Devil’s Peak – The best beer in South Africa set to shake up UK craft beer scene

BlockHouse Lifestyle 1South Africa’s fastest growing craft brewery, Devil’s Peak Brewing Company, is set to shake up the UK craft beer scene with the arrival of their award winning, The King’s Blockhouse IPA to our shores. Rated as the best beer in South Africa*, The King’s Blockhouse IPA will offer a genuine alternative to the US and UK craft beers that are now common place.

Founded in 2012, Devil’s Peak Brewing Company has taken South Africa by storm and is now the second largest and fastest growing brewery in South Africa, thanks to its commitment to brew beer as it should be. Head Brewer, J C Steyn, believes UK craft beer fans will love what they have to offer: “The UK craft beer market, while offering excellent variety and quality for beer lovers, is currently dominated by UK and US brewers, we’re here to help shake things up a little. Devil’s Peak Brewing Company have spent years developing a range of high-quality and varied beers that we’re certain will be a genuine alternative to beers that are now seen by many as the norm.

“Starting with The King’s Blockhouse IPA, the best beer in South Africa, we’re giving the UK’s beer lovers a chance to challenge their own belief in what makes a great craft beer, and where that beer can come from. We have so many exciting things on the horizon for craft beer fans and will continue to push the boundaries of craft beer in South Africa, and beyond, well into the future.”

South Africa’s answer to a West Coast IPA

South Africa’s answer to a West Coast style IPA, The King’s Blockhouse IPA, is rated as the best beer in South Africa by the taste masters at and has won multiple awards, including:

  • Best Beer on Show, Cape Town Festival of Beer – 2011, 2012, 2014
  • Johannesburg Festival of Beer – 2014
  • SAB Craft Brewer Championship – 2014

At 6% it delivers an appetising aroma followed by a decidedly bitter and fruit driven flavour. Full tasting notes are available here. King’s Blockhouse is available now and will initially be aimed at the London market. Further exciting beers from Devil’s Peak Brewing Company will follow in early 2017.

The beers will be distributed by the UK’s largest independent brewery, Charles Wells Ltd. Further details about Devil’s Peak can be found at: