WARNING, world cup brings rubbish beer to SA
As a MALE beer drinking SOUTH AFRICAN I have often had arguments with other MALE beer drinking nafs about the crap beer they drink. The quality of beer produced in South Africa has often been described as “shit”. On this I agree. You see in South Africa we are subjected to South African Breweries mass produced “get them dronk quick” Castle Lager, Black Label and one or two other crappy brands. We have previously relied on beer produced under license AMSTEL LAGER. Then Windhoek came into the market, that raised the bar I must say, yet never really was better than AMSTEL.
Now SAB have lost the rights to AMSTELL, that has gone to Namibia Breweries (Windhoek) they are also partners with HEINEKEN, now much cheaper in SA and seriously growing in popularity.
The problem we now have is the world cup and the crappy sponsor deals that come with it. BUDWEISER, I ask you, WTF? So, as a brand that has absolutely no market share in SA, it is set to be the ONLY beer available at the stadiums during the world cup. They have such a poor South African distribution chain that they have now said they will not be able to supply the fan parks. So what are we gonna drink at the fans parks? Unlabeled SAB beers, yes, no name brand CASTLE, have you ever heard of such bullshit? So WARNING to international tourists, insist on asking for beer by BRAND when in SA, as you never know what is in that “NO NAME BRAND” bottle!
So now? All I can say is I am glad we are running our own FANPARK at a guest house my Bro/Sis have just around the corner from were I live. Anyone wanna watch the games on a big screen with real beer?