Name: SMACK! Republic
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Smack! are so named because smack is a slang word for yeast (as well as being the collision between old and new). They launched in 2013 and find their home in the awesome Maboneng district in the Jozi CBD.
Smack! are made up of 3 enthusiastic home brewers who wanted to not only be part of the movement, but to kickstart it in the Joburg CBD. They take pride in the fact that they try new things, push boundaries and generally smash expectations with beauties such as the Hillbrow Honey (brewed with rooibos and honey) and the Newtown Nemesis (vanilla bourbon stout).
Recently the chaps started bottling commercially (well done!) and SMACK! is just on the rise. Go visit the brewery on Main street and try their beers for yourself. Especially the Newtown Nemesis – it’s sensational!