Lucy Corne, also known as The Brewmistress, is one of South Africa's most well known craft beer writers and last night she launched her new book to a thirsty audience at Capital Craft in Pretoria.
Beer Safari is the second beer book written by Corne and as its name implies, was written for an audience looking to travel and explore South Africa's bursting craft beer scene. With over 100 South African microbreweries featured, you'll undoubtedly find a few that you have never heard of. The breweries are listed geographically, making it very easy to find a brewery closest to your location. The author also does a great job of capturing the personality of each brewer making this one of the most definitive guides to South Africa's craft breweries. There is even a space to get each brewer's signature so make sure you keep your book with you when you go exploring.
One of the first things that grabbed my attention was that Beer Safari is very beautifully put together. It has an embossed cover and heavy matt pages, you'll definitely be using this book as a reference guide when reading up on the brewer while you sip their craft beer.
Beer Safari will also make an excellent gift for the craft beer fan in you life and at only R275 from all good bookstores, you'll want to get one before they sell out... I suspect they will be very popular in the run up to Christmas.
You can contact Lucy should you wish to buy the book from her directly (at only R250).