Q&A with The Phat Boys
New to the scene, Phat Boys Beer House, pride themselves on a large range of craft beers
Tell us about the name? Phat Boys Beer House is a play on words, Phat being slang for lekker or cool and that both Chris and Duncan are plush sized boys with “beer boepies”. What is the most popular craft beer sold in your restaurant? On- tap craft beer it’s the Dragon Fiery Ginger and Darling Slow. Our most popular bottled craft beer is the Stellenbrau Jonkers Weiss.
Why the decision to open a beer house and sell craft beer? We felt the need for a beer house in White River, giving our locals the opportunity to experience something a little different to the norm of our local pubs. What’s the difference (in your mind) between a craft beer and an ordinary one? A craft beer better known as a handcrafted pint is produced in small batches for up to 12 weeks and is personally inspired by the love of an individual for the product that he is creating. An “ordinary beer” is massed produced by huge companies, for example SAB operates seven breweries in South Africa with an annual producing capacity of 3.1 billion litres.
What is the best way to taste a craft beer? We advise all “newbies” to the craft beer world to start out with either a Lager or Pilsner and to then progress to the more integrated styles of a craft beer for example the IPA’s, Dark Lagers, Weiss and Ales. Craft Beers are brewed in a variety of styles and are intended for different palates, foods and occasions; the only way to select your choice would be to try them.
Tell us something about craft beer we don’t already know. Craft Beers do not contain any artificial flavorants or chemicals.