Chris Saunders Park: Saturday 2 November
Beer drinkers and foodies alike, it is your chance to explore an array of delicious fine craft beers and delicious food items at the Craft Republic Festival at Chris Saunders Park in Umhlanga on Saturday 2 November.
Eight micro and independent craft breweries have been selected to exhibit their golden liquid, with flavours ranging from alcoholic ginger beer through to the fuller, bolder ales and lagers.
The featured breweries are a balanced selection from Durban and KZN, supplemented by some labels from the Western Cape. The local lads are Old Main, Standeven, Robson and Unity Brassiere. From the fairer Cape we introduce Darling; Citizen; Dragon and Everson Breweries. Everson Breweries will also entice connoisseurs with their magnificent cider.
The full day affair begins at 11am and runs until 8pm. The park will transform into a vibrant al-fresco piazza with hay-bales in a pristine park like setting, and food outlets offering a myriad light meal and brunch alternatives.
And of course although beer is the favoured beverage, other drink options will be available:
Bos Iced Tea, Dew Water, Frankie's cool drink range, cocktails and Colombo Coffee.
And of course no meeting of good company, food and beer would be complete without live music to add to the ambiance.
"With the growing interest in craft beer and local cuisine, we decided to put a festival together to create an event that can be appreciated by lovers of great food and beer that is produced primarily at home in Durban, and with some exhibitors from outside KZN. We are thrilled that this is a proudly Durban event offering great products in a beautiful setting," explains Rowan Clelland from Big Nite Out Production - the event organisers.
Event Coordinator, Greg Martin stated, "Durban and South Africa are becoming more adventurous with their beers. With a number of top quality micro-breweries opening up, flavourful brews are easily accessible, on our doorstep. The festival aims to highlight these premium ales and lagers showing off and introducing the bouquet of brews that we have in our country."
Martin continues, "The day is about being with a group of mates, relishing the outdoors while sipping on a few fine beers.
Tickets are R80 through Computicket or R100 at the door. No under 18s allowed. Young children accompanied by parents welcome.
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