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When Drifter Brewing Company released the highly anticipated 2017 edition last year, it was the first brewery in the world to age beer in the sea.
As of this week, Drifter have released the 2018 edition of its ocean aged beer, their second limited batch of bottles that age on the ocean floor around Cape Town for one year.
The concept originated in 2016 while owner, Nicholas Bush, was scuba diving in an old shipwreck off of Cape Point.
“Due to the darkness and cold temperatures, the ocean here is ideal for this unique fermentation process. It also goes with our tagline of adventure and creativity. I love thinking outside of the box… or under the sea!” says Bush.
The beer is a strong Belgian-style tripel (10% ABV) that comes in a 750ml champagne sized bottle. Bottles are available to purchase on Quicket with options to collect from Drifter Brewery in Woodstock for free or to choose door-to-door courier delivery for an extra charge. Upon purchasing a bottle, you will receive a complimentary ticket to the launch party of the beer.
The Ocean Aged Beer Launch Party will be held at Two Oceans Aquarium on December 13th from 7 to 10pm, with a presentation and tasting at 8pm.
Kids are welcome (13 and under get in for free). The main exhibits will be open to explore and food will be available for purchase.
Tickets for the launch only are R150 on Quicket.