We chatted to Newlands Spring Brewing Co. ahead of Stellenbosch Craft Brewing Festival 2017. Check out what they had to say.
Stellenbosch is generally world renowned for their Wines. How do you feel about being a craft beer in a wine loved area?
I think it’s amazing, Stellenbosch is world renowned for its wines. Peoples appreciation of these wines – for many is the entry into understanding and enjoying the nuances of alcohol. I think craft beer and wine does a lot for the appreciation of alcohol – vs quaffing.
What is the most exciting part for you, as a brewery, about this festival?
The students! Generally students are in Stellenbosch for one of two reasons, either to drink or to learn. At the Stellenbosch craft beer fest they can learn about drinking beer.
What’s different about your beer/ brewery that is going to make it stand out to the Stellies Crowd?
We brew our beer with Newlands Spring water, with its source from being in Table Mountain. Beer has been brewed with this water since 1859. We offer a rich heritage of brewing.
What can we expect from you for this event? Will you be doing something different to what you normally would?
We will be introducing our 4th Variant – Tribute Lager.
We feel that a personal motivating factor, albeit a superficial one, is that we want to create things to leave a legacy. To be able to materialize something in this life that lastingly affects people. Would you say legacy is a motivating factor for you? In other words, are you more than just a beer?
Newlands Spring Brewing Co. is itself a legacy. We celebrate brewing great beers since 1859.