At Soul Barrel, we believe beer is the greatest beverage in the world and that savoring a world class brew can be a life changing experience.
Our brewery exists to contribute to those epic moments by brewing artisanal, innovative beer and helping make South African beer culture equal to any in the world.
Established when founder Nick Smith migrated from the Soul City of New Orleans to the Mother City of Cape Town, Soul Barrel was founded on the belief that real beer is made with soul. Our brewing embodies our passion for hoppy ales, old world fermentations that harness the art of aging beer in wood and local ingredients that express flavours of the Cape. Our beer is characterized by an uncompromising commitment to quality and is a reflection of the time, place and personality of the people who brew it. Soul Barrel Brewing is located in the heart of the Cape Winelands outside of Cape Town, near Franschhoek, built within the old tank walls of the former Drakenstein Winery.