Craft Brews

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At Poison City Brewing we don’t just want to make great quality craft beer, we also dream of creating beer that embodies the spirit of freedom.

We are dedicated to establishing a range of craft beers that achieve world-class standards:

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the bird

A light-malt,
thirst quenching, session lager with fruity, earthy notes and a light bitter finish.

Like Durban, The Bird is easy as sun, surf and seagulls, with a twist of screw you. This light, refined lager is named after one of its makers, and after the way it gives commercial lager the finger when it comes to colour, flavour and taste.

Playing tribute to the light lagers popular in German craft breweries, The Bird Lager uses a classic cold fermenting lager yeast during fermentation. The beer is then left to clear and mature (lager) at around one to five degrees Celsius for up to six weeks.

food pairing A 2
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Cheese
Soft, mild cheeses

Main
Mildly spiced chicken breasts, light salads, non-meat, tomato-based pasta sauces, pizza, shellfish and light seafoods

Dessert
Works better with lemon-based desserts rather than overtly creamy ones

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the bird
punk rocker
punk rocker

A full-mouthed,
light bodied English pale ale with a clear, rich dark copper colour.

Poison City Brewing’s second craft beer,The Punk Rocker is an English Pale Ale that plays tributeto the nonconformist spirit of punk rock. Anti-establishment, yeah, we Durbanites totally get that. And while we beat the poms to BREXIT and kicked them out of our province a long time ago, we’ll keep the inspiration for their ale, and their punk music legacy, and make it Durban born and bred.

The Punk Rocker is malt driven, with an enjoyable, medium-dry finish, and its lower-alcohol content makes it a greatsession ale. Although hop bitterness is low (30 IBU), the dark malt additions pleasantly accentuate the overall bitterness.

food pairing B 2
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Cheese
Firm (English) cheeses

Main
Roasted chicken, fish and chips and roasted pork

Dessert
Oatmeal raisin walnut cookies, chocolate fondant and crème brûlée

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the other bird

A full-mouthed yet
easy drinking Czech dark lagerbrewed by award winning Prague master brewer, Ladislav Vesely.

The Other Bird, our premium Czech dark lager, isn’t all sea and sunshine.It quite happily flips the bird at those who don’t appreciate honesty, authenticity, quality and a path less travelled.

This kiff dark malt driven beer has an alcohol content of 5.1%, a moderate IBU and an enjoyable medium dry finish.Drinkers can expect a delicious dark chocolate aftertaste that lingers beautifully until the very last sip.

food pairing A 2
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Cheese
White matured cheese (Camembert)

Main
Mexican style cuisine, spicy foods and rich meats like beef and pork, oxtail potjie and bratwurst accompanied by potato salad or sauerkraut

Dessert
Oatmeal raisin walnut cookies, chocolate fondant and crème brûlée

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the other bird
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the poison IPA 1

An excellent example
of an American West Coast IPA, which is knownfor its balanced but high bitterness and powerful aroma and flavours.

Chilled, laid back and distinctly unconventional, The Poison Cannabis IPA proudly lives up to the cityand the culture it’s named after. In fact, there’s nothing mellower than you, this flavourful, savvy IPA and a Durban state of mind.

The hemp or Cannabis Sativa flavour, aroma and oils found in this unconventional craft beer are similar to that found in hops as both come from the same family, Cannabaceae. The hemp ensures an enhanced flavour, a smoother mouthfeel and adds a great ‘you know why’ health benefit.

food pairing A 2
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Cheese
Milder blue Gorgonzola, Cambozola, or even a heavier artisanal Blue cheese

Main
Strong, spicy food, smoked beef brisket, grilled lamb and oxtail

Dessert
Caramel apple tart, ginger spice cake, or bold, sweet desserts like carrot cake or rice pudding

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