Ranked: The 25 best beers in South Africa

There’s only one debate that rages more fiercely than politics, the Springboks, or whether to renew our DStv subscriptions – what is South Africa’s best beer?

While it’s long been understood that Carling Black Label is the best selling beer in the country, which is the best?

We took a look at what the folks at RateBeer had to say, widely recognized as the most accurate and popular source for beer information in the world.

Beers are rated on a scale of 1-100 by voters and are sorted by average score.

These are the best beers in South Africa:


Top Beer from South Africa

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Top Beer from South Africa (Brewed in South Africa)

Position Name Brewer Vote Count Score
1 Devil’s Peak King’s Blockhouse IPA Devil’s Peak Brewing Company 69 94
2 CBC Mandarina Bavaria IPA Cape Brewing Company 11 85
3 Honey Sun Iqhilika (Mead) – Herbal Makana Meadery 59 84
4 Triggerfish Titan Triggerfish Brewing 18 75
5 CBC Cape of Good Hops Cape Brewing Company 10 73
6 Collective São Gabriel Touro Tripel Blonde Collective São Gabriel 11 70
7 Triggerfish Black Marlin Triggerfish Brewing 11 70
8 Woodstock Californicator Woodstock Brewery 9 64
9 Copperlake IPA Copperlake Breweries 10 57
10 Triggerfish Empowered Stout Triggerfish Brewing 16 57
11 And Union Friday Collective São Gabriel 76 56
12 Honey Sun Iqhilika Cape Fig Makana Meadery 45 53
13 Devil’s Peak Woodhead Amber Ale Devil’s Peak Brewing Company 13 50
14 Jack Black Butcher Block Pale Ale Jack Black Brewing Company 22 50
15 Jack Black Skeleton Coast IPA Jack Black Brewing Company 24 50
16 Honey Sun Iqhilika African Transkei Gold Coffee Makana Meadery 36 48
17 CBC Amber Weiss Cape Brewing Company 43 48
18 Triggerfish Ocean Potion Pale Ale Triggerfish Brewing 21 48
19 Collective São Gabriel Handwerk All-Day IPA Collective São Gabriel 89 48
20 Lumberjack Amber Ale Jack Black Brewing Company 24 47
21 Draymans (South Africa) Altstadt Weissbier Draymans (South Africa) 19 47
22 Citizen Beer Alliance Amber Ale Citizen Beer 16 47
23 And Union Sunday Collective São Gabriel 98 47
24 Honey Sun Iqhilika (Mead) – Dry Makana Meadery 19 46
25 Gilroy Traditional Ruby Ale Gilroy’s 20 46

Top Beer available in South Africa (Imported):

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