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Cape Town Festival of Beer Returns for it's Fourth Year

Cape Town Festival of Beer, the largest festival of beer in the Southern Hemisphere, is around the corner again! The Festival is set for the 22rd, 23th and 24th of November at Hamilton’s Rugby Club in Green Point, Cape Town (next to the V & A Waterfront). This year’s event is bringing even more beer to the table than ever before. Cape Town Festival of Beer is a celebration of brewing heritage and craft both locally and from around the world.


Featuring over 200 beers; this is the premier celebration of all things beer and will prove to be the biggest yet. The Festival is South Africa’s largest annual gathering of beer enthusiasts, connoisseurs and those just wanting to learn more about beer. The weekend promises great entertainment including a variety of brewers, food stalls, music, live rugby and is a highlight on the Cape Town social calendar. Expect over 60 breweries - both international and local - with limited edition beers brewed just for the Festival. Also, learn more about the appreciation of artisanal beer and perfect food choices to pair with each brew.

This year the Cape Town Festival of Beer will be bringing you guided beer tours with experts to ensure you get the most out of your experience. Let your guide take you around while you meet the brewers and sample a variety of beers, watch home brewing demonstrations and participate in blind tastings. And if that’s not enough there will also be a beer judging competition, beer merchandise for sale, lucky draws, raffles and the worlds biggest game of Beer Pong. Rugby fans, don’t miss out on any action and watch the rugby live on the Saturday on big screens at the Festival!

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Lakeside Beerworks: Set in the picturesque Kommetjie Valley, Lakeside Beerworks prides itself of 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 back itself. Triggerfish Brewing has become a respected brand in the Western Cape with a focus on brewing exceptional ales. Their craft beer lineup includes 6 staple beers, with plenty of seasonal and once off brews.

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, Blackhouse IPA, First Light Golden Ale and Silvertree Saison, all on exhibit at the Festival

Darling Brew: Founded by Kevin Wood in 2010, Darling Brew has fast established itself as one of the more well known craft beers in the SA market. Darling have exhibited each year at the Cape Town Festival of Beer and of course will not be missing a beat this year around! Being a naturally-brewed beer, Darling Brew also appeals to the more health conscious beer drinker! Look forward to five styles of beer – lager, wit beer, black wit, black ale and amber ale.

For those with a flair for international beer do not miss the Belgium Beer Celis White and Carolus Gouden Classic, which both won awards at the Festival of Beer in Joburg.