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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.

Highlights from a Year in Beer

       So it’s been a year since SMACK! launched…woohoo! Well actually at the time of writing this post it’s been 1 year, 2 months, 16 days and some change… We launched on Sunday 10th March 2013, which seems like an eternity ago. And you might ask why we let the official one year anniversary go quietly by in March 2014? Well, in simple terms, we’ve been too damn busy! It’s been a crazy,...

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BREWERS and BEERDVEMBER

It has come to our attention that any brewery worth its beeriness has brewers with beards.  Since our launch in March, our three brewers, Drew, Grant and Dave, have been decidedly lacking in the facial hair department, with only Drew making any attempt to neglect the razor up until now. As we have entered into the month of Movember, where awkward facial hair is indeed cool again, we thought that...

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Taste of JHB – 26,27,28,29 Sept

Taste of JHB – 26,27,28,29 Sept

Win double tickets to Taste of Joburg! Wanna join SMACK! Republic Brewing Co. at the Taste of JHB at Monte Casino from 26th to 29th September? Well, then tell us how craft beer has changed your life, from your very first sip to your present day indulgence! The more creative, the better your chances...just saying. Send your story to beer@smackrepublic.com. Winners will be announced soon - and If...

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Michael Lowman – live@SMACK! Thurs 19 Sept

Michael Lowman – live@SMACK! Thurs 19 Sept

Michael Lowman - live acoustic set at SMACK! Thursday 19 September @ 7pm. If you listen to the radio, you'll have heard a few tracks from the ridiculously talented Michael Lowman - and as part of his "Crayon Boxes" album launch - he will be doing a live acoustic storyteller sessions at the brewery this Thursday. Michael will play upstairs at SMACK! in an intimate, storyteller-esque manner. We're...

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Jozi’s Inaugural IPA Day at SMACK! HQ – Thursday 1 August!

Jozi’s Inaugural IPA Day at SMACK! HQ – Thursday 1 August!

Then all you hop heads listen up, Jozi's first ever IPA Day takes place at SMACK! HQ, next thursday night, 1st August, 7pm - 12pm, The Braamfontein Brawler will be slugging it out alongside 9 awesome IPAs from all over SA! Live music, food and a sh** load of hoppy India Pale Ales to drink.... Get yourself a ticket - www.webtickets.co.za

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Doodle Session at SMACK! this Sunday (28th July)

Doodle Session at SMACK! this Sunday (28th July)

On Sunday (28th July) we're hosting a Doodle Session for Night Of 1000 Drawings (www.1000drawings.co.za). 1000Drawings is an awesome project that runs throughout the year, and culminates in a one-night-only, massive inner-city art sale to raise funds for a deserving cause – The Night of a 1000Drawings. A doodle session is where the public pull in, and draw doodles, scribbles, graffiti, sketches,...

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New Seasonal Brew: A (Bastardised) Dunkelweizen

In the spirit of winter we are introducing a new experimental brew on tap. It’s dark, bold and illegitimate. “Illegitimate” may seem an odd way to describe the beer. That is because we have tweaked this beer somewhat from a standard dunkelweizen. (A dunkelweizen, for those not in the know, is a dark wheat beer – anyone had an Erdinger Dunkel?). So it’s a weiss beer, so there is a considerable...

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Reinheitsgebot? Hell no!

“So is your beer brewed in accordance with the Reinheitsgebot?” asks an occasional patron to our brewery. “Thankfully NO!” is our standard reply… “It is all natural, unfiltered and unpasteurised beer so you’ll be just fine.” We get a lot of people at the brewery asking whether our beer conforms to the German beer purity law of 1516, called the Reinheitsgebot.  It is quite interesting and at...

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Jozi Craft Beer Fest this Saturday 4th May at Marks Park.

Our signature beer, the Maboneng Maverick, was back on our taps this month, and we're chuffed with the positive response. The Maverick is a Saison - a Belgian style ale which we brew with wheat malt, infused with naartjie and black pepper. Another BIG beer coming your way is our new Red IPA called "The Braamfontein Brawler". This hop bomb of an ale will be slugging it out for the 1st time at...

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