Homemade Beer Recipes: Discover your inner brewer. Image: Unsplash.

Celebrate Beer Day with one of our homemade beer recipes

The perfect excuse to enjoy a good beer is on your door step: 7 April is Beer Day. If you feel adventurous, try one of our homemade recipes.


Homemade Beer Recipes: Discover your inner brewer. Image: Unsplash.

Raise a toast to one of the oldest and most widely loved alcoholic beverages! Beer Day is celebrated every year on 7 April, so it is the perfect opportunity to try out some homemade beer recipes.

We have a tasty line-up of homemade beer recipes for you to try out at home. Did you know that one of the oldest recorded recipes is for beer? People have been brewing beer for more than 5,000 years. So, roll up your sleeves and let’s start brewing!

Homemade Pineapple Beer – the tasty three-ingredient beer

Pineapple Beer Recipe
Homemade Pineapple Beer: Image: Supplied.

Pineapple beer is tasty and a great homemade beer recipe to try out at home. The best part about using pineapples to brew your favourite beverage is that pineapples are low in kilojoules, sweet flavoured and affordable. And, most importantly, don’t forget all the health benefits of pineapples! They are loaded with antioxidants and vitamins.

When preparing pineapple beer, remember that adding more sugar will speed up the fermentation process. Also, allowing the beer to mature for a longer period, will give it more of a kick. When you are satisfied with the taste and kick, your homemade beer is ready to enjoy. Click here for the full recipe.

Brew your own traditional Umqombothi (sorghum beer)

Umqombothi or sorghum beer is a traditional African beer widely enjoyed. Image: Supplied.

If you have never tasted authentic Umqombothi (also known as Zulu beer), it is an experience you should try. This popular African beer is brewed in variety of African countries. Each country has given it its own name, but it is basically a combination of sorghum, maize and sometimes millet. Once fermented it results in a nutritious heady beer that bears little resemblance to commercial beer but is much cheaper and quicker to make at home.

Although Umqombothi is usually served at traditional events like weddings, funerals and community meetings, it is also served at many city shebeens. Click here for the recipe.

Make your own apple cider – an alcoholic alternative to beer

Homemade apple cider: An alternative to beer. Image: Supplied.

If you are not a “beer person” but you still want to celebrate Beer Day, you can try out this apple cider recipe. The big difference between beer and cider is their respective flavours. Cider is usually sweeter than beer thanks to the use of fermented apple juice. 

Some ciders taste dry, while others can be described as a balance between apple juice and white wine. The most important factor to create a good quality cider is to select high-quality apples. It does not really matter whether you use red or green apples. You can select them according to your taste. To add some additional flavour to your cider, add cinnamon or cloves. Click here for the recipe.

If you have tried one of our recipes to celebrate Beer Day, please let us know. Who knows, you may just discover the hidden, talented brewer inside of you!

DISCLAIMER: We do not advocate the abuse of alcoholic beverages and it is expected that if you try the recipes and/or other material provided on this website, you do so responsibly, with moderation and with caution.