Drink Umqombothi Beer in Cape Town, South Africa
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Umqombothi is a traditional African beer is made from mashed up maize (corn) or sorghum, malt, yeast and water. Also known as mahewu and mechow in other languages, thisbeer has a heavy, slightly gritty andisdistinctly sour aroma and is very rich in Vitamin B. The beer is usually low in alcohol content, less than 3%.Traditionally it was made by the women and drunk almost immediately. You can buy it in cartons and isconsiderably less expensive than traditional "clear" beer, that is, beer brewed from barley- look for Joburg Beer.
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