The freshest beer in Africa is coming to Durban as Castle Lager extends its Tank Beer to the coast.
It was an African first when the brand first launched Tank Beer to the Mother City in 2014 and then in Gauteng – Johannesburg and Pretoria – in 2015.
Beer this fresh was previously only available to South African Breweries brew masters themselves, now Castle Lager Tank Beer will roll out beer tank instalments at eight outlets in Durban over February and March 2017 – bringing the total up to 19 across the four cities.
But what is tank beer? It is the freshest beer in Africa, delivered from the brewery in a dedicated “Fresh Beer” truck, straight to 500L copper tanks at selected outlets - and into your glass.
Castle Tank Beer is brewed with no exposure to heat, giving it a unique, unspoilt, refreshingly crisp taste that is alive with flavour.
“Nearly all South African beer is pasteurised to give it a longer shelf life, but during this process some of beers lively characteristics can be diminished,” said Russell Hunt, Trade Brewer at SAB.
“However, with good hygiene and short delivery lead times, pasteurisation is not necessary.”
Beer lovers will recognise Castle Lager Tank Beer outlets by the crafted copper tanks in their windows. Follow the pipes from these tanks and you’ll find yourself at the bar ready to order your first Tank Beer.
“While you wait for your tank beer to be poured to perfection, take a look at the date on the tap to find out when the beer you’re about to drink was brewed,” said Hunt.
“Because our Tank Beer is unpasteurised, it has to be consumed within a few days of arriving at your local pub. Castle Lager tank beer is therefore one of the freshest, smoothest and most distinctive tasting beers available in South Africa.”
Castle Lager tank beer was introduced as a contemporary alternative in premium beer. “Tank beer allows consumers to enjoy the experience of draught beer at its best,” said John Chan, Strategy and Innovation Marketing Manager for Castle Lager.
“And who better to bring it to you, than a beer with over 120 years of South African heritage and brewing experience – Castle Lager.”