When Fokofpolisiekar are not tearing up stages across the country, the Afrikaans rockers enjoy brewing beer, and their second creation, the Antibiotika India Pale Ale, is now ready for human consumption.
The IPA follows in the footsteps of the Dagdronk Blonde Ale, which the group launched at the end of 2014. There are to be four craft beer types in total.
“It is a hoppy beer, dark gold in color, bitter due to the amounts of hops used and bubbly, as it should be! This beer shows epic hop aromas that are complex and beautifully integrated,” said drummer and beer brewer Jaco Venter. “The bitterness is in balance, bringing the flavor forward and leaving a lip-smacking bouquet behind after swallowing. Tones are reminiscent of canned tropical fruit, raisins and prunes, spice, grapefruit and much more.”
Bassist Wynand Myburgh also added his description of the beer: “All our beers are bottle fermented, which means it is bottled with sugar, and active yeast, just like a Champagne and MCC “Method Cap Classique”. These cause light sediment at the bottom of the bottle, and gives the beer a great ageing potential and ability. All our beers are bottled on site, under the brewer’s supervision. Our beers contain 100% natural ingredients and no additives, preservatives, thickeners or stabilisers; they take longer to brew, and the brewery don’t cut corners to save money, at the expense of quality and taste.”
Duane Vermeulen, Springbok and SARU’s Rugby Player of the Year, was the first to taste Antibiotika. This is what he had to say: “This is exactly how a craft beer should taste. Fresh and unique and just the right name for when you have a bad day… Antibiotika!!!”
Antibiotika India Pale Ale (IPA) can be ordered online from www.fpkbeer.co.za.