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Dear Client, Customer and Friends

As of today, South Africa now has 116 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with some in the Western Cape.

We want to outline the precautionary measures that we are taking to ensure that our business operations and services continue to run with as little disruption as possible.

We remain committed to the continuity of all our services. By partnering with you, we want to support the health and well-being of everyone throughout this period. It is of vital importance to work together during this time and ensure the safety of our people and the broader community. In support of Government’s decision to invoke a state of disaster, we will also be limiting client meetings to support decreased social contact and gatherings.

We’ve put into place several safety checks across all of our operations to ensure increased safety and awareness for, and amongst, our staff members:

Production Area
• As of 2 March 2020, three Hygiene and Virus Transmission Awareness workshops were conducted, this will continue weekly
• Increased frequency of routine sanitation and hand-washing and at the start and finish of every shift
• Regular reminders by departmental H&S officers during shifts to wash and sanitise hands
• Lunch breaks are staggered, so no more than five people are frequenting our canteen at the same time
• Social distancing is a big priority for us, any employee who shows signs of fever will be asked to remain home and encouraged to get tested for COVID-19
• Routine sanitation and cleaning of all surface, e.g. door handles and critical parts of our facilities are sanitised every 60’, where possible doors are kept ajar, with adequate ventilation in our tasting room

Tasting Room
• All visitors to our tasting area are requested to sanitise their hands
• If possible, we ask customers to use SnapScan for purchase transactions, and card transaction terminals are regularly sanitised

Where possible, work-from-home options will be available to employees.

While this is an unprecedented and unforeseen challenge in a climate of uncertainty, we would like to assure you that we are adopting a business-as-usual approach and we are determined to uphold our core values of excellence and service delivery.

Moving forward, we will continue to follow any government announcements strictly.

Stronger Together
To a healthy CHEERS

Andy Kung
COO Cape Brewing Co

Heroine of the Month for November

Janine is a true multitasker when it comes to managing all CBC’s quality checks and controls on our beers. From production to keg returns, LAB results and tests for exports and domestic markets, she is also a real Guru when it comes to the numerous beer competitions that CBC enters each year.

Janine is 100 % acountable for her quality of work, she is a real team player that is not afraid to jump in the deep end to achieve results, and keep the CBC brand moving forward. Her positive and amicable nature gives us the reassurance that we can all proudly stand behind our products, knowing that someone is keeping a continuous watchful eye over them.

Heroines of the Month for October

  • Michelle van den Berg (Pretoria On-Trade Sales) 

    Michelle started at CBC in May 2019 and quickly asserted herself as a fully fledged member of the sales team in Gauteng and nationally. Michelle has quickly built up her reputation in trade with her customers as one of being the best, trustworthy, reliable and delivering on her promises.She is not afraid to get down in the trenches during a festival, event or in her accounts where it sometimes takes hard work and sweat to ensure that our products are poured perfectly. Michelle has brought with her a new energy to the Gauteng sales team. She lives the brand and takes it personally if the competitors step on her Mojo, but she comes back fighting always with new ideas and concepts. A true asset to our business.

  • Anina Slabber (Supply Chain Manager)
    Anina effectively runs the biggest portion of our supply chain – suppliers and customers. Delivery of stock to clients, transferring of stock between warehouses, reviewing stock levels, placing orders – and receiving of raw material stock, due to it’s nature,  has a negative measurement, unlike sales – how much is sold, production – how much was produced,  you only ever hear of the stock not delivered or raw material not on hand.No one gets a daily update of stock successfully delivered, raw material received on time, battles fought with suppliers over short deliveries/ price variances, strings pulled to get stock/items moved to help other internal customers on short notice. A true hero, an asset to CBC.


Meet our Heroes of the month for September:

Frankie Adonis

When Frankie is not moving around the brewery at a Usain Bolt pace, Frankie is always willing to stop and help his team members. He often gives his time to tasks that fall outside his responsibilities, a true gentleman and team player.

He is certainly a master of all trades, often filling in when other colleagues are on leave in both the malt store and production floor. He got promoted from floor assistant over the last 3 years to Junior mechanical maintenance assistant and draft team supporter. He takes pride in his work and is willing to take on new challenges and learn new skills.

Ralphton Hendricks

Since Ralpthon started at CBC he has made a significant step change in our off premise market. His understanding of how the system works in trade and his dedication to his craft has been vital in increasing our facings, share of shelf and foot print at outlet level – all leading towards increased sales of CBC.

He has made a positive impact in such a short time with CBC, Ralphton is a great example for a positive, professional attitude and he has successfully transferred his past experience into a new company to the employer’s benefit.


It’s finally here. A beer that’s low in calories and alcohol, made from the purest ingredients and no additives, and that tastes great too. CBC LITE Lager, the enlitened choice.

As one of the country’s leading independent craft breweries and priding ourselves in being “Independent By Choice”, it’s important for us to evolve and remain relevant in a landscape where the trend is no trend. Therefore we decided to launch a premium Lite from the independent brewers you know and love.

The CBC LITE lager is a beer that pushes boundaries without compromise or shortcuts. A LITE Beer, authentic and true to our quality standards and pure brewing tradition. Brewed with uncompromising care and passion for real and tasty beers. With less than 100 calories per serving and only 3.5% alcohol, the CBC LITE Lager is brewed for conscious consumers who value true experience while exploring an active and informed lifestyle.

Why will you love it?
A REAL alternative. Low alcohol. Low calories. Pure quality.

The CBC LITE Lager is available at select liquor stores in the Western Cape, Kwa-Zulu Natal & Gauteng areas, with a recommended retail price of R69,99 – R74,99 per 6 pack. 

Tops at Spar Bierfest presented by CBC

One of South Africa’s leading independent craft breweries is teaming up with South Africa’s favourite national beer festival. Cape Brewing Company (CBC) is proud to announce an exciting and electrifying partnership with the TOPS at SPAR Bierfest – putting the true meaning of ‘bier’ back into Bierfest.

Over the last eight years Bierfest has evolved into South Africa’s premier ‘sit-down’ beer festival experience offering terrific table-side games, a smorgasbord of activity booths and live bands in a festive Bavarian atmosphere that’s impossible to beat this side of the equator. This year, they’re bringing all that back and a whole lot more! A completely revamped brauhaus interior will transport festivalgoers into the town square of Biervaria, where they can enjoy no less than ten delicious beers on tap and a range of ciders from Rekorderlig. From a traditional Oktoberfest brew to a Raspberry Weiss, right up to their Brewmaster’s Reserve Dunkel, CBC has graciously opened their tremendous taproom without restraint.

The honourable Klaus Uberhuber, Mayor of Biervaria and long running host of Bierfest gushed: “I’ve been working my whole life to find, and perfect, the ideal place to enjoy old friends and try new beers. For me, that connection is the most beautiful thing and I will stop at nothing to bring it out and help it shine. Now I’ve finally found people who care the same way about their beer”. And he’s not kidding. With over thirty years’ experience in brewing, spanning three continents, CBC Brewmaster Wolfgang Koedel’s philosophy is simple: if you select only the best raw ingredients and combine them with discipline and passion on a quest for purity and taste, you will create a great beer – “to brew it, you need trust and confidence. Change and widen your radius around beer and your people and you can change the world!”

This new partnership is entered into with beer (and beer-lovers) in mind, “it’s about the passion of the brewers, the quality of the ingredients you use, the purity of the brewing process, and ultimately great-tasting beer” confirms Andy Kung, Head of Operations and Development at CBC. Andrew Douglas, Producer of Bierfest added that “passion and dedication is what we apply every day to our festival so it’s only natural for us to partner with someone who brings that passion and dedication to their beer.”

The TOPS at SPAR Bierfest is now on its eighth national tour, bringing its festive brauhaus and barrels of beautiful beer to Durban, Cape Town and Pretoria from August to November.

Tradition with a Twist

Have you tried our latest addition to our Brewmaster’s Reserve Range: The Mandarina Weiss?

On top of every beer fan’s bucket list should be to check our new summer-inspired Mandarina Weiss.

The CBC Mandarina Weiss is released under CBC’s Brewmaster’s Reserve and is a much-loved flavoursome beer that draws deep respect from die-hard CBC fans.

The unfiltered 340ml bottled craft beer has all the flavours one would expect from a traditional Hefeweizen (a classic wheat beer). The Mandarina Weiss is slightly less intense in taste compared to the Amber Weiss or the Red Weiss, two other favoured CBC craft beers crafted by CBC master brewer, Wolfgang Koedel, at the state of the art CBC brewery.

Craft brewers and hops geeks would be interested to know that the Mandarina Bavaria Hop originated in Hüll Germany, and was released to the global craft beer community in 2012. The name, “Mandarina,” is derived from the beer’s fruity and citrusy Mandarin Orange flavour. This hop is the daughter of the most widely used Cascade hop grown in Germany. The unique hop cone is appreciated for both its citrus flavour and aroma and imparts its citrusy sweet notes especially when used for dry hopping.

The Mandarina Weiss is available at select liquor stores in the Western Cape and Gauteng areas, with a recommended retail price of R34.99 per bottle.

You Won’t Be Growling At This, Promise

For craft beer fans, beer is a great gift idea any time of the year. Whether you are shopping for a homebrewing housemate or a craft beer loving spouse, CBC’s Growler Kit is the perfect gift idea and will brings a sense of wonderment to even the most discerning craft beer connoisseur.

The CBC Growler Kit is the first of it’s kind from South Africa’s leading independent craft beer producer, Cape Brewing Company (CBC). The Growler Kit includes 440ml bottles of CBC’s Lager, Pilsner, Krystal Weiss and Amber Weiss as well as a 2 litre growler – a sealable and reusable glass container which makes it convenient for beer lovers to refill with their favourite CBC draught beers.

The use of growlers dates back to the late 1800s in the United States, when metal pails were used to transport beer from the local tavern to an individual’s home. Some say the term originated from the sound that the pail’s cover made from the escaping carbon dioxide. Other, more creative anecdotes, state that either the bartender or the customer would be responsible for the growling – in those years, the barkeep was only supposed to fill the container with one pint of beer, while customers always edged for a larger refill. Whichever party was left dissatisfied after a transaction, was responsible for the ‘growling.’

More recently, the use of growlers has become popular again in the global craft beer industry.

“We love the origin story of the growler, and by introducing it locally, it gives an opportunity for CBC fans to own what is becoming somewhat of a mainstay in the global craft beer industry,” says Wolfgang Koedel, CBC’s Brewmaster.

Andy Kung, CBC’s COO, adds: “Consumers can use the growler to refill with their favourite draught beer at our Tasting Room and take a taste of the brewery home with them.

“The way the bottle has been designed ensures that you can transport your craft beer from one place to another without a degradation of quality. Of course, once re-filled, the growler should be refrigerated as soon as possible and should be consumed within two to three days to maintain that fresh on-tap taste.”

The CBC Growler Kit is available exclusively from the CBC Tasting Room and online shop. Growler refills are R75 per 2 litre refill at the CBC Tasting Room.

Introducing CBC Online!

We’ve been working hard to make our offering available to you beyond our brewery doors!

That’s why we’ve recently launched our new website and online shop. Inspired by our vision of bringing real beer to real people, we want to continue offering  you your favourite CBC beers and make it as convenient as possible, enabling you to pick and choose what you want, even after you’ve left our tasting room.

For the first time ever, directly from us, you can access exclusive bottlings, special offers, and free delivery* to anywhere in South Africa via our new online store.

We invite you to browse, buy and enjoy our beers  in the comfort of your own home.

CBC – Cold Beers Coming!

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