Mitchell’s Brewing At Capital Craft Beer Festival

Capital Craft Beer

Mitchell’s Brewing Interview

The Capital Craft Beer Festival is coming 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!

Mitchell’s Brewing Knysna

I caught up with Mitchell’s Brewing, 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?

Mitchell’s Brewing (Pty) Ltd – The craft beer that started craft beer.
Hein Swart – Managing Director
Frikkie Burger – Operations Manager
Jorg Finkeldey – Master Brewing Consultant
Gunther Schutz – Brewer
Schalk Burger, Louis Kruger and Gys Steyn – Shareholders

…And the history behind the brewery?

Started in 1983 by Lex Mitchell with Forester’s Lager and Bosun’s Pale Ale. New interest came into the brewery from 2011 where Schalk became owner, since then Louis, Gys and Hein got involved. From 2012 we built a new lagoon side brewery in the heart of Knysna.

We have also worked with Jorg on our beers to perfect them. We are busy with giving Mitchell’s a new look and feel. The beers are now looking and tasting better than ever.

Awesome. So, where does the name come from?

Lex Mitchell started the brewery.

And, which is the most popular beer you currently offer?

Forester’s Lager.

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

We have been brewing and perfecting craft beer since 1983. Our beers are all full bodied, easy drinking beers that will make you order another!

Where can we follow you online:
If not at the festival, where can we come taste your beers?

10 New Street

Great, see you at the festival!

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