Woodstock Brewery Owner Talks Craft Beer In South Africa And Beyond

South Africa’s craft beer industry has seen significant growth in recent years. When CraftBru, an online platform that provides beer-related information, published its first list of South African craft breweries at the start of 2013, the number of breweries sat in the 30s. Now the list features over 205 businesses countrywide.

However, the market is still in its infancy. A few years ago, Standard Bank predicted craft beer could make up 18 million litres by 2017 to give it a 2.1% share of the total premium market – from just 0.3% in 2011. Some entrepreneurs saw this opportunity and moved to capitalise on it.

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