The Darling Summer Beer Festival is back and it’s even bigger and better than before.

The festival will take place for the second time at the Darling Brew Tasteroom & Brewery in the small town of Darling, Western Cape. This year the event will be taking place on 2017’s reconciliation day (16 December), making it the perfect holiday addition for those who are taking off to the Cape Town and the West Coast for their December break.

This year, the festival promises six guest breweries local to and loved by those who live on the West Coast, including: Riot Beer, Black Eagle Brewing Company, Mountain Brewing, Everson Ciders, Garagista and D'Cider. Live entertainment in the form of both live music and stand-up comedy will be keeping the festival goers more than entertained. This year live bands include Moonshine Jazz, the Stone Jets, Sunset Sweatshop and Red Tape Riot, whilst the comedians include Gino Fernandez, Schalk Bezuidenhout and Charles Tertiens.

This year Darling Brew will also be going the extra mile by serving their craft beer straight from brewery tanks, making the craft lover’s dream of fresher than fresh beer, a reality. Local food stalls at the festival will provide an array of artisanal and delicious foods, including vegetarian fare, to keep attendees nourished and happy. There will also be Darling Brew merchandise and festive gift boxes on sale for those wanting to grab a Christmas gift for the beer lover in their lives.

Darling Brew’s festivals have come to be known as, not only the perfect event for beer lovers, but also for family’s looking for a day out. All of the brewery’s festivals are kid- friendly, including a large play area for children to have as much of a good time as their parents.

Details at a glance:
Location: Darling Brew, 48 Caledon St, Darling
Date & Time: 16 December, 10am – 8pm
Cost: R120 per adult, R80 for big kids over 12, Free for kids under 12
Tickets: Available via webtickets