Craft beer industry takes off
tables, and told the manager to invoice them as “Table 58”.
De Klerk said funding a start-up brewery was not a venture the traditional banks found palatable. “They clearly were not beer drinkers,” he said. “We were turned down by all of them, but my partners and I had a passion for the project. Fortunately one of the 58ers shared that passion and became a silent partner, and lent us the name.”
SAY CHEERS: Emerald Vale brand, linked to the Spring Festival, is incorporated into the Jikeleza Festival.