The industry heavyweight goes on to emphasise that being a woman in the industry, although they’re a minority, doesn’t mean that she should be treated in a special way.
“I’m still a brewer, I just happen to be female, but I’m still a brewer.”
Nxusani-Mawela, a former SAB employee, was approached by the company to make a beer in honour of Women’s Month.
“One of the key things for me was that I didn’t want to make something that is typical of what 'a woman should drink’. I wanted to make it as beer, as beer could be.”
The beer called Bold Brew was brewed by an only-women team, and the beer’s ingredients were selected by women members of the public via a poll run on SAB’s social media pages.
The rest of the team consisted of Sonia Dearling – the artist who designed the packaging label, Hallie Haller was the content producer who documented the brewing process and the project overall. Elbie Louw an IT professional and home brewer, Elbie is also a beer judge and is in the process of opening her own small brewery. And Lynn Wicomb-Leibrandt the External Quality Manager, SAB and AB InBev Africa, she ensured the quality aspects of the brew.