The biggest beer market in the world is China, which consumes more beer than any other nation. However, that doesn’t mean the Chinese are big beer drinkers; only that there are more people in China than anywhere else. Beer companies are trying to take advantage of that market by making beer a popular social drink instead of “something you only drink to get drunk.”
Copperlake Brewery Tour
Date: Thursday, 6 December, 2012
Five of the current young members travelled out to Copperlake Breweries in Lanseria on 17th November to visit home brewer and IBD member Brendan Watcham, who is in the progress of acquiring his brewmasters qualification.
The morning was spent with a large and lively group of students passing through on a craft beer tour of microbreweries within the Gauteng area. Brendan guided the tour through the brewing process within his brewery giving a great appreciation for the hands on feel the brewery expresses
Delicious dunkel (dark lager), unfiltered lager and English ale were on tap and enjoyed by all over bacon and eggs rolls and some light hearted conversation (the quick technical debate was never too far from topic)
The IBD would like to thank Brendan for welcoming some of it’s young members into Copperlake and will be avidly looking for his beer at upcoming festivals and out in trade!!
Young Member Rep