Soweto Gold ready for bigger things


A brew master wants South Africa to taste Soweto in a bottle Soweto Gold has been quenching local thirst since 2012 and now its owner says he's ready to go commercial.

JOHANNESBURG – A local brewer wants the rest of the country to get a taste of Soweto in a bottle.

Soweto Gold beer has been quenching thirst since 2012, and now its owner says he&39;s ready to go commercial.

The Ubuntu Kraal Brewery in Orlando West, Soweto is the country&39;s first majority black-owned microbrewery.

It&39;s the brainchild of Ndumiso Madlala who was a brewmaster at SABMiller for nine years before pursuing his dream of owning a beer brand.

After honing his brewing skills in the UK, he started producing his own beer.

Soweto Gold hit the South African craft market by storm, forcing Madlala to build his own brewery to meet demand.

He now employs 13 permanent staff after getting more funding from a state development agency.

The brewery also offers tours to locals and tourists.

And Madlala says his beer is ready to compete against some of the best in the world.

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