South Africa really does have it all, from rugged coastline scenery to mountain trails full of vistas. There's wine, leopards and yes, even craft beer.
Cape Town has one of the most stunning settings in the world and in this majestic mountains surrounding it are some amazing hiking trails. There are also great craft breweries to enjoy a beer when you're done your hike. We call it beer hiking.
Woodstock Brewery is the premier brewpub in Cape Town, with an eclectic menu and a large range of both regular and seasonal beers to keep their customers happy and coming back.
Woodstock Brewery's African Pride India Porter is a collaboration with Fuller's of London Pride fame, hence the moniker. Perhaps best labeled a Black IPA, it surely is a cross between a porter and IPA.
The unfiltered version of Woodstock's popular Californicator is drier but otherwise similarly well-balanced tasty IPA with a clean bitter finish.
West Coast National Park in South Africa is beautiful park, especially during the wildflower season. Nearby Darling makes a great base with Darling Brew providing fine craft beer.
Darling Brew is a great stop if traveling the West Coast of South Africa. With a full line-up of beers, a sprawling modern brewpub and good simple meals, it's an easy place to spend a few hours.
Darling Brew Black Mist is an easy drinking and flavorful porter at 5%.
Darling Brew Arrowhead is a formidable Imperial Stout, all too drinkable for 8%.
Darling Brew Warlord is a formidable Imperial IPA, all too drinkable for 9%.