Check out the 2020 Craft Brewers Powwow PRESS KIT 2020


South Africa's beer school kicks off once again!

Join us at the Verde Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa for the annual Craft Brewers Powwow. Aimed at commercial craft brewers, home brewers and beer enthusiasts. The #CBP20 (Craft Brewers Powwow 2020) is for beer lovers of all shapes & sizes.

The Craft Brewers Powwow three-day conference will begin the 15th - 17th May 2020 and you can expect that everyone who is anyone involved in the African craft beer industry will be in attendance. On the Saturday evening, the African Beer Cup award ceremony will take place, beers will be double-judged by a panel of local and international qualified BJCP beer judges and industry experts. The overall gold award and best beer in Africa will be crowned along with winners in each category. The weekend features top notch speakers from around the world, wholesome delicious meals, great beer and plenty of fun!

Drifters Brewing Co were crowned the best beer in Africa 2019 at the Craft Brewers Powwow in Cape Town

Who will be crowned the winner in 2020?

Last year Drifters Brewing Co. won 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). Who will it be this year?

The 2020 Master Of Ceremonies will once again be the much loved Rob Heyns (Yuppie Chef & League of Beers) and will get the Powwow started on the Friday afternoon over a few beers.

The African Beer Cup had such a successful inaugural year and we can’t wait to see what 2020 brings. Entries are flowing in from across the continent and our judges are getting ready to taste the very best beers that Africa has to offer. - Lucy Corne

This year the Powwow will be bringing in 7 international speakers with topics like 'Contract Brewing Challenges', 'Guerrilla Marketing' and 'Quality Control Management'. The agenda will be split and run alongside each and topics were chosen according to industry trends and demand.

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

Sponsors for the Craft Brewers Powwow 2020 are rolling in, this year premium sponsors include Dematech (Pty) Ltd beverage specialists, SKRLJ experts in beverage equipment and Fermentis yeast and fermentation experts.

Many of the attendees, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors that joined the #CBP19



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