Newlands Spring Brewing co.

Some legends are born. Ours are brewed.

Some legends are born. Ours are brewed.

Our craft beers use only the finest water from the original source of the Newlands Spring; to this day the legendary mountain water still bubbles up, crystal clear and pure as ever. It’s why our taste has been trending for centuries.

 

In 2015 the Mariendahl brewery, a national monument, was re-established to its original use – which is to brew great beer. Once exclusive to the tap, Newlands Spring Brewing Co. is now available in bottle, and can be found chilling in fridges all over the Cape.

Our finely crafted beers use only the finest water delivered from the original source of the Newlands Spring; to this day the legendary mountain water still bubbles up, crystal clear and pure as ever.

 

In 2015 the Mariendhal brewery, a national monument, was re-established to its original use – which is to brew great beer. Initially only available on tap Newlands Spring Brewing Co. is now also available in bottle, and to be found all over the Cape.

Tribute Lager

Tribute Lager

Mountain Weiss Beer

Mountain Weiss

Jacobs Pale Ale Beer

Jacob's Pale Ale

Passionate Blonde Beer

Passionate Blonde

Meet the legend

It wasn’t always sunshine and hops for Jacob Letterstedt, who first arrived in Cape Town in 1820, penniless and leaving behind a bankrupt distilling venture in Sweden. But his luck would change after he found work as a gardener for Maria Dreyer, a widower living on the Louewwvliet farm in Newlands.

 

Horticulture led to love, and the two married. In the mid-1800s, Jacob Letterstedt built the original Mariendahl Brewery in Newlands, naming it after his wife. Today it forms part of Newlands Brewery, the oldest commercial brewery in South Africa. And the rest, they say, is history.