Witbier, white beer, bière blanche, or simply witte is a barley/wheat, top-fermented beer brewed mainly in Belgium and the Netherlands. It gets its name due to suspended yeast and wheat proteins which cause the beer to look hazy, or white, when cold. It is a descendant from those medieval beers which were flavored and preserved with a blend of spices and other plants such as coriander, orange, and bitter orange referred to as "gruit" instead of using hops.
The style was revived by Pierre Celis at the Hoegaarden Brewery in Belgium and the Celis Brewery in Austin, Texas, and may also be made with raw wheat in addition to wheat malt. The beers have a somewhat sour taste due to the presence of lactic acid, much more pronounced in the past than today. Also, the suspended yeast in the beer causes some continuing fermentation in the bottle.
Inspired by the Spotted Hyaena
A bottle conditioned frosted Wit Beer with a distinctive candied orange nose. Edgy and refreshing in taste with all the spicy richness and finishes with a lingering bitterness.
An often misunderstood creature, it’s social intelligence is on par with some primates. In parts of Africa it hunts up to 70% of its prey and is more successful in its kill rate than the Lion. Early settlers referred to it as the Wolf. Many names that we take for granted carry the name, for example, Wolfsberg in the Cederberg and a wine are just few that are named after the Hyaena. Wolf traps are found in many parts of the Karoo.
Savour in a “Room full of Mirrors”
Inspired by the Honey Badger
An intelligently smooth “Black Wit” a new black wheat styled beer. Silky and soft in the mouth and incredibly easy to savour at all times.
The Honey Badger is an animal with cunning intelligence. The honey badger has high economic importance to the farmers. Being omnivorous it preys on a wide variety of prey from disease carrying rodents to destructive insects. It also kills poisonous snakes. It has an intriguing relationship with the honey guide. The bird will lead the honey badger to the beehive and wait for the animal to expose the desired larvae and wax for the honey guide to consume. A secretive and nomadic animal with a wide range which extends outside protective areas where it is heavily persecuted by beekeepers and traditional medicine hunters. It is killed in an inhumane way through gin traps and poisoning.
For the enjoyment of “Mercy”