Ijuba-United National Breweries Ltd, Indlovu Division, Dundee
Traditional beer brewing has been part of the Zulu culture for hundreds of years and still forms part of their heritage today. The “mild” sorghum beer is the national drink of the “African” people.
A small depot of the United National Sorghum Breweries (UN Breweries) can be found in Dundee, a small town in the heartland of the KZN Battlefields. Here, in direct competition with the larger breweries, Zulu beer brewing is carried out to produce Ijuba, which means ‘Dove’ in Zulu.
This fresh, sorghum beer is only bottled in plastic containers, 80% of which are in 20lt barrels, and the remainder in 2lt and 11lt bottles. As fermentation is still in progress even after bottling, the cap has a small hole in it.
• Be introduced to the industrial brewing and bottling of traditional Zulu beer.
• Visits to the surrounding settlements can be arranged via the brewery. These customers who live in these area normally buy 20lt barrels in the small, local shops and then dispense the beer to the whole family.
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