Festival info.

SA’s best brews since 2011….

1 & 2 March 2024, Early Bird tickets available from 1 August 2023

We cannot wait to see you again soon:-

 You will not find this collection of beers anywhere else in SA.

Friday : 12:00 – 20:00

Saturday 10:00 – 18:00 

Tickets will now be sold in a phased approach, this means the earlier you book, the cheaper your tickets will be.

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.



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.

special meantion & Nano Brew

To the winners of best in show 2023 and some newbies to the show, along with a brand new nano brew stand.

What is a Nano Brew?

There are breweries out there that are too small and too focused on their region to make it to the fest, these often produce some of if not the rarest and finest beers and ciders you will ever taste. They are not afraid to push brewing limits and experiment. We have gone out and selected 8 nano breweries to come represent at one stand at the fest.

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.

Niall - Richmond Hill Brewing Co.

Voted as the best beer in South Africa! You will not find this in your local, these beauties rarely leave Port Elizabeth, but here is your chance.

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.

Niall - Richmond Hill Brewing Co.

Owner and brewer, Niall beers always pack a punch. His fresh creative outlook keeps means there is always something inventive going on behind the taps. Richmond Hill is also our only Eastern Cape Brewer this year.

Paul - That Brewing Co.

Owner and brewer Serious about brew and also the king of nitro beer. Try out his irish red for yourself.

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

Larry - Loxtonia Cider

It is simply delicious! Some of the best cider this beautiful country has to offer. A range of freshly pressed apple ciders made with hand-picked apples from the Ceres Valley

Frasier - Folk & Goode Brewing Company

Say hello to our new little friends, well not so little. This will be the 1st time that Folk & Goode Brewing Company will be joining us at Clarens. Let's give them the best welcome by drinking all their beers.

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.

Monia - Route 96 Brewery

Our only North West brewery and wow do they make their province proud. Set in the growing town of Potchefstroom, Route 96 delivers clean, crisp and well brewed beers across the board.

Gavin - OC Brewery

Another newbie to out show, let's welcome Gav and the team from the OC brewery from Kya Sands in Johannesburg. Gav's pedigree speaks volumes as he lends his brewery and brewing capabilities to so many other breweries across Johannesburg.


Food Stalls

Baha Taco

Porra’s Pregos

The Prawnery

Griekse Boertjie

Protea Hotel

Bez’t Catering

Noah’s Cheese

Maddison Bakery

Just Morocco

The Filthy Moustache

Begks Smoked Food

Bez’t potjie


liters of beer & cider


years of rocking festivals


thirsts quenched every year


rocking bands




A little bit more...

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

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

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

Bands that make em dance

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

Clarens Craft Beer Fest

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.


Bands that make em dance...

Stay tuned! We have an epic line up coming your way…

Including the revival of the most in demand band in the history of Clarens Craft Beer Festival

since 2011

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 one ticket pricing below - EARLY BIRD GLASSES FOR WEEKEND PASSES



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


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


  • 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.