The sensibilities of the four founders who developed the Capital Craft Beer Academy in Pretoria ensured that they hit all the right spots of beer lovers. The obvious attraction of the experience they offer is the 210 beers on the menu. Brothers Henk and Willie van der Schyf, Johan Auriacombe and Niel Groenewald translated their love of the brew into a business with a craft beer festival in the shade of the Voortrekker Monument. It has since moved to the Pretoria Botanical Gardens. The success of the fairs encouraged the entrepreneurs to launch the Capital Craft Beer Academy in the Greenlyn area, and another in Centurion. Both are flourishing. Their food menu, with recent additions, offers food most wouldn’t associate with a beer venue. A vegetarian platter with roast veg and haloumi skewers, grilled corn on the cob, falafel balls, crudité salad, jalapeno poppers served with tzaziki and guacamole is a mere R80. The brunch section includes the Big Boy with waffles, three rashers of ho...

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