As the saying goes, "its always better in glass" and I don't know about you but I prefer it in glass as well. Whether it's cool drink or an ice cold beer, nothing beats drink it out of glass that is why Consol is SA's largest producer of the materiel and is proud sponsor of the Craft Beer Revolution which happens in Durban for the very first time this Saturday!
Craft beer has really taken off in our drinking culture with many opting to choose from the variety of micro brewers, rather than opting for the mass produced brands that we've become so accustomed to. The difference is always in the taste, craft beer is all about the flavours – full and interesting ingredients that combine to produce bold notes and rich aromas that will educate even the most seasoned palate. Brewed naturally, from the best quality and 100% natural ingredients, with no additives, preservatives, thickeners or stabilisers, microbrewers need packaging that preserves taste and extends shelf life.
The event takes place at Suncoast Casino in Durban on the 7th of March, it runs from 12pm till 6pm. Visitos can look forward to sampling some of the best Craft on offer, the makers that will be present showcasing their specialities are: Shongweni Brewery, Basstt Brewery, TwoOkes Brewery, The Standeavon Brewery, Craft Republic (featuring Darling Brew, Soweto Gold, Dragon Brewing Company and Irish Gold) and that Brewing Co. The event is perfect for the expert drink but also for the "beer-ginner" as they have the chance to taste and find out more about each blend, the ingridients that go into them and find a prefernece so the next time they go out, they know what to order. If you're totally against beer, fear not as there is an artisan boutique winery for those that prefer grapes over hops.
Apart from great craft beer and wine, there will also be some of the best, mouth watering Durban gourmet street food on offer to purchase. with many local favourites which include, Unity Brasserie & Bar, Renegade Kitchen, Maddison Bakery & Café Vigour. There will also be live entertainment on hand to keep your feet tapping while enjoying your beverage of choice and eats, some of the bands that will be playing are the Gus Brown Band, The Kickstands, John Ellis and Callie & Barry Thomson, who will entertain throughout the day.
All food and drink purchased on site will be done using the festival currency called “Castros”. Each Castro is worth R5 and can be purchased at the event in denominations of R100 booklets. Tickets cost R100.00 (includes a free beer glass) and can be purchased online at www.iTickets.co.za and www.thecraftrevolution.co.za or on entry at the door.
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