Cape Town Festival Of Beer

Cape Town Festival Of Beer partners with Good Hope FM for the Ultimate in Festival Fun

Event Schedule

30 Nov 2018   03:00 PM - 11:59 PM past event

Hamiltons Rugby Club

Stephan Way, Green Point.

1 Dec 2018   12:00 PM - 11:59 PM past event

Hamiltons Rugby Club

Stephan Way, Green Point.

2 Dec 2018   10:00 AM - 06:00 PM past event

Hamiltons Rugby Club

Stephan Way, Green Point.

The Cape Town Festival of Beer, now in its 9th year, will take place at Hamilton’s Rugby Club in Green Point from the 30th November to the 2nd December 2018. The Festival delivers an exceptional beer experience and is the largest festival of commercially available beer in the Southern Hemisphere. It’s the perfect event for those wanting a fun day out, a tasting experience or a gourmet food indulgence.

Along with the promise of an exceptional selection of beer and cider, the Cape Town Festival of Beer has partnered with the best in local radio, Good Hope FM, who will be hosting the hottest selection of DJ’s throughout the weekend. Join the likes of Ready D, Dr Jules, DJ Willy and DJ Portia for the biggest and best music and beer collaboration Cape Town summer has ever seen! “Good Hope FM is delighted to partner with yet another iconic event on Cape Town’s social calendar and we can guarantee we’ll be bringing the party to the festival with a weekend line-up that includes a broadcast of Doctor’s in the House with Dr Jules and his variety mix DJ’s including the legendary DJ Ready D” says Good Hope FM Station Manager, Brendan Ficks. 

See the full DJ line-up below for more detail.

What’s Brewing in 2018

Each of the three days has a slightly different feel. Friday kick-starts the VIP and corporate offering, popular amongst year-end functions and local companies bringing their clients for an after-work drink. Saturday is a day full of big events and activities such as festival sports hosted by the legendary MC Dan Nicholl and our Good Hope FM DJ’s as well as the beer judging results and prize giving. Sunday, growing in massive popularity as a family orientated event is a more relaxed day with a great selection of live music to entertain you and plenty of kiddies’ rides and entertainment in a safe environment. This year the Festival features over 60 breweries and distributors and offers more than 200 beers ranging from international mega-breweries such as Stella Artois to local microbreweries such as Shields Indie Brewing Company, The Italian Job Brewery and Diesel & Dust. Look out for some of the special brews on offer: 2017 saw over a dozen limited edition brews launched at the Festival, in fact this is the biggest number of brewers in attendance at the festival ever!

Martin Tucker, founder of The Cape Town Festival of Beer explains, “We have the largest range of brewers in the history of the Cape Town Festival of Beer ready to show you the best of their brews. This year some global and sought-after best sellers, namely Hoegaarden and Leffe, will be on tap. This will be the first time that such highly regarded beers will be available at a South African beer festival for the public to sip and savour. Some of the other breweries are working on special, new beers that will be launched for the first time at the Festival, such as CBC, Stellies, Urban and Drifter. If you are a true beer lover then you won’t want to miss out on tasting the extensive range of sour beers, such as Frasers Folly’s Wild Raspberry and the Devil’s Peak Takes Two to Mango (one of last year’s CTFOB’s winners)” Martin also recommends looking out for the use of special adjuncts like beetroot, pineapple and even coffee and chocolate which are being added to brews for an interesting and more flavourful experience. He explains, “It’s certainly clear that since the beginning, the Festival has been an incredible platform for showcasing cutting edge beer trends. There is a lot to see this year and we are very excited to be the springboard for new and upcoming breweries and their beers.”

The Cape Town Festival of Beer offers an assortment of top-class pop-up restaurants and gourmet food trucks. You will be able to find eateries such as Kitchen Cowboys, Southern Smoke, Love Pizza, and Dos Chidos. The Festival has ample seating and casual picnic style areas where festival goers can relax in front of the large stage and listen to jazz and live bands. For those who like to party a little later in to the evening, they can look forward to the best line up of Good Hope FM DJ’s to dance to until late in to the evening.

For a taste of the action view our teaser video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVZAmvYsv1w


Weekend Breakdown

Friday - 30 Nov

Join us for the biggest after-work drinks party of the year! Our year end corporate package is a great way for you and your team to relax on a Friday. Bring your clients and staff to end the year off the right way. Join other local companies and businesses and turn it in to a networking event with some of your top clients. Grab one of our corporate VIP tables for 8 guests at R5,000 per table which includes:

● VIP Table

● Free entrance for your guests

● 8 beers per person

● Beer glass per person

● Tasting vouchers

● Beer Butler Service

● Lunch at any of our festival eateries and food trucks

● A discounted Taxify voucher to get you home safely


Friday DJ Line Up:

4PM TO 6PM - Nate Dawg

6PM – 7PM - Dr Jules

7PM – 8PM - DJ Portia

8PM – 9PM - Ready D

9PM – 10PM - Dr Jules

Saturday – 1 Dec

Saturday is our most 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 hosted by Dan Nicholl of the Dan Nicholl Show, 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 4pm, so don’t forget your dancing shoes.

Saturday DJ Line Up:

4PM TO 6PM - Nate Dawg

6PM – 7PM - Grant Lesch

7PM – 8PM - Kurt Busch

8PM – 9PM - DJ Willy

9PM – 10PM - Dr Jules

Sunday – 2 Dec

There is nothing like spending Sunday with the family. The Cape Town Festival of Beer ensures that there are plenty of things to do for the little ones in a central, dedicated and safe environment while you relax, kick back and savour your favourite lager! Look out for the jumping castles, slides, ball pools and a choo-choo train to name but a few.



General Tickets:

● Friday: R120

● Saturday: R150

● Sunday: R100

Tickets include limited beer and cider & wine tastings. Kids under 12 are free.

Due to the popularity of this event, this is an experience you don’t want to miss: Book your tickets through Webtickets today!



The Festival has partnered with Taxify as the official transport supplier, making sure patrons get home safely. As responsible festival organisers, we would like to ensure 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@capetownfestivalofbeer.co.za

Instagram: @festofbeer

Twitter: @festofbeer

Facebook: www.facebook.com/capetownfestivalofbeer

Website: www.capetownfestivalofbeer.co.za

Get involved with the conversation using the hashtag #CTFOB18


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