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Lagers, Ales, Stouts and Ciders Take Centre Stage at Cape Town Festival of Beer

Cheers to eight years of pitcher perfect drink

If October came and left without you putting a single pitcher of amber nectar to your lips, or if the month of German inspired, beer-centric, events wasn’t enough to satiate your craving, this festival is for you. From Friday, 1 December to Sunday, 3 December 2017, Cape Town Festival of Beer (CTFOB) brings brewers and drinkers together for a weekend of sipping, sampling and savouring some of the best in the world.

“We have the highest number of commercially available beers of any beer festival in the country,” Martin Tucker, co-founder of CTFOB says. Preparing for their eight consecutive festival, CTFOB is the biggest beer festival of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. Growing every year, fans of the hops can look forward to 60 brewers offering 200 beers, and because your ticket gets you unlimited samples, you can drink until you drop (but don’t go overboard, we all want to have responsible fun).

CTFOB returns to its resident venue, Hamiltons Rugby Club in Greenpoint, for three days of fun. Each day is dedicated to providing Capetonians with a different experience, while keeping lager, ale, stout and cider the main attraction:

WHAT TO EXPECT ON FRIDAY
What better way to unwind at the end of a work week (or year) than by grabbing a couple beers with your co-workers. Dedicated to corporate hosting, CTFOB is offering companies wanting to host their end-of-year functions a discount on Friday only. Book out a table, order a couple pitchers, tuck into platters provided by the organisers, and ring in the festive season. Groups of 20 or more get a further discount. Go on, treat your staff to a well deserved party.

WHAT TO EXPECT ON SATURDAY
With summer in full swing, CTFOB wants to make the most of the warm, balmy weather. Saturday will be a sport-orientated day so lace up your sneakers, stretch beforehand and prepare to have a ball! Rugby and cricket games will be playing all day so you can support your local team while enjoying a cold one with friends and family.

WHAT TO EXPECT ON SUNDAY
Sunday is normally spent with family. Dad will watch the kids play in the garden, or park, from the top of his newspaper while mum fixes everyone a plate. CTFOB doesn’t want to break that tradition – rather replace mum’s oven mitts with a glass of wine and dad’s newspaper with a pint of ice cold beer. So look forward to a frenzy of family-orientated fun.

TICKETS TO THE 2017 CAPE TOWN FESTIVAL OF BEER AT HAMILTONS RUGBY CLUB
Don’t miss out on this epic celebration of beer. Tickets are available via Webtickets.co.za or Bookings@capetownfestivalofbeer.co.za. The prices vary depending on which day you choose to attend. If you want to attend Friday’s festivities you’re looking to pay anything between R60/p to R6400 for your entire party (depending on the size of your group). Attending on Saturday will cost R150/p and Sunday will knock you back R100/p.

All tickets gift you with a complimentary tasting glass and all the drink you can handle. The organisers have asked that people drink responsibly and they’ve even partnered with Uber so that attendants can be transported to and from the venue at a discounted price. No U18’s will be served alcohol.

Note: Although the festival is beer-centered there will be a few cider vendors and one wine producer providing vino for those inclined.

OPENING HOURS FOR THE 2017 CAPE TOWN FESTIVAL OF BEER

Date

Time

Friday, 1 December

12pm – 11pm

Saturday, 2 December

12pm – 11pm

Sunday, 3 December

 

10am – 6pm

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Looking for a venue or exciting idea for your year-end office party? Have a look at out our office party venues overview.

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