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Being a good memorable and ‘always come back for more’ beer in Africa is no easy feat. In fact, there's a lot of pressure to be the hottest, and by 'hottest' we mean the best, cold, rich and refreshing brew on the continent. But amidst the competition, we are more than proud to say that we walked away with 8 trophies at this year’s annual African Beer Cup held in Cape Town.


Founded by local beer industry shakers, Lucy Corne (Editor of On Tap Magazine and Founder of and Shaun Duthie (brewer and former president of Southyeasters Homebrewers club, The African Beer Cup seeks to crown the continents best and favourite brews. It's a competition that that hopes to create and nurture a beer culture across the African continent.

As Tshepo Tloubatla, Beer Culture Manager of SAB and AB InBev in Africa states, "Beer has been an intrinsic part of African and South African culture for hundreds of years, bringing people together as they mark life's special moments of celebration and contemplation, from the most remote rural settings to eKasi and the 'burbs."

The competition is open to small and large breweries within Africa. The judging panel consisted of those whom have completed the International Beer Judge Certification Programme so we know we’ve got the best of the best judging to see which beer is the best of the best.


As mentioned above, AB InBev Africa walked away with 8 awards for being recognised as some of the top beers amongst Africa's finest. Gold awards went Botswana's St Louis Lager in the Standard American Beer category, Swaziland's Sibebe Lager in the International Lager category, South Africa's Castle Milk Stout in the Dark British Beer category and Nigeria's Hero Premium Lager in the Alternative Fermentable Beer category.

"It was exciting to be awarded all three spots in the hotly contested International Lager category, with Tanzania's Kilimanjaro Premium Lager and South Africa's Carling Black Label claiming silver and bronze," said Tloubatla.

And it's no surprise that Cape Town's Newlands Spring Brewery co. was awarded bronze for Jacob's Pale Ale in the British Bitter category and the Passionate Blonde taking the Belgian Ale category.

AB InBev's beers are expertly crafted by men and women who have spent years developing the distinct and unique ability to brew beer. We're very proud that we have created an array of beers that cater to all the different occasions and palettes on the continent we all like to call home.


Recently we celebrated Africa Day and World of Beer. And what other way to celebrate it other than with the portfolio of African beers we have to offer. So, don't waste any time – come down to World of Beer in Jozi town and get a taste of the best of the best on the continent. You'll have the bragging rights of, 'I tasted some of the top beer Africa has to offer.' But that's not all we have to offer - World of Beer offers an experience with everything beer. We have a special tour that enlightens you on the journey of beer from seed to sip whilst sipping of your fav brew.

Need more info?

  • Adults R130.00
  • Pensioners R120.00
  • Students (Student card required) R120.00
  • Children (up to17 years) R50.00
  • Red Bus R125.00
  • Pub-lunch entrance fee includes 2 x 500ml draught R60.00
  • Beer Tasting R120.00
  • Tour & Tasting Package R200.00
  • Evening Tour (10 or more people) R180.00

Included in the rate (excepting for children) is the following:

  • Tour guide
  • One half-way beer
  • Souvenir glass
  • Two drink vouchers redeemable in the Taproom
  • Bar snacks (Simba chips and peanuts) listener

If you'd like to book a tour now, we've made it easy. All you have to do is follow the link, buy your tickets and come on over to the home of beer!

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