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Swagga Breweries

April 7, 2014

Swagga Breweries is a new brewery in the south-west part of Johannesburg or more correctly in Alrode, Alberton. They have the first 2000 litres brewing at the moment (an Irish Red Ale and a Belgium Blonde). They need to do a couple of test runs before they hit the market so keep your eyes and ears open.

From their website: “Swagga is about representing yourself in a way that demands respect in everything you do.”

Location: 13 Barium Street, Alrode, Alberton
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Swagga Breweries

Bright Orange Brewing Company

April 7, 2014

Bright Orange Brewing Company is a new Craft Brewery on the way in the northern part of Johannesburg. The brewery is still under construction but it will be situated at the Tungsten Industrial Park, in Strijdom Park (Strydom Park). It is possible though to have a beer from Bright Orange Brewing Company before the new brewery is up and running. They aim to “contract brew” their beer at their sister-brewery in Western Cape.

During 2014 we might be drinking beers like Colourblock Orange,  Yellow, Black, Green or Red.

Location: Tungsten Industrial Park, in Strijdom Park, Johannesburg
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Bright Orange Brewing Company

Boston Breweries Craft Beer Village at the Cape Town Summer Market

December 13, 2013

The press release from Jolie360 about Boston Breweries Craft Beer Village at the Cape Town Summer Market!

The Cape Town Summer Market (the newly branded Adderley Street Night Market) which runs from the 14th to 30th December (excluding Christmas Day and Boxing Day) and set in the gorgeous location of the National Heritage site, The Company’s Gardens now boasts the addition of a Craft Beer Village.

The Company’s Garden will be bustling with an eclectic blend of musicians providing the soundtrack to the festivities along with stalls selling everything from hand-crafted décor, stylish clothing, and jewellery to tasty food. One of the highlights being the craft beer garden run by Boston Breweries.

Market enthusiasts can look forward to a 12 tap bar system with Boston Breweries 10 fine brews on offer. These include; Boston Lager, Naked Mexican, Johnny Gold Weis, Whale Tale Ale, Van Hunks Pumpkin Ale, Boston IPA & Black River Coffee Stout. The newest additions to the Boston Breweries craft beer range will also be available on tap, these being the big boys beer Loaded Cannon Ale with a 10% alcohol percentage, Killa Jewel with a low in calorie content making it ideal for those who love beer but are watching their figure and lastly Honey Blonde the baby of the family, having been only recently brewed and made available to the public. Along with the extensive range of brews on offer there will also be wine and sparkling wine available for purchase.

Enthusiasts can enjoy a craft style vibe with a Bedouin tent and plenty of seating; ideal for savouring and comparing beer & wine styles. The Craft Beer Village celebrates the craft of brewing in a friendly atmosphere that will allow interaction with the staff about the tasting regime and about which beers to pair with certain foods on offer at The Cape Town Summer Market!

‘Moving the Adderley Street Night Market into the Company’s Garden was quite a challenge,’ says Toby Chance from the organiser Adele Lucas Promotions. ‘We had to retain the unique Cape Flats feel with its loyal vendor and visitor following, while attracting a new product profile which would appeal to a broader audience including local and international tourists. Cape Town and the Western Cape are home to many emerging businesses in the creative industries and we have made a special effort to accommodate these, to grow the local economy and provide these small businesses with a much-needed market outlet.’

Boston Breweries Craft Beer Village at the Cape Town Summer Market
When: 14th to 30th December 2013 (excluding Christmas Day and Boxing Day)
Where: Company’s Gardens, Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town


Woodstock Cooperative Brewery

November 10, 2013

Attention all homebrewers! A new cooperative brewery plan in Cape Town (Woodstock).

If you are interested in joining you should e-mail them as soon as possible. Do not miss the Kick-off meeting:

Date: Tuesday 12 November 2013 18:30
Where: Studio 207 Side Street Studios, 48 Albert Road (corner Hercules and Albert), Woodstock,
You will need to sign in at reception, say you’re visiting Ralph at Studio 207.

Brief Introduction and Overview
Summary of progress and next steps
Question and answer session to clarify any issues that have not already been resolved by email.
Prospectus: Link to the prospectus

Backwards Bean Brewery

September 27, 2013

Backwards Bean Brewery is yet another (new) micro-brewery in South Africa. The brewery was originally called Origin Brewing Company but due to some trademark issues they changed the name to Backwards Bean Brewery. The brewery is based in New Doornfontein, Johannesburg not far (more or less opposite the road) from SMACK! Republic Brewing Co. (The Jozi Beer Co.) .

They recently advertised for people to help out with branding and so on so I guess they will have a website and so on, up and running in a short while.

According to Marcelle Radyn at Backwards Bean Brewery they “anticipate the licence to come through in November”. We are just waiting for the final inspection by the liquor board to take place. The physical premises has undergone quite a change as we have renovated most of it now. Our graphic design team are in the last strides of designing the bottle labels so should have that ready by mid October.”

If everything goes well they will attend the Cape Town Festival of Beer later this year. There is one problem though! They need help getting their beer down to Cape Town. Please send Marcelle an e-mail if you know how to help them out with that.

Location: 7 Sivewright Avenue, New Doornfontein, Johannesburg (Aerial Empire)
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Plebs Breweries

September 11, 2013

Plebs Breweries (or Plebs and Snobs) in Mowbray, Cape Town is a new brewery in Western Cape.

They have been working on this brewery for some time now (waiting for licenses and so on). Since a couple of months you have been able to taste their own craft beer at Plebs & Snobs. Today (Wednesday 11th September, at the Fat Cactus) they will also launch a beer brewed for the Fat Cactus restaurant (Fat Cactus Very Fine Ale).

They have also been selected to brew a beer for JC Brasserie & Pubs. According to Maarten at Plebs & Snobs they have some more news coming up later next month.

Location: 57, 59 & 61 Durban Road, Mowbray (corner Durban & Raapenberg roads)
Facebook: Plebs-Snobs/196917670356994
Twitter: @PlebsSnobs
Phone: 082-065 0296


The Craft Beer Project features at Hermanus Whale Festival

September 2, 2013

The press release from Jolie360 about the Craft Beer Project at Hermanus Whale Festival!

Hermanus Whale Festival


The Craft Beer Festival is proud to announce it will be participating in the world famous Hermanus Whale Festival, which takes place annually at the end of September.
On 21st of September, from 10am till 7pm, The Craft Beer Project will have a 12 tap system featuring breweries from around the country. Some of which will be featured include; Boston Breweries, Liefmans Fruitesse, Citizen, HoningKlip and Birkenhead.
The Craft Beer Project stand will be nestled in the warmth of The Farmer’s Market allowing festival enthusiasts a chance to sip and savour craft beers and ciders in a friendly atmosphere that will allow interaction with the staff about the processes, the tasting regime and of course, about which beers and ciders to pair with the foods available at the festival.

The Craft Beer Project looks forward to yet again uniting the Craft Beer Family and leading the craft beer Revolution in South Africa, we are all about drinking, enjoying and educating people about great beer!

The Craft Beer Project features at Hermanus Whale Festival
When: 21st September 2013
Time: 10am till 7pm
Where: The Farmer’s Market at the Hermanus Cricket Club,
Jose Burman Drive, Hermanus, Western Cape 7200

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