For many years, South Africa’s craft brewers took their cues from international trends when designing beers. They brewed German weissbier, Irish stout, Belgian saison and IPA after IPA, inspired by American breweries. But as our local craft beer scene comes of age, brewers have become increasingly interested in developing homegrown beer styles.
When it comes to pushing the boundaries of beer styles, White Stouts stand out as a unique and intriguing category that challenges our expectations. Smack Republic Brewing Co’s Doppelganger White Stout takes this concept to new heights, offering a gold-coloured beer that captures all the flavours of our beloved Newtown Nemesis vanilla bourbon milk stout.
When it comes to smooth and approachable beers with rich malt flavours, English Brown Ales are a true standout in the world of craft beer. Smack Republic Brewing Co’s Nut Brown Ale exemplifies this style, offering a delightful combination of toffee and slightly roasted caramel flavours that will captivate your taste buds.
When it comes to bold and rich flavours in the world of craft beer, Stouts stand tall as an iconic style that has captured the hearts of beer enthusiasts for centuries. Smack Republic Brewing Co’s Milk Stout is a shining example of this style, offering a smooth and velvety experience infused with the delightful combination of vanilla and bourbon whisky.
Among the rich tapestry of beer styles, Saisons stand out as a refreshing and flavourful option that combines the best of Belgian brewing traditions and experimentation. Smack Republic Brewing Co’s Maboneng Maverick Saison is a shining example of this style with a touch of South African craft brewing inspiration, featuring a delightful blend of naartjie peel and black pepper.
When it comes to bold and assertive flavours in the world of craft beer, India Pale Ales (IPAs) reign supreme. Smack Republic Brewing Co’s Braamfontein Brawler IPA is a testament to the timeless appeal of this style, offering assertive bitterness, full-flavoured hoppy goodness, and a delightful balance of citrus and pine notes.
When it comes to classic craft beer styles, Pale Ales hold a special place in the hearts of beer enthusiasts around the world. Smack Republic Brewing Co’s Hillbrow Honey Pale Ale is a testament to the allure of this style, offering a delicious and easy-drinking experience that showcases the best that Pale Ales have to offer.
Golden Ales have gained popularity among beer enthusiasts seeking a refreshing and approachable craft beer. Tapping into the spirit of the ‘city of gold’ the Smack Republic Brewing Co’s Bree Street Belle Golden Ale is a shining example of this style, offering a well-balanced flavour profile and a thirst-quenching experience.
In this post the team had a little fun as we brainstormed and discussed the future of beer, in true SMACK! style this landed up being about aliens, world dominations and some 7000 years in the future but we took a deep breath and toned it down….. Join us as we embark on a journey of imagination, exploring potential advancements, trends, and innovations that could shape the future of brewing.
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 SA in 2015, we’ve been diligently pumping out beer from our relatively small (but awesome!) German...
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