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Jan
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2017

2017 beer festivals in South Africa

We’ve put together a calendar of beer festivals happening throughout the country this year. Be sure to diarise them, and enjoy a variety of beers with fellow beer lovers, delicious food and live entertainment.

SAB World of Beer pairing

It's a date.

It's a date. (Image: SAB World of Beer )

About: The World of Beer’s food and beer pairings include four to five courses that are carefully crafted to pair with a variety of SAB products. Guests are guided through the pairing process by an industry expert.
Date: Once a month on a Saturday (excluding January)
Time: Midday
Venue: SAB World of Beer, Newtown, Johannesburg
Tickets: Contact the World of Beer
More info: Beer pairing information page

Helderberg Craft Beer Fest

Date: 18 February 2017
Time: 11.30am
Venue: Southey's Vines, Somerset West
Tickets: Online
About: The Helderberg Craft beer Fest 2017 is the first of what is set to become an annual festival. Twelve brewers from the Western Cape will showcase a variety of beers. Guests can enjoy beer tastings, meals from a variety of food vendors and live music entertainment. Proceeds from the festival will go to charities in the Helderberg region.
More info: Helderberg Craft Beer Fest

Clarens Craft Beer Festival

Enjoying the Clarens Craft Beer Festival.

Enjoying the Clarens Craft Beer Festival. (Image: Clarens Craft Beer Festival )

About: South Africa’s top dedicated breweries will gather at the majestic foothills of the Maluti mountains for a weekend filled with fun, flavour and great entertainment.
Date: 24 and 25 February 2017
Time: Friday: midday to 8pm; Saturday: 10am to 6pm
Venue: Clarens Village Square, Clarens, Free State
Tickets:Online
More info: Clarens Craft Beer Festival

Capital Craft Beer Festival

About: The Capital Craft Beer Festival is the premium beer festival for the country’s capital city and brings together experienced and novice brewers.
Date: 10 June 2017
Time: 9am to 6pm
Venue: Pretoria National Botanical Garden
Tickets: Online, once available
More info: Capital Craft Beer Festival

Beer Boot Camp (Johannesburg)

Date: 8 July 2017
Time: 8am to 7.30pm
Venue: Birchwood Hotel and OR Tambo Conference Centre, Boksburg
Tickets: Online
About: Beer Boot Camp is an all-day symposium that brings together over 400 African brewers and beer enthusiasts to exchange information. Delegates will hear from local and international experts in the beer industry, and participate in practical sessions, beer tastings and networking sessions.
More info: Beer Boot Camp

Beer Boot Camp (Cape Town)

Learn more about beer at the Beer Boot Camp.

Learn more about beer at the Beer Boot Camp. (Image: Beer Boot Camp )

About: Beer Boot Camp is an all-day symposium that brings together over 400 African brewers and beer enthusiasts to exchange information. Delegates will hear from local and international experts in the beer industry, and participate in practical sessions, beer tastings and networking sessions.
Date: 15 July 2017
Time: 8am to 7.30pm
Venue: The River Club, Cape Town
Tickets: Online
More info: Beer Boot Camp

Other festivals you won’t want to miss that haven't yet finalised their 2017 dates include TOPSatSPAR Bierfest; Cape Town Festival of Beer; SA on Tap; Jozi Craft Beer Fest; Solstice Festival; Thousand Sensations Craft Beer and Food Festival; and the Polokwane Beer Fest, among others. Keep tabs on their websites or social media channels to stay up to date.


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