Mash No. 10 – Rejeanne Vlietman

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…

Mash No.9 – South Yeasters

I mash in with Carel van Heerden and Nick Reed. Champion home brewers, all round beerlovers and very active committee members of South Yeasters, a Cape Town based home brew club. These home brew clubs are non profit and driven by passionate people like Carel & Nick. They are the beating heart of the beer…

Mash No.8 – Hey Joe

I mash in with Gavin Magrath and Anja Van Zyl who are about to open Hey Joe Brewing Company in  Franschhoek. The most anticipated brewery opening that I can remember. Nestled in the heart of one of SA’s most famous wine valleys the brewery is built in the Abbey Style and will literally be a…

Mash No.7 – At Hops End

I mash in with Wendy and Julian Pienaar from Just Brewing and the organisers of the Beer Boot Camp who are currently setting up a brewpub in a stunning setting in the Modderfontein Nature Reserve. The Pienaars embody the pioneering spirit of our growing industry and are taking the leap of faith into full time…

Mash No.6 – Brewster’s Craft

In this Mash I chat with Apiwe Nxusani- Mawela from Brewster’s Craft. Apiwe is one of those people you meet you instantly realize that she is driven. Quiet and calm on the exterior she exudes passion for the industry.   A formally trained Master Brewer she rose through the ranks at SAB and then moving…

Mash No.5 – Poison City

Andre Shubert is a Durban based restaurateur and flavourist with a colourful and varied background who fell in love with beer while in UK. Inspired by local Pioneer Rui Esteves who founded Brewers & Union he and business partner Graeme Bird created Poison City Brewing. A contract brand that has worked with numerous Breweries around…

Mash No. 4 – Frasers Folly

In this Mash I meet up with Fraser Crighton, Founder and head brewer of Fraser’s Folly. A Brit of Scottish heritage followed his wife back to her home in Struisbaai. He quickly got GATVOL with the beer variety in his new home he decided to brew his own. He was home brewing while studying Viticulture…

Mash No.2 – Bearded Brew

I mash in with Danie Odendaal, a real South African gem and one of our greatest brewing minds. Qualified with Msc and IBD Master Brewer with over 20 years experience brewing for macro. Danie fulfilled various roles at SAB including Brewmaster, consumer science manager and brewing innovation. He is also known as one of SA’s…

Mash No. 1 – The Frontier

In this episode I mash in with Brendan Hart from Frontier brewery based in Johannesburg.  We chat about getting wood for barrel ageing, South African iconic literature, sexual bibles themes, the lunatic fringe, promiscuity, creating the worlds best Pilsner some other beer stuff.