kaffir beer


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kaffir beer

n
(Brewing) taboo South African a former name for sorghum beer
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In those days, black people were not allowed to drink white man's liquor; they had to do with a much milder traditional homebrew called KB, or kaffir beer. Zakes and I arrived at the kaffir beer hall with our equipment (microphone, cables, lights and so on) to set up the space.
I see by the papers there is an idea on the part of the Labour Association at the Rand to issue a ration of kaffir beer to labourers as a preventative against scurvy.