I mash in with Rejeanne Vlietman. She is a restaurateur and business owner who started off as a bar lady at Den Anker in the waterfront 25 years ago. She is now the driving force behind South Africa’s exposure to some of the best beer Belgium and indeed the world has to offer.
It has not been an easy road but Rejeanne is made from the tough stuff. Through blood, sweat and tears she has helped facilitate a more sophisticated beer appreciation culture when we were all happily downing hot country lagers.
She remains humble and delight to converse with in any setting.
So this will be the last Mash Tun Podcast for a while as i park this series. It is not from a lack of content as this industry is so rich with characters, stories and brands that are fighting the good fight in the battle against bland. We have not even began to scrape the tip of the iceberg
I will be parking this series so I can work on another exciting project. Keep a look out for Fermented, a collaboration of Culture. A podcast that looks into the stories surrounding all things fermented from natural wine to kombucha and everything in between.
My podcasting journey has been a good one. I have many people to thank for their generous assistance. Firstly Michael Kiser and team at Good Beer Hunting for the inspiration, Troye May for further inspiration and for all the help along the way, Mike Simms who edited more than half my shows. Michael Everson who is an incredible voice over artist who recorded my intro and outro and finally to all my guests who have enriched the Mash Tun’s content with there stories of challenges and triumphs.
The beer industry is in good hands.