Murray Stephenson – Okavango Craft Brewery

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…

Kian Gogle – Gap Draught

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: Thank you…

Keith McLintock – KEGTracker

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 “So you…

Johan Auriacombe – Capital Craft

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 a…

Niall Cook – Richmond Hill Brewing Company

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…

Shaun McCartney – Sabie Brewing Company

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…

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…

Andrew Downes – Freelance Brewer and Trainer

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…

Deon Bing – Bing’s Bru

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…

Sebastian Meyer – Schwannenbräu

Sebastian Meyer 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, Sebastian is ensuring that locals in…

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. Marius talks to Holger…

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 Five

  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 &…

Apiwe Nxusani-Mawela – Tolokazi Craft Beer

Brewmaster is Apiwe Nxusani from Butterworth in the Eastern Cape. She holds a BSc in Microbiology and a Diploma in Brewing. She worked for SABMiller for over six years, including as Craft Brewer.

John Morrow – Mescan Brewery

  John Morrow, formerly from Notties Brewery, talks to Holger on a call from the west coast of Ireland. John moved about a year ago and share his journey with us. Very nice to catch up with John in this…

Kavir Kissun – Global Beer Merchant

Today Holger Meier is joined by Kavir Kissun, owner of Global Beer Merchant. They discuss Kavir’s business journey and his interest in beer. Kavir has a financial background and was first exposed to the beer business when he worked for…

Brad Dinner – Rebel Brewery

  Today Holger Meier is joined by Brad Dinner. Brad manages the Rebel Brewery just outside Lusaka in Zambia. They discuss the excitement of starting craft brewing in a new market. Very exciting times! BeerWorld is a Podcast for…

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