SAB World of Brewing

SAB at the Forefront of the World of Brewing

SAB Trade Brewer Anton Erasmus says beer derives its goodness from natural ingredients and that include water, barely, hops, maize and yeast

The South African Breweries (SAB) Trade Brewer Anton Erasmus says the slightest variance in brewing ingredients or method can affect a beer’s taste, aroma or appearance.

From the first germination of barley seeds to the final tankard of beer, only the highest standards are acceptable and that is their uncompromising commitment to brewing excellence, Erasmus explained during the media brewery tour at Alrode Brewery where he took reporters through the brewing and beer packaging process.

SAB has a total of seven breweries in the country and the one in Alrode, in the East Rand of Johannesburg is their biggest capacity brewery.

The South African Breweries (SAB) Trade Brewer Anton Erasmus says the slightest variance in brewing ingredients or method can affect a beer’s taste, aroma or appearance.

Beer is best when it fresh, so it’s packaged as quickly and efficiently as possible in high speed lines, into kegs, bottles or cans. The bottled and canned beer, which is more widely distributed, is pasteurised during packaging to ensure a longer shelf life.

SAB’s portfolio of brands includes a total of nine beers. It also distributes, and in some cases, brews a number of local and international brands such as Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Miller Genuine Draft, Grolsch and Pilsner Uarquell. Their flavoured alcoholic beverages are Redds, Brutal Fruit and Sarita.