Roscoe Kleinloog

Brewery: Happy Days Brewery


Location: KwaZulu-Natal

What is your current position at your brewery, and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry?

Brewer and owner, I started homebrewing and have just finished filming a documentary on the local craft beer industry.

What’s new at your brewery?

Coco Pops Porter collaboration with Standeaven Brewery

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

The culture amongst other brewers and the ever improving standard of the quality in beer.

Name your favourite food and beer pairing.

An APA with a spicy pulled pork soft shell taco.

What’s your biggest accomplishment unrelated to your job?

Being nominated the Sharks fan of the year in 2007 in the super rugby final and having Kobus Wiese hand me a cheque on the field at Kings Park.

What’s your favourite beer from another brewery?

Local – Killer Hop by Mad Giant.
International – Gamma Ray by Beavertown Brewery 

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

Everything, rugby, braai and be at the beach without a cellphone (all three together is a hoppy dream of mine)

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

Prague, Czech Republic.