Check out the 2019 Craft Brewers Powwow PRESS KIT 2019


Growing the SA Craft Beer Industry

Aimed at commercial craft brewers, home brewers and beer enthusiasts. The CBP (Craft Brewers Powwow) is for beer lovers of all shapes & sizes.

Beer school was in! The Craft Brewers Powwow three-day conference kicked off from the 17-19th May 2019 and featured top notch speakers from around the world, wholesome delicious meals, great beer and plenty of fun! Attendees were especially excited to meet 2019 Rockstar keynote speaker, prolific author and James Beard Award-winning brewmaster Garrett Oliver, brewmaster from the Brooklyn Brewery USA, who gave talks on Mixed Fermentation, Bottle Conditioning and hilariously walked the crowd through his personal brewing story.

Garrett Oliver of Brooklyn Brewery speaking at the 2019 Craft Brewers Powwow in Cape Town, South Africa

As usual, the weekend also featured two competitions and beer awards – one for home brewers and one for craft brewers, but this year the awards ceremonies took a seriously large leap in the right direction for the African craft beer industry. Firstly, the homebrewers were given the opportunity to have their brews judged by a group of highly experienced qualified BJCP judges. This is a first for the Powwow and gives individual brewers the opportunity to receive quality feedback.

But the bigger news?

The Craft Brewers Powwow officially partnered with The African Beer Cup. The African Beer Cup is an annual competition seeking to crown the best beers on the African continent. Entries are welcomed from breweries small and large operating in any African country. Beers were double-judged by a handpicked panel of qualified beer judges and industry experts. Winners were announced on Saturday the 18th May.

Best of show: Best Beer in Africa 2019

A big congrats to Drifters Brewing Co. for winning the ultimate title of Best Beer in Africa 2019 for their delicious and creamy Stormy Smoked Porter. 👏🏽🍺 The Drifters crew were seen celebrating their win after the announcement and received a hand painted award for their title. (As seen on their Twitter page)

Drifters Brewing Co. won the best of show award for the best beer in Africa 2019 for their Stormy Smoked Porter

Congrats to the three winners of the homebrewers competition. Gold Winner: Troye May for his 'Dubbel Dabble', Silver Winner: Adrian Ryley for his 'Black Widow', Bronze Winner: Brett Paton for his 'Fatdog Lager'. 👏🏽🍺

2019 Testimonials:

As Africa increasingly joins the world-wide craft beer movement, it’s important for African brewers to have access to the community and educational resources that have helped craft brewers in other countries thrive. The Craft Brewers PowWow does a great job of providing that first step on the path to a brilliant future for African craft brewing. - Garrett Oliver, (Brooklyn Brewery, USA)
A Well organised , highly informative event that every home and commerical brewer will benefit from - Highly Recommended. Adrian Ryley
We both think the Powwow was an awesome event and heard quite a few people say "this is by far the best one yet!" - congrats to the team! - Lucy and Shawn Duthie
Thanks for letting us partake in your very well organised and successful event. - Nicolene Els, (Klein River)
A stellar weekend of learning and drinking with good friends and good beer. - Matthew Monteiro
Fantastic event - overall the Powwow is the leading beer event on our continent. - Nicholas bush, (Drifter Brewing Co.)
I will be back for next year. - Anonymous
The Powwow is a great event having the merrit to establish quality networking and education of African craft brewers, setting the bases for further developments and growth. - Stéphane Meulemans, (Fermentis)
Thank you for the wonderful festival organisation, master classes of craft beer and not only you gave us and all those present at Craft brewers Powwow. Thank you for your dedication. Thank you for bringing together that wonderful crazy professionals and gave us a chance to share the holiday with you. Thank you for opportunity to be a sponsor. - Shulika Svetlana, (Europlast)
Thank you for an excellent event. It was most definitely worth our while being there. We hope to see you next year. - Laurance Fineberg, (ContiTech)

2019 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Gold sponsor: Weyermann® Speciality Malt, Silver sponsor: SKRLJ, Bronze sponsor: Fermentis
Many of the attendees, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors that joined the #CBP19

Rockstar speaker was Garrett Oliver (Brooklyn Brewery). Additional speakers that joined in 2019 was Nenad Horvat (Oprema), Theo Louw (Darling Brew), Brett Collett (Anton Paar), Lucy Corne (Brewmistress) Bjoern Graser (Dematech), Eben Uys (Mad Giant), JC Steyn (Devils Peak), Stéphane Meulemans (Fermentis), Greg Gilowey & Karl Tessendorf (Beer Country), Nick Bush (Drifter Brewing), Stefan Wiswedel (Little Wolf Brewery), Uros Zorn (SKRLJ), Ross McCullocj (Jack Black Beer), Alexander Brand (Blefa Kegs), Long Guo (Pelliconi), Tom Riley (Tiny Keg).

The 2019 Master Of Ceremonies was the much loved Rob Heyns (Yuppie Chef & League of Beers)



For Immediate release. News from Craft Brewers Powwow. For further information, press release and high resolution images, please contact Ursula Phillips, +27 21 385 0483, marketing@craftbrewerspowwow.co.za

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