The Clarens Craft Beer Festival is back! Anyone who loves beer would do well to head to the beautiful town of Clarens in February to experience a true celebration of craft beer. Clarens is a dipsomaniac’s dream come true destination in February.

What happens when South Africa’s finest micro breweries celebrate the flavours and heritage of craft beer? A crazy party that’s called Clarens Craft Beer Festival! This event brings over 70 renowned brews of South Africa to spoil guests with authentic flavours. Nestled amidst the gorgeous Maluti Mountains, Clarens is perfect for the holidaymakers who have a taste for craft beers and wish to spend some time in the lap of nature.


The Clarens Craft Beer Festival will kick off on 27th February and will continue to entertain the guests till 28th February, 2015.

The Fascinating Ambience

As soon as you reach Clarens, the small town, country-living ambience will surely leave you mesmerised with its quaint charm. The small alleys and streets dotted with arty nooks and crannies will make you want to forget about the modern world. Not just the natural setting, the ambience is embellished by the boisterous revellers. Bikers in their manly leathers, hippies in skin-tight jeans and sunglasses, families with children – the diverse crowd truly adds a dash of spice to the Clarens Craft Beer Festival.

A Wide Variety of Brews

Here we go. What is your poison? Is it pales, or ambers, or maybe stouts? No matter what gives you that heady feeling, Clarens Craft Beer Festival has all the varieties to satiate your spirit. This year, in 2015, the fest is coming with an incredible array of crafted brews, ciders and more. We are talking ‘over seventy types’! More than 20 micro breweries will be part of the show. The list includes award-winning names such as Chameleon Brew House, Old Main Brewery, Cockpit Brew House, and That Brewing Company. If this does not get you off your feet to book tickets, wait till we get to the ‘extras’.


A good mug of beer is always great, but what if the delight is paired with a great band performance? Perfect, right? At Clarens Craft Beer Festival, you can also enjoy the performances of the likes of “The Shaun Jacobs”. Besides them, local musicians too, keep the visitors entertained and happily occupied with music all night.


Should you find a need to eat too, there are many local restaurants that serve lip-smacking gourmet meals. Complement the beers with a full course meal or appetising snacks – the choice is all yours. There are also three boutique wineries for those who wish to taste the alternative. From German pub grubberies to waffle-houses, cafés and bakeries to proper meal eateries, you have all the options.

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