Langa’s love for beer comes from his rugby playing days at University where a “pint” was never far out of reach. Since then his palate has refined as true student of the art of brewing and this has deepened his love for developing exciting new recipes and tastes for real beer enthusiasts to enjoy. Langa’s personal mission as a master brewer and beer lover is to introduce South Africa’s main stream market to high quality craft beer to rival the current premium beer offering.
He completed his Institute of Brewing and Distilling Diploma through the IBD in 2014 when he worked for SAB Newlands brewery. Langa was also a qualified advanced taster through the brewery at the time.
He climbed up the ranks within the brewing department and was part of the team that won best brewery in the country in 2013 and coming runner up on multiple occasions. He left SAB in 2015 to take on the craft brewery space.
He brewed at Hartfield beer company and also consulted for Barking Dog. Eventually becoming the Head Brewer and Brewing Manager at Drifter Brewing Company before switching roles to that of Customer Relations Manager + Trade Brewer.
In his time there, Drifter won numerous National Beer Trophy Gold and Silver awards, also winning awards at the craft brewers Pow Wow. He was also part of the team that launched several new beer recipes that became household names in the industry. In his brewing career Langa has collaborated with many local and international breweries to produce high quality beers with unique tastes. He also played an important role brewing a beer for the pioneering “SheLovesBeer” campaign. First of its kind in South Africa.