Every year, around this time, the food blogs are full of tips on where to dine beside a fireplace. So this year I thought I’d get a piece of the fireplace pie. This is my list of place in South Africa where you can watch a beer being brewed – then drink a pint by the fire. I try to keep this blog as un-Cape as possible (I know how it pisses off you northern folk when blogs go on and on about where to drink in Cape Town) but this time around I was struggling to think of many spots up-country – I suppose that’s because our weather is largely crapper than yours…
I could have written a review for each brewery, a run-down of the food, the ambience, the beer menu. But that’s what my restaurant review page is for. And I know that this is the Twitter generation and you all have the attention span of a small child, so instead I’ve gone with a five-word suggestion of what else to do at each brewery to stay warm this winter…
Drain a smoky Irish porter
Hit the high ABV brews.
Belgian beers keep you warm.
Try the Pride – English ale
Ask about Andre’s extreme beers…
Pint of Black Anvil stout.
Hopefully the beer has improved!
I’m sure I’ve missed a few cosy breweries – if you know of one with a fireplace, tell us about it below. And don’t forget to include a five word reason to visit this winter.