Lethu Tshabangu

Brewery Name:Ukhamba Beerworx


Location: Western Cape

What is your current position at your brewery?

Head Brewer and Cleaner 😉

Has Covid-19 and the lockdown had an impact on your brewery? If so, what impact and how have you responded?

We are contract brewing at the moment fortunately but it has halted our sales. That means it has halted the whole business. We also had to close our Taproom.

What’s new at your brewery?

Strengthen our online distribution and be able to deliver beer right to our customers’ doorsteps.

What’s the best part of being a part of the South African craft brewing community?

Passionate, collaborative and helpful people who see colleagues more than competitors. It goes beyond just beer.

Name your favourite food and beer pairing.

Pap with tripe paired with Ukhamba Sorghum Saison. Umnnnh!! Its Numero Uno!!

What’s your biggest accomplishment unrelated to your job?

Taking my mom on holiday to Cape Town. She crossed the border for the first time, saw the ocean for the first time and also got to see the Table Mountain which she still remembers from her schooling days.

What’s your favourite beer from another brewery?

Hoppy Wheat from Little Wolf

What do you like to do in your time away from the brewery?

Play with my daughter.

What’s the most memorable travel destination at which you’ve had a chance to sample the local beer?

Capital Craft in Pretoria. I got to taste most Gauteng brews and talk to locals about the Cape Town brewing scene and beers. Had a great burger there too.