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Desert Dragon Oat Ale
The beer is inspired by the pangolin – a secretive and solitary anteater. The Cape pangolin (also known as Temminck's pangolin), is one of four species of pangolins which can be found in Africa, and the only one in southern and eastern Africa. In southern Africa this animal can be found as far south as the Northern Cape and North West Provinces of South Africa and northeast KwaZulu-Natal Province. Due to their nocturnal activity and diminishing numbers, pangolins are rarely spotted, making their sighting one for the bucket list of wildlife lovers and photographers. As a group, pangolins are the world’s most illegally trafficked animal, hunted for their meat and scales. With over a million wild pangolins having been killed in the last ten years, the CITES conference made the call to totally ban the trade of all Pangolin species in 2016
The goal with our collaboration beers is to get brewers from different breweries (and countries) to do what they do best! In December 2015 we introduced our first collaboration beer, Desert Dragon Oat Ale.
This was an opportunity for us to get two great brewer’s together brew something special! We asked him if he would like to brew a beer with our brewmaster, Felix. He was super excited and surprised!
The outcome of the collaboration is a silky smooth full bodied ale. The presence of organic honey bush tea in the brewing process is evident in the fresh aroma and flavour.
Inspired by the Panthera Leo
Our single hop saison is a collaboration brew with Eduardo Petry of Sunset Brew. Eduardo came to South Africa from Brazil to visit the Kruger Park and Darling Brew. Eduardo specialises in making saisons, so the idea was to put a modern twist on this classic style with the use of citra hops. The colaberation has given us a Modern Saison with fruity esters and tropical fruit aromas.
The beer is named after the most majestic of all African animals, the lion. This elite status has made them targets for hunters, which is coupled with habitat loss, the major reason for the decline in lion population. A new threat is lion bone trade to feed the Chinese marked and this is due to the decline in tiger population. Since the 1950s, Africa’s wild lion population has plummeted from 500,000 to ±20,000. After the infamous killing of Cecil the lion by an American hunter in 2015, the U.S. announced that the African lion is now a protected species under the U.S. Endangered Species Act.