The cost of pineapples in South Africa has gone high with as much as 900%. The rise has been occasioned by many residents who are buying the pineapples to brew beer at home.
The nationwide thirst in South Africa follows orders by the South African Government to close down social places in a bid to deal with coronavirus. Bars have been closed since March 2020 following orders by President Cyril Ramaphosa.
And true to the maxim that necessity is the mother of invention, residents have now turned to pineapples to make home-brew beer as an alternative. Reports say that the demand for pineapples in Johannesburg, the capital of the South African country has risen from 10,000 to 100,000 per day.
Online searches for recipes to make pineapple beer have also risen after news broke out about the ease of making beer from pineapples at home.
To make the beer, all you need are pineapples, sugar and water. Yeast is can also be used to help in fermenting but it is optional.
The beer is ready to take after only four days but it’s at its best on the seventh day. Although it gets better with time, it’s not advisable to brew for more than seven days.