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When we have something to say, we say it! This is where you’ll find all the latest news or events we’re planning.

ANNOUNCEMENT – We’re Growing!

ANNOUNCEMENT – We’re Growing!

That’s right, SMACK! is getting bigger! We’ve taken a few bold steps to be able to brew you more anarchistic ales. It’s been quite a ride in the (almost) 4 years since we launched in March 2013. From the Bree Street Belle Golden Ale taking home the prize for the best beer from a new microbrewery at the inaugural SA Craft Beer Champs in 2013, to our Newtown Nemesis being named as a top 10 beer in...

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The Newtown Nemesis from SMACK! named a Top 10 beer in SA

SMACK! placed in the top 10 beers in the country for 2015 at the Annual SAB Craft Brewers Champs. SMACK! proved to be more than a one trick pony picking up their second top 10 finish after taking the award for "Best beer by a New Brewery" in SA in the 2013 edition for the Bree Street Belle Golden Ale. A panel of 25 judges, including SAB tasters, Beer Judge Certification Programme-qualified...

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SMACK! Beer Makes Me…

SMACK! Beer Makes Me…

Beer pairs insanely well with food. In fact, considering the plethora (whoa…big word!) of different beer styles out there, the opportunities are endless! The awesome Beerhouse Fourways hosted us on Monday 8th Dec for their biggest ever Meet the Brewers event. We brought along 6 of our finest brews, which were carefully paired with 6 delish gourmet dishes by Roy, their Executive Chef. It was a...

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Behind the IPA Hype

So 7th August has been dedicated the title of international India Pale Ale Day, or IPA Day.  Prominent craft beer folk in the US wanted to dedicate a day to arguably the most influential style of craft beer which has helped shape the craft beer revolution in the last 25 years, and so bingo! IPA Day was born. But why the hype around the IPA, and why dedicate a day to this one style of beer? The...

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New Seasonal Brew: Vanilla-and-Bourbon-Infused Milk Stout

We despise winter. It’s awful. The bitter cold, the wind, the short days – AWFUL. The only little glimmer of light at the end of a rather gloomy tunnel is that winter lends itself to dark beer. Rich, creamy, chocolatey, dark beer. Every cloud has a silver lining as they say. So we at SMACK! thought it appropriate to release a seasonal beer to help us through this. On the taps from this weekend...

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