The annual Hermanus Craft Beer Festival returns to the picturesque coastal town of Hermanus this festive season on 22 December 2017. Start your Christmas celebrations early this year and bring your family and friends to the whale mecca for a fun-filled day of great local beer to quench your thirst whilst surrounded by live music from fantastic musicians. To soak up some of the alcohol, a range of food trucks will be on site selling their tasty treats and gourmet goodies. The event is also family-friendly with plenty of activities to keep your little ones busy. Bring a picnic blanket and camping chairs and while you are sampling all the goodness of the cold ones on offer, kids can run wild and experience the joy of the safe play area. Date: Friday, 22 December 2017 Venue: Hermanus Cricket Grounds, Jose Burman Drive, Hermanus Time: 10AM – 8PM Entrance: PRE-SOLD: R85 (Includes Plastic Cup) | R100 (Includes Branded Glass) | R50 (Children 12 – 17) | Free (U/12) (All prices excludes R5 booking fee.) DOOR: R100 (Includes Plastic Cup) | R130 (Includes Branded Glass) | R50 (Children 12 – 17) | Free (U/12) Bookings: quicket.co.za | Facebook Event: Ysterbru will be treating the fans to some good beers at the festival. We had a quick chat with Andre Janse Van Vuuren from Ysterbru: Hi guys. Thanks for the chat. How excited are you for Hermanus Craft Beer Festival in December? Extremely excited! What beers will you be offering at the Festival? Five different Irish beers: a pale ale (blond), traditional Irish, red Irish ale, honey ale, and a black stout. What makes craft beer festivals special for you? It is special just to have so many beer lovers together and to interact with everyone. Ysterbru is very Irish inspired. How did your love for the Irish Ales begin? I (Andre) especially went to Ireland because of my love for beer. When I was there I was fortunate enough to learn to make beer the traditional Irish way and the love for it just grew from there. There are loads of craft brewers in South Africa at the moment, how difficult/easy was it to start a brewery that stands out from the rest? I am in the fortunate position that there are very few breweries that make Irish beer and I believe if you make good beer, it will sell but it is hard work every day. Ysterbru moved from Johannesburg to Cape Town. Why the decision to relocate? My wife was working in Cape Town for 3 years; one week in Joburg one week in Cape Town. When our last kid left school, we made the move. I think people in Cape Town own understands and appreciates craft beer better. I fell in love with the Cape. How can people get hold of you? Our Facebook page here, and I am always available on the Facebook messenger app. Lekker! Be sure to book your spot today for Hermanus Craft Beer Festival!