Beer lovers, did you know that Saturday, 1 February, is National Beer Day?
As if South Africans need a reason to enjoy a dop.
As a predominantly beer-drinking nation, beer is like our national drink.
And there are no prizes for guessing what’s the top-selling beer in Mzansi. If you said Black Label then you’re spot-on.
Die bruin rokkie, as my family calls it (not that any of them even drink beer), is South African Breweries’ top-selling beer.
Just go to your nearest smokkie on any given day and chances are the clinking of bottles in that sakkie comes from two or more Black Labels or Castles, our other favourite lager.
But you don’t have to crack open and drink a cold one to celebrate National Beer Day.
Beer can be used in so many kos en koek recipes, especially on the braai.
As a beer lover myself, I’d much rather drink my dop than eat it, but one of my favourite beer snacks has got to be onion rings.
Paired with a lekker dip, or even just tomato sauce, beer-battered onion rings is lekker for when you need a lining en die braai vat te lank.
The beer makes the batter fluffy and once fried it should be light and crispy.
Other popular beer dishes have got to be beer bread and beer roasted chicken made either on the braai or on a stove and you don’t even need fancy craft beers to make these.
I’ve selected a few easy beer recipes for you to try.
And even if you don’t drink beer, with these recipes you can now have your beer and eat it.
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