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'. 👏🏽🍺