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Join us in the picturesque village of Clarens for the countries favorite craft beer festival. Featuring over 150 brews & ciders & awesome SA bands. Including a great selection of unique brews & ciders created for this show only.

Friday 12:00 – 20:30

Saturday 10:00 – 18:00

SINCE 2011

About the fest.

Get ready for the pinnacle of craft beer experiences in South Africa, all set in the leafy village of Clarens at the foot of the iconic Maluti Mountains.

For festival goers, this is an immersive experience, combining a selection of the finest beers and ciders in South Africa, great SA music, a stunning location and perhaps one of the greatest festival vibes this country has to offer. This is a must-visit event for those looking to indulge in the world of craft beer while enjoying a vibrant and enriching atmosphere. Tickets do sell out quickly for this event and pre-booking is essential.

Brewery Challenge

Breweries are all challenged with creating at least one unique masterpiece for the festival, something that you will not find anywhere else. Add this to the selection of over 150 brews and ciders on offer. Another unique aspect is that the actual brewer will be present at the stand, this means that as a visitor you will get to meet, greet and learn tricks of the trade from the brew master.

We look forward to seeing you at one of the countries most sought after festivals, it is 2 days in the beautiful village of Clarens.
25 Craft Breweries

Quality assured, screened from all over the country. We bring you the absolute finest selection of craft breweries in SA.

Awesome SA Bands

Visitors can expect a full overhaul of the band lineup. Expect nostalgia and rocking music from some of SA's best artists.

2 Days of magic

Friday from 12:00 - 20:00
&

Saturday 10:00 - 18:00

Over 150 brews, ciders and more...

There is something there for every taste.

YOU WILL NEVER GO THIRSTY, OVER 150 SPECIALLY HAND CRAFTED BREWS & CIDERS

150+

Our distinguished breweries

Here in craft beer country, we love our brewers and are excited to call them our friends. We want you to get to know them too, share their passion and enjoy their fantastic ranges.

Below, we introduce you to each one of them ahead of the show.

stars of the Show

Coming from far and wide, this years collection of breweries is on another level. To participate in the 2024 festival, breweries are required to create a unique festival brew from a list created by other brewers. Expect, big, bold, refreshing festival brews in 2024 over and above some of the good old favourites you may already know.

You will not find this assortment of brews fresh and on tap anywhere in South Africa.

Get to know the brewers

Clarens Craft Beer Fest
Eben - Mad Giant

Owner and brewer Also winner of the best stand in 2023, Eben pulls no punches in his brewing excellence nor at the show! You really should try his Fresh brand, delivered to your door.

Luca - Zwakala

The heart behind the broth - The indomitable Luca Tooley.

Almost always the biggest personality behind any stand and also probably the most entertaining stand to visit. Their beers match their gees, with fresh flavorful goodness from up north.

Nic - Soul Barrel

A maestro, transforming hops and grains into liquid poetry. With an alchemist's touch, he can weave flavors that dance on the palate, crafting a symphony of soulful brews. Each pint tells a tale of passion, precision, and the artistry of a true brewing virtuoso.

Afro Funk

The geniuses behind Devils Peak create an incredible range of select brews too biiiiig to take to mass market, this is them. Expect biiiig, these are very special.

Marius - Hazeldean Brewing Co.

Marius, the sorcerer behind Hazeldean Brewing Company, is a malt magician conjuring elixirs that bewitch the senses. With a wizardry of hops and barley, Marius crafts liquid tales that transport sippers to realms of flavor. Each pint is a potion, a testament to his alchemical mastery in the brewhouse.

Paul - That Brewing Co.

Owner and brewer Serious about brew and also the king of nitro beer. Try out his irish red for yourself. Actually, try any of his nitro taps. Nobody does it like Paul.

Brendan - Copperlake

Owner, brewer & part time model Bren gave up a lucrative career in modelling for pursuit of his true love and happiness. Creating the perfect brew. Bren is also probably the highest qualified brewer in the country.

Greg - Afro Caribbean

Owner, brewer (mostly sometimes) Yes, that's Greg. He knows a thing or two about brewing amazing beers and living his best life while doing it.

Clarens Craft Beer Fest
William - Eversons Cider

His cider house rules

Apiwe - Tolokazi Beer

Get ready to meet South African brewing royalty!

There are not many places Apiwe has not brewed and not many brewers she has not inspired with her incredible talent and love for what she does. Her Tolakazi will certainly have you revisiting her stand for more.

Shaun - Standeaven Brewery

Easily one of KZN's finest brewers, the heart and soul behind the Shongweni Market.

Nottinham Road Brewery
Jason - Nottingham Road Brewery

Jason has recently taken over the role of lead brewer at Notties from John. His brewing skills are well documented and sought after across the country after.

Trevor - 1000 Hills Brewing Company

The bar is set pretty high here as this brewery is set and based in the legendary 1000 Hills Chef School, the bar is set

Agars Family - Agars Brewery

Baldly and boldly beautiful. The Agars family, custodians of Agars Brewery, are artisans of ale, blending heritage with innovation. Their brewing legacy is a familial tapestry, woven with dedication and a love for craft. Each sip of their creations whispers secrets of generations, an ode to the Agars' timeless commitment to the alchemy of exquisite beer.

Gavin - OC Brewery

These are really big beers, crafted by masters of bold flavor, pushing the boundaries of brewing brilliance. Each pour is a testament to their audacious spirit, a symphony of robust malts and daring hops. These brewmasters don't just create beer; they orchestrate a grand crescendo of taste, leaving an indelible mark on every palate.

Clarens Craft Beer Fest
Megan - Clockworks

Undercover genius. We love chicks that brew and Megan is simply one of the best in the business when it comes to brewing. We recommend you give her Peanut Porter a try.

FOOODIES

Food Stalls

Baha Taco

Porra’s Pregos

Griekse Boertjie

Panini Bistro

Bez’t Poitjie

Bez’t Spit Roasts

Begks Smoked Food

 

Noah’s Cheese

Maddison Bakery

King Arabic Sandwich

The Filthy Moustache

Nut2Nut

Krispy Treats

Bocca di lupo Gelato

12,458+

liters of beer & cider

13

years of rocking festivals

7,600+

thirsts quenched every year

8+

rocking bands

LOOKIN' GOOD

Gallery

2024

A little bit more...

Clarens has a world of beauty to offer you, here is a little more about the fest. and the village...
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Quality Cuisine

Hydration is important, but good food is paramount. In the interest of that, we include a massive range of mouth watering food options to keep you fuelled.

Clarens Craft Beer Fest
2

Explore Clarens

Clarens has been voted in the top ten small towns to visit in SA for over 10 years running. Head out, explore the mountains or take in the art and culture of the beautiful village. 

Clarens Craft Beer Fest
3

Bands that make em dance

Click a little hoof to some of SA’s top performing bands.

Clarens Craft Beer Fest
4

Arrive thirsty

Tickets do sell-out prior to the show, that gives you plenty of time to build up a thirst for SA’s most loved craft beer festival.

2024

Bands that make em dance...

A band lineup designed with one purpose in mind! Jamming!

Friday

PERFORMING FROM 14:00 – 20:30

Lilly & Bear    Rudo Schwim

Ross Learmonth

 

Just Jinjer

Saturday

PERFORMING FROM 11:30 – 18:00

Jaryd Smith   The 2 Timers

The Kickstands

 

King Pies

SINCE 2011
2024

ticket prices



Please note that tickets will be sold in a phased approach. This means that the earlier you book, the cheaper your ticket will be for the show. 2 day tickets are always sold at a discounted rate.

Phase THREE ticket pricing below



FRAUD AND TICKET SCALPING WARNING :

PLEASE BE CAUTIOUS AND DO NOT PURCHASE TICKETS OUTSIDE OF THIS WEBSITE OR FROM 3RD PARTIES. WE HAVE FOUND FAKE TICKETS IN CIRCULATION THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA. REMEMBER, YOU DO NOT KNOW WHO ELSE THE PERSON YOU ARE BUYING FROM MAY HAVE ALSO SOLD THEIR TICKET TO.

TICKETS ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE, USER GROUP / PURCHASER NAME WILL BE VERIFIED AT ENTRANCE
Friday

R245

  • Includes beer glass
  • One day festival pass
  • Access to the square
Saturday

R260

  • Includes beer glass
  • One day festival pass
  • Access to the square
Weekend Pass

R340

  • Includes EARLY BIRD GLASS
  • Includes beer glass
  • Two day festival pass
  • Access to the square

All access is charged for. Children’s tickets include access and child minding on the festival grounds. You can book for children when following the booking procedure.