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Murray Stephenson

  In this episode we talk to Capetonian, Murray Stephenson, head brewer at the Okavango Craft Brewery. Murray is a very experienced brewer who started brewing at Woodstock Brewery just after Andre Viljoen opened the brewery, then he moved to…

Kian Gogle

  Kian Gogle from Gap Draught joins us in the episode. Gap Draught is a monitoring system to help improve draught profitability for the outlets and helps the brewers monitor volumes poured, sanitisation compliance, freshness, quality and stock-outs. Links: …

Keith McLintock

  Holger Meier and Keith McLintock talk about beer. Keith clearly loves beer and the beer community and he explains how that passion for craft resulted in the launch of KEGTracker. Neill is his local brewer: Her recommends reading…

Johan Auriacombe

  Johan Auriacombe is the driving force behind the Capital’s Beer Mecca, Capital Craft and Capital Craft Beer Festival, SA’s biggest craft beer festival. Johan has a solid background in music, events and festivals and he always wanted to start…

Victoria Smith

The liquor industry is still struggling to recover from the effects of the harsh liquor lockdown imposed by the government of this country and many friends and colleagues have lost their livelihoods and may have no option other than to…

Niall Cook

  RHBC is the home of Craft Beer in Gqeberha/PE, where Niall Cook is quietly brewing some fantastic beers and craft beverages. Niall shares his story of how he did his first brew as a 16 year old. Niall believes…

Shaun McCartney

  Today we are visiting the tiny village of Sabie, in the heart of Mpumalanga’s Panorama Route, our guest is conservationist and brewer, Shaun McCartney one of the founders of the Sabie Brewing Company. Shaun studied Forestry at Saarsveld, and…

Devin Tomlinson

Devin Tomlinson is the Global Brand Ambassador for Whitley Neill Gin and Dead Mans Fingers at Halewood Artisanal Brands. Devin shares his journey from events manager at Billy the Bums in Durban to Global Brand Ambassador in the UK, with…

James Addison & Paul Wessels

  In this podcast episode we talk to James Addison and Paul Wessels who both work in the beer industry in Hong Kong. They have kindly agreed to give us some insight into how things work in this exciting South…

Luke Bartmann

Luke Bartmann is a South African entrepreneur, with more than 25 years experience in the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG). Holger and Luke’s paths crossed when Luke was heading up the Red Bull team in Durban. Luke then moved to…

Andrew Downes

  What started as a student job, became a career decision! Andrew started his pupillage (apprenticeship) at Bavaria Bräu in 1992 under supervision of the proprietor, Bavarian brewmaster, George Funk. Andrew started with brew no 3. Andrew studied microbiology and…

Deon Bing

  Today we are talking surfing, beer, coffee and radio with Cape Town’s veteran Surf Reporter and Beer Entrepreneur, Deon Bing. Deon shares his journey which started as a once off fundraising event to adding a beer businesses to his…

Sebastian Meyer – Schwannenbräu

  Our guest did his apprenticeship as a brewer in Germany and his passion for the brewing industry has taken him abroad as far as Namibia, New Zealand, South Africa and Kenya. Now back in Germany, our guest, Sebastian Meyer…

Andre Pienaar – Pienaar & Son Distilling Co.

  Andre Pienaar is the very creative distiller at Pienaar & Son, a small craft distillery located in the Silo District of Cape Town Harbour. Andre and Holger talk about the journey from the years in Roeland Street to the…

Thea-Lize Moolman – Skinny Lager

  It is very exciting to talk to a new member of the beer community. Thea-Lize Moolman, started importing Skinny Lager, a low carb, low calorie and gluten free beer, to South Africa just before the liquor lockdowns hit our…

Beverage Entrepreneurship Books

“That S*it Will Never Sell!”: A book about ideas by the person who had them by David Gluckman Educated in Johannesburg, David Gluckman joined a local advertising agency after university and soon fell in love with the business. He made the…

Carne Reed – SMACK! Republic

  SMACK! Republic opened its doors in 2013 as part of the Arts on Main market, which is inside Joburg’s urban neighbourhood, the Maboneng Precinct. Todays guest, Carne Reed is the new owner of this popular brewery. Thank you…

Trevor Gerntholtz – Fools and Fans 2022

  The 5th Fools and Fans took place in Greyton over the weekend. Top Independent Breweries as well as brewers from seven home-brewing clubs from around the country converged on the little touristy village over the weekend of 1st &…