Welcome back to the Friday Beer. Over time we have tried, mostly unsuccessfully, to improve various aspects of Barley&Hops. You only learn by doing and it’s totally okay to fail from time-to-time. This weeks brewery has made a change that we’re pretty sure will stand the test of time. It’s Jack Black’s Cape Pale Ale
We’re into that phase of our holiday where doing anything more than having a cold beer is hard work. With that said we thought we would outsource this weeks Friday Beer. And so, straight from the horses mouth this weeks write up comes from Greg Gilowey of Beer Country on their recent Darling x Beer
Thursday evening, 20h01, we’ve left the Friday Beer to the last minute. We’re sweating something unhealthy in the hopes that what we picked up might pass the test. It’s been chilling in a friends fridge after being forgotten there on Heritage Day. Today though, at 20h03 all is well because this beer that we had
Yes, we know. There is a lot going on with this weeks Friday Beer. Is it a Mead? A Pale Ale? Braggot? Well, to try and be as concise as possible. Mead has no barley or hops. Braggot can have hops (but not always). And a Pale Ale is everything we try to stand for
We’re ashamed to say that this is the first solo appearance Zwakala Brewery has made on Barley&Hops. Based in Limpopo they have been operating since 2015 and have been creating some really good beers. We haven’t met the crew from Zwakala but given how highly the Drifter crowd speak of them we assume they’re equally
It’s that time of the year that we’re really battling to pull together Friday Beers. Very few breweries are putting out anything new so it’s not uncommon to find us pacing the local liquor store trying to make a plan. However, from time-to-time it hits us like a bar stool to the face. Beers that
Shoh! Our little Christmas giveaway went significantly better than we could have ever expected. With almost 300 entries it makes us feel like we need to do it more frequently. Until then we will crack on with the Friday Beer. This week we wanted something really sessionable that you can get stuck into post Christmas.
Now, before you click away, you should know we have some beer to give away. Read on to find out how to win a 4-pack of the small batch brew Afro Caribbean Brewing Company Hop Session Pale Ale. The Brewery Owned and operated by Greg Casey Afro Caribbean lives on the floor above Banana Jam cafe