Dravidian Draught

Gold was mined in southern Africa long before the documented discoveries in 1873. Evidence exists of ancient mines on Long Tom Pass that formed part of the greater Mapungubwe gold fields. In about 1270, trade between Africa and India continued for two centuries mainly by Dravidian traders.

When Britain colonised India, beer had to endure months at sea and would invariably spoil. To overcome the long trips at sea, beer was made with extra hops and was known as India Pale Ale. When the British occupation of India ended, the style was almost lost to beer lovers. However, a fateful shipwreck in 1827 firmly established IPA as its own style, when a ship leaving London wrecked and damaged some of the casks of IPA on board. The casks were sold there in England and the unusually hoppy ale was a big hit.

This IPA is recreated to the original recipe - big on style, big on flavour and big on hops. 

ABV: 5.5%
IBU: 60

 Ingredients: Water, Malted barley, Hops & Yeast
Naturally-brewed / unfiltered / unpasteurised

 

 

 

goldmedal

A 2015 National Beer Trophy Gold Medal was awarded to the Sabie Brewing Company for the Dravidian Draught (India Pale Ale).