The House of Machines

I’m quite picky when it comes to pubs. I mean – don’t get me wrong – the SAB jol with rugby on the big screens definitely has its place, but if the most a bar […]

Beer Review: Anchor Steam Beer

Beer: Steam Beer

Brewery: Anchor Brewing Company

Origin: San Francisco, California

Alcohol: 4.9% a.b.v.

Available: Banana Jam Cafe, Cape Town

Brewing since 1896, Anchor is most famous for their “California common beer,” also known as Steam Beer. It seems appropriate that our first review of […]

Anheuser-Busch Brewed The Hard Way

A few days ago, Anheuser-Busch released a commercial during a pretty popular sporting event. Maybe you’ve heard of it. It’s called the Super Bowl. It peaked at around 120 million viewers that night – many of which were watching for the actual game, but probably just as many were tuning in for the ads.

Bintang, Barrels and Bali

“You want transport? You like surping? Maybe you like massage complete?”

“Yes, kind sir, I would love those things . . . but how much?”

“I give you best morning price!”

“In that case, let’s go! Oh, and […]

Beer Review: Red Stripe

Beer: Red Stripe Jamaican Lager

Brewery: Desnoes & Geddes Limited

Origin: Jamaica

Alcohol: 4.7% a.b.v.

Available: Banana Jam Cafe, Cape Town

“Hoooooraaaaaaay beer!”

That’s the tag line. Honestly, some of the most entertaining beer ads I’ve seen. There’s something about this Jamaican commercial lager, in its […]


Hop bombs.

Admittedly . . . I love them. Unabashedly so. According to the latest stats from the States, a lot of other people do as well.

But what drives this obsession? Or is it an addiction?

The IPA […]


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