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Tops at Spar Bierfest presented by CBC

One of South Africa’s leading independent craft breweries is teaming up with South Africa’s favourite national beer festival. Cape Brewing Company (CBC) is proud to announce an exciting and electrifying partnership with the TOPS at SPAR Bierfest – putting the true meaning of ‘bier’ back into Bierfest.

Over the last eight years Bierfest has evolved into South Africa’s premier ‘sit-down’ beer festival experience offering terrific table-side games, a smorgasbord of activity booths and live bands in a festive Bavarian atmosphere that’s impossible to beat this side of the equator. This year, they’re bringing all that back and a whole lot more! A completely revamped brauhaus interior will transport festivalgoers into the town square of Biervaria, where they can enjoy no less than ten delicious beers on tap and a range of ciders from Rekorderlig. From a traditional Oktoberfest brew to a Raspberry Weiss, right up to their Brewmaster’s Reserve Dunkel, CBC has graciously opened their tremendous taproom without restraint.

The honourable Klaus Uberhuber, Mayor of Biervaria and long running host of Bierfest gushed: “I’ve been working my whole life to find, and perfect, the ideal place to enjoy old friends and try new beers. For me, that connection is the most beautiful thing and I will stop at nothing to bring it out and help it shine. Now I’ve finally found people who care the same way about their beer”. And he’s not kidding. With over thirty years’ experience in brewing, spanning three continents, CBC Brewmaster Wolfgang Koedel’s philosophy is simple: if you select only the best raw ingredients and combine them with discipline and passion on a quest for purity and taste, you will create a great beer – “to brew it, you need trust and confidence. Change and widen your radius around beer and your people and you can change the world!”

This new partnership is entered into with beer (and beer-lovers) in mind, “it’s about the passion of the brewers, the quality of the ingredients you use, the purity of the brewing process, and ultimately great-tasting beer” confirms Andy Kung, Head of Operations and Development at CBC. Andrew Douglas, Producer of Bierfest added that “passion and dedication is what we apply every day to our festival so it’s only natural for us to partner with someone who brings that passion and dedication to their beer.”

The TOPS at SPAR Bierfest is now on its eighth national tour, bringing its festive brauhaus and barrels of beautiful beer to Durban, Cape Town and Pretoria from August to November.

Tradition with a Twist

Have you tried our latest addition to our Brewmaster’s Reserve Range: The Mandarina Weiss?

On top of every beer fan’s bucket list should be to check our new summer-inspired Mandarina Weiss.

The CBC Mandarina Weiss is released under CBC’s Brewmaster’s Reserve and is a much-loved flavoursome beer that draws deep respect from die-hard CBC fans.

The unfiltered 340ml bottled craft beer has all the flavours one would expect from a traditional Hefeweizen (a classic wheat beer). The Mandarina Weiss is slightly less intense in taste compared to the Amber Weiss or the Red Weiss, two other favoured CBC craft beers crafted by CBC master brewer, Wolfgang Koedel, at the state of the art CBC brewery.

Craft brewers and hops geeks would be interested to know that the Mandarina Bavaria Hop originated in Hüll Germany, and was released to the global craft beer community in 2012. The name, “Mandarina,” is derived from the beer’s fruity and citrusy Mandarin Orange flavour. This hop is the daughter of the most widely used Cascade hop grown in Germany. The unique hop cone is appreciated for both its citrus flavour and aroma and imparts its citrusy sweet notes especially when used for dry hopping.

The Mandarina Weiss is available at select liquor stores in the Western Cape and Gauteng areas, with a recommended retail price of R34.99 per bottle.

You Won’t Be Growling At This, Promise

For craft beer fans, beer is a great gift idea any time of the year. Whether you are shopping for a homebrewing housemate or a craft beer loving spouse, CBC’s Growler Kit is the perfect gift idea and will brings a sense of wonderment to even the most discerning craft beer connoisseur.

The CBC Growler Kit is the first of it’s kind from South Africa’s leading independent craft beer producer, Cape Brewing Company (CBC). The Growler Kit includes 440ml bottles of CBC’s Lager, Pilsner, Krystal Weiss and Amber Weiss as well as a 2 litre growler – a sealable and reusable glass container which makes it convenient for beer lovers to refill with their favourite CBC draught beers.

The use of growlers dates back to the late 1800s in the United States, when metal pails were used to transport beer from the local tavern to an individual’s home. Some say the term originated from the sound that the pail’s cover made from the escaping carbon dioxide. Other, more creative anecdotes, state that either the bartender or the customer would be responsible for the growling – in those years, the barkeep was only supposed to fill the container with one pint of beer, while customers always edged for a larger refill. Whichever party was left dissatisfied after a transaction, was responsible for the ‘growling.’

More recently, the use of growlers has become popular again in the global craft beer industry.

“We love the origin story of the growler, and by introducing it locally, it gives an opportunity for CBC fans to own what is becoming somewhat of a mainstay in the global craft beer industry,” says Wolfgang Koedel, CBC’s Brewmaster.

Andy Kung, CBC’s COO, adds: “Consumers can use the growler to refill with their favourite draught beer at our Tasting Room and take a taste of the brewery home with them.

“The way the bottle has been designed ensures that you can transport your craft beer from one place to another without a degradation of quality. Of course, once re-filled, the growler should be refrigerated as soon as possible and should be consumed within two to three days to maintain that fresh on-tap taste.”

The CBC Growler Kit is available exclusively from the CBC Tasting Room and online shop. Growler refills are R75 per 2 litre refill at the CBC Tasting Room.

Introducing CBC Online!

We’ve been working hard to make our offering available to you beyond our brewery doors!

That’s why we’ve recently launched our new website and online shop. Inspired by our vision of bringing real beer to real people, we want to continue offering  you your favourite CBC beers and make it as convenient as possible, enabling you to pick and choose what you want, even after you’ve left our tasting room.

For the first time ever, directly from us, you can access exclusive bottlings, special offers, and free delivery* to anywhere in South Africa via our new online store.

We invite you to browse, buy and enjoy our beers  in the comfort of your own home.

CBC – Cold Beers Coming!

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