For the next St. Patrick’s Day, try some refreshing beers from Africa. We’ve listed some of the continent’s best tasting brews.
SABMiller/South African Breweries is the predominant brewing company in South Africa, with breweries across the continent too. They’re the makers of a variety of beers and other beverages, including the popular Castle Lager, Windhoek Draught and Hansa Pilsner.
Hakin Stout, made by Harar Brewery is considered to be Ethiopia’s most popular beer. Other top contenders are Bedele Beer and Meta Lager.
Tusker Lager is a favourite among locals and tourists in Kenya. Other popular local brews include Sierra Amber and Kenya Porter.
In 2008, the Los Angeles Times reported that the Guinness breweries sold more beer in Nigeria than in Ireland, Guinness’s home country. That’s hefty competition for Nigeria’s local breweries, but beers such as Star, Gulder, and Pal Nigeria Lagers all hold their weight.
Even in Muslim-dominated North Africa, there’s a variety of great brews to chose from. Casablanca and Flag Spéciale are two favourites.