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Beer festival

On Sunday I visited the Southyeasters home-brew festival. It was (somewhat strangely) hosted at SAB in Newlands (SAB is the second biggest commercial brewery in the world). But back to the home-brew, there were some amazing beers to try. Many of the stands had a simple “help yourself” policy, and the rest were generous with their tastings.

Being a home-brewer myself I was amazed at how big the local home-brew scene is, and also at the quality. Of all the beers I tried there was only 1 that I did not enjoy. The rest were fantastic.

You will be seeing me there next year, maybe even at my own stand. Find out more about home-brewing in Cape Town.

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On tap

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On tap

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This “bar” was a wooden crate turned on its side with a beer tap installed
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Help youself

 

Beer festival time

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The South Yeasters Beer Club (of which I am a member) are hosting a beer festival this Sunday, at the SAB brewery in Newlands. There will be over 40 home-made beers available to sample. So if you want to check out the home-brew scene, or just try some amazing beers pop over for an hour or two. Tickets are R100 (that’s about what you will pay retail for 3 craft beers – you will get to try over 40).

To get you in the mood, here are a few pics from my brewery.

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Cape Minstrels

Cape Minstrels, 2nd new year’s parade. What do you think?

Cape Minstrels, 2nd new year's parade

Cape Minstrels, 2nd new year’s parade

And here is #2 from the carnival in Cape Town

And here is #2 from the carnival in Cape Town

And here is #3 from the carnival in Cape Town

And here is #3 from the carnival in Cape Town

Cape Town Kite Festival

Rainbow Kite

Today is the Cape Town International Kite Festival in Lakeside. I shot through this morning to take a few shots. There are some amazing kites on display, from simple kites you can fly in your back garden, to huge cartoon characters. Entrance is only R15, and proceeds go to Cape Mental Health.

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The festival finishes tonight at 7pm, so there is still plenty of time to get down there and have a look at the kites. It is a great outing for children, and small kites are for sale for the little people to fly themselves.

Even the SA flag was (literally) flying

 

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