What is the Strongest Beer in South Africa?

South Africa has a long history of beer production, with the first major commercial brewery established in the 1890s. Since then, the country has seen an influx of smaller breweries producing different styles of beer. The largest brand of beer made with sorghum is Leopard Sorghum Beer, which comes packaged in a traditional cardboard box and has a cloudy brown color with a sour fruity flavor. Hansa Pilsner is the largest of these breweries and produces a medium-bodied beer with a mild carbonation and the traditional malty flavor of a pilsner.

Bantu beer is also produced in South Africa, made with corn grits and kaffircorn malt in a ratio of two to three parts corn to one part malt.

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has been rated as the “strongest beer in the world” with an alcohol content by volume (alcohol by volume) of 67.5%.

South Africa accounts for 34% of Africa's formal beer market and is expected to grow by 8-10% annually over the next five years. Beer Route, a collaboration of craft breweries in South Africa, has been established to help guide tourists to taverns across the country. Although it's almost impossible for non-alcoholic beer to make you intoxicated, drinking can be a powerful trigger, creating cravings that create the circumstances for a relapse. Grain alcohol contains a minimum of 95 percent ABV (alcohol by volume), equivalent to 190 tests.

Grain alcohol that is up to 200 degrees (100 percent ABV) is not for human consumption. In Leipzig, Germany, a centuries-old brewery is preserved as a tourist attraction and its product is difficult to distinguish from Bantu beer. This robusta beer is made with barley malted with chocolate and has a creamy foam with a moderate bitterness.