Durban Poison Cannabis Lager takes home a silver medal at the South African National Beer Trophy 2019
The 5th annual South African National Beer Trophy took place at Beerhouse in Cape Town on the 15thof August 2019. This year 189 beers were entered including Poison City Brewing’s Durban Poison Cannabis Lager, South Africa’s first cannabis beer. The South African National Beer Trophy is South Africa’s premier beer competition and a driving force behind the rise in beer quality and consistency in our country. The competition was judged according to the exacting international Beer Judge Certification Programme (BJCP) rules, and judging took place over several weeks by BJCP judges, wine sommeliers, celebrity chefs and Cicerones (another prestigious beer judge certification programme).
“This is absolutely fantastic! We set out to make a great tasting, refreshing, highly drinkable beer that is true to us, true to our hometown of Durban and true to the art of beermaking – we always knew that our cannabis beer could compete with the best beers out there”, said Andre Schubert, co-founder of Poison City Brewing, along with fellow rebel brewer, Graeme Bird.
Launched in September 2018, Durban Poison Cannabis Lager has definitely made the country sit up and pay attention. This award-winning beer is a low alcohol (4% a/v) easy drinking premium lager which contains no THC (the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis that delivers the ‘high’), but is brewed with hemp oil, part of the cannabis family that creates a distinctive and refreshing flavour. Last year the World Health Organisation confirmed that these Cannabidiol compounds “have no psychoactive properties and present no potential for abuse or dependence”, yet they still deliver a great feel good factor.
As South Africa’s very first cannabis beer, Durban Poison fearlessly defies convention and invites others to do the same. Living taste and flavour, the brand raises its glass to those who have the courage to live their passion, live their craft, their dreams and their true calling. So why don’t you raise your glass and see why this beer deserves a medal?