We caught up with the Ferreirasdorp based brewery’s master brewer, Eben Uys. It should be said that Eben is not the Mad Giant but the Mad Giant is Eben. Here’s the conversation.
What’s the best hangover cure out there?
You studied chemical Engineering. What lead to that?
What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned from your years of brewing good beer?
Looking at all of Mad Giant’s creations in the past, which one are you the most proud of?
Killer Hop is such a beautiful beer and took a long time to refine to what it is today.
We heard there was a bit of a collaboration going on between Mad Giant and another famous brewery in the Western Cape. Can you tell us a bit about that?
Yes, we just launched it. I met Rory via a phone call about a year and a half ago. Then decided to visit and I like the way he goes about brewing and talking beer. End of last year some tweets went around asking when will Mad Giant and Aegir Project do a collab brew. That was enough reason for us to start planning it. It is a big beer, 7% abv, beautiful crisp bitterness and loads of hop flavour and aroma. We will also have some on keg at our next bottomless beer – the collab edition, since 14 April at the brewery. For more info on where to get some, have a look at our Facebook page.
The Mad Giant is in partnership with the international award winning restaurant Urbanologi. What’s a great food and beer pairing people should be ordering when they visit your space?
In your opinion, what’s the difference between craft and commercial beer? And why should people be drinking craft instead?
The Mad Giant’s slogan is “dare to conquer”. Besides creating a solid line of beers, what else has the Mad Giant overcome and what’s left to overcome?
Why should Joburgers be drinking Mad Giant?