The Darling Summer Beer Festival 2018

Breweries, Bands, Food, and Fun at the Darling Summer Beer Festival 2018

Darling Brew will host seven breweries, three live bands and a feast of food vendors at the Darling Summer Beer Festival on Saturday 15 December 2018. This annual event – held at their microbrewery in Darling on the Cape West Coast – kicks off Cape Town summer holiday season.

Participating breweries include Darling Brew, RIOT Beer, Yzer Bru, Black Eagle Brewing Co, Drifter Brewing Company and newcomer to the craft beer scene, Signal Gun. D’Cider and Cloof Wine Estate will be on hand along with the popular Darling Brew Gin Bar to ensure that there is something for every palate.

‘Stone Jets’ will headline the festival with their easy listening, toe-tapping blend of Afro-pop and rock. Indie-Folk musicians ‘Jackal and the Wind’ and the fresh, energetic ‘CrossCurrent’ complete the line-up.

Food vendors from Darling and the West Coast will be on hand to keep festivalgoers fed and fuelled up including Darling favourite, Flying Pig Curesmiths, who will be on site with their smoker, serving their popular pulled-pork and smoked ribs.

Tickets are available online via Webtickets and at the gate.
Tickets are R150 and include a branded beer glass and 1 free beer.
Early Bird tickets are R120 and are available until Wednesday 14 November 2018.
Children 12 – 18 years are R80 and children under twelve are free.

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About Darling Brew

In operation since 2010, Darling Brew is one of South Africa’s first well established and award-winning microbreweries, as well as Africa’s first carbon neutral brewery.

Based in Darling on the Cape West Coast, they brew a wide range of premium specialty beers – including traditional lagers, ales, oat ales, pale ales, IPA’s, wheat beers and exotic darks – that are loved for their flavour, quality ingredients and brewing process. Each beer in their range has unique characteristics and is dedicated in honour of an endangered species. Darling Brew beers are confirmed Kosher.

Darling Brew is available across the country in 330ml bottles as well as 5l mini-kegs and is available on tap in approved outlets. The range represents great value for money, great quality, great taste and a great experience.

Find Darling Brew Tasteroom & Brewery on the West Coast Way Culture & Foodie Route.

Distance from Cape Town: 76km
Darling Brew Tasteroom & Brewery: 48 Caledon Street, Darling
Brewery, Restaurant, Tastings & Sales, open-air kids play area, MTB-friendly, Live Events
School Holidays & Flower Season: Open 7 days a week.

Tasteroom operating hours:

  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9 am to 5 pm Kitchen closes at 4 pm
  • Friday 9 am to 7 pm Kitchen closes at 6 pm
  • Saturday 9 am to 5 pm Kitchen closes at 4 pm
  • Sunday 10 am to 4 pm Kitchen closes at 3 pm

They are also open for private functions. The restaurant works on a walk-in basis but large groups are encouraged to book.

Contact: +27 (0)21 286 1099 | [email protected] |

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Road-Trip-Southern-Africa-West-Coast-Way-Routes Find a 101+ things to see and do on the West Coast Way: Enjoy wine, craft beer, olives and Rooibos tea tastings, Weskus cuisine and braaivleis (barbecue), swing into Citrusdal with a zipline, go Cederberg bouldering, jump into natural (warm) pools, step onto cruises of lagoons and rivers, trek through nature reserves and a National Park, hop onto game drives, try the skill of archery and angling, get your adrenaline pumping with sand-boarding and quad-biking, go horse riding, learn about the San culture and Riel-dancing, do kite- and windsurfing, chill in your flip flops and do surfing, book a kayaking trip, go beach hopping, learn about bees, whales and listen to our birds in a twitcher’s paradise – all in South Africa’s wildflower reserve. For more information on the West Coast’s top places to go, road tripping, hikes, tours and trails, explore or call West Coast Way on 0861 321 777.  Follow us on @WestCoastWaySA on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

West Coast Way is South Africa’s road trip with the most twists.  Explore a unique collection of 101 road trip stops along themed routes by planning a self-drive trip or guided tour for a nature and adventure-filled Cape West Coast vacation. The new West Coast Way “basket” of free routes on offer include the West Coast Way Tractor Route, the West Coast Way Berg Route, the West Coast Way Foodie Route, the West Coast Way Cultural Route, the West Coast Way Wild Route – as well as the newly launched Cape Way Route – all of which are designed to showcase the many attractions and activities that are already on offer on the Cape West Coast and inland areas – but may be unknown to many.

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