Karoo2Coast 2014
September 25, 2014

Congratulations Jennie on your podium finish at the Karoo2Coast!

“Now it will be a few weeks of training before the Pioneer!” – Jennie Stenerhag

“On Sunday morning we packed up and drove to Uniondale and the start of Karoo2Coast, the temperature rose from 0 in Herold to 5 in Uniondale but at 8.00 when we started it felt warmer and we could leave the arm warmers in the car. The race begins with a rocky uphill for a few kilometres, I stayed with Robyn but lost her close to the top. I put the hammer down on the downhill and managed to catch her ​after a while. We were sitting in a good bunch of guys and since this is a bit of a road race it was difficult for anyone to get away. It goes up or down the whole time so my only chance to get away would be on the long 10km downhill after about 25km. I pushed hard down and got a gap of maybe a minute, but Robyn caught me again on the next long climb up to the Queen of the Mountain, which I managed to take! We were together until the last climb where she put in a real roadie attack, I was not prepared for it and my legs could not respond, I did not give up and tried my best but I could no catch her. I was still happy with my second place about a minute behind Robyn.

Robyn is very strong at the moment, and I felt stronger then at PE to Plett so I hope my form is on its way. We look forward to racing together again in Pioneer in about 3 weeks time, we will have some stiff competition from international teams there.

Craig also did very well at the race and finished 13th overall and first Vet! Well done honey!

Craig and I drove home on Sunday night and it was nice to sleep in our own bed after a 10-day trip where we moved around and slept in 6 different places!”

View more pictures of Jennie’s race at Karoo2Coast on her website.

Lamb shoulder from the braai
September 22, 2014

Craft Braai Celebration!

Serves 4 people

1   lamb shoulder on the bone
Marinade:
Combine the following ingredients in bowl:
2 finely chopped red chilies
2 tbs  sesame oil
4 tbs  extra virgin olive oil
3 tbs  Tom Yum paste
5  pressed cloves of garlic
1  lemon, juice and grated zest
3tbs full fat, natural yoghurt

Mix all the ingredients together, pour in a ziploc bag, add the lamb shoulder, lock the bag, massage the marinade all over the meat and let it marinade in the fridge for 2 days.

Once the braai has reached the perfect glowing ambers, place lamb shoulder over medium heat on the Webber and cover with the lid and don’t move them for the first 3 minutes! Turn around for 5 minutes keep turning about every 7-8 minutes for a total of 45- 50 minutes. Make sure the heat is moderate and always keep it covered between turning, once done set aside to rest for 5 minutes to let it rest.

Best enjoyed with whatever you like, as long as you hold a CBC Lager in one hand.

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PE to Plett WIN
September 17, 2014

CONGRATULATIONS to Jennie Stenerhag & Robyn de Groot! First Ladies an 5th overall at the PE to Plett stage race!

“PE to Plett was harder than we expected, it was 4 very good training days for us as a team, since distances and the terrain is very similar to the Cape Pioneer! We look forward to that race! Now it will be four days of rest before it is time for one of the classic MTB one-day races, Karoo2Coast, hope the legs will have enough time to recover!”

“It was a long trip I did from the Northenmost point in Norway to the Southern part of Africa last week Sunday/Monday, the trip went well and took just over 30 hours. I had 3 days in Stellenbosch to catch up with things before it was time to pack the bags (and car) and drive the 6 hours to Plettenberg Bay where the 4 days PE to Plett stage race started on Saturday. It was the second year for this race and last year it started in PE and finished in Plett, this year they turned the route around but kept the name. I was teaming up with Robyn De Groot again, we won Sani2C together in May and we will also do the Cape Pioneer together in October and we had decided to do the PE toPlett as a good trainingcamp together in preparation for the Pioneer.

The PetoPlett’s pay-off line is ”The Tough One” and it certainly lived up to that!!”
– Jennie Stenerhag

Read more about Day 1 to 4 here.

Have you entered yet? #CBCgoingplaces
September 16, 2014

CBC Going Places is a photo competition where bimonthly winners, as per selected by the Cape Brewing Company judging panel, will receive a case of CBC craft beer, delivered by League of Beers.

Competition entries open on 15 May 2014 and close at 23:59pm on 31 December 2014 (“the end date”).

To enter the competition the entrant must be 18 years or older on 15 May 2014.
Photo by Rhoda Rutherford

What we are looking for…

Entrants need to share a photo of a Cape Brewing Company beer in a scenic environment with a beautiful view or at a clearly identifiable landmark e.g. Table Mountain, Eiffel Tower, London Bridge.

How to enter:

1)    Post the photo on the CBC Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/capebrewingco) including the hashtag #CBCgoingplaces  OR

2)    Post the photo to your Twitter account and mention the CBC Twitter handle @CapeBrewingCo and include the hashtag #CBCgoingplaces

A winner will be selected every two months with random winners selected for the duration of the campaign.

Winners

The winners will then be chosen by Cape Brewing Company’s judging panel, based on the originality, authenticity, impact of the photo. The winning photos will be those that best communicate the concept of “travelling” and showing a CBC beer in a beautiful setting. The winners will be selected on the last day of the months of June 2014, August 2014, October 2014 and December 2014 and announced by the 10th of the following month on the CBC website www.capebrewing.co.za.

Entries are open to the public as per the Competition Rules as stated below. Random winners will also be selected during the campaign and will receive an electronic voucher for a complimentary Standard CBC tasting at the brewery in Paarl, for two people to the value of R50. The voucher will be valid until 31 March 2015 and will not be transferable or exchangeable for cash. The voucher does not include any transport to or from the CBC brewery and the recipient needs to present a valid South African ID or passport with the vouchers as well as the unique reference number printed on the voucher, to qualify for the free tasting. No responsibility is accepted for vouchers that are lost or delayed, or which are not received for any reason. It is the responsibility of each entrant to ensure that he/she has read and will abide by the rules set out in Competition Rules below.

Prizes

The bi-monthly winner will receive one case of CBC beer (12 bottles) delivered to them by League of Beers. Random winners will receive a beer tasting for 2 people at Cape Brewing Company in Paarl to the value of R50.

Competition Terms & Conditions

It is the responsibility of each entrant to ensure that he/she has read and will abide by the competition rules set out below.

Competition entries open on 15 May 2014 and close at 23:59pm on 31 December 2014 (“the end date”).

To enter the competition the entrant must be 18 years or older on 15 May 2014.

The bi-monthly winners will be announced on the 10th of July 2014, 10th of September 2014, 10th of November and 10th of January 2014 on the CBC website www.capebrewing.co.za. Random winners will be announced on the CBC Facebook and Twitter accounts for the duration of the campaign.

Each entry must focus on any aspect related to showing Cape Brewing Company beer in a scenic environment with a beautiful view or at a clearly identifiable landmark.

Each entry must include the location of the photo and a brief description of the setting.

The copyright of all entered submissions will remain with the entrant, who confirms that he/she is the holder of such copyright. Each entrant grants Cape Brewing Company a non-exclusive, irrevocable license to reproduce, publish and communicate the entered submissions to the public by any means and exhibit entered submissions and copies thereof in all media throughout the world. Cape Brewing Company reserves the right to publish the submissions and names of competition entrants on Cape Brewing Company ‘s Facebook page, Twitter account and website. Cape Brewing Company will obtain written authorisation from the winners should Cape Brewing Company wish to use the pictures submitted by them for the Cape Brewing Company website as header images or for any other Cape Brewing Company marketing material. No remuneration will be offered.

To be eligible for the competition as well as the Cape Brewing Company beer tasting vouchers entrants must reside in the Republic of South Africa and be over the age of 18 years on 15 May 2014. Cape Brewing Company’s employees, their immediate families and/or agents involved in the competition may not enter. The prizes and vouchers must be taken (or rejected) as awarded, cannot be transferred or deferred and may not be converted to cash. The judging panel’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

The winners will be notified via Facebook or Twitter. If the profile provided by the entrant is no longer valid he/she will forfeit the prize and/or voucher. Another winner will then be selected by Cape Brewing Company’s judging panel. The prize is exclusively for the winner and is neither transferable nor exchangeable. Vouchers not claimed within three months after receipt thereof will be forfeited.

No responsibility is accepted for entries which are lost or delayed, or which are not received for any reason. Only entries via the Cape Brewing Company Facebook Page OR with the hashtag #CBCgoingplaces on Twitter and including the CBC Twitter handle (@CapeBrewingCo) will be accepted. Cape Brewing Company reserves the right to amend the competition end date at any time. Incorrectly completed entries will be disqualified.

Cape Brewing Company will not share contact details of entrants and/or other parties. Cape Brewing Company will endeavor to send vouchers and the main prizes within one month of the competition end date, but cannot guarantee this delivery time. By entering into this competition, each entrant agrees to receive future correspondence from Cape Brewing Company. By entering this competition the entrant accepts the full terms, conditions and rules of this competition and agrees to abide by these rules and any requirements and/or proceedings.

Wrap up the Swedish MTB season with a WIN!
September 1, 2014

CONGRATULATIONS to Jennie Stenerhag on a great MTB season in Sweden! Well done on WINNING Bockstensturen! We look forward to have you back in SA!

“It was a great feeling to win my last race of the Swedish season and also to win Bockstensturen for the 3rd consecutive time.” – Jennie Stenerhag

“I was not so nervous for this race, I almost felt that I was not focused enough and my legs also felt a bit stiff from the beginning and I struggled to get going. Bockstensturen is a 100km marathon race, it is a fast start and then you enter an area with lots of single tracks and then again fast roads to the finish. Emmy was going to be my biggest competition in this race and we were close to each other in the big bunch in the beginning, I passed her on the first hill after 15 kilometers only to have her stick to my wheel for the next 30 k’s! It was a bit irritating since she would not let go and also not come to the front to help, the guys in our bunch also did not want to help so I was pulling the group all the way. I felt stronger and stronger and I wanted her behind me when we got to the single tracks so I kept pulling the bunch. When we were approaching the first intermediate sprint and we came on to a gravel road I made the guys help, Emmy would never come to the front so she lost my wheel when the speed picked up and since I kept helping at the front. I made sure I was close to the front of the bunch when we hit the next single track, it is a better chance to get away and that was what happened, I heard someone having problems in the mud and a bit later I turned around and Emmy was gone. I could take the sprint and after that I never saw Emmy again but I never felt sure since I never knew how far behind she was.

It was a very muddy course and it made the race tough, a lot of energy went to just keeping the balance in the mud, it is also a longer race then normal in the national series, I was very tired when I came to the finish since I had been pushing as close to my max as I possibly could until the line! It was a great feeling to win my last race of the Swedish season and also to win Bockstensturen for the 3rd consecutive time.

This made me take over the lead in the national series, but there is still one more race which I will not do so it all depends on the result of that race if I win or not.

I am really happy with my Swedish season 2014, I have done 8 races in Sweden/Norway and I won 6 and came second in 2!”

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