Capital Craft Beer Fest 2019
Get ready because on the 15th of June 2019 the 7th annual Capital Craft Beer Festival will take place at the Pretoria National Botanical Gardens. Over the last few years, Capital Craft Beer Festival has established itself as an indispensable part of the Pretoria social calendar not to be missed as 10 000 beer and music lovers congregate in the beautiful natural scenery offered by the Pretoria National Botanical Gardens.
I caught up with Mad Giant, one of the breweries at the festival this year, to find out more:
The Capital Craft Beer Fest 2019 is around the corner, and you guys will be there – please introduce us to your brand and the awesome team behind it?
Mad Giant was founded in 2014 with a mission to brew beer that will smack a smile on happy faces. It celebrates what it takes to achieve. A dare to conquer attitude that sees the challenge owns the risk and says, ‘bring it on’.
How cool! So, how did Mad Giant originate; Can you share a little bit of history with me?
Mad Giant was founded in 2014. It was born from the desire to conquer the world, to make a difference and to take chances with no fear of the outcome.
Killer cop, Urban Legend, Super Session…? These sound super interesting! Please give me a short description of the different craft beers you offer at your brewery.
We have a core range of beers:
*Mad Giant Lager
*Super Session – Cannabis Ale (made with the goodness of hemp seeds). Winner of a Bronze Medal at the 2019 African Beer Cup.
*The Guzzler – Pilsner (A dry hopped Pilsner)
*Electric Light – Weiss (soon to become a seasonal release)
*Killer Hop – Pale Ale and winner of best beer in Africa at the 2018/20 IBD African Beer Awards and a Gold Medal at the 2019 African Beer Cup
*Urban Legend – IPA and Silver Medal Winner at the 2018 SA National Beer Trophy
Then we brew unique and seasonal beers every second month. Ranging from Brut IPAs to Double IPAs, Stouts. We have some barrel releases planned for later this year.
And which is the most popular?
Killer Hop is our most popular beer followed by Mad Giant Lager and Super Session.
Which do you think is the most underrated?
The Guzzler, it is such an amazing beer, especially when fresh.
With so many beers on tap at the festival, why should we come to try your beers; What makes you different?
We brew beers that are sessionable with anything from delicate to smack-a-smile-on flavours. We constantly challenge ourselves to brew beers with a happy planet in mind. Our beers are almost completely free of plastic packaging. We will bring our last keg of Brut IPA that was a collab with Franschhoek brewing co.
Amazing! Finally, where can we follow you online?
We are most active on Facebook and Instagram at @madgiantbeer.
Capital Craft Beer Fest 2019 Details
Date: Saturday, 15 June 2019
Venue: Pretoria National Botanical Gardens, Pretoria
Time: 10H00 – 19H00
Price: R140 – R200
Bookings: Buy Tickets