Brad Armitage and Rui Esteves, the lads that brought European espresso bar culture to the pavements of South Africa in the form of Vida e Caffé, and introduced the concept of luxury beers in the Collective São Gabriel range unveiled their latest venture, &Union: a shrine to hand-crafted, artisan beers.

&Union offers only a few, but worthy, companions to their beers: artisan cheeses, locally-grown olives and a spread of charcuterie from local farmers.

More ‘Beer Salon’ than bar, &Union is a celebration of pairing finely produced foods and their consummate counterpoints from a range of distinctly brewed beers. Hand-selected and succinct. Stripped of all the usual trappings cluttering the search for a great brew, the selection is focussed and edited, ensuring customers have nothing more to worry about than savouring the moment.