THE FIRST BREWERY
Stellenbrau was the first craft brewery to set up shop in the historic Stellenbosch. Deon Engelbrecht arrived in the Eikestad in 2011 and by June 2012 the first beers were flowing into the kegs.
Deon has a head for business and he is not one to get caught up in the hype of the latest trend. With opportunity knocking, the Stellenbrau’s philosophy has been a straightforward one from the beginning: keep it simple. A belief that there is sophistication in simplicity. They therefore only have a few, very drinkable beers in their range. Simplicity, unity and passion are the three fundamental pillars of Stellenbrau’s success story.
Deon and his team set out to build Stellenbrau’s brand around the story of the brewery’s home base, Stellenbosch. Drawing inspiration of the legends in history and the surrounding landscape.
Named after Dr Danie Craven, a visionary and legend in Stellenbosch who stood up for his values, Craven Craft Lager is a light golden lager with a refreshing bitterness thanks to the noble hops being balanced by a rich maltiness, making it a great everyday lager. At Stellenbrau we also have high values. The beers are brewed using traditional methods, without any shortcuts. We believe consistency and quality are key and implemented this right from the start. Quality ingredients are equally important – that is why Stellenbrau uses yeast imported and malted barley from Germany, one of Europe’s great beer-brewing nations.