Brew Cru, a new craft brewery from Wellington, South Africa

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Bertus and Corlea Fourie (she’s pictured) are winemakers, first, but have now branched out into craft beer. Their venture is called Brew Cru. This is definitely a good thing, as wine and beer have a lot in common, and for a complete life you need both. I caught up with Corlea on a recent trip to South Africa and she slipped me a bottled but unlabelled sample of their IPA to try. This is what I thought of it.

Brew Cru IPA Wellington, South Africa
5.2% alcohol
Rich, warm and hoppy with some figs, caramel, passionfruit and dried mango, as well as some sweet malty notes. Really broad yet fresh with lovely tangy notes of citrus peel. I love the combination of hoppiness and richness of body, which makes for a complex, satisfying and drinkable beer. 8.5/10

One thought on “Brew Cru, a new craft brewery from Wellington, South Africa

  1. Eddy Keymolen

    Hi,

    since I believe we share the same interests, I’d like to inform you about a book I wrote, being a beer lover and an amateur cook:

    Cooking WIth Belgian Beer – book & ebook.

    This is the link for the UK:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cooking-Belgian-Beer-Eddy-Keymolen/dp/1326377418/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1462178788&sr=8-1&keywords=Cooking+With+Belgian+Beer

    But since Amazon links are different from one country to another, you never know, so if it doesn’t work, just type my name and the title of the book, “Eddy Keymolen Cooking with Belgian beer”. That should easily do the trick.

    You are free to use my recipes, by the way (replacing my suggestions by your own beers, for instance), don’t even have to ask my permission. Would be nice to refer to my book, though.

    Hubpages article:

    http://hubpages.com/food/Belgium-Land-of-Beer-and-Chocolate-A-Historical-Overviewbeer

    Please let me know if you don’t want to receive any more mails.

    Reply

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