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[LISTEN] Fears that new deal with Cape Town brewery may monopolise SA craft beer

20 August 2018 5:06 PM
Tags:
Beer
Craft beer
Devil's Peak Brewery
draught beer
Lucy Corne

A Cape Town-based brewing company and The Tap Room have signed a deal to buy around 700 installed draught taps around SA.

A Cape Town-based brewing company and The Tap Room have signed a controversial deal to buy around 700 installed draught taps around South Africa.

The Tap Room was one of South Africa’s largest and independent beer distributor, representing a wide range of macro and microbreweries, explains local beer authority Lucy Corne.

There are concerns that the deal by Signal Hill Products, the parent company to Devil's Peak Brewery, may make it more difficult for craft brewers to get their beers on tap.

Read: Why craft gin is all the buzz right now

Corne allays industry fears and explains the potential implications. Visit Food24 to read more on her original story.

It's very difficult for craft brewers to get their beers on tap in South Africa.

Lucy Corne, certified beer judge and founder at #LetUsBuyBeer campaign

Most bars or restaurants don't own their own taps... They [craft brewers] either have to go through a distributor or install their own taps, which is quite a pricey endeavor.

Lucy Corne, certified beer judge and founder at #LetUsBuyBeer campaign

Listen to the discussion on The John Maytham Show:


20 August 2018 5:06 PM
Tags:
Beer
Craft beer
Devil's Peak Brewery
draught beer
Lucy Corne

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