The premier Beer Festival in the Winelands returns this October: The Stellenbosch Craft Beer Festival opens its taps in this vibrant student town at the Jan Marais Nature Reserve on Saturday, 14 October 2017 to satisfy the sort of thirst that only brew-drinkers and -lovers know. Bring your family and friends for a fun-filled day of great beer, fantastic music and some of the best food trucks around.

The music line-up includes the likes of Dave Ferguson, Rumswinger, Spoegwolf and more, as well as comedy hour with Melt Sieberhagen. The festival will host around 20 breweries for the occasion, allowing festival-goers to explore different styles of beers and seeing what local brewmasters have to offer. Taking place at the beautiful Jan Marais Nature Reserve, there is no better way to spend a Saturday than with good music, your favourite beer in hand surrounded by the Winelands’ beauty.

TICKET PRICES:
Please note an additional booking fee of R5 per ticket applies:
Adult + 500ml Beer Mug R100
Adult + 500ml Plastic Cup R85
Children (12-17) R60
Children under 12 enter FREE of charge

With that said, we had a quick chat with Old Potters Brewing Co. about the festival:

Hi there, guys. Thanks for chatting with us! What is the vibe in the camp for the Stellenbosch Craft Beer Festival?

We love Stellenbosch! Such a great University town with such great students. Can’t wait to take part in this October Fest.

What makes a brewery successful in your eyes, in South Africa?

For us, it is maintaining a relationship with our followers and customers. We have tried to be small and artisanal, but hope to be able to brew tasty beers that have great quality. We are also keen on growing our range and collaborating with other forward-thinking breweries in South Africa.

Which beers are you bringing to the party on 14 October?

We will be bringing our four regular brews:
PALE ALE (CITY SLICKER)
INDIA PALE ALE (FLOWER CHILD)
SAISON (PLAASJAPIE)
AMBER ALE (ROOINEK)
GUEST – WATCH THIS SPACE

Which other brewers are always a jol at a festival?

EVERSON’S CIDER always promises a big-time party vibe. Hopefully, we will be able to concoct another vicious snake bite combo with them this year.

Why should people check out Craft Beer Festivals in South Africa?

Is it just a fad, or is it here to stay? Craft beer festivals are here to stay – each year a new and exciting brewery comes onto the scene and it is always great getting to know the characters involved

What are your thoughts on the Craft Beer scene in the Western Cape?

Probably the most dynamic and creative craft beer scene in South Africa!

If you could collaborate with any other brewer for one beer, who would it be, and what would you call the beer?

Aegir Brewery – would love to do a barrel sour.

Last question. How can people get hold of you?

Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Or just good ol’ phone.

Thanks for the chat. We’ll see you there for a lekker jol!