TOUR INFO

Enjoy a fantastic beer experience and a taste of history by joining one of our fully guided tours – who knows you may even get to meet Charles!

FOOD AND BEER PAIRING TIPS

Seek compatibility. Beer and food combinations often work best when they have some flavour or aroma elements in common. The herby bitterness of hops in beer goes well...

The story of beer dates back to the ancient tombs of Egypt and pre-dates the wine industry in South Africa.
 
Our story began on the banks of the Liesbeek River where Pieter Visagie first brewed beer in 1658. In the mid-1800s, Jacob Letterstedt built the original Mariendahl Brewery in Newlands. Upon his death, Anders Ohlsson was first in a succession of proud brewers to nurture the noble traditions and whose legacy is enjoyed to this day.
 
On the playing fields of Newlands, history and the record books keep being re-written. And every sip of the way, our legendary beers have stood testimony to the fact that when you spend so much time practicing, you eventually get rather good at it.
 
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We are very proud and privileged to have some of the most talented and experienced brewers in South Africa.
Our brewers at Newlands Brewery bring over 150 years of collective brewing experience from around the world, ensuring that only the finest beer is enjoyed from every keg, bottle or can.

RETO

Even though Reto, a 4th generation brewer, has “retired” from Newlands after 35 years service, he can still be found taking tours, hosting food & ...
 
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JULRIECH

A qualified wine biotechnologist from Stellenbosch University, Julriech worked in the wine industry before joining the world of beer brewing ...
 
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MARNA

Marna has been brewing beer since 2001 and was part of the 2010 Castle Milk Stout International Monde Selection award-winning brewing team ...
 
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LINDSEY

Lindsey’s love affair with brewing began after a visit to the Brewery when she was studying for her BTech (Chemical Engineering). During her 10 ...
 
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LATEST NEWS

BREWERY SHOP OPENING HOURS
For Branded glassware and clothing the Brewery Shop is open.
 
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SPRING WATER COLLECTION

When Pieter Visagie chose a river-side brewery for the clean, clear waters that flowed from the mountain side.
 
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PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE

Brewing our beers requires patience and care with a standard brewing time of around 3 weeks.
 
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