Cape Town – Beer on Tap, All the Time

Lovers of fine food and beverages are in for a treat while staying in Cape Town self-catering accommodation. Apart from the wonderful winelands, the city has a vast range of artisan beers up for grabs and here are the best places to find them.

Tops Bierfest

This annual event takes place in late September or early October every year. You can look forward to a feast of Bavarian beer and cuisine as well as examples of what Cape Town’s craft beer industry has on offer.

Beer tastings, competitions, live music, pretzels and eisbein are the major attractions here along with good humour and good times. A drive-home service for guests means there’s no worry about over-indulging either.

When & Where: 28 & 29 October 2018, Sun Park at Grandwest Casino

Cape Town Festival of Beer

The Cape Town Festival of Beer has been spreading good cheer since 2009. It’s known as the largest beer fest in the Southern hemisphere and takes place in November every year.

Beer-brewing demos, top live bands, big-screen sports, beer competitions, lucky draws and over 200 beers to choose from add to the appeal of this jovial weekend celebration of the golden brew.

When & Where: 30 November – 2 December 2018,  Hamilton’s Rugby Club, Green Point

Good Times Year-Round

You don’t need to visit at a particular time of year to reap the benefits of the burgeoning beer industry in Cape Town.

Craft beer has cult status in Cape Town and you’ll find it available at most restaurants. Some of the best ones are:

  • The Taproom
  • Banana Jam
  • Aces ‘n Spades
  • Boo Radley’s
  • Fuji Yumi
  • On Broadway in Cape Town

Alternatively, go straight to the source at one of the breweries below for a taster:

  • The Beer House
  • Jack Black Brewing Company
  • Devil’s Peak Brewing Company
  • Boston Brewery
  • Napier Brewery

Purists will love a behind-the-scenes tour of the operation at the Newlands or Woodstock Brewery. Book a guided tour and find out how it’s done. How ever and wherever you manage to catch up with the city’s craft beer trend, you’re in for a thirst-quenching treat.

Go with the flow, book your Cape Town self-catering accommodation today.

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