How to make homemade pineapple beer

The Pineapple fruit whose botanical name is (Ananas comosus) is delicious with many nutritional and healthy benefits.

Eating pineapples regularly helps in boosting immunity and helps in food digestion. The pineapple fruit also has enzymes that help the body to fight inflammation and diseases.

Pineapples can also be used to make beer at home. In South Africa, locals have resorted to this and the prices of pineapples have shot up exponentially in Johannesburg

As earlier said, it takes only three ingredients to make pineapple beer;


  • 1 pineapple
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 2 litres water


  • Peel the pineapples but do not throw away the peels.
  • Cut the peeled pineapples into small pieces.
  • Cut the peels into small pieces and combine with the pineapple pieces.
  • Mix the cut pieces, add the water cover and leave to ferment for four days at room temperature.
  • After four days, sieve to separate the liquid from the solid pieces and put into plastic bottles.
  • Once it starts fizzling, store the plastic bottles in a fridge but release the top regularly to let out gas.

Drink the tropical beer before it becomes too much carbonated.

Pineapple prices shoot up in SA as homemade pineapple beer picks up

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.

How to make homemade pineapple beer at home.

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