s Historic ...

Tis the season for carols...

Cherry Picking Ceres Klondyke Farm 3Cherry On Top: Klondyke Kicks Off ...

Pick your cherries and eat them too at this family-friendly cherry farm in Ceres

Canal Walk Ice Slide World 6Cool For The Summer At Canal Walk’s ...

A world of frozen fun this festive season

Vergenoegd_duckrun1Cheer On The Ducks At Vergenoegd Löw

Bring the kids along to experience the Duck Parade

A Touch Of Madness Burgers and Beers 4Enjoy a Burger and Beer Combo On Sunday ...

This iconic Observatory restaurant offers a special Sunday burger deal that comes with a ...

WeatherGiveawaysTravel Tips

Curious to make exciting discoveries in Cape Town every day? "LIKE" us for a daily hidden gem.