Category: beerworld

  • Murray Stephenson

    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 Jack Black and then he was off to help Patiala Brew&Q to open their brewpub in…

  • Kian Gogle

    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: https://www.gap-draught.com/ Thank you for listening to our stories here online. Here is a link where you…

  • Keith McLintock

    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: https://beerworld.co.za/niall-cook/ Her recommends reading “So you want to start a brewery? : the Lagunitas story” by Tony Magee https://africa1lib.vip/book/3326239/c58202 https://africanbeercup.com/…

  • Johan Auriacombe

    Johan Auriacombe

    Meet Johan from Capital Craft in Pretoria.

  • Niall Cook

    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 his success comes from collaborating with fellow brewers. Lots of tips. Well worth a listen.…

  • Shaun McCartney

    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 then worked in the Eastern Transvaal forestry industry most of his working life. The Sabie…

  • 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 East Asian country. For more from South Africans that have found opportunities overseas #saffasabroad Links:…

  • Arno Matthee – Lion Brewery, Sri Lanka

      Ex SAB brewer Arno Matthee, head brewer at Lion Brewery (Ceylon), joins Holger Meier and they talk about Sri Lanka, SAB and Arno’s adventures as a brewer in Africa and now in South Asia. During his adventures with SAB Arno has visited more than 30 countries. Arno started his career at Polokwane, (the Pietersburg).…

  • 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 got some work experience in a lab, a dairy, a pathology lab and at an…

  • 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 extensive range of businesses. Lots of valuable lessons. https://deonbing.co.za/ Links: https://woodstockbrewery.co.za/ https://www.instagram.com/bokradio989fm/ https://www.instagram.com/heroesrestaurant/ https://www.instagram.com/bananajamcafe/ https://www.instagram.com/surfbeertravel/…

  • 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 is ensuring that locals in his medieval hometown in Middle Franconia, Bavaria, once again have…

  • Marius Botha – Hazeldean Brewing Company

      Marius Botha is the owner and brewer at Hazeldean Brewing Co. based on Hazeldean Valley farm in Pretoria east. Hazeldean Valley is a 100 hectare estate which offers mountain biking, trail running and a weekend market. http://www.hazeldeanvalley.co.za/ Marius talks to Holger Meier about realising his dream to building his own brewery and he shares…

  • William Yell – Featherstone Brewery and Entrepid Brewing

      We are joined by William Yell, owner of Featherstone Brewery and Entrepid Brewing in Makhanda or Grahamstown. The small town of Grahamstown has a vibrant mix of culture and history and it once acted as the frontier between the British Cape Colony and Xhosa territories. Grahamastown is situated about 110km northeast of Port Elizabeth…

  • 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 industry. Please welcome Thea-Lize to the show. Skinny Lager is available at a number of…

  • 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. https://smackrepublic.com/ Thank you for listening to our stories here online. Here is a link where you can subscribe…

  • 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 & 2nd April 2022. Trevor Gerntholtz, who started the festival 6 years ago joins us in…

  • Danie Odendaal – Bearded Brew

      Danie Odendaal is a passionate brewer and member of the beer community in South Africa. After 21 years at SAB, Danie could no longer withstand the call to do his own thing. So in 2018 Danie started Bearded Brew. Bearded Brew can help brewers with problem solving, choosing the correct brewery for their application,…

  • [Best of] Myles Oelofse – How to import beer in South Africa?

      A Beverage Industry Podcast with Holger Meier Today’s questions is: How to import beer into South Africa. Myles Oelofse of Nordic Craft imports Mikkeller beer from Denmark. Holger asked Myles to help answer the question, as he has just been through the whole process. Myles recommends starting the process with obtaining the NLA (National…

  • Heineken South Africa

    Heineken International’s products are brewed at Sedibeng Brewery and available throughout South Africa.The range includes:Heineken, Amstel, Amstel Lite, Amstel Radler, Windhoek, Tafel Lager, Jack Black, Soweto Gold, Camelthorn, Stellenbrau and Strongbow Cider. If Heineken is slow in responding, rather buy their brands from one of the following wholesalers: Durban : Durban North Liquor DistributorsGauteng: Captains Liquor Distributors…


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