Afroca Brew

about africa brew

About Africa Brew

Africa Brew is a weekend long craft brewer's festival in South Africa. The aim of the festival is to get home and commercial brewers together from all over South Africa in a fun environment where all can learn new skills and tricks.

The festival is held in November in a different town every year. With each festival, we select a brewery that will host the event and that will brew our AFRICA BREW! The brewer will receive a basic recipe and must put his own spin on it. The brewery then sells the AFRICA BREW and donate the money to a charity of their choice in the town we are hosting the festival. Attendees receive a printed version of the altered recipe.

Dog&Fig donated the proceeds for 2016 to Epilepsy South Africa - Parys and our 2017 hosts, Nottingham Brewery donated R8000 to the SPCA in their area!

It started in 2016 after Elbie and Megan had this great idea at the annual Beer Boot Camp after a couple of pint. The first Africa Brew drew over 50 attendees and was held at Dog & Fig brewery in Parys. We had some of the best brains in the industry to give workshops and talks. It was a HUGE success.

During the festival we run workshops and demonstrations in a relaxed environment, all geared towards developing your skills, whether you are an absolute beginner trying to get off the ground, or an accomplished brewer looking to move to the next level of brewing. The workshops will be run by commercial brewers who are experts in their field.

In the evening, we all get together and share our brews while talking BEER around the braai fire. We will limit the tickets for this event to maintain this awesome time for interaction.

On Saturday we have a BJCP judging session where home and home brewers can compete with commercial brewers. Our sponsors normally go out of their way to supply AMAZING prizes!




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these are our sponsors

Please contact Elbie Louw or Megan Gemmel to be a sponsor! Your name or the brewery's name will be printed on the T-Shirts

OLD POTTER'S INN

OUR 2018 HOST!

Liquid Culture

LIQUID CULTURE

Yeast for the Africa Brew and prizes

STIMELA BREWING CO

Beer for the train trip to Greyton

ECCENTRIX PTY LTD

Website, Logo & Hosting

CLOCKWORK BREHOUSE

Brew Demo & Workshop

PLANKTON.MOBI

Doing our ticketing at a SUPER low cost!

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We won't run a millitary operation and the times below are an estimation. There are loads of prices to be won and a raffle at every session.
Please note that you are responsible for your own travel, accommodation, food and drink.
Gautengers, some of us are taking the Shosholoza Express from Johannesburg on Wednesday 31 October 2018. Please check their website for more detail be sure to like our Facebook page for updates.

FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY
12:00 Register 09:00 - 11:00 BJCP Judging 09:00 "Hair of the Dog" beer judging with Lucy Corne-Duthie
13:00 Introduction and Welcome Session 08:00 - 10:00 What's more fun than a BEER RUN?! A BEER RUN then CLAY-PIGEON SHOOTING! Followed by breakfast in the veld! 09:30 BJCP Judging Results & Price giving
14:00 Stefan Wiswedel from Little Wolf - Brewing with Botanicals 10:00 Africa Brewing Session starts 10:00 BEER GAMES
15:00 Steve Peel from Shackleton Brewing Company - Cask Ales 10:30 Nick Smith from Soul Barrel - Barrel Aging and Mixed Culture Fermentation 10:30 Apiwe Nxusani-Mawela from Brewsters Craft - Topic be Confirmed
16:00 BEER GAMES! 11:00 Eric van Heerden from Trigger Fish - How to brew and store big beers 11:30 Trevor and Tatenda - Ask us anything! / Shosholoza Passengers leave for station
17:00 Danie Odendaal from Bearded Brew - Topic to be confirmed 11:30 Nick Bush from Drifter - Brewing with salt water 12:00 END OF AN AWESOME EVENT!
18:00 LET THE PARTY BEGIN 12:00 Shawn Duthie of Dissident Brewing Company - Mashing it up!
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Lucy Corne-Duthie our Beer Mistress - Topic be confirmed
14:30 Phil Crowson and Nick Birkby from The Brewers Co-op - Starting a Co-op, the pit falls and the fun
15:30 Megan Gemmel from Clockwork Brewery - My first year in business
16:30 Christopher Rothmann from LiquidCulture - It's all about the yeast!
17:00 Plato Yeast: Topic to be confirmed
18:00 LET THE PARTY BEGIN

GALLERY

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Class of 2017

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Our hosts for 2017

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Friendly brewers everywhere!

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Camping area

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BAAAAAACHUS

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First speaker was Shaun Standeaven

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Counting our tastebuds was huge fun!

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Beer talk continues around the fire

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The youngest brewer!

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Serious beer talk between bewers

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Notties was such a lovely venue

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Jakes running the BJCP tasting

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Trevor Á Lee talking shop

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Beer talk everywhere!

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Getting ready for the beer run!

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Getting LOST on the beer run

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John leading the brewery tour

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In the distillery @ Notties

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Paying attention

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Some just chilling

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Our very entertaining MC, Julian Pienaar!

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Megan's talk on WILD ABOUT YEAST was amazing

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Jakes and Wendy ran the BJCP judging

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Apiwe talked about brewing with Sorghum - the traditional way

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Tsikwe talked about brewing with Sorghum - the modern way

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Then it was time to celebrate Notties' 21st birthday

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Lee and Bruce busy with beer praatjies

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Legend Trevor drove all the way from Greyton to KZN for Afica Brew

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Dion giving an early Sunday morning talk

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Lee took third price with his Blond

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Jaco being roasted but alsosecond prize winner with his chirstmas barleywine

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Bruce Williamson - WINNER OF AFRICA BREW 2017 BJCP COMPETITION

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Class of 2016

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Our accommodation at Rocky Ridge Parys

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Dog & Fig brewery Parys

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Sean from Dog & Fig was the 2016 Brewer

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Beer Friends Forever

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Brad & Josh from EZ Growler a sponsor af Africa Brew

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Friday is Brew Day at Africa Brew

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Brewers Unite! Peter and Gareth helping each other

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Megan & Dion

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Lee doing what he does best!

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Serious beer talk while Jakes cools his teeth

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John explaining some serious stuff

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Brewster Craft sponsored a sensory course

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Apiwe Nxusani-Mawela also a microbiologist and owner of Brewster's Craft, talked about Off-flavors in Beer

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Not just fun and games!

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Time to braai

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Fun and games!

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Down a beer before the beer run starts

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Running with the horses

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BJCP Judging started while we had fun

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Megan and Elbie checking the schedule

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Beer Run Winner!

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Second place!

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Dion finishing his after the run beer!

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Dave having a bit of a rest!

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About Africa Brew

 

 

 

At ONLY R350 for the WEEKEND!

Bring your beer gear and sell to the brewers.

No alcohol or food products please. Just your beer stuff!!

 

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accommodation

Greyton, Western Cape

Greyton is the most beautiful village in the Cape. Greyton nestles in a hollow in the majestic Riviersonderend Mountain range. It is also home to the Old Potters Inn brewery who will be the host for Africa Brew 2018!
When you book accommodation, try and book as close as possible to Old Potter's Inn and remember to say you are booking for Africa Brew when booking AT Old Potter's since they reserved the rooms for us only.
The town is very safe and you can walk home late at night without worries.

Places To Stay:

Old Potters Inn, will be where most of the festivities will be held but has a limited number of rooms.

Close to Old Potters There are several cottages in walking distance of Old Potters Inn.

Gautengers, some of us are taking the Shosholoza Express from Johannesburg on Wednesday 31 October 2018. Please check their website for more detail be sure to like our Facebook page for updates.
If you are going by train, please add your name to the passenger list in order for us to organize transport to and from the train station.

contact us

Elbie Louw and Megan Gemmell
E-mail: info@africabrew.co.za

Block E Wellness Corporate PArk, 196 Beethoven Street, Hartbeespoort, 0216, South Africa

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