Aimed at commercial craft brewers, home brewers and beer enthusiasts. The CBP (Craft Brewers Powwow) is for beer lovers of all shapes & sizes.
The Powwow exists to create a unified platform for quality, consistency and comradery in the craft beer industry. The conference included presentations from local and international speakers, educational workshops, brewery tour, delicious food and good fun!
This year, the Powwow has continued to provide a greener way of conferencing, by focusing on stringent waste management and recycling to using various non-polluting and water saving methods. The Powwow is held at the greenest hotel in Africa, Hotel Verde, Cape Town Airport which ensures that much of the conference is carbon neutral. “We tried our best to ensure that we achieved a sustainable conference,” says organizer, Sandy Pollock, “this included choosing a green venue, but also ensuring we did not print any brochures, menu's, posters or paper print. We also have not made use of any plastic water bottles or beer cups."
Hotel Verde is Africa's greenest hotel and the first hotel in Africa to offer carbon-neutral accommodation and conferencing, they offer a "zero waste to landfill" goal and use grey water recycling systems. All areas of staying green are considered when organizing the Craft Brewers Powwow.
The Powwow had two sets of annual awards: The Craft Brewers Awards showcased top South African craft brewers and their beers, whilst the Home Brewers Awards aimed at providing an opportunity for serious home brewers to be recognized for their time and talents.
Beer journalist, Lucy Corne (also known as the Brew Mistress) says “An event like this is exactly what the South African beer industry needs in order to grow,” says Lucy “I think the Powwow offers the perfect blend of learning and networking, making it appeal not only to commercial craft brewers but to home brewers and the everyday beer enthusiast.”
This year's Craft Brewers Powwow prizes are EPIC! Three lucky winners won a once in a lifetime treat. Entrants of the Home & Craft Brewers awards won a return flight and accommodation to Bamberg, Germany! While there, they will visit top notch German suppliers like Weyermann Specialty Malts®, Hopsteiner Deutschland hop farms, Kaspar Schulz and more!
Winners under the Craft Brewers Awards category went into a lucky draw. First prize winner was Little Wolf Brewery who received 1x return ticket to Bamberg, Germany, accommodation, educational brewing seminar's, personal tour guide of Bamberg, transfers. He will enjoy plenty of traditional German food and of course the best German beer on offer! T's & C’s apply!
Second prize under the Craft Brewers Awards category went to HogHouse Brewery who received accommodation, educational brewing seminar's, personal tour guide of Bamberg, transfers. He will enjoy plenty of traditional German food and of course the best German beer on offer! (Excludes flight ticket) T's & C’s apply!
Winner under the Home Brewers Awards category was won by Matthew Savage, who will receive accommodation, educational brewing seminar's, personal tour guide of Bamberg, transfers. Winners will enjoy plenty of traditional German food and of course the best German beer on offer! (Excludes flight ticket) T's & C’s apply!