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!)