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 […]


I’m not so naive as to think that honesty is always the best policy.

“No officer, it was actually 145 kilos per hour. That’s really the sweet spot for 3rd gear wheelies. At 120, I wouldn’t […]

Craft Beer: Consumption Drives Production

Have you ever wondered why many micro breweries in South Africa are producing the same beers? There’s a reason everyone makes a pale ale, blonde, lager or some other slight twist on an easy drinking […]

Beer Review: Caldera Pilot Rock Porter

Beer: Pilot Rock Porter

Brewery: Caldera Brewing

Origin:  Ashland, Oregon

Alcohol: 6% a.b.v.

Available: Cape Town

As porters aren’t the most popular style among local brewers in South Africa, it’s nice to have an imported alternative – especially one that […]


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