We had a chat with Just Brewing Co. ahead of this weekend’s Big House Craft Beer Fest, check it out:
Tell us a bit about how you got started in the world of brew?
Julian and Kyle started homebrewing as a father/son hobby. Kyle turned out to be really good at it, so when he matriculated he decided that he wanted to study brewing. We took over a brewery that had been mothballed for 9 years, refer bed it and Just Brewing Co. was born.
Where are you guys based?
We are based in Boksburg.
How many people are involved in the brewing process from conceptualizing to pouring into our chilled glasses?
We are a small family run and owned business, there are only the three of us involved from start to finish.
Favourite way to have your beer?
Cold! We do love cooking with it as well and paired with some good cooking.
We’ve noticed quite a few breweries’ started creating ciders geared towards women (and some men who won’t admit to drinking it), any plans for Just a Cider?
We already have our Tropical cooler, which is very popular with people who prefer a sweeter drink. It’s great served ice cold straight up or over ice.
I see you have some community projects you are involved with, care to brag a little?
Community projects are really important to us and we would really like to encourage others to do the same. We send all our spent grain to the Bokkie Park in Boksburg which is a free municipal animal park which relies on donations of food for the animals. We also supported the SPAC last year and the Round Table 47 in Potch this year. At Big House we will be raising funds from the sale of our Black Ale to support the Black Rhino Conservation Trust which is specifically for the Black Rhino Reserve’s anti-poaching unit. We really hope that people will come along and by a pint in support of this worthy cause.
Are there any opportunities to have some food pairing and beer tastings arranged at the Just Brewing Co?
We do brewery tours and events, which can be booked on our online store www.justbrewing.co.za Otherwise just keep an eye on our social media for the next pairing event.
How important are the beer festivals in a breweries survival?
Festivals are very important as they are the bread and butter of the brewery, a great festival and help cover the expenses for the next month or two.
Most looking forward to at Big House Craft Beer Festival?
We love this festival, the people are great and the music is always fantastic. It’s a real jol!
How can the commoners get a hold of you?
We are active on Facebook and Twitter and people can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org