CBC MTB team takes podium at Absa Cape Epic
March 31, 2014

Jennie Stenerhag and Theresa Ralph presented Cape Brewing Company at the 11th edition of the Absa Cape Epic the past week. Not only did they finish the race, but they excelled and delivered a 3rd place overall in the Women’s Team Category.

The route is 718km and includes 14 850m of climbing. Both local and international mountain bikers took part in this extremely demanding 8-day adventure. The race started in Durbanville and finished at Lourensford Estate in Somerset West.

Congratulations to Jennie and Theresa, you did us proud and well done on a magnificent race!


It’s Epic!
March 23, 2014

Congratulations to Jennie Stenerhag and Theresa Ralph on a very promising start to the Absa Cape Epic today, 3rd place in the prologue today! You go girls!

– Go Team CBC!


You can also follow the Absa Cape Epic Race with the Live Rider Tracker!

Here are a few pictures of today’s race!


CBC No Limits – Cheers to 1 April!
March 17, 2014

We are thrilled to announce CBC’s Unique Apnoe/Freediving competition!

Pushing boundaries and continuously looking for new challenges, we have identified a unique opportunity within our very own brewery to offer Apnoe or freedivers the possibility to break a land-bound diving record.

This competition is now fully booked, SPECTATORS WELCOME!!

Thanks to the planned installation of new tanks for our fast expanding brewery, we can offer a pressurized environment to simulate diving excursions up to a depth of 45m. The current record stands at 21’53” in a suspended stage, within an IPA of 58.5 IPU.


Thanks to the unique combination of American hops and the naturally occurring CO2 from the beer in fermentation, the beer has a more beneficiary effect than ordinary water. This should allow record seekers to challenge the current best mark, pushing it way beyond its current level without any technical support. This picture was taken through a bull’s eye at fermenter No. 9, when our chief operations officer  personally took a first dive in order to check feasibility, security and safety for this groundbreaking competition. One can clearly see the green hew of the hops in diluted suspension. This is a world first and has no track record! Due to some private contacts in the international Apnoe circles we already have one entrant from France, two from Sweden and interestingly enough one from the Ukraine as well.

The competition will be held on the first Tuesday of April, from 15:00 until midnight. In order to not jeopardize the normal operation at the brewery Scott Kelly, CBC brand ambassador, a

nd Andy Kung will do their training at night over the next two and a half weeks. Regular photo updates will be posted to our social media pages and our brand new website: www.capebrewing.co.za

This is obviously a question of honour for both Andy and Scott as they will actively participate as “CBC seals”.

For further information please contact info@capebrewing.co.za.

We look forward to welcoming you all on the competition day.

Cheers to you!

Your CBC Team

Download the registration form here.

MTN Tulbagh MTB
March 14, 2014

CBC is now a proud sponsor of International Cycling Champion Jennie Stenerhag!
Conquering the strong winds and the Combination Prize for the MTB and Road Argus.


Update! Congratulations to Jennie on her podium finish at the MTN Tulbagh MTB Marathon on Saturday 15 March!
Read more about her race here!

“This week has been great! After a few weeks of being sick I felt healthy and strong again and training went well.”
– Jennie Stenerhag


We want to Congratulate her on coming in 4th at the Cape Argus Cycle Tour
on Sunday 9 March!

Jennie Stenerhag - Winner of the Combination Prize for the MTB and Road Argus

Jennie Stenerhag – Winner of the Combination Prize for the MTB and Road Argus

Read more about her Cape Argus race here!

STAFF Profile: Xin Li-Koedel
March 11, 2014

It’s not everyday that you get to meet the first lady.  At CBC we have our own first lady, our Brewmaster Wolfgang Koedel’s wife, Xin Li-Koedel.  All the way from Shanghai China, Xin has been with CBC since day one.  Representing the beers, informing and educating people about CBC’s background and history, she is proud to be part a team that works together so well and to be able to contribute in their field.

A note from Xin I would travel anywhere for a good beer. Which I did, with my husband

What does ‘craft beer’ mean to you?  Craft means ‘handwork’ in German, done by hand with love and passion, using the best ingredients in the world.  That’s craft!  Cheers.

Favourite CBC beer & food pairing:  Krystal Weiss with Sushi;  Amber Weiss with Weisswurst;  Lager & Pilsner with anything, anytime.