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The Consol Craft Revolution

The Consol Craft Revolution Beer Festival heads to Emperors Palace for the first time this year. This inaugural Craft beer-tasting extravaganza will take place for one day only on 20 June 2015 from 11:00-17:00

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2014 Home Brewer Resolutions

While friends, family and work colleagues hit the gym and take up the latest health fad, why don’t you make a resolution you’ll probably stick with all year – Make Better Beer.

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febrewery: A month of craft beer & food pairings

An entire month dedicated to South African craft beer and food pairing is being launched this year as febrewery 2014 goes live!



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The Physics of Beer Tapping

An old, hilarious if somewhat juvenile party trick involves covertly tapping the top of someone's newly opened beer bottle and then standing back as the suds foam out onto the floor.

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Cracking open the case of Enzymes- Part 1

Over the course of the next few months we will be guiding you through the in depth use of exogenous enzymes in the brewing industry with the hope to develop an understanding that good brewing practices are not infringed with their use and that almost certainly, the consumer can be guaranteed a better and consistent final beer product, irrespective of plant size and the level of technology back-up available.

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Start a Christmas Tradition

Any lover of craft beer will admit that variety is what the allure of craft beer is all about. Sampling what each brewer has passionately crafted, identifying your favourites and learning about the different attributes of beer is what makes the whole experience.

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Five Christmas Beers For South African sipping

‘Here’s to them underneath that burning sun’ sung Bob Geldof’s crew of 1980s pop stars in the much-loved festive Band Aid hit. Though some of the lyrics of the well-meaning tune seem a little patronising now, they got one thing right – the sun sure does shine in Africa at Christmas, making the typical festive ales pretty unappealing.

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Beer and Rosemary Roasted Turkey

Turkey - a notoriously dry bird unless stuffed with a duck and a chicken. Here's an easier and tasty way to get the ultimate Christmas bird onto your table. A Betty Crocker recipe tried and tested by the Beermag kitchen. Happy Holidays!



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Gifts for beer lovers

The sound of shopping centre tinny Christmas carols in November is enough to strike fear into the heart of the strongest individuals. The agonising trawl through catalogues and websites to try and find the one gift that will evade re-gifting 12 months from now. Being the eager beer bunnies that we are, we have selected a few gifts that should make the process a little simpler so that you can get back to the more important things in life, like drinking beer.

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Festival of Beer - CPT

Cape Town Festival of Beer, the largest festival of beer in the Southern Hemisphere, is around the corner again! The Festival is set for the 22rd, 23th and 24th of November at Hamilton’s Rugby Club in Green Point, Cape Town (next to the V & A Waterfront). This year’s event is bringing even more beer to the table than ever before.

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