We are Points of Brew

Points of Brew is an independent collaborative beer news and opinion blog born out of our love for high-quality local beers and experiences that showcase the South African beer scene. Our aim is to support the local industry by providing news and articles about beer as well as inform and entertain with insightful, objective and thought-provoking content around the burgeoning beer industry. We will be at the forefront of new releases and events as well as local and international trends so that you’re in the loop on what’s happening and why it matters.

Our contributors

Matt Hurst


I’m a certified BJCP judge, home brewer, founder and president of the Helderberg Homebrew Club and partner in the South African National Beer Trophy. Find me on Twitter and Instagram at Beer Club SA.

Mike Halls

Design Alchemist

I am a beer blogger, homebrewer, gypsy brewer for Feral Brew Co. and BJCP judge (results pending!) I started Real Beer Revolution with the dream of educating more people on the wonders of craft beer in South Africa, and with Point of Brew I hope to grow on this ambition.

Rob Cass

Gauteng Contributor

I am a home brewer and BJCP beer judge. I always liked the idea of brewing but only started when I found my first homebrew store. I found brewing plucked so many of my interests – scientific, practical and historical – and it hasn’t stopped fascinating me since. My life quest is to brew the perfect English bitter.

Murray Middleton

Brewer Contributor

I am co founder, owner, and brewer at Metal Lane Brewery. I would like to contribute in shifting the perception away from lager being the only style of beer. My desert Island Beer would be something crisp, refreshing, super sessionable but with enough of a kick to keep me buzzing and unaware of the situation that I am stranded on a dessert island.