Craft Beer – South Africa Pale Ale

So before I went to South Africa I was thinking about making a beer with african hops. I searched the stores in Sweden but could not find anyone that imported from Africa. That ment I had to buy it there. During the last days in Cape Town I managed to visit Beerguevara and bought a number of different hops.

I based the recipe on a pale ale and went for a bit stronger as I wanted to go all in with the hops. The result was great! I named it “Welcome To My Office” after some singing I heard in Jo’burg, you need to ask me about the details…


  • 14.5 l water
  • 100 g Caraplus 200 (whole grains, milled in mortar, in the water until 65 degrees)
  • 2 kg Muntons light malt extract
  • 60 min: 15g Southern Star (12.4)
  • 45 min: 20g Southern Dawn (11.4) + 10g Southern Passion (5-8)
  • 5 min: 10g Southern Star + 10g Southern Passion
  • 1 pkgs  California Ale Yeast WLP001
  • 10g Southern Passion + 10g Southern Dawn dry hopped


IBU: ~60
OG: 1.060
FG: 1.012
ABV: ~6.5%

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