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The Hidden Risks Of Craft Beer

It’s been an exciting few years for craft beer, but as the industry continues to grow and mature, so too will its challenges. Here are some issues and health risks drinkers should be paying attention to.


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Anyone who has experienced the last hour of a beer festival has seen craft beer fans who may be pushing their fandom to dangerous limits. Craft beer culture encourages curiosity and exploration among consumers but has relatively little to say about healthy drinking habits. By turning beer into a hobby and a lifestyle, craft as a market trend smooths out a lot of the stigma that would otherwise be attached to, say, drinking an 11% double IPA at lunch and then having another one. 

The Enviromental Issue

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Beer is an agricultural product reliant on access to clean water and a consistent supply of quality hops and grain. With the current drought situation, access to water is currently on the mind of many breweries. 

On the other end, the brewing process produces a significant amount of byproducts and waste in the form of spent grain, hops and yeast. Donating spent grain—the leftover malt from brewing and beer’s biggest byproduct—to local farmers for animal feed is common practice, but it could get more complicated as there are proposed rules from the Food and Drug Administration under the Food Safety Modernization Act to regulate brewers’ spent grain sold as animal feed.


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Cape Town Restaurant Launches Menu For Dogs

It’s official, Die Damhuis restaurant in Melkbosstrand is going to the dogs!


Darling Cellars Lime Kilns Burns Bright in Winemag Report

Motivating the importance of the Cape White Blend Report, Winemag editor Christian Eedes says: “Chenin (Blanc) is our most planted variety by far (17 543ha in the ground at the end of 2017, this making up 18.6% of the national vineyard) and we should find ways to celebrate it.”


Wines For People Who Don’t Drink Alcohol

Non-alcoholic wines or shall we rather refer to it as grape juice?


Zari Alcohol-free Bubbly Is Pure Pleasure

Alcohol-free bubbly fits every lifestyle, without compromising on quality. Once reserved for royalty, bubbly has long been associated with weddings, New Year’s Eve parties and special occasions. Now

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