Anchor has reportedly stopped the sales and distribution of their brewers “Inkunzi malanga” dry yeast.
According to Business Insider, Joanne Clarke, Anchor Yeast consumer director said Anchor has decided to put the sales of this yeast product on hold because it is not in line with the disaster regulations governing the lockdown. “Clarke said the Inkunzi Malanga yeast has been used for the last forty-five years to brew traditional or craft beer.”
It produces more foam than the standard baking yeast and has a sour taste to it because it has a different formulation.
The 20g product has been in high demand after the President announced that no alcohol sales are allowed during the lockdown.
Clarke added, “We understand that this will be upsetting for some people but are advised to adhere to the spirit of the legislation, rather than just the letter of it.”
Anchor Yeast has stepped up its production of baking yeast, which has also been in high demand since the start of the lockdown. Clarke said the yeast should be more readily available now.
Business Insider wrote, “Since the ban on liquor sales, many South Africans have attempted to make their own liquor. Google searches about how to do this have surged during the lockdown. Many people tried to make beer from pineapples which are naturally rich in sugars required for fermentation.”