WHO WE ARE

FOR THE LOVE OF BEER

Quality. Innovation. Consistency. Inspiration. These are the four immediate themes to sum up Noon Gun Brewery’s founding story and ongoing vision. Like you, we love beer, and we knew we could produce quality beer that is not only great tasting – but consistent. And, we knew our combined skills did not stop with beer; the teams’ innovative spirit runs parallel with the rapidly changing beverage environment worldwide, thus sustaining our relevance whilst we evolve with trends.

Noon Gun Brewery

Noon Gun Brewery’s story began in 2015 when we converted a behemoth of a storage facility into a beer-brewing powerhouse. As 2017 progressed, our vision materialised in front of our eyes, and the various gold and amber liquid legacies have been making their way into several taprooms, restaurants, outlets and bars around the Western Cape – and now, across South Africa.

In 2018 we began winning local awards for our beer range, and in 2019 we became internationally recognised with two of our beers winning top awards at the European Beer Challenge in London. We have branched out to include healthier and lower calorie driven beverages, as well as our internationally award-winning GINNIC G&T mixer range.

Family powered, and independently guided, we have chosen proficient team members who feel honoured to provide the beer-loving community with quality drinks that present you with unique flavour profiles and something to share with family, friends, colleagues and fellow beer lovers.

Located in Capricorn Park in Muizenberg, our beer is made alongside the coast, and we are truly delighted to say everything we produce is proudly South African, environmentally friendly and future-vision driven.

Noon Gun Brewery

Noon Gun Brewery’s story began in 2015 when we converted a behemoth of a storage facility into a beer-brewing powerhouse. As 2017 progressed, our vision materialised in front of our eyes, and the various gold and amber liquid legacies have been making their way into several taprooms, restaurants, outlets and bars around the Western Cape – and now, across South Africa.

In 2018 we began winning local awards for our beer range, and in 2019 we became internationally recognised with two of our beers winning top awards at the European Beer Challenge in London. We have branched out to include healthier and lower calorie driven beverages, as well as our internationally award-winning GINNIC G&T mixer range.

Family powered, and independently guided, we have chosen proficient team members who feel honoured to provide the beer-loving community with quality drinks that present you with unique flavour profiles and something to share with family, friends, colleagues and fellow beer lovers.

Located in Capricorn Park in Muizenberg, our beer is made alongside the coast, and we are truly delighted to say everything we produce is proudly South African, environmentally friendly and future-vision driven.

Noon Gun Brewery
Noon Gun Brewery

THE NOON GUNS THAT SPARKED OUR NAME

Noon Gun Brewery

Our beers are reliable, consistent and the brewery is based in the legendary Muizenberg area. We’re also proudly South African – so of course choosing a name had to reflect all of this.

What else in Cape Town is 100% reliable? The Noon Guns on Signal Hill. One of only two working Noon Guns in the world.

The Noon Guns on Signal Hill are symbols of strength, reliability, and endurance. An inspiring legacy to behold and a truly outstanding way to hear that it is finally lunchtime (a.k.a Beer Time).

Since 1806, these two trusty keepers of time (18-pounder smooth bore muzzle loaders), have survived various foreign occupations, stood strong through wars, and have been hauled from the Castle of Good Hope to Signal Hill.

However, the Noon Guns refuse to be left in the past with other outdated antiques, currently being fired electronically from the South African Astronomical Observatory. As accurate as the atomic clock that keeps them updated, these Noon Guns fire reliable at exactly 12pm every day. Which is also a respectable time to open your first Noon Gun beer and salute these two legends that overlook Cape Town. Every time you hear the Noon Guns’ BOOM! you’re allowed to think about a crisp, delicious Lager, Weiss, Light Lager and Session IPA. And all of these are available – right here – at the Noon Gun Brewery.

MEET NOON GUN’S HEAD BREWER

Our Captain of Beer, the maker of liquid gold, the Magician of Muizenberg… Allow us to introduce our Head Brewer – Anja van Zyl.

Anja is an accomplished scientist and Brewer who has been working in the South African craft beer industry for the past eight years. Brewing beer started out as a hobby, but quickly grew into a passion, and is now her life and lifestyle. Her name and ability to brew various styles of beer has been rising exponentially in the past few years.

After Anja received her BSC in Food Science and graduated from Stellenbosch University, her career began when she was selected as Assistant Brewer and Quality Control Manager at the legendary German-style brewery, Cape Brewing Company. Here she brewed golden delicacies for three and a half years and represented the company in various ambassadorial work and sponsorships on the popular Western Cape mountain biking scene.

In 2017 Anja explored the foreign beer trade and worked as a part-time Project Manager in Seattle, Washington (United States) for Redhook Brewery where she further expanded her skill set.

From there she was offered the esteemed opportunity to head up Hey Joe, a Belgian-inspired craft brewery in the beautiful village of Franschhoek. She successfully commissioned the brewery in 2018 and worked as Head Brewer for four and a half years acquiring both local and international beer awards.

Anja joined the Noon Gun Brewery crew in 2021. Here, Anja is dedicated to brewing real craft beer for South Africans.

When Anja is not brewing beer, perfecting GINNIC mixers or coming up with new Noon Gun surprise drinks… She is out in nature on a bike or high on top of a mountain hiking… (and still thinking about beer!)

MEET NOON GUN’S HEAD BREWER

Our Captain of Beer, the maker of liquid gold, the Magician of Muizenberg… Allow us to introduce our Head Brewer – Anja van Zyl.

Anja is an accomplished scientist and Brewer who has been working in the South African craft beer industry for the past eight years. Brewing beer started out as a hobby, but quickly grew into a passion, and is now her life and lifestyle. Her name and ability to brew various styles of beer has been rising exponentially in the past few years.

After Anja received her BSC in Food Science and graduated from Stellenbosch University, her career began when she was selected as Assistant Brewer and Quality Control Manager at the legendary German-style brewery, Cape Brewing Company. Here she brewed golden delicacies for three and a half years and represented the company in various ambassadorial work and sponsorships on the popular Western Cape mountain biking scene.

In 2017 Anja explored the foreign beer trade and worked as a part-time Project Manager in Seattle, Washington (United States) for Redhook Brewery where she further expanded her skill set.

From there she was offered the esteemed opportunity to head up Hey Joe, a Belgian-inspired craft brewery in the beautiful village of Franschhoek. She successfully commissioned the brewery in 2018 and worked as Head Brewer for four and a half years acquiring both local and international beer awards.

Anja joined the Noon Gun Brewery crew in 2021. Here, Anja is dedicated to brewing real craft beer for South Africans.

When Anja is not brewing beer, perfecting GINNIC mixers or coming up with new Noon Gun surprise drinks… She is out in nature on a bike or high on top of a mountain hiking… (and still thinking about beer!)