Even amongst the vines, there is beer

Though South Africa is more noted for wine, beer remains its number one alcoholic drink and with craft beer on the rise, the palates of the wine region even turn to it for a departure.

Karoo Brewing

Karoo Brewing is one of South Africa's finest craft breweries. Set in the wine region in Paar, they brew some of the best hoppy beers in the country.

Karoo Brewing Chinook Smash

Chinook Smash is a single malt, single hop pale ale from Karoo Brewing with a well-rounded if somewhat surprisingly bland palate.

Karoo Brewing The Jackal (unfiltered on tap)

The Jackal is one of South African's finest IPAs, with citrusy hop balanced palate and a long dry bitter finish.

Karoo Brewing Passion Smash

Passion Smash is a single malt, single hop pale ale from Karoo Brewing with a well-rounded hoppy palate and clean bitter finish.

Karoo Brewing The Impala (unfiltered on tap)

The Impala is an American Pale ale with a balanced hoppy palate and clean bitter finish.

Karoo Brewing Azacca Smash

Azacca Smash is a single hop IPA from Karoo Brewing with a light fruity palate and clean hoppy finish.

Karoo Brewing The Kudu Lager

The Kudu from Karoo Brewing is a perfect beer for those not looking for a big departure from their regular mass-produced beer they've been drinking for years.

South African craft beer collage

Karoo Brewing The Impala

The Impala from Karoo Brewing is a perfect after safari sundowner for those who want a little more flavor in their beer.

South African craft beer collage

Karoo Brewing The Oryx

The Oryx from Karoo Brewing may be a perfect after safari sundowner for those who love Weissbier but for me, it was a tad thin on flavor compared to German ones.