The annual Darling Summer Beer Festival is back and promises to kick off your December holidays in a truly memorable way – with an ice-cold beer, live music, artisanal foods and so much more to enjoy with friends and family!
Taking place for the third year running at the Darling Brew Tasteroom & Brewery in the small town of Darling in the Western Cape on Saturday 15 December, this much-anticipated festival has rightfully carved a spot for itself on the Cape events calendar as a must-do activity, with something for the entire family.
Once again, the festival features guest breweries, including Riot Beer, Black Eagle Brewing Company, Yzer Bru, Drifter Brewing Company, and newcomer to the craft beer scene, Signal Gun. In addition to craft beer, the Cloof Wine Estate will be on hand, along with the popular Darling Brew Gin Bar to ensure that there is something for every palate. The Loxtonia fruit farm in Ceres will also be launching their new ciders at the beer festival.
Live music will keep festival goers entertained, – with the ‘Stone Jets’ headlining this year’s festival alongside Indie-Folk musicians ‘Jackal and the Wind’ and the fresh, energetic ‘CrossCurrent’ to complete the line-up.
Darling Brew will be serving their craft beer straight from the brewery tanks, making the craft lover’s dream of fresher than fresh beer, a reality. Local food vendors from Darling and the West Coast will be serving up an array of delicious artisanal foods, including vegetarian fare. Darling favourite, the Flying Pig Curesmiths, will be on site serving their popular pulled-pork and smoked ribs. There will also be Darling Brew merchandise and festive gift boxes on sale for those wanting to grab a Christmas gift for the beer lover in their lives.
Darling Brew’s Summer Beer Festival has come to be known as not only the perfect event for beer lovers, but also for family’s looking for a day out – with a large play area for children making it child-friendly.
Take a road trip and visit Darling
Darling is a celebration of arts and culture, food, wine, and beer. The town and its surrounds are jam-packed with attractions, accommodation options, and activities to suit everyone. This gem of a location on the Cape West Coast continues to draw visitors and it is no surprise as to why.
The town is situated on both the West Coast Way Culture Route and the West Coast Way Tractor Route, the innovative self-drive circular sightseeing routes developed by West Coast Way.
Details at a glance:
Location: Darling Brew, 48 Caledon St, Darling
Date & Time:15 December, 10am – 8pm
Cost: Tickets are R150 and include a branded beer glass and 1 free beer. R80 for children 12 – 18 years, free for children under 12.
Tickets: Available via webtickets and at the gate.
For more information email DBexperience@darlingbrew.co.zaor contact 0719012532.
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/246524506041131/
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.
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.
For more information on West Coast Way, the other routes on offer, and the list of 101 Things to Do on the West Coast visit www.westcoastway.co.za o