“In South Africa alone it has been documented that 3.165 million children and young people suffer from household hunger and malnutrition,” said Saira Khan, Chief Executive Officer of Stop Hunger Now SA. Collaboration is often key when handling big issues and that is why the South African Breweries (SAB) and Stop Hunger Now SA (SHNSA) have joined forces in the fight against hunger. Introducing #BeersForAfrica.
It’s the first of its kind. A continent-wide collaboration for a worthy cause. And the best part, you can be a part of it simply by drinking beer! South African Breweries is launching an 8-pack to bring the taste of Africa to South Africa. It will contain 8 beers from 6 different African countries, namely South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Mozambique. With every limited edition #BeersForAfrica pack that is bought, SAB and SHNSA will provide a meal for 3 students.
What are the beers that are in the pack? Here’s a little breakdown of each one below:
A classic South African beer, it was introduced to the beer market in 1895 under the SAB banner. It is a full-bodied beer which is brewed with local ingredients such as malted barley, maize extract and hops. It has a clean taste which is mildly hoppy with a lingering bitterness.
Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain peak in Africa which rises approximately 4,900 metres (16,100 ft) from its base. It also shares a name with this Tanzanian premium lager. Kilimanjaro is a moderately bitter beer with a fruity aroma, made from ingredients that are grown on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Zambezi is the name of Africa’s 4th largest river and this Zimbabwean premium lager. Proudly called “Zimbabwe’s Own Lager”, Zambezi is a rich beer which is brewed from ingredients sourced in Zimbabwe. Made from two-row barley malt, it has a moderately assertive bitterness which makes it crisp and refreshing.
Lesotho is the home of this pale lager. Its full flavour and refreshing taste comes from it being brewed with crystal malt and Maluti mountain water. It has an alcoholic content of 4.8% and carries through a delicate hop character.
This is Mozambique’s oldest beer brand, having first been brewed in the 1930s. It is brewed with a combination of four malts including the distinctive taste of black malt and caramel. Its nose is dominated by dark malts with notes of coffee, chocolate, butterscotch and molasses to leave a roasted malt finish.
A Mozambican pale lager which has been around since 1960. It is a medium-bodied beer which strikes the balance between sweetness and bitterness. Though its style resembles that of an American lager, it has a slightly fruity aroma which speaks to its place of origin.
Named after an Irishman, Mac-Mahon, 2M is a pale lager which has been brewed in Mozambique since 1965. In 2015, it won first place in the ‘Lager under 5% ABV’ category at the African Beer Awards. This is a medium-to-light bodied beer which has fruity notes, an approachable bitterness and crisp finish.
This pale lager has been a staple in the Botswana beer market since 1965. It is brewed with a special blend of hops to provide the crisp bitterness of a full-strength lager beer. With lower calories and an even lower alcoholic content, 3.5%, it is a light and easy drink made for those sunny African days.
The partnership between SAB and SHNSA does not just end with them, it needs you, the beer lover. You can be a part of the movement to end hunger amongst university students. Help them build a brighter future for themselves by buying the #BeersForAfrica pack.
So, head out and take a stand against hunger growth of Africa by getting your #BeersForAfrica pack at key outlets, for a limited time, across South Africa.