Craft Beer Tasting Notes

This Month's Mixed Case - August - Celebration Time

It is August, it is the League of Beers 5th birthday, it is Yuppiechef's 11th birthday and it gets better. It is international beer day on the 4th and for beer nerds everywhere, it is IPA day on the 3rd of August.

To celebrate we have 3 brand new IPA's and one of the all time SA best to support that. We have the latest version of the Gluten Free to open easily and then end up with the Smoked Porter to remind us that it is still a stormy winter.

Every subscriber to the monthly mixed case is getting a gift from us in the Craft Beer Times for discounted beer. Plus one lucky subscriber will get a R1500 beer voucher and another lucky subscriber will get a bottle of super rare, super premium Crystal Head Vodka. All current and new subscribers qualify.


Red Sky Goshawk Gluten Free Beer

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Prepare your happy dance, gluten intolerant beer lovers - the Red Sky Goshawk is a Pale Ale style brew that is gluten free and packed full of flavour. Using a combination of two different malts, the ale has a strong fruity taste with a balanced bitterness to finish.

  • Slightly cloudy, pale amber in colour with a pink tinge
  • Off-white head
  • Hints of passionfruit and litchi on the nose and palate, with a balanced bitterness

Rob Heyns' Mixed Case Tasting Notes:

April 2014 - Freedom Day Case - A brand new beer from this young brewery, this is the first gluten free beer brewed in South Africa that we are stocking. It combines traditional African ingredients, and modern brewing style.

Old Potter's Brewhouse Flower Child Indian Pale Ale

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Old Potter's Brewhouse is a small craft brewery situated in the Western Cape village of Greyton. Made from pure mountain filtered water that is fetched from a spring, this homemade pale ale is made in small batches of 350-400 litres, and all work, including labeling, is done by hand.

  • Hand crafted India Pale Ale
  • Citrus and resin notes on the nose with hints of granadilla
  • All hops are from the Outeniqua Valley, outside George
  • Initial bitterness builds and is sustained in a pleasing way

Stellenbosch Brewing Co Mass Hoppiness IPA

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Stellenbosch Brewing Co. prides itself in creating inspired beers for inspired moments. It was on a cross-continental camping trip that founder brewer Bruce Collins and his wife and Taproom manager Karen Collins conspired to opening up a microbrewery in South Africa. After sampling beers from around the world and trying their hand at brewing in a Minnesota basement, they developed a passion for brewing interesting and flavourful beers and wanted to share them with the world.

  • A super hopped, almost imperial IPA
  • Triple hopped and then double dry-hopped with juicy, green, fresh and fruity hops from the Yakima Valley

Woodstock Brewery Californicator American IPA

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The brewers at Cape Town's Woodstock Brewery are always playing around with flavours and techniques, constantly creating new and exciting brews. Crafted in the style of India Pale Ales brewed on the American Pacific Coast, this hop-forward IPA exudes rich tropical and citrus fruit aromas in abundance with a medium to full bodied mouthfeel.

  • Golden amber in colour
  • Small white head
  • Tropical fruit and citrus on the nose and palate with a lingering fruity finish

Darling Brew Warlord Imperial IPA

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A silky smooth Imperial India Pale Ale, full bodied and bursting with hops and flavour. It goes down deceptively smoothly for a 9% brew.

  • Imperial IPA
  • Appearance: Clear gold
  • Aroma: A citrus, litchi and passion fruit bomb
  • Flavour: Layers of tropical fruit with a glide over a subtle toasted malt base
  • Mouthfeel: Full bodied with medium carbonation