East Coast Brewing Company

OUR STORY

Where IT ALL BEGAN

Let me tell you a story of tale rooted in Italy, of an incredible journey that was brought about by the courage of immigration and the stability of an unbreakable family bond. It’s of a family that come from humble beginnings and hard work, back when man had an intimate relationship with the earth and anything of value was worth the time, sweat and struggle. A voyage from the east coast of Friuli, Italy to the east coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa began when an Italian immigrant arrived with just one shilling in his pocket. It’s this knowledge of the Fontana forefathers unwavering dream to create a family legacy that will forever drive a burning desire and passion to continue.

There has always been a yearning to achieve precise craftsmanship and undeniable quality. The ability to create something truly beautiful, that can withstand time itself, is the real measure of any great craftsman. Today is no different, every golden drop that is brewed forms part of a masterpiece.

Designed, sculpted and engineered to deliver a delicately balanced beer that draws you closer with a sheer and crisp aroma… Followed by that first sip, a burst of complex flavours and citrus notes. Something that simply has to be experienced and shared.

Let me tell you a story of tale rooted in Italy, of an incredible journey that was brought about by the courage of immigration and the stability of an unbreakable family bond. It’s of a family that come from humble beginnings and hard work, back when man had an intimate relationship with the earth and anything of value was worth the time, sweat and struggle. A voyage from the east coast of Friuli, Italy to the east coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa began when an Italian immigrant arrived with just one shilling in his pocket. It’s this knowledge of the Fontana forefathers unwavering dream to create a family legacy that will forever drive a burning desire and passion to continue.

There has always been a yearning to achieve precise craftsmanship and undeniable quality. The ability to create something truly beautiful, that can withstand time itself, is the real measure of any great craftsman. Today is no different, every golden drop that is brewed forms part of a masterpiece.

Designed, sculpted and engineered to deliver a delicately balanced beer that draws you closer with a sheer and crisp aroma… Followed by that first sip, a burst of complex flavours and citrus notes. Something that simply has to be experienced and shared.

Third generation craftsman and entrepreneur Rocco Antonio Fontana, brewer and CEO of East Coast Brewing Company brought his vision to life through strong will, hard work and determination just as his Italian forefathers did. Travelling the world to gain experience in the industry, expanding his knowledge and adding to his love and passion for making beer is shown through his continuous dedication to the East Coast brewing Company brand with undeniable quality and excellence. His passion for his Italian heritage strongly flows through to each element of the brand, just as strongly as it runs through his veins.

East Coast Brewing Company is one of the largest and most advanced independently owned brewing facilities in Southern Africa. The entire brewing process is carefully controlled using renowned state-of-the-art equipment. Taking pride in every batch that is brewed with each golden drop consistently taken care of ensuring all products are made with only the highest quality of natural ingredients. 100% pure malt, internationally sourced hops, with absolutely zero adjuncts, added sugars, artificial preservatives or malt substitutes. It is because of this that one can expect a meticulously crafted, premium beer.

The path the Fontana forefathers walked, showing unstoppable commitment and dedication, is engrained on the generations that were to come and on the generations that are to follow. The Fontana family name and legacy is one that will forever be unbreakable and will carry on with pride, determination and strength. East Coast Brewing Company is a true testament of this.

What does legacy mean? The Fontana family have come to realise that it’s not about you or me or even them, but rather about what we leave behind for others to cherish. Here’s to living the legacy of ” proud Italian family tradition – welcome to a premium way of life and the continuation of our story.

Here’s to living the legacy of a proud Italian family tradition

welcome to a premium way of life

and the continuation of our story

welcome to a premium way
of life

and the continuation of
our story