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Jan
30
2017

Raise a glass to the first South African National Beer Day

For the first time, South African National Beer Day is here and the World of Beer is ready to help you celebrate.

Beer lovers around South Africa are coming together to celebrate their beloved beverage with the first South African National Beer Day on Saturday, 4 February.

To be marked annually on the first Saturday in February, the idea behind South African National Beer Day is simple. Says its creator, brewmistress Lucy Corne, “It is about people coming together to enjoy a beer and celebrate the diversity of beer in South Africa. While there is an International Beer Day, which is celebrated to some extent in South Africa, this is a northern hemisphere initiative timed to fall within their summer. While beer drinking is a year-round pastime, nothing quite demands a cold beer like a hot, sunny South African day.”

Corne consulted brewers, bar owners and beer lovers around the country to vote on social media for an appropriate date for South African National Beer Day.

“There is no one large event – it’s up to brewers, bar owners, restaurateurs and distributors to decide what they will do to mark the event. It could be a food special, brewery tour, a beer-pairing evening, a mini festival or a brew day. The idea is to get beer lovers to celebrate their beloved beverage and to introduce as many new people as possible to new styles of beer,” says Corne.

At the SAB World of Beer, we'll be marking this momentous day by offering these delicious South African National Beer Day specials in our Tap Room:

Taproom basket for two people sharing (R195)

Sticky pork ribs, BBQ chicken wings, beef chipolatas, halloumi, mozzarella and jalapeño empanadas, French fries and onion rings.

Charcuterie and cheese board for two people sharing (R195)

Prosciutto crudo, salami, camembert, Welsh cheddar, chicken liver pâté and trout pâté served with crostini, sliced French baguette, onion marmalade, pickled onions and fig preserve

Take a look at South African National Beer Day on Facebook or Twitter for more information. And don't forget to share your stories on the day using the #SANBeerDay hashtag.

Wherever you are in South Africa, make sure you celebrate National Beer Day on 4 February.

Wherever you are in South Africa, make sure you celebrate National Beer Day on 4 February. (Image: Warren Rohner )


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