When Drifter Brewing Company released the highly anticipated 2017 edition last year, it was the first brewery in the world to age beer in the sea. As of this week, Drifter have released the 2018 edition of its ocean aged beer, their second limited batch of bottles that age on the ocean floor around Cape Town for one year. The concept originated in 2016 while owner, Nicholas Bush, was scuba diving in an old shipwreck off of Cape Point.
“Due to the darkness and cold temperatures, the ocean here is ideal for this unique fermentation process. It also goes with our tagline of adventure and creativity. I love thinking outside of the box… or under the sea!” says Bush. The beer is a strong Belgian-style tripel (10% ABV) that comes in a 750ml champagne sized bottle.