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MBCO was just that next evolutionary step for the Klipbokkop Mountain Resort to start supplying the pub.

PG Groenewald (Our Master Brewer) did not like beer. He felt it was just something to drink before you drank something else on a hot day.  Until he tasted Craft beer and realised there are a lot of flavours and then the light bulb went on and he understood what it was all about.

We started very small, just for the pub, and then we started winning a lot of accolades and everyone just wanted more. The decision was made that we were going to grow this business to a certain amount of volume and that would be it, as we wanted to maintain quality over quantity.

We started on a 50L professional system and we are now on a three-tier 600L system, which allows us sustainable growth. A big reason for this is the environment and the desire to not negatively impact our surroundings, as it is a nature conservation area. One of the ways we ensure this; is that not a drop of our water is wasted, and it is all recycled and reused. We have chosen a sustainable recycling model for South Africa by not using once off packaging in our products. Everything is recycled from the wooden crates to the cardboard boxes and the bottles themselves.

Where it all started in the garage at home

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Small beginnings with a 50 Litre brewing system

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The decision was made to expand and move up to the Klipbokkop Mountain Reserve

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With more demand of the Beer it meant we needed to expand and the new 150 Litre system and new Bottling line was implemented.

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Cape Kraken Belgian Amber Ale takes Gold at the inaugural South African National Beer Trophy Awards.

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With even more demand of the Mountain Brewing Co beer yet another upgrade was needed and a brand new 300 litre brewing maching was purchased

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The next evolution from bottles was to begin producing Kegs and start tapping into the draught market

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By now Mountain Brewing Co had several main beers, but PG wanted to have some fun and start adding seasonal brews to the line of beers.

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With quality always in mind, the next investment within the brewery was to implement filtering of the beer.

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South African National Beer Trophy Awards was another success, and Mountain Brewing Co. takes home two more Gold Medals for ‘Madala’s Gold’ and ‘Copper Dawn’ (Which took Best Amber in Show Award)

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With the ever increasing demand for the beer two more tanks were added to the brewery.

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With the brewery set in a Fynbos rich enviroment, and with thousands of species to choose from PG picks the perfect fynbos for a truly unique Fynbos experience.

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The brewery is starting show its quality of brews, and this year taking 3 more medals for Loadshed Lager, Madala’s Gold and Templar English IPA.

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Mountain Brewing Co is always exploring something new with PG Groenewald at the brewing helm, the success of Cherry Stumpie was not without hard work. This fantastic Cherry Ale quickly becomes a favourite amongst our beer lovers.

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With more growth it was inevitable that the brewery would need to grow, land was cleared and a foundation built a few meters from the old brewery.

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Constantly pushing beer boundriesand the exploration of beer, the barrel ageing project begins for a Barrel-Aged Cherry Quad

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Mountain Brewing Co takes an unprecedented 5 medals at the 2018 South African National Beer Awards with the seasonal ‘Klipbok Doppelbok’ receiving a gold.

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Mountain Brewing Co moves into the newly constructed Brewery.

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Mountain Brewing Co finds the right partner to expand its beer distribution.

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Further investment within the brewery to improve the quality of the beer with the purchase of a brand new Flash Pasteurizer.

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The first of its kind in the world, The MB 600 ‘Ultimate Craft’ was developed with Spadoni Italy to fit a new future of brewing for Mountain Brewing Co.

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Where it all started in the garage at home

mountain_brewing_co_start_800

Small beginnings with a 50 Litre brewing system

mountain_brewing_co_50

The decision was made to expand and move up to the Klipbokkop Mountain Reserve

mountain_brewing_co_expand_kbkm

With more demand of the Beer it meant we needed to expand and the new 150 Litre system and new Bottling line was implemented.

mountain_brewing_co_150

Cape Kraken Belgian Amber Ale takes Gold at the inaugural South African National Beer Trophy Awards.

mountain_brewing_co_kraken_award

With even more demand of the Mountain Brewing Co beer yet another upgrade was needed and a brand new 300 litre brewing maching was purchased

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The next evolution from bottles was to begin producing Kegs and start tapping into the draught market

mountain_brewing_co_kegs

By now Mountain Brewing Co had several main beers, but PG wanted to have some fun and start adding seasonal brews to the line of beers.

mountain_brewing_co_seasonal

With quality always in mind, the next investment within the brewery was to implement filtering of the beer.

mountain_brewing_co_start_filtering

South African National Beer Trophy Awards was another success, and Mountain Brewing Co. takes home two more Gold Medals for ‘Madala’s Gold’ and ‘Copper Dawn’ (Which took Best Amber in Show Award)

mountain_brewing_co_more_awards

With the ever increasing demand for the beer two more tanks were added to the brewery.

mountain_brewing_co_more-tanks

With the brewery set in a Fynbos rich enviroment, and with thousands of species to choose from PG picks the perfect fynbos for a truly unique Fynbos experience.

mountain_brewing_co_start_fynbos

The brewery is starting show its quality of brews, and this year taking 3 more medals for Loadshed Lager, Madala’s Gold and Templar English IPA.

mountain_brewing_co_even-more-awards

Mountain Brewing Co is always exploring something new with PG Groenewald at the brewing helm, the success of Cherry Stumpie was not without hard work. This fantastic Cherry Ale quickly becomes a favourite amongst our beer lovers.

mountain_brewing_co_first-fruit

With more growth it was inevitable that the brewery would need to grow, land was cleared and a foundation built a few meters from the old brewery.

mountain_brewing_co_start_new-beginnings

Constantly pushing beer boundriesand the exploration of beer, the barrel ageing project begins for a Barrel-Aged Cherry Quad

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Mountain Brewing Co takes an unprecedented 5 medals at the 2018 South African National Beer Awards with the seasonal ‘Klipbok Doppelbok’ receiving a gold.

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Mountain Brewing Co moves into the newly constructed Brewery.

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Mountain Brewing Co finds the right partner to expand its beer distribution.

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Further investment within the brewery to improve the quality of the beer with the purchase of a brand new Flash Pasteurizer.

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The first of its kind in the world, The MB 600 ‘Ultimate Craft’ was developed with Spadoni Italy to fit a new future of brewing for Mountain Brewing Co.

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We source ingredients from right across the world, to ensure the best quality available. It’s easy to say you are a superior brand but to really stick to it is much harder. For example, the honey we source from the farm next to us is unfiltered and is rich in floral pollens which helps give the nose to the honey beers we produce.

 For the Fynbos beer, we harvest just enough so that we don’t negatively impact our conservation area. We decided to make it a seasonal beer. Whatever we use we put back by replanting and keeping the Fynbos sustainable for our next generation.

Our spent grains, that are used in the brewing process, is given to sheep farmers in the community to help feed them. This helps create a symbiotic relationship and helps build a sense of community in our area.

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Our Table Mountain sandstone water has a 400-year cycle, so if it rains today, then over 400 years that water will come out of the earth again. That is why it is so pure and crisp.

From a brewing process, the water is pure and untouched, so we don’t have to go and do a reverse osmosis cycle. The water brings unique characteristics to our beers and helps create the complexity that makes our beers unique.

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Fynbos is one of the unique biomes in the world and a biodiversity hotspot. Over ten thousand species have been identified and they reckon that there are many more. In fact, on the entire planet, only 0.4% is covered with Fynbos. This guarantees that we get a unique profile which you can taste in our beers.

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Johannes Christoffel Groenewald arrived in the Cape in 1665.  He bought his freedom from the Dutch East Indian Company in 1669. From there, he moved to Stellenbosch where he made a living by building wagons. The Groenewalds spread around the Western Cape and eventually after the First World War, ended up in Worcester.

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