LEKOA Beer is a true reflection of a family affair.
It was founded by four members of the Mokoena and Mlambo families.
According to Kgotso Mokoena, they decided to come together as a family and form Enginebox Beverages Investments with the aim of embracing the art of African culture and lifestyle.
“We are not only manufacturing quality products but we also provide an unforgettable drinking experience.”
The company is owned by Kgotso’s wife Lindiwe as well as Richard and Mmamello Mlambo, all from Leondale in Ekurhuleni, east of Joburg.
They produce a range of premium alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages including Lekoa beer.
“Our beer is handmade for the lovers of craft beer; those who take pride in good taste, passion and freshness.”
Kgotso said that before they began creating their brew, they conducted a lot of research by tasting various beers that were already on the market.
“We wanted to create a taste that would satisfy everyone with a smoothness that would bring them back for more.”
He said their aim is to inspire black communities to be more creative and innovative.
“Many of the craft beers that we have in the country are imports and we wanted to make a proudly Mzansi beer.”
Since they started the company, they have been able to sell at various food markets and have recently been given an opportunity to sell at Protea Hotel in Ekurhuleni.
“We want penetrate local pubs, taverns, shops and restaurants.”
Their brewery and shop is currently based at the Weekend Market near South Gate Mall in Joburg’s south.
He said that, in the future, they want to build one of the biggest black-owned breweries in South Africa.
“We want to have space that will also cater as a platform for local chefs to showcase their skills.”