Situated at the Shongweni Market, the festival celebrates the best local brewers and distillers exhibiting a range of beers, moonshines and mixers. Premium gin brands The Gin Co and Distillery 031 will exhibit, while Tapanga Rum, Pretty Drink and the Midlands Distillery will offer a range of cocktails.
There will be gin and tonic on tap, and a range of craft cocktails and mocktails in the gin bar, or you can chill with bubbles in the Champagne bar. Look out for the pink and lilac lanterns and some great value on premium bubbly brands.
Beers take in the new Nguni Brewery and the 1000 Hills Brewery, part of the 1000 Hills chefs school and the Standeaven brewery. From Maritzburg and the Midlands come Clockwork Brewery and Doctrine, the Lions River Craft Brewery, the Happy Days Brewery and Nottingham Road Brewing Company. CBC, Darling Brew and Everson’s cider come from the Cape.
In addition, Durban Home Brewers will also be doing a special from-grain-to-glass seminar, talking you through the basics of brewing a great craft beer.
There are also more than 20 artisan food producers crafting an exciting array of dishes, from Turkish flat breads to crispy spanakopita, vegan Buddha bowls to home-made burritos stuffed with an array of fillings. Think artisan pizza slices straight out the oven, pulled pork rolls or delicious home-smoked chicken wraps. The bacon and egg muffins made on site to order are a hit.