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
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