OUR CONSULTANT BREWSTER: Apiwe
Our Consultant Brewster, Apiwe Nxusani-Mawela, from Butterworth in the Eastern Cape, proudly holds a BSc Hons Microbiology (UP) and a Master Brewer Diploma (IBD). She is the first person in South Africa to complete a National Diploma in clear fermented beverages (SAQA accredited), and the first black person in South Africa to be approved as a Brewing Training Provider by the IBD. Apiwe gained her experience at SABMiller after joining the company through their graduate recruitment program. She completed an 18 month brewing traineeship program and held various positions within the company, including Project Brewer, Brand Brewer, Brewing Area Manager and Craft Brewer. Apiwe left SABMiller to pursue her career as a Craft Brewer and joined our team in 2013.
OUR BREWMASTER & BREWERY MANAGER: Yamkela
Yamkela Mbakaza holds a BSc in Microbiology and Biochemistry (UZ) and an Hons in Biochemistry (UZ). She is currently doing her brewing diploma (IBD). She joined the beer world in 2016 through a learnership programme at SABMiller. She joined the Brewhogs team in May 2017 as an Assistant Brewer under the guidance of Apiwe. Yamkela is passionate about brewing and the Craft industry. Her future plans are to grow, and become one of the leading Brewsters within the Craft industry.
OUR PLANT SUPERVISOR & ASSISTANT BREWER: Ben
Sifundo "Ben" Khuzwayo joined Brewhogs early 2014 from the Hogshead group. He is currently our plant supervisor, assistant brewer & maintenance controller. Ben is passionate about brewing and all the Brewhogs brands, and his future plans are to grow within the company and sharpen his brewing skills.
OUR SALES & MARKETING MANAGER: Shane
Shane joined the Brewhogs team as Sales and Marketing Manager in September 2016. He has a BCom Marketing degree from Varsity College. Shane is young & passionate, & very eager to learn all the aspects of the brewery, & put his skills and knowledge into promoting and growing the Brewhogs product range. Shane previously worked at Hogshead as barman & has been selling & promoting the Brewhogs beer for some time now, & has become very familiar with the taste of each of the beers on tap. His favourite Brewhogs is Nº14 - half Nº1 & half Nº4... Contact Shane on email@example.com for any event or sales related enquiries.