5 African beers you should try for Africa Month

Travelling Africa through beer.

Castle Lager

Where: South Africa

Castle Lager is a South African pale lager. It is the flagship product of South African Breweries and has recently been recognized as the Nation Beer of South Africa, based on the fact that it is 100% grown and produced in the country.

Fun fact: When drinking Castle Lager, you should gulp it, instead of sipping. This drink is supposed to be thirst quenching

Price: R15.00 (750ml)

Safari Lager

Where: Tanzania

A classic for many, this is one of the oldest beers on the market. Some find it to be very strong, the aroma varies from a hoppy note to a fruitier one. The after-taste can be quite bitter.

Price: Tsh2,500 (500ml) = R15.66

St Louis

Where: Botswana

St Louis Lager, Botswana’s first and only proud local beer brand that has also been a part of Batswana’s rich history since 1989.

Fun fact: tagline, ‘Our Beer. Our Pride’.

Price: 7.35 Pula (350ml) = R9.82

Impala

Where: Mozambique

“Impala, launched in 2011, was the world’s first commercial beer brewed with cassava. Produced by Cervejas de Moçambique, the Mozambican arm of SABMiller, the beer offers an affordable alternative to mainstream beers – homebrews.” – The Brewmistress

Fun fact: It has a 6.5% alcohol content—higher than most commercial beers—and is made from 70% cassava and 30% barley.

Price: 25 meticals (550ml) = R6.81

Laurentina 

Where: Mozambique

This beer is a deep, nearly opaque brown, almost black. Molasses and milk chocolate on the nose, medium body, with flavors of malt, chocolate, and caramel.

Fun fact: This beer won first place in the inaugural African Beer Awards Dark Beers category and is the best macrobeer made in Africa today.

Price: 240 meticals (6-pack) = R65.38