Festival of Beer Awards

After bringing the public 10 years of all things beer, the annual Cape Town Festival of Beer, will once again award a number of the best beers on show. Brewers in attendance will all be vying for top honours in the seven categories: Best Lager, Best Hoppy Beer, Best Beer on Show, Best Dark Beer, Best Speciality Beer, Best Wheat Beer and Best Cider.

The judging process will be carried out by independent group South Yeasters, a homebrewers club consisting of beer enthusiasts based in Cape Town. All judges will be Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) qualified – an internationally recognised program. The judging panel will be a combination of beer experts, beer enthusiasts and home brewers.


  • Best Lager

  • Best Hoppy Beer

  • Best on Show

  • Best Dark Beer

  • Best Speciality Beer

  • Best Cider

  • Best Wheat Beer

  • Best Stand


Below is the link to the form for entries to the most comprehensive Beer Judging awards in SA, proudly brought to you by MCC.

A true global label solution provider, MCC is one of the largest label companies in the world in the following market segments: Home & Personal Care, Food & Beverage, Healthcare, Specialty, Consumer Durables, and Wine & Spirits. Multi-Color Corporation services these markets around the world with business interests in the North American, Latin American, EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and Asia Pacific regions. 
MCC RSA is based in Paarl and one of the major label suppliers in South Africa.

Entries will need to be submitted, correctly labelled at the Brewers Braai on Thurs 28th November, for judging the next day. We can only accept two beers per brewery.

Link to Google form for entry: CLICK HERE

You can copy and paste that link into your browser and fill it out online. Each category winner will receive 2000 stickers for bottling and a trophy. More stickers can be purchased thereafter.

This is an awesome addition to an already prestigious award and long may it continue.

Once again, we have teamed up with YOCO as our card payments partner, they will be in attendance at the Festival to help and set you up. Please contact lindie@yoco.co.za or Mobile: +27 (72) 3169 461.

Our Brewers Braai, not open to the public, is not to be missed, and great opportunity for everyone to catch up, relax, eat, drink and discuss beer, cider and our industry before the next three days of pouring and chatting. This year the Brewers Braai is generously sponsored by our friends from Electrical Industries in Paarden Island who can assist with pretty much anything dispensing and equipment wise.