Beer & Breweries

Craft Beer – The Hop n’ Vine festival July 2012

Craft Beer Festival at Simons Groot Constantia Beer, biltong and rugga go hand in hand – “Hell Yeah” I hear you say… well not this round. HERE-HERE to the rise of the beer-revolution, aimed at educating beer drinking plebs on how to be more conscious on their choice when grabbing their next “cold-one”. Drinking hand-made craft beer is becoming a sought after experience – similar to drinking a twice distilled cognac and appreciating the knowledge behind the process.

This Friday 20th & Saturday 21st of July is the Hop n’ Vine Festival showcasing craft beer, craft wine and pairing it with a fine-food feast in Cape Town. There is no finer place to sip hand-crafted, warming ales and wines than at Simon’s – on the oldest wine estate in South Africa, Groot Constantia. A craft beer and boutique wine festival to appease the thirst of the Cape’s ever-growing contingent of artisan connoisseurs. The festival will be maintaining an intimate air, with the emphasis on home brewed beer and garagistes wine food pairing appreciation. 

Organiser Greg Casey, from The Craft Beer Project “We want to show people that beer should also be sipped and savoured, rather than chugged. Beer pairing is quite a new thing,” says Greg. “It’s really taken off in Europe and the US and with the Western Cape’s fanatical foodie culture, it seems only right that people start exploring beer pairings and realising that it’s not just a boerie roll that goes with a pint.”

You can grab your tickets from Quicket here – Tickets are R120 and include a beer/wine glass (Kids free with dedicated kids play area)

For the social savvy that want to get connected  with The Craft Beer Project  check them out on Facebook or Twitter

Out with your old faithful Ale and in with craft! Tjing Tjing!!!






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