Sierra Brewery (Nairobi)
East Africa's first microbrewery takes its name from the fact the founder and owner learned how to make suds in the shadow of the Sierra Nevada mountains.
While the design vibe might be hipster northern California, the beer itself is utterly German -- made with just hops, malt, yeast and water according to the centuries-old Reinheitsgebot tradition of Teutonic brewing.
In addition to seasonal beers, Sierra makes year-round stout, blonde, amber and lager.
The Brasserie gastropub on the third floor serves lunch and dinner, the dishes complemented by their own beers as well as a surprisingly good selection of vodka, tequila, rum, whisky and European aperitifs.
Sierra Brewery, Mombasa Rd, Nairobi; +254 (0)20 806 8593/4