NEWS

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 great night where we got to tell everyone why they need a bit of a SMACK! in their lives. In front of...

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It All Started at Uncle Merv’s

And so there we were, sitting on the wooden benches outside Uncle Merv’s on the streets of Maboneng. It was a Saturday afternoon in late 2012. It was hot. We were there to pitch. The head honchos of the Maboneng Precinct were there to listen. “So, are you beer drinkers”, we asked as we kicked things off. “Um no”, “Not really”, “More of wine a drinker myself” were the replies. This was not the perfect start. We were there to sell our vision of a microbrewery in Maboneng, in the heart of the...

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Our limited edition Nut Brown Ale wins 2nd at Clarens

Clarens asked all breweries to brew a special festival beer for the Clarens Beer Fest. SMACK! brewed up a delicious Nut Brown Ale - which proved to be a hit with the judges and public alike, placing 2nd over all!   Could this beer our next official SMACK! beer?

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Brewery Launch! Yip, you drank us dry!

After months of speculating, anticipating and general salivating - SMACK! Republic Brewing Co. opened it's doors on Sunday the 10th of March for the first time. 12pm saw us open our doors to general public - and we dished up a little slice of inner city bliss. Deep & delicious beats by Weston & Engine on a balcony awash in golden craft... what more could you want from a sunday in the city? Check out some photos here! Prior to this lunacy - We actually had a rather dignified start to...

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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 tasters, industry players and beer enthusiasts met in Johannesburg recently to judge 136 beers and ciders...

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NEW ARTIST dropping on 21 April

Yesterday, we bid farewell to Heather McCann's 'illusions' exhibition, a NEW ARTIST is dropping this weekend (Sunday 21st April), and will be announced on wednesday. Craft Beer? Art? The City? Hell yes!

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