Starting out in 2012, as a strictly craft beer festival at the height of the craft beer craze. Now, a decade later, it’s the the Stellenbosch Craft Drinks Festival which presents a whole range of curated beverages. From brewed to distilled and crafted locally in the Western Cape and surrounds, including a selection of a few imports.
You’ll be left spoilt for choice as to what drink to try first.Offering an excellent array of fine craft beer; gin; mead and honey based alcoholic beverages, refreshing seltzers, wine, liqueurs and agave- based spirits that are ideal for cocktails.
Paired with the best local food truck offerings and coffee roasted in the heart of Stellenbosch, the SCDF promises to have something for the whole family.
The latest addition to this hearty festival is a stylish non-alcoholic cocktail bar, with freshly squeezed juices, combined into perfectly balanced beverages, without the alcohol. For those who rather want to opt out of a boozy day.
To celebrate the 10 year anniversary, adults lounge in the comfort of their camping chairs (yes, you can bring your own chairs, gazebos and umbrellas) while sipping on your favourite craft beverage or locally sourced wine (not forgetting that it’s one of the most famous wine-producing regions and is home to some of the best-known wineries).
There is ample seating and shade, but bring your camping chairs, picnic blankets and beach umbrellas if you feel like getting more comfortable with the family.
While enjoying the live music they have on offer, kids can enjoy a variety of carnival rides and festival food offerings, including breakfast (for the early birds – you can also grab a coffee and take a leisurely stroll through the beautiful Jan Marais Nature reserve), gourmet hot wings, buttermilk battered chicken burgers, pizza, wraps, burgers, tacos and more!
In recent years, the craft beer experience has taken micro brewing and micro distilling to a new level. With an emergence of not only craft gin, but also agave-based spirits, rum, mead and much more. Spoil your palate and try the new varieties.
The SCBF is a family-friendly, day-outing perfect for the whole family. Bring your friends and family and tuck into a wide variety of food offerings beverages and live bands at one of the most scenic outdoor venues in Stellenbosch.
- Gates open: 11.00am
- Live music starts: 12.00pm
- Cost: Tickets are available on Quicket
Ticket at the gate:
- Adults no beer mug: R150
- Mugs: R50 (limited stock available)
- Children 12-17: R80
- Children under 12: Free entry
Picture: The Stellenbosch Craft Drinks Festival/ Supplied