The Cape Town Festival of Beer (Africa’s largest festival of beer) is going down at Hamilton’s Rugby Club in Green Point on the 22nd to the 24th of November 2013.
With over 200 beers on show, from local as well as international brewers, in the home, craft and mega brewer categories, there is bound to be something for everyone.
Some of the brewers to look forward to include:
Lakeside Beerworks: Set in the picturesque Kommetjie Valley, Lakeside Beerworks prides itself on being a naturally brewed and honest beer, produced from only the finest ingredients. Every beer that goes out under the Lakeside name is made in the true spirit of craft. Stretch your palate with their malty American Pale Ale, subtle roasted caramel Red Ochre Ale and banana/bubblegum Hefeweizen beer at the festival this year.
Triggerfish: Triggerfish brewing, situated just outside Somerset West, grew out of brewer Eric van der Heerden’s simple passion and hobby for beer and homebrewing in 2007 and took a leap into full grain brewing with 3 breweries to try it himself. Triggerfish Brewing has become a respected brand in the Western Cape with a focus on brewing exceptional ales. Their craft beer line-up includes 6 staple beers, with plenty of seasonal and once off brews, like the Kraken, a 1000 IBU beer, the bitterest ever made in Africa.
Devils Peak Brewing: As the name suggests, this Cape Town based microbrewery combines tastes from the US and Belgium with an injection of Mother City flair. Expect rich flavour and plenty of character in their Woodhead Amber Ale, Kings Blockhouse IPA, First Light Golden Ale and Silvertree Saison, all on exhibit at the Festival.
Robson’s Beer – Not only the part-owner of the brewery that produces the award winning beer Robson’s Beer, Donn Stewart is also a passionate advocate of responsible drinking and will be cycling a massive 1972kms from the Shongweni in KZN to the Cape Town Festival of Beer to raise awareness around his cause. Be sure to stop by to hear about his travels and grab one of 100 special edition Double Indian Pale Ale which will be auctioned at the Festival with funds going to the South Africans Against Drunk Drivers association.
For those with a taste for international beer do not miss the Belgian Beers, Celis White and Carolus Gouden Classic, which both won awards at the Festival of Beer in Joburg this year.
Giant Beer Pong:
For those that are up to the challenge, the festival will be running a Giant Beer Pong tournament over the course of the weekend. Forget the ping pong version of this game, this is the big leagues, with the cups measuring 1.5m high. If you think you and your mates have what it takes, then enter your team on the CTFOB Facebook Page now.
Tickets and more info:
Pre-sale tickets include a beer glass and are R120 and are available from Webtickets. Student tickets are R100 on display of a valid student card.
Secure your spot by booking a table for R500 and seat up to 10 people – perfect for large groups of friends, family or colleagues. Book in advance to avoid disappointment. Please contact info@
Tickets are R120 and R100 for students. No under 18’s will be permitted entry at the Festival.
WIN DOUBLE TICKETS TO #CTFOB
*THE COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED, WINNERS WAS “Robyn” and “Carrott”. Congrats you two!*
I’ve got two sets of double tickets to give away, valid for the Friday or Sunday only. To win simply comment on this post telling me the name of your favourite beer, as well as what you like most about it.
Competition closes at 12:00 noon on Wednesday 20 November 2013. Winners will be chosen by random draw and announced by 2pm the same day.