The hands on workshop familiarised everyone with the terminology as well as the various stages of brewing. With 4 different kinds of grains, 3 kinds of hops and a special yeast strain we set about brewing our APA (American Pale Ale).
We went through all the practical stages of mashing, sparging, boiling, cooling and left our 15l of brew to ferment for the next two weeks or so. Luckily it was not all hard work and there was ample opportunity to taste some local craft beers as well as home brews from the Beerguevara guys (all in the name of education of course!)
If you missed out, don’t fret – Beerguevara runs regular all grain home brewing workshops on most Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. Places are limited and fill up fast.
For more information (and to top up on beer-making supplies), visit www.beerguevara.com (based in Newlands)
Copy and photos by Hein van Tonder.