Nine microbrewers have confirmed their participation at this year’s Craft Revolution on the 2nd November 2013 at Emerald Resort & Casino. The Craft Revolution is the latest offering to launch from the Taste Festivals South Africa stable.
It’s a true celebration of the diverse craft beer industry, with brewers from the Cape to Clarens, this is the festival to attend particularly if mainstream is not your ‘thing’.
“It’s much more than just a day out for adults,” says Sharon de Leur, Marketing Executive at Emerald Resort & Casino. “It’s also a great day out for the entire family with activities like face painters and jumping castles for the kids. Great live entertainment, throughout the day, will include Alchemy, Plus 2, Craig Urbani, The Horizon and Tea 4 Two, coupled with good food and a variety of Craft beer.”
Here’s a taste of what to expect:
Aces Brew Worx
Aces Brew Worx presents their full-flavoured, easy drinking light lager and slightly fruity, crisp, dry and very refreshing Dragon Fiery Ginger Beer, made from authentic Jamaican ginger root and very little else.
Boston Breweries launched in 2010 with its flagship beer, Boston Lager, born out of desperation when owner and master brewer Chris Barnard returned from Europe, only to be bitterly disappointed by the limited choices of beer available in Cape Town. Today their selection includes Van Hunks Pumpkin Ale, Black River Coffee Stout and Loaded Cannon Ale that launched at Taste of Cape Town, earlier this year.
Cape Brewing Company
Cape Brewing Company is a modern craft beer brewery dedicated to making the finest beer possible using the best ingredients and the purest spring water from Paarl Mountain with no additives. The Cape Brewing Company use only the most reliable state-of-the-art technology to create craft beer made in South Africa, for South Africans. Independent since day one.
Clarens Brewery brews fine, hand crafted beers and cider in the beautiful village of Clarens in the foothills of the Maluti Mountains. Brewer Stephan Meyer’s passion is to brew with distinct flavours and characteristics, and source the finest malts and hops to ensure that his beers are of consistently excellent quality.
Copper Lake Breweries
Born out of the passion for beer, a need for new styles, colours and flavours and a demand for a quality microbrewed beer in South Africa. Their range includes an English Ale, Dark Lager, Light Lager & Weiss
Undeniably the “darling” of the SA’s Craft Beer industry. Darling Brew, named after the Western Cape town where it is created includes such favourites as Bone Crusher, Silver Back, Slow Beer and Black Mist.
De Garve Brewery
De Garve Brewery is the first microbrewery to be established in Vanderbijlpark in the Vaal Triangle. Launched in 2007, this family owned business sees Patrick in charge of brewing and sales and while his wife Goedele, takes care of bottling, packaging, and finances. All beers are handcrafted according to traditional brewing methods and are brewed with passion.
Jack Black Beer
Jack Black opened in in Cape Town in 2007. Inspired by traditional recipes from America to England, their beers are crafted in small batches with care – the way beer was meant to be brewed.
SMACK! Republic Brewing Company
“Smack”, meaning “yeast” in slang, is situated on the east side of the city at the Arts on Main building in Maboneng – one of the oldest buildings in Johannesburg. This urban setting, entrenched in more than a hundred years of history provides a fitting backdrop for the only microbrewery in the city. It is the paradox between old city allure and new age inspiration that provides the heartbeat of what SMACK! represents. Be different. Drink bold. Forge the future.
In conjunction with the craft beers an eclectic selection of gourmet street food will be on offer to keep hunger at bay.
All food and drink purchased onsite will be done using the festival currency called “Castros”. Each Castro is worth R5 and can be purchased at the event in denominations of R100 booklets. Tickets are R50