Mad Giant At Capital Craft Beer Festival [Win Tickets]

Mad Giant Brewery

Mad Giant Brewery Interview

It’s that time of the year again – Time for the Capital Craft Beer Festival on 20 June 2017! 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 8000 beer and music lovers congregate in the beautiful Pretoria National Botanical Gardens. This year will be no exception – 3 music stages, over 35 brewers, over 200 beers on tap and over 20 food stalls!

Mad Giant

I caught up with Eben from Mad Giant, one of the breweries who will be at the festival to talk about the event:

Hi guys, thanks for the chat! The Capital Craft Beer Fest is around the corner, and you guys will be there – Please introduce us to your brand and the awesome team behind it?

Mad Giant started up in July 2014 after brewing some small “test batches” we kept growing and in July 2016 we opened the new brewery at 1 Fox street in Johannesburg.

Great! So, where does the name come from?

Mad = the person that is crazy enough to pursue a massive (Giant) dream.

Which is the most popular beer you currently offer?

It is a tough call between The Guzzler our dry hopped Pilsner and Electric Light – Weiss.

With so many beers on tap at the festival, why should we come look for you, what makes you different?

We are one of the only guys to dry hop a Pilsner, we just kegged our new Urban Legend IPA and it has not been at a fest yet, we have a limited edition Jozi Sunset NEIPA (we will keep 2 kegs for the fest).

Cool! And where can we follow you online:

Facebook, Twitter &Instagram:@ MADGIANTBEER

If not at the festival, where can we come taste your beers?

We have a tasting room at the brewery with a bottle shop to take some home with some craft glassware and merch. We fill Growlers of the limited edition beers in our tasting room. Then we just started distributing to Tops and some of the independent stores.

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Awesome! Thanks for the chat and see you at the festival!



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That’s it! Good luck, kids!

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3 comments on “Mad Giant At Capital Craft Beer Festival [Win Tickets]”

  1. Annemie says:

    I need some beer i need some relaxation…
    Why i need these tickets is a big explanation…
    Beer is what i live for
    Capital Craft offers that and more!
    Make me winner
    For i am a sinner ,
    But drink, i will
    Next thing I’ll need then is a hangover pill..

  2. Nikki says:

    Mad Giant is not my name but i want to make craft beer my game !!

  3. Raphael Bornman says:

    This would be so much fun to go to wowie kapowie i would love to go to the Capital Craft Beer Festival , what an awesome experience

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