Homemade pineaple beer

Image: Caria van der Merwe

Lockdown: Make Your Own Homemade Pineapple Beer Using Three Ingredients

Bottle stores are closed during lockdown, but we have a healthier alternative to normal beer, and you can make it at home.

Homemade pineaple beer

Image: Caria van der Merwe

Pineapple beer is more than just ordinary pineapple juice. And this easy South African recipe requires only three ingredients. Because pineapples are very low in kilojoules, sweet and affordable and contain antioxidants, you can drink this almost guilt-free.

The health benefits of pineapples

A pineapple is filled with different types of vitamins. Vitamins are essential to help improve health. This tropical fruit also contains enzymes, which assist in breaking down proteins. In this way, pineapples contribute to digestion. Pineapples also relieve arthritis, boost your immune system and build stronger bones.

Antioxidants are molecules that help combat oxidative stress and you pineapples are rich in healthy antioxidants. Several studies have shown that pineapple may also reduce the risk of cancer.

Beer-making tips

Adding more sugar will speed up the process. Leaving it to stand for longer makes the beer stronger. When you taste the beer and are happy with the kick, it means it’s ready.

Strain the beer through cloth in order to separate the liquid from the thicker pieces of pineapple pulp.

Bottle your beer. Leave the beer out of the fridge to ferment for longer, if you wish. When stored in a fridge, it will last up to 30 days.

Pineapple Beer Recipe

4 from 9 votes
Recipe by Caria van der Merwe Course: BeveragesCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy
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Learn how to make your own pineapple beer using only three ingredients.


  • 3 pineapples

  • 1 kg 1 sugar

  • water


  • Peel all three pineapples and cut them up. Do not throw away the peels. Cut the peels into small pieces and combine with the pineapple pieces. Place the pineapple pieces and peel into a 9ℓ bucket.

  • Add the sugar.

  • Fill the bucket to the top with water.

  • Use a muslin cloth to cover the top.

  • Let it stand for about two days until you can see froth.

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