Cape Town Festival of Beer 2018

A World Class Beer Experience for All. 30 November – 2 December 2018. Hamilton’s Rugby Club. Green Point

The end of November once again sees the return of the Cape Town Festival of Beer. The festival in its 9th year of running will take place at Hamilton’s Rugby Club and promises to deliver the ultimate beer experience, it is in face the largest festival of commercially available beer in the Southern Hemisphere. The range of beers and ciders available will be unparalleled in South Africa, so whether you are a beer aficionado or just a beer lover, this day is for you. It, however, does not stop there, there will also be live music, kids entertainment and a number of the best food vendors around, making it a fun weekend out for all.


What can you expect to be tasting on the day? Well, the list is endless…if you are after a blueberry cider, a blonde, a pale ale or pilsner, there will be something for everyone. It promises to be the most comprehensive assortment of brews and fermented beverages around. The festival promise to feature over 60 breweries and more than 200 beers. The will be an international representation, as well as that of our much loved local microbreweries. 2017 saw a selection of limited release special brews launched at the festival, and 2018 will see even more.

Founder of the CTFOB, Mark Tucker explains, “Right now brewers are hard at work preparing special brews that have never been tasted before and will be launched at the festival…It’s certainly clear that since the beginning, the festival has been an incredible platform showcasing cutting-edge beer trends and this year we expect to see a growth in collab brews.  A collab brew is when two breweries team up to develop a special variant on a style to take to market. There is a lot to see this year and we are really excited to be the springboard for new and upcoming breweries and their beers”


If cider is more your thing, you will certainly not be disappointed as there will also be a large selection to be had, many hops lovers enjoy their fruit too and after introducing the cider category in 2015 this has also grown year on year.

When it comes to food, there will be an array of top ‘pop-up’ restaurants and gourmet food trucks offering their fair. Names such as Kitchen Cowboys, Love Pizza and Dos Chidos will ensure that you have the perfect pairing to accompany your brew, and to enjoy this the festival has ensured ample seating and picnic areas where you can chill out, relax, and enjoy the sweet sounds of the jazz and local live bands which will be entertaining you on the day. As the day moves into evening local DJ’s will be hitting up the decks to keep you grooving until closing time.

For a taste of what to expect check out the teaser video here:

And now all you have to do is purchase your tickets by clicking Webticks here, and see full weekend programme below.


Our year end corporate package is a great way for you and your team to relax on a Friday. Bring your colleagues to end the week off the right way or turn it in to a networking event with some of your top clients. Grab one of our corporate VIP tables for 8 guests at R 5,000 which includes:

  • VIP Table
  • 8 beers per person
  • Beer glass
  • Beer Butler Service
  • Lunch at any of our festival eateries and food trucks



Saturday is a very popular Festival day with a great itinerary of activities for everyone. The day offers a world class beer experience with live music, gourmet food trucks and pop-up restaurants which continues late into the evening.  Don’t miss out on the Cape Town Festival of Beer Boat Race, this annual highlight consists of some of Cape Town’s local celebrities and sports personalities competing against each other using only speed, agility and of course beer! The evening DJ line up starts at 6pm, so don’t forget your dancing shoes.


The Cape Town Festival of Beer ensures that no one is left out, especially those with small children and families. Finish off the weekend savouring your favourite beer while the younger folk are entertained at the kids area, complete with a choo-choo train, jumping castle and ball pool.


Limited availability of Early Bird tickets available at R90 per person and include beer and cider tastings.

General Tickets:

  • Friday: R120
  • Saturday: R150
  • Sunday: R100

Due to the popularity of this event, this is an experience you don’t want to miss on, get that booking in soonest!

TAKE ME HOME SERVICE! The Festival has partnered with Taxify as the official transport supplier, making sure patrons get home safely. As responsible festival organisers, they have ensured that there is an option for you to take. New users will receive a free trip to the value of R150 and existing users will receive 80% off their trip to the value of R100. Download Taxify today and get ready for the 9th Cape Town Festival of Beer (available on Google Play and App Store).

For further information please contact Julia Ledingham

Email address: marketing(at)capetownfestivalofbeer(dot)co(dot)za

Instagram: @festofbeer

Twitter: @festofbeer



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