Attention beer lovers! Here are some of the best spots to check out right here in South Africa this October.
One event that has gained enormous popularity over recent years in South Africa is the German festival that celebrates beer every October. This year, it’s slowly starting to make a comeback, with many places around the world hosting small events to celebrate the month of beer, including South Africa. Read on for some great places to catch the spirit of this month, closer to home.
In the heart of the trendy Cape Town neighbourhood of Woodstock you will find Woodstock Brewery. Known as one of the best craft breweries in the country, they are definitely a spot you want to visit during the month of October. They are hosting their own event on Saturday, 30 October. It’s free entry and will have live music, great food and, of course, lots of beer.
About two hours from the Cape Town CBD is Darling Brew. The little town of Darling has been home to this charming, family-friendly brewery since 2010. They offer a wide range of beers, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, and host great tasting sessions at their taprooms. On 15 October, they are hosting a steak night. You can look forward to their famous brews, along with amazing food. Tickets are on sale on their website.
Nestled in the beautiful setting of the Drakensberg Mountains is Drakensberg Brewery. The brewery was established in 2015 by Brewmaster Nick Roberts, who moved to the area from Johannesburg with his family. They have a great selection of beers, including blonde ale, pilsner, red ale and stout. You can visit their website to see their trading hours and plan your visit.
The Durban Brewing Co is a boutique-style craft brewery located in Point, Durban. Their current range of beers consists of an Amber Jack, Hot Blonde, North Easter NEIPA and a brand new Pilsner. They’ve promised new variants to be launched soon, so it’s worth the visit.
Visit ekasi this month at Soweto Brewery. Founded in 2012, this craft brewery is a great place to visit if you are a beer lover, and looking for some tasty local food. You can visit for a beer tasting or even a brewery tour. They are located in Senokoanyana Street, and they pride themselves in embodying the spirit, pride, initiative and tenacity of Soweto, and of South Africa.
If you are up to exploring the other parts of Gauteng, take a drive to Vanderbijlpark to visit De Garve. It is known as the first microbrewery in the Vaal Triangle. They serve up wonderful beers, ranging from Golden Blonde (American style ale) to Premium Bitters (English style ale). They offer brewery tours and beer tasting at their facility.
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