The Stellenbosch Craft Beer Festival (SCBF) is a bi-annual event, based in the picturesque Jan Marais Nature Reserve in Stellenbosch. Combining the best in local food, craft beer, craft gin and local entertainment, the event has gained a family of followers over the past 8 years and aims to present some of the latest and most loved craft brews at the upcoming event.
SCBF organiser Dirkie van der Merwe says: After more than 2 years of the Covid pandemic restrictions and even prohibition in SA, we as a beer loving community are relishing the opportunity to celebrate being together again and being able to crack a cold one with like-minded people under the 200 -year old pine trees in the Jan Marais Nature Reserve.”
The craft beer experience has taken micro brewing and micro distilling to a new level in recent years and we now see the emergence of not only craft gin, but also agave based spirits, rum, mead and much more. The SCBF has played a major role in creating a platform for these artisans to exhibit their products. Visitors are encouraged to test their pallets and try new varieties. This year the event will also for the first time include a non-alcoholic cocktail bar, with a selection of fresh pressed juice -based cocktails.
The SCBF is a family-friendly, day- outing suitable for everyone. Bring your friends and family and enjoy the food; beverages and live bands from 12:00 – 19:00. There is ample seating and shade, but bring your camping chairs, picnic blankets and beach umbrellas if you feel like getting more comfortable.
Gates open at 11:00 and live music starts at around noon. Tickets are available at Quicket.co.za and the link can also be found on the Facebook event page. Access to the event will be from the main entrance of the Jan Marais Nature Reserve and ample parking is available on the gravel area on the Merriman side of the park. Van der Merwe adds: “We do however suggest that groups make use of carpool and ride share facilities to avoid drinking and driving. We look forward to hosting a great event. For line up confirmation, brewery and competition announcements please follow our event page on Facebook.” Stellenbosch Craft Beer Festival | Facebook
Contact for more info: firstname.lastname@example.org
ONLINE via Quicket:
Adult & branded beer glass: R140
Adult & Plastic cup: R120
Children age 12-17: R70
Children under 7: Free – there is also a kiddies play area.
R150 at the gate – no glass.
Note: R5 service fee is charged on all online sales, tickets will also be available at the gate.