Home Brewing in the Time of Covid-19

Aimee Dyamond
4 min readApr 23, 2020
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In the beginning, home brewing was a hipster trend that seeded an abundance of urban brewing companies and drove up demand for brew kits as hop-heads made vats of craft ale in their kitchens. Now, deep into a prohibition-style lockdown, South Africans are devising their own hacks for getting around the nationwide alcohol ban. In the time of Covid-19, home brewing takes on a disaster-style form better aligned to the doomsday…

Aimee Dyamond

writing person | occupational therapist | never seen a ghost. I write about food, weird histories, human behavior, and our lives under late capitalism