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CBC & Devil’s Peak Collaborate!
October 3, 2016

WATCH THIS SPACE! An awesome collaboration between Cape Brewing Co. & Devil’s Peak Brewing Co!

We are busy with our first batch of a Steam beer at Tuk Tuk Microbrewery in Franschhoek. Making great beer between Wolfgang & JC!

#Cheers #Lovethecraft #Capebrewingco #Devilspeakbrewery #colab #Steambeer


Zwakala brewers!
October 3, 2016

These cool guys from Limpopo visited the brewery! Congrats on your American Style Lager on winning Gold!

When I tasted their Lager in front of the whole bunch of Zwakala brewers I said : “The best Weissbeer I ever had 😉  ” – Wolfgang Koedel

We had a great time!


Our CBC App Photo Competition R20 000 Winner!
September 13, 2016

Congratulations to Hayley-dee Hazell on snapping THE BEST photo on the CBC Love The Journey App! She walks away with R20 000 in cash!

What an awesome story! Father & Daughter who brew together took her mother on a surprise bday to go skydiving! Her brother snapped this awesome photo with the tandem instructor’s GoPro and she uploaded it on the CBC App straight after this awesome experience! A family effort indeed! Well done and we hope you enjoy the prize together!


Here’s our Brand Ambassador, Scott Kelly & our brewmaster, Wolfgang Koedel celebrating and handing over Hayley’s prize at the CBC brewery!



The Medal WINNERS!
August 29, 2016

SUPER proud! The Medal WINNERS at this year’s International Beer Challenge!

Silver (Taste, Design Packaging) – CBC Imperial IPA
Silver (Taste) – CBC Krystal Weiss
Bronze (Taste, Design & Packaging) – CBC Mandarina Bavaria IPA
Bronze (Taste) – CBC Lager

CBC Posts

Beer Boot Camp 2016 | THE GLOBAL EDITION
July 25, 2016

“A great opportunity for Craft brewers to meet and exchange information. Well organized and executed, great guest speakers  with tons of knowledge. Looking forward to next year’s BBC. Cheers Wolfgang”

“A full day beer education symposium for people with a passion for beer!” – Beer Boot Camp 2016

The CBC Team joined fellow beer enthusiasts & brewers for a full day symposium of guest speakers, beer tastings, networking & socialising at this year’s Beer Boot Camp. Read more about it here > http://beerbootcamp.weebly.com/event-information-2016.html

Photos by Beer Boot Camp.

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Stand a chance to WIN R20 000
July 4, 2016

BUY, DOWNLOAD AND SHARE to be in line to win R20 000 cash!

You could potentially win amazing prizes by following three easy steps:

1. BUY a CBC Pale Ale can,

2. DOWNLOAD the CBC app,

3. take photos of your journey with the can and SHARE it on the CBC app to be in line to win …

… R20 000! The best photo walks away with R20 000 in cash! The winner will be announced on the CBC Facebook Page on 31 August 2016.

… Beer for a Year! There are five spot prizes for the best photos shared on the app during August. Each spot prize wins Beer for a Year! Winners will be announced on the CBC Facebook Page on 31 August 2016.

… some more Beer for a Year! The person who has travelled the furthest on the app by 31 August 2016 also wins Beer for a Year! The winner will be announced on the CBC Facebook Page on 31 August 2016.

SO! BUY a can, DOWNLOAD the CBC app now & start SHARING some awesome pics on the app!!

Here’s more info >> https://capebrewing.co.za/LoveTheJourney/#about

T’s & C’s apply! >> https://capebrewing.co.za/terms-conditions/


CBC’s educational visit to SAB
May 30, 2016

Thanks SAB for taking our Tasting Room Team on an awesome educational tour of SAB Newlands Brewery on the weekend!

Indeed, we did get a taste of History!

Cheers, Wolfgang & the CBC Team!

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Craft Beer Powwow | A Weekend for Craft Beer Enthusiasts
May 20, 2016

A full weekend event of beer, education and fun! Perfect for all beer enthusiasts, from home brewers to larger commercial craft breweries. Learn from the Change Makers who have shaped the local and international craft brewing industry whilst gaining insights on topics that will further your knowledge and perspective on craft beer and brewing. Indulge your tastebuds on the Saturday evening with a 4 course dinner and beer pairing.

For more info > http://www.craftbrewerspowwow.co.za

Photo: Ernst Hebeker, Chief Press Spokesman Deutscher Bundestag. Dr.Ina Verstl, Journalist. Wolfgang Koedel, CBC Brewmaster.  Horst Dornbusch, beer legend and book author. Sebastian Meyer, Brewmaster Dematech.

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CBC wins platinum, gold and silver at Meiningers international Craft Beer Awards
April 26, 2016



Paarl – Leading South African craft beer producer Cape Brewing Company (CBC) recently walked away with four medals from the Meiningers International Craft Beer Awards. The awards were announced in Neustadt, Germany in April.

CBC was awarded top honors with a platinum medal for their Cape of Good Hope Imperial IPA, and a gold medal for their seasonal CBC Harvest Lager. The CBC Lager and CBC Krystal Weiss were both awarded silver medals.

Out of the more than 700 craft beers from 22 different nations tasted and judged for the competition, only the best 281 beers were presented with medals. The jury consisted of 76 international expert beer sommeliers, brewers, beer trade and research experts, and beer journalists.

CBC is the only South African brewery awarded with medals this year, placing the country within the top 10 of the medal log. Germany topped the log with 138 awarded beers, followed by USA (27) and Austria (11).

“The whole CBC team is very proud of the outcome at one of the most prestigious Craft Beer competition in the world,” said CBC Brewmaster Wolfgang Koedel. “It shows the ability and quality of South Africans Craft Beer standards, and our competence to compete on international standards. Congratulations to my outstanding team at CBC and to all our supporters and beer lovers out there, you are our inspiration to brew great beers. Prost!”

One of the noteworthy breweries in the competition included the Boston Beer Company, who won international Craft Beer of the year with its Samuel Adams Rebel Rouser (Imperial IPA). “It is an overwhelming result for the whole CBC team,” said Andy Kung, Head of Operations at CBC. “It is fantastic to see that hard work, dedication and consistency is being recognized on such a high caliber, international judging panel. It is great to be right up there amongst the biggest and most reputable craft breweries in the world.”

The CBC range now consists of ten beers (including three seasonal beers) after the recent launch of the CBC Pale Ale, also available in a can from Checkers, Makro and Pick n Pay liquor stores.

All the award-winning beers are available at the CBC brewery in Paarl, as well as from a wide range of restaurants across South Africa. To find a restaurant or retailer that stocks CBC, please visit the website: https://capebrewing.co.za/contact-us/.

Wolf’s CBC Pale Ale Can Van
April 1, 2016

Great start to the weekend! We’re following Wolfgang around with the drone today, Wolf’s CBC Pale Ale Can Van Journey Begins!

Join the Journey, Download the CBC App here > https://capebrewing.co.za/LoveTheJourney/#about

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Bacon Wrapped Blue Cheese and Fig Chilli Poppers
March 31, 2016

The poppers:

12 large stuffing jalapenos (from Woolworths)
12 slices of streaky bacon
250 g blue cheese, crumbled
230 g cream cheese (1 tub)
2 preserved figs, sliced
A small handful of chives, chopped
A bunch of toothpicks

I don’t think we’ve ever met a person anywhere that didn’t like a good chilli popper. Our fireside version of this classic borders on the ridiculous. It’s rich, spicy and they pair perfectly with the hoppy bite of CBC Pale Ale.

To serve: Your favourite salsa


Start by mixing your crumbled blue cheese with the cream cheese then work it with a spoon to combine. Add the chives and give it a season of freshly cracked black pepper.

Next use a small, sharp knife to slice an incision lengthwise into one side of the chilli. Be careful not to slice the chilli in two. Now use the handle of a teaspoon and wedge it into the slit then gently scrape the seeds out the chilli. If you want you can leave a few seeds in there for a spicy kick.

To stuff, gently pinch a chilli between your thumb and forefinger to open the slit then gently scoop in the cheese. You can use your finger or a teaspoon, whatever works best for you. If you want to make things really easy then use a piping bag. Be careful not to overfill the chillies. Next press in 2-3 slices of fig then pinch the chilli closed. Once you’ve got all your chillies stuffed then it’s time to wrap them in bacon. Carefully wrap each chilli in a piece of bacon then stick 2-3 toothpicks through the bacon wrapped chillies to secure.

Braai the poppers over medium heat coals until the bacon is crisp and the chillies have softened. Remove the toothpicks then serve with your favourite salsa. Smash the poppers and wash them down with a Cape Brewing Company Pale Ale.

Recipe by Beer Country SA @BeerCountrySA on Twitter.

Bacon Poppers

Asian Beef Tacos by Beer Country SA
March 31, 2016

The meat: 1 kg rump steak

The marinade:
½ C dark soya sauce, ½ C rice vinegar, ½ C canola oil, ¼ C brown sugar, 3 Tbsp sesame oil , 2 Tbsp honey, 1 Tbsp Chinese five spice , 1 tsp ginger, finely chopped, 1 tsp garlic, finely chopped, 1 tsp green chilli, finely chopped, 1 small handful coriander, finely chopped, 2 whole spring onions, chopped, Juice of 1 lime.

The tacos:
1 pack Santa Anna’s tacos (from Wellness Warehouse), 1 bag sliced red pickled onions (from Woolworths), 1 small red cabbage, sliced, A small handful of bean sprouts, 2 spring onions, chopped, 1 red or orange pepper, deseeded and sliced, 2 red chillies, sliced, 1 avo, diced, Sesame seeds.



When we’re on the road, one of our favourite campfire foods has got to be tacos. These little guys are packed with punchy Asian flavours that pair perfectly with the crisp and malty flavours of a CBC Pale Ale.

To serve:

Hoisin sauce
Sriracha or Tabasco sauce


Start by mixing all the ingredients for the marinade in a large plastic container until combined. Then place the meat in the marinade and give it a good coating. Place a lid on the container and leave it in the fridge to marinate for a few hours – overnight is even better.

Remove the meat container from the fridge and allow it to come to room temperature. Remove the steak from the marinade then pour the marinade into a small sauce pot and set aside. Braai the steak over very hot coals for about 2-3 minutes a side for rare, or cook to your liking. Remove the steak from the fire and let it rest for at least 5 minutes. While the steak is resting, heat your marinade to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes.

Cut the steak into thin strips then lightly season it with salt and pepper. Heat a few tacos in a frying pan to warm. Now you’re ready to build your tacos. Build a layer of veggies in any order that works for you then add the steak. Drizzle some warm marinade over the steak then top with avo, and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Dive in, smash it, and then wash it all down with a Cape Brewing Company Pale Ale.

Follow Beer Country SA on Twitter.

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March 10, 2016

Prepare for your perception of craft beer to change forever.
We’re not just introducing a truly great new beer, we’re challenging traditional perceptions of what craft beer means. We’re constantly thinking about our customers – and that’s why we chose a can for our new Pale Ale. Our Swedish partner Åbro has one of the most advanced can-fillers in Europe, and the latest generation of aluminium can incorporate technological advances that provide a perfect seal for our beer while guaranteeing its taste and flavour. But it’s not just about its ability to preserve quality. Our new can is portable, quick-chilling, and sustainable. We like to think of it as a mini keg, and when you taste, we know you’ll feel the same way.

Join the Journey, go to our microsite and DOWNLOAD the CBC APP NOW! > https://capebrewing.co.za/LoveTheJourney/

About The Journey

The journey to create our new Pale Ale took us from Paarl’s baking sun to Sweden’s snows. It was an incredible collaboration between two master brewers with over 60 years of combined experience, who together crafted a true brewmaster’s beer that’s also an amazing thirst-quencher. It was a journey of two companies, CBC and Åbro, and learning to use the strengths of each to create something new. And now we want it to be a part of your journey. Take it with you – it’s easier to carry. Have adventures with your friends. See new places. Look out over the world with a great craft beer in your hand. Take a picture of you and your CBC craft beer with our new app and share your adventure, because life is all about the journey, and so is our new craft beer.

Craft Beer Film Premiere | Sonskyn Beperk | Pretoria
February 26, 2016

What a great film Premiere in Pretoria last night (25 FEB)! Well done to the film crew and all involved!

Sonskyn Beperk NOW in cinemas! #craftbeerfilm #ProudlySouthAfrican
Looking forward to the Cape Town Premiere on Monday 29 FEB at the Blue Route Mall!

Watch the Official Sonskyn Beperk movie trailer here.


Here’s Maynard Kraak, Director, enjoying a well deserved CBC Pilsner!


Harvest Lager – These beauties are back!
February 26, 2016

Harvest Lager – These beauties are back! To be enjoyed while stomping the grapes with your favourite winemaker, or alone.

A Bavarian Style Craft Lager Beer! Dedicated to all South African winemakers to keep them refreshed and focused during the annual Harvest!

Wiid Design | Something spectacular at the brewery!
January 11, 2016

Wiid Design creates pared-down, perfectly proportioned pieces that are defined by handmade elements and obsessive attention to detail. Skillfully combining traditional handcrafting and avant-garde techniques, Wiid transforms materials into life-enriching and durable-furniture such as stools, benches, side tables, planters and dining tables, as well as lighting and tableware.

The CBC Craft Colab will showcase some if Wiid Design’s signature cork and ceramic pieces, as well as collaborative works by artists Ceramic Matters.
The inspiration for the CBC Craft Colab comes from the fact that both companies have a passion for quality and detail in their craft/art, therefore this is a perfect opportunity for Wiid Design to showcase their products in CBC’s wonderful brewery.

Watch his #CraftColab2 video here. Follow them @WiidDesign.


A poem inspired by Wolfgang
January 11, 2016

Skryf met lyf is ‘n kombinasie van wie Mia is, wat sy sien, en waaroor sy wonder.
Dinge uit my en ander lewens wat ek oplet, neerpen en uitvou in stories, gedigte & gedagtes.

Idees ry op woorde rond, en met die deel van my skribbels hoop ek om mense te help dink oor nuwe dinge,
uit vars hoeke, en om nuwe buite en binneplekke te ontdek in die proses.

The inspiration for my piece:
Something Wolfgang said in our interview. “I can change my little radius,
and if I do that, I’ve done something.”

Watch her #CraftColab2 video here.


Burgundy Collective Beer Coasters
January 11, 2016

Burgundy Collective manufactures a range of handcrafted leather goods, using local materials and quality craftsmanship. We are a small team who enjoy taking the greatest care and consideration throughout each step of the process, constructing our bags to last and grow more beautiful with age and wear. All our products, inspired by simplicity and functionality, are exclusively made in our studio in Stellenbosch, South Africa

Our inspiration for CBC Craft Colab came from the idea of creating functionality through simplistic design. Leather coasters were the perfect answer. It is often in life that small things can make a lasting impression, just due to the fact that they fulfill a needed purpose.

The Burgundy Collective Leather Coasters will add the perfect combination of style and sophistication to your craft beer drinking experience.

Watch their #CraftColab2 video here. Follow them @BURGUNDY91


Design for #CraftColab2 | Mareth Colleen
January 11, 2016

MARETHCOLLEEN is the brainchild of Mareth van der Walt and Colleen Lesch, a forceful fashion duo that resides in Cape Town. A fully-fledged creative partnership and the production of a range of ready-to-wear women’s apparel.Using locally sourced talent and materials, the passionate pair produces a diverse range of quality garments. The range places a strong emphasis on intricate beadwork.

We always do hand beaded items and love incorporating them into our collections so when we went to visit the CBC brewery we found the interior and all the machinery’s shapes and metallic hues very inspirational. The gunmetal colours of the bottling line, silver stainless steel of the draft taps, tanks, copper lamps, golden amber of the Harvest Lager and the golden orange of the Mandarina Bavaria IPA. We decided to incorporate these colours and shapes into a hand beaded neckpiece. The sheer mesh top finishes off the look and adds a touch of femininity.

Watch their #CraftColab2 video here. Follow them @marethcolleen


Kwartels en Manna | #CraftColab2
January 11, 2016

Charge all things you fashion with a breath of your own spirit – Kahlil Gilbran, The Prophet

“Inspired by nature in its purest form, we are passionate about using seasonal, locally sourced materials to create and curate one-of-a-kind, bold and emotionally provoking installations.

Our CBC installation is inspired by the value of time-honoured processes and the organic combination of movement, balance and contrast; elements that together, personify nature. In our expression, Kwartels en Manna celebrates the consideration of craftsmanship, skill and passion, artistic endeavor and impact of work done by hands, the acumen of precision, and appreciation of every detail of the process. Because, creating a truly exceptional beer is (nothing other than) a refined art.” – Tarien Odendal

Watch here #CraftColab 2 video here. Follow them @kwartelsenmanna_MG_5449

CBC Craft Colab 2 | Fanny Chanel
January 11, 2016

Fanny Chanel is an honest flavour driven passion for ice-cream. Making ice-cream the way is was made in 1930’s. Maggie Beer once said “Time can be tasted in Food”, this is how i feel about ice-cream, tasting the flavour in its purest form. To be making ice-cream for a living is such a blessing and a dream come true._MG_5424

Wolfgang’s passion for what he does is infectious, he has integrity in what he does and he does it well. He focus’s on the best quality ingredients for his beers which you can taste. It’s not just about the beer, it’s about the process, the people, the malt, the hops. In saying this; my inspiration comes from not just using the beer, but to use what goes into the beer & fermentation process. People can then taste 3 different aspects (ingredient, process, end product) of the CBC beer making process.

Watch the Fanny Chanel #CraftColab2 video here.

CTFOB Awards for CBC Pilsner & Krystal Weiss
November 30, 2015

Thanks Cape Town Festival of Beer for a great beer fest!

We are honoured to have won Best Lager for our CBC Pilsner & Best Wheat/Weiss for our CBC Krystal Weiss at this year’s festival! These beauties now have a home at CBC for a year!

Hope we see you all at the brewery for a few more tasters!

The Brewery Gallery | Craft Colab 2
November 23, 2015

We are very excited to exhibit this year’s #CraftColab2 crafters’ work at CBC brewery from 17 DEC 2015 to 15 JAN 2016!

Join us at the brewery for a taster and wander through the brewery to see all the different elements this year’s crafters came up with in their collaboration with CBC!

Visit our Facebook page to view all the videos & behind the scenes photos!

Open from 10am – 5pm.