Book Review – Beer Safari

by Lucy Corne (Struik Lifestyle) ISBN: 9781431702893

Lucy Corne has combined her two greatest loves in this part-travel, part-anthological literary journey around South Africa’s craft breweries.

Beer Safari is more a travel book about beer than a beer book that travels.  The book brings together the truly rich and fascinating beer brewing culture of South Africa.  In each warmly crafted brewery story, Corne unfurls neat snapshots into the lives of a multitude of South African brewers.

As a limited drinker of beer, I thoroughly enjoyed this useful and well thought out book. Not only does it serve a cultural and functional purpose, as every good book should, it reminded me of yet something else South Africa has to be proud of.

Justine Cullinan