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Old 05-27-2009, 11:09 PM   #1
Jul 2008
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This guy at work that just started a few weeks ago is from Zimbabwe. I asked him what beers were popular in his country and he pointed me to a wiki.

It's a stretch, but does anyone know where one might find recipes for these brews?

Beer in Africa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Zambezi is Zimbabwe's national beer, brewed by National Breweries on Manchester Road, Harare. It is made from malt, maize, hops and water, and is 4.7% abv.

Other major beers include Bohlingers, Lion, Eagle and South African Breweries' Carling Black Label and Castle.

Chibuku Shake Shake, so called by the need to shake the carton before drinking it, is brewed by Chibuku, and remains a popular beer in Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Malawi.
Doubt I'll go there and I don't think I can find it locally so why not try it by making it.

EDIT:: After looking at a website for the shake shake.. i dont think that would taste very good at all. bleh!


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Old 05-28-2009, 12:57 AM   #2
I like 'em shaved
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One of the guys I work with is S African. I will ask him about it tomorrow and see what his opinions are about the local brews there.
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Old 05-28-2009, 01:04 AM   #3
May 2009
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Tusker is made in Africa and is quite common relatively speaking. I am sure you can find a clone for it and I am positive you can find it in a good beer garen.
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Old 05-28-2009, 03:20 AM   #4
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Harar from Ethiopia is a very drinkable beer.

See: Harar from Harar Beer Factory - Ratebeer

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