The Countdown to CTFOB

With just over a week to go until the Cape Town Festival of Beer, what are you looking forward to the most? The festival will be taking place at Hamilton’s Rugby Club from 28 – 30 November 2014, featuring more than 200 beers from a selection of local and international mega and micro-brewers.

We have great entertainment lined up for you! Newton and Red Lettuce will be playing on Friday. Los Taco’s, The Rockerfellas and DJ Marshall take the stage on Saturday followed by The Rivertones and DJ Marshall on Sunday.

If you are celebrating everything tasty, we have a great selection this year including Pete Goffe-Wood from Kitchen Cowboys, Black Market Sandwiches, Wicked Waffles, La Pizzeria, El Burro, Raith, Tap Room and VOD Biltong.

With some of the best breweries in the country coming together, what will you be trying first?

Our first timers include Woodstock Brewery, Striped Horse, Brothers in Arms, Red Bridge Brewing Co, Soweto Gold and Savage Brew. Others to look forward to are Devils Peak Brewery, Garagista, Grolsch, Black Label, CBC, Castle Milk Stout, Beer Guevara, Lakeside Breweries, Red Sky Brew, Saggy Stone, Jack Black, Stellenbrau and many more.

Some interesting facts about the brewers:

The team at Woodstock Brewery will be launching two new brews over over the weekend. One of them being their unique Wit Beer made with fresh orange and ground coriander.

Garagista: The idea to brew pale ale was born while sipping on a huge over hopped ale in California. They saw the need for easy drinking ale with character and decided to brew their own. Garagista also brew their own cider.

Red Sky Brew: They brew a beer called Pinotale, which is a Pinotage / Red Ale wine beer hybrid. They are not afraid to push the barriers between wine and beer.

Kyle from Just Brewing Co is only 19 and started brewing at home with his dad. When it came to deciding on a career path after matric, it was between psychology and brewing. He figured beer pretty much solves any problems and makes people happy so brewing won!

The Woodcutter Saison from Red Bridge Brewing Co is made from ingredients from around SA and the world – malt from the Overberg and Germany, Hops from the Outeniqua and the Czech Republic, yeast from Belgium, coriander from India and Seville Orange from Stellenbosch.

Tickets are available from for R150 for adults and R50 for children.

Secure your spot by booking a table of 10 for R500 – perfect for large groups of friends, family or colleagues. Book in advance to avoid disappointment. Please contact for table reservations or queries.


Date: 28th, 29th and 30th of November 2014

Venue: Hamilton’s Rugby Club, Green Point

Costs: Tickets are R150 for adults and R50 for children (0-13 years) and are available from

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