20 & 21 MAY 2022
Clarens Craft Beer Festival

Festival info.

Clarens Craft Beer Festival invites you to join us for another round of the Clarens Craft Beer Festival on the 20th and 21st of May 2022.

We cannot wait to see you again soon:-

The 2022 date of the festival has been moved to autumn. What does this mean? It means we are incredibly excited to bring big beers, by big, we mean winter brews. Yes, you will still have your summer favourites, but visitors can expect to enjoy a brand new line up from SA’s best craft brewers.

Friday : 11:00 – 19:00

Saturday 10:00 – 18:00 

*Please note that gates do close 60 minutes prior to the festival closing.


About the fest.

Bringing you the countries finest craft brews since 2011
21 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

Click a little hoof with a brew and a bru to some of SA's finest bands throughout the weekend.

2 Days of magic

Friday from 11:00 - 19:00

Saturday 10:00 - 18:00

Over 120 brews, ciders and more...

There is something there for every taste.


Good thirsty beer loving humans from across our fine country, it is almost beer fest time and we cannot wait to see you here. Before you do come through, let’s just prepare you with some of the information to help you prepare for the show. Please take a read through the below : –

Gate times
Bands that make em dance
Are you looking for a link to your ticket?
Beer menu
Routes to Clarens
Covid 19

Welcome back!

It has been two long years since we could celebrate with you beautiful people and we are so looking forward to doing it again. Thank you all for supporting the craft brewing industry, these are passionate beer loving humans most of whom work two jobs or gave up the pursuit of a corporate career to make amazing beer. Without you, there would be no need for an amazing range of beers.

Gate times

Friday, 11:00 – 19:00 (gates close at 18:00 along with token sales)
Saturday, 10:00 – 18:00 (gates close at 17:00 along with token sales)

We can scan your tickets off your phones and we have the ticket purchaser names on our gate scanners. Please worry not.

Bands that make em Dance

Let’s get ready to click a little hoof, follow this link to see the band lineup and times click here


It looks like we are in for a chilly one folks. One thing we know about Clarens Beer Fest is that it could rain, it could snow it could shine. Not even gale force winds and hail has stopped folks from celebrating in the past. You really do not know what will happen until you see what comes over those very big mountains that surround us. There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad dress code. Bring out those onsies, maybe even the gum boots. Don’t let a little chill get in the way of living your best life.

To further accommodate, we have added more tents than we have ever had.

Are you looking for a link to your tickets?

Stress not, we know these things happen. If you have purchased a ticket, your name will be on the scanners at the gate, we can check you in there too. Showing us your barcode always works best, but if you are in a pickle we do have your names at the gate as a solution.

Beer menu

Did you know we have 3 breweries with beers over 10% ABV? We even have one brewery with warm beer / cider. These brewers found a way for you to shake the chill. You can view the brew menu by clicking here

Beers are all available for R30 across the floor, thats 3 tokens that you will be able to obtain from the token stand in the center of the square. We have ample card machines and do take Randellas (cash).

Routes to Clarens

Truth be told, there is no easy way with all the pot holes from the rain. The area has recorded over 3 times the annual rain fall this year. We suggest the following, if we have not listed a route, it is because we have not personally seen the route.

From Jozi, head toward Warden / Bethlehem / Clarens
From the Vaal, head toward Heilbron / Bethelem / Clarens
From Durb’s, Harrismith toward Durban / Bethlehem / Clarens

Please drive safe folks.

Covid – 19

We strictly prescribe to the letter of the law. This is an outdoor event below 50% of the venue capacity. You do not have to wear a mask or produce a proof of vaccine or negative test. What we do ask of you is that you respect the space of others around you and practice social distancing.

Thank you once again, see you soon!

The CCBF team.

Life just becomes a little better after a couple of brews


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.
Clarens Craft Beer Fest
Eben - Mad Giant

Owner and brewer Eben is a brewer with a cycling problem or the other way around. The fact that he rides road bikes can be forgiven by his outstanding brews. If you are looking for something consistently mind blowing, then this is the place to go.

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.

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.

Clarens Craft Beer Fest
William - Eversons Cider

His cider house rules

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.

Agars brewery - it's a family brew

A true micro-brewery with some of the best beers in the country.

Family run and always ready to welcome you back for another and another. Their Warrior IPA is consistently in our top 5 for SA brews.

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

Brett - Clarens Brewery

The hometown brewery for the Clarens Craft Beer Festival. The responsibility of brewing has recently been bestowed upon Brett from the founder Stefan Meyer.

Donn - Robsons Real Beer

Now Donn at the bar is a friend of ours... You know how the song goes. Robsons has been brewing their fantastic range in KZN since 2006, that kind of brewing vintage is rare in South Africa. They were 1st to pioneer the cherry beer and are famous for their Hammer of Thor.

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.

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.

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.

Ronald - Lions River Craft Brewery

Based in the Natal Midlands along Lions River, Ronald and his team bring you some of the best hand crafted brew around. Maybe it is inspired by their incredible setting or maybe it's just their brewing passion. Either way, it is hard to go wrong with any beers in their range, mostly brewed for cooler climates, so it may suite the festival well.


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.

Clarens Craft Beer Fest

Bands that make em dance...


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since 2011

ticket prices

The prices below are for 2022, prices are subject to change.


  • 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

Please note that due to limitations on event capacity under the National Disaster Act, all individuals will require a ticket. This includes children over the age of 3, there is no charge for children under 3. 

There is a dedicated child minding area on the festival grounds, there is a service charge for the child minding. The entrance to the child minding area is not within the festival.

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