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, Pilsner, Light Lager and Session IPA. And all of these are available – right here – at the Noon Gun Brewery.

MEET NOON GUN’S MASTER BREWER

Allow us to introduce, the chief in charge of our beer and beverage production; Noon Gun Brewery’s Brewmaster, Arno Matthee.

After studying and successfully completing an Honours degree in Microbiology from one of South Africa’s leading universities, Arno completed a Diploma in Malting and Brewing Science from Heriot-Watt University in Scotland, known as one of the best beer-making nations in the world.

Noon Gun Brewery Arno Matthee

In pursuit of the secret to outstanding brews, Arno has tried traditional Umqombothi in Africa, sampled and produced the indigenous pale ales of India, tasted micro-brews laced with interesting ingredients in America and Canada, and attended diverse beer house gatherings in Europe, discovering new and ancient brewing techniques, ingredients and tongue-tingling flavours.

With 30 years of incredible beer experience on the global brew scene, Arno has joined us as the master of the Noon Gun Beer Fleet – uncompromisingly pursuing quality and consistency with our team.

In-house we also call him The Wizard, as our alchemist Brewmaster, who can conjure any drink and beverage – perfectly.

MEET NOON GUN’S MASTER BREWER

Allow us to introduce, the chief in charge of our beer and beverage production; Noon Gun Brewery’s Brewmaster, Arno Matthee.

After studying and successfully completing an Honours degree in Microbiology from one of South Africa’s leading universities, Arno completed a Diploma in Malting and Brewing Science from Heriot-Watt University in Scotland, known as one of the best beer-making nations in the world.

In pursuit of the secret to outstanding brews, Arno has tried traditional Umqombothi in Africa, sampled and produced the indigenous pale ales of India, tasted micro-brews laced with interesting ingredients in America and Canada, and attended diverse beer house gatherings in Europe, discovering new and ancient brewing techniques, ingredients and tongue-tingling flavours.

With 30 years of incredible beer experience on the global brew scene, Arno has joined us as the master of the Noon Gun Beer Fleet – uncompromisingly pursuing quality and consistency with our team.

In-house we also call him The Wizard, as our alchemist Brewmaster, who can conjure any drink and beverage – perfectly.

Noon Gun Brewery Arno Matthee

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