Saturday 15 June 2019, we will experience the 7th Annual Capital Craft Beer Festival. Over the last few years, Capital Craft Beer Festival has established itself as an indispensable part of the Pretoria social calendar not to be missed as 10 000 beer and music lovers congregate in the beautiful natural scenery offered by the Pretoria National Botanical Gardens. This event sets the bar for the industry with over 40 brewers present, ample entertainment available and a massive variety of food to choose from. Capital Craft Beer Fest promises to be a well-executed and unforgettable experience. WHAT TO EXPECT – 3 Stages – Over 40 Brewers – Over 200 beers On Tap – Over 20 Food Stalls – Educational Stalls – Drinks For Non-Beer Drinkers – Non Alcoholic Drinks – Kids Area – Beautiful Venue – Safe Parking – Rugby On A Big Screen – Bus Route From Hatfield Gautrain To Venue – The perfect opportunity to meet the brewers and make new friends! BREWERS Go check out the brewer line up right here! ENTERTAINMENT Mango Groove / Fokofpolisiekar / The Muffinz Music / Koos Kombuis / Bad Peter / Casper de Vries / Nick Hamman / Schalk Bezuidenhout / Joey Rasdien / The BLACK CAT BONES / Lihle Msimang / Chris Forrest / Alfred Adriaan / Deon Bakkes and the Stolen Horses / Hannes Brümmer / Robby Collins / Nqoba “King Nqoba” Ngcobo / Little Ringo / Thabiso Mhlongo / The Honeymooners Band / Claudine Ulman / Richleua Beaunoir / Zebra TICKETS All tickets include a branded beer mug with a festival brochure: R160 – General Access Online Ticket R200 – At The Gates Tickets available here With that said, we had a quick chat with Melusi Hlwempu, owner of Mamelodi Lager, ahead of the festival: How excited are you guys to be part of Capital Craft Beer Festival 2019? 2019 will be our sophomore experience of the Capital Craft Beer Festival – we are still babies of the beer craft industry, but growing rapidly. We are new wave, but old school. Looking forward. Super Excited! Makunyiwe Once!! What beers are you bringing to the festival? And which are you most excited to serve to the people? Will be serving our flagship lager with an increased number of taps – Mamelodi Lager What makes a craft beer festival such a rad jol for you? The overall vibe. The people, the music, the food and obviously the beer. After last year’s event, I can tell #CCFEST2019 will be EPIC! Which of the other brewers are you keen on having a few beers with at the festival? We genuinely enjoy Fokof Lager and Ukhamba. Our fellow Pretorians FRIAR’S Habit will be worth checking out. Why should people have a few beers at your stall at Capital Craft Beer Festival 2019? We have rebranded – Our new logo looks AMAZING, we also plan to increase our taps from 2 to 4 and there will be some branding goodies that we will share with our beer lovers. Why do you think craft beer festivals are a necessity in South Africa Craft beer festivals are not only a big fat jol.. Hehehe. It is about growing the craft beer nation, education to the consumer, acquaintance to other brewers and networking. Most importantly, NICE CLEAN FUN!