Countdown to the Cape Town Festival of Beer!


All beer sampling free
After the massive success of the inaugural Joburg Festival of Beer, the Mother City’s favourite beer festival is heading back to the city for the fourth edition of the one and only Cape Town Festival of Beer!

The festival will held at Hamilton’s Rugby Club in Green Point from 22-24 November for a weekend of all things beer. With 200 beers on show, local and international brewers, home, craft and mega brewers as well as brewing demonstrations, best beer awards, food and beer pairings and guided beer tours there is plenty to learn about the much-loved golden nectar.

Receive your very own “Beer Passport” on entrance, collect stamps as you sample all beers on show for free and stand a chance at winning fantastic prizes and beer hampers.

For the first time ever, the festival will be running a GIANT Beer Pong tournament throughout the course of the weekend. Unlike traditional beer pong this will consist of giant balls which will need to be thrown into giant cups measuring 1.5m high.

If you think you have takes, then grab your tickets, yourfriends and enter a team on the Facebook page now!

Giant beer pong

Brewers to look forward to at the Cape Town Festival of Beer

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.

No under 18’s will be permitted entry at the Festival.

Here are the details:
Date: Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th November
Fri & Sat 12pm – 11pm (1 hour cool down from 10pm)
Sun 10am – 8pm (1 hour cool down from 7pm)
Venue: Hamilton’s Rugby Club (next to the Cape Town Stadium in Green Point)
Tickets: R120 via Webtickets here

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 for table reservations or queries.

For more information visit their or follow them on Facebook or Twitter @FestOfBeer

Cape Town at Night are giving away 2x double tickets to two lucky winners to attend the Cape Town Festival of Beer on Friday 22nd  November.

To enter you must do the the following.

Step 1 of 3: Complete the entry form below (we need your details to contact you).

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Terms & Conditions: You must be over the age of 18, the competition closes at 5pm (17:00) on Friday 15th November. Winners will be notified by 6pm (18:00) via Email the same day (Friday 15th November). The prize is for 2x double tickets awarded to two lucky winners to attend the Cape Town Festival of Beer on Friday 22nd November. The Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.