The journey of beer

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

From its humble beginnings in 1895 – when Charles Glass first started brewing at the Castle Brewery in Johannesburg – SAB’s beer has brought people together.

Even in the brewing process, it all comes together naturally.

Hops grow in summer and barley in the winter. Both are harvested once a year. Take a look at the long (and often complex) journey undertaken by barley – the building block of beer – hops, which gives beer its distinctive bitterness and aroma.

SAB beers are made with different mixes of barley, hops and maize to give each its distinctive balance of bitterness and drinkability.

From plant to bottle

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