SARIE KOS Summer 2018 bursting with summer sunshine!"Recipes for unusual beverage and food pairings are presented: bread and Drifter Brewing Company Legend Lager; Hope on Hopkins Gin and Snoek; mussels and Vintners De Alexandria; Chips and Krug Grande Cuvée Champagne, a surprise pairing; and doughnuts and KWV 15 year OldBrandy. "
"We may be a lager country but this is about as far from lager as you can get. It’s a German-style gose (pronounced goes-uh) and it’s brewed with malted wheat, coriander and Atlantic ocean. Yup, sea water. It sounds crazy but there’s method to the madness. Since 2016 Drifter has been on a water-saving mission and they’ve cut down their usage by 46%. By using a portion of sea water in the gose, a style that’s traditionally brewed with salt, they use less fresh water in the brew. It’s clever thinking and the beer is like nothing you’ve ever tasted. It’s packed full of floral and coriander notes and has a refreshing salty tartness."
A very special batch of limited edition beer will soon be available, courtesy of Woodstock-based Drifter Brewing Company. The beer, a classic Belgian-style tripel, is the first in a series of underwater beers brewed by owner Nick Bush and the Drifter team.
"Drifter Brewing Company will launch a limited edition batch of beers on November 28 that have been aging on the ocean floor in Cape Town for one year. This will be the first in a series of underwater beers brewed by owner, Nick Bush. The concept originated while Nick scuba dived an old shipwreck in Smitswinkel Bay off of Cape Point. Due to the darkness and cold temperatures, the Cape Peninsula waters are ideal for this unique fermentation process."
"This month, Drifter Brewing Company are releasing a very special beer. A classic Belgian-style Tripel that was sent to the depths of the Atlantic Ocean to age for a year will be debuted on Tuesday, 28 November 2017."
"In Cape Town’s creative hub, Woodstock, there are an abundance of places to drink craft beer, but one of our picks is Drifter Brewing Company. Their tasting room is set up to feel like you’re on an old sailor’s vessel and their beers go down a treat too. Try their Stranded Coconut Ale that makes you feel like you’re on a tropical island paradise."
"Nick has been a busy merman since we last spoke to him. Drifter are about to launch their Ocean Aged Beer! Yup, that’s right, these beers have been ageing on the ocean floor in Cape Town for one year."
"Our brewer of the month for May is none other than Drifter Brewing Company with Nick Bush at the hoppy helm. We caught up with him on an island under a palm tree to chat about what inspires his beer brewing technique and his beer drinking ethos. Well, not quite, but drinking these beers that’s where you’ll feel you are."