SUNCOAST BOULEVARD TURNS INTO A BEER LOVER’S PARADISE THIS WEEKEND
By: Michelle Harripersadth
Suncoast Boulevard is playing host to a four-day festival dedicated to beer. The exciting German style event starts on the 12th of September 2013.
Tops Bierfest is the first event in South Africa, running in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. It gives Durban an educational venture in the culinary world of German food and beer. For every beer-tasting lover, this event will be right up your alley with different beers like Munich Dunkel, Krystal Weiss and Royal Bavaria.
Just to make sure that you know what to expect we here at Journalismiziko will give you the 411 on the different beers curtsey of the Tops Bierfest online.
First of all we have the Munich Dunkel beer. This specific beer is crafted by The South African Breweries Ltd. The aroma will have hints of chocolate, caramel, and/or toffee. A slight noble hop aroma will be present. The colour is a magnificent blend of deep copper to dark brown with a creamy, light to medium tan head.The rich and complex notes of Munich malt dominate the flavour. The taste can be moderately sweet. Mild caramel, chocolate, toast or nuttiness will be evident.
Next up we have the Krystal Weiss blend. This beer was also crafted by Brewmasters from The South African Breweries Ltd. Weiss beers are usually pale straw to dark gold in colour. The Kristal Weiss is slightly darker than the usual pale straw appearance. The beer has a dense, thick long lasting white head. On taste, the Clove and ester notes dominate and carry the beer. It is balanced with some vanilla notes as well as some malty flavours.
Information Technology student and occasional beer drinker, Ashaylin Govender said, “This weekend’s Bierfest will be a great opportunity for Durban. It will create jobs for students who are looking for part-time work and it will bring in people from different places. But more importantly it brings a diverse culture into our city and gives us the opportunity to experience something different. The only negative’s will be the fact that there will be major road blocks in and around town, but it is good to ensure that there are no drunken driving, I look forward to the Bierfest this weekend.”
Tickets for the exciting event starts at R100 and doors open on Thursday at 6PM. Join in on the festival but remember not to drink and drive.