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Murray Stephenson

New Brews And Breweries In 2021 And A Few Farewells



Patiala Brewery quietly opened in Cape Town at the end of 2019, with the official launch in February 2020. Situated in Constantia, the brewpub serves Argentine churrasco and Indian tandoor cuisine. The brewery is headed up by Murray Stephenson, formerly of Jack Black and Woodstock Brewery. Currently on the menu are a Vienna lager, witbier, pale ale and the recently added IPA. For more on Patiala’s IPA.

Over in KwaZulu Natal, Stumpnose Brewery & Taproom opened the doors of its 100-year-old venue in Kloof, near Durban, in January of this year. Head Brewer Tom Parry intends keeping a regular stream of new beers on tap alongside core favourites like Endless Summer APA, The Fisherman IPA and Mrs O’nions brown ale. The German beer-hall style tap room has a full bar and basic food offerings and is open from 12-8pm Wednesday to Sunday.