South African National Beer Day

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Do you love South African beer? Do you wish there was a day in the year when you could show your love and passion for your favourite brew? A day when the whole country could come together to celebrate the diversity and excellence of our beer? Well wish no more! Welcome South African National Beer Day! (SANBD)

South African National Beer Day is a day for beer drinkers around South Africa to unite around one beloved berverage. A day to celebrate heritage, culture and beer!

It will be celebrated on the first Saturday of February every year, which makes this years SANBD the 4th of February.

“It is about people coming together to enjoy a beer and celebrate the diversity of beer in South Africa. While there is an International Beer Day, which is celebrated to some extent in South Africa, this is a northern hemisphere initiative timed to fall within their summer. While beer drinking is a year-round pastime, nothing quite demands a cold beer like a hot, sunny South African day.”
Lucy Corne, creator and South African National Beer Day Champion

It’s not only beer drinkers that are joining the SANBD celebrations. Many retailers and resturants are joining in too; offering discounts, specials and more! Here is a list of a few awesome activities that will be happening throughout the country:

Beerhouse Centurion and Beerhouse Fourways
25% off selected South African beers.

Bosheuvel Country Estate in Muldersdrift
Specials on food and beer brewed at the on-site microbrewery.

Stoep & Swing in Simon’s Town
A mini beer festival with six craft beers on tap, German food and vinyl DJs.

Woodstock Brewery in Woodstock
Two new beers, brewed especially for SANBD – a Märzen and an Imperial Pilsner.

Hillcrest homebrewers club East Coast Brewers
A brewday where they will try to recreate Elvis Juice, from famed Scottish brewery BrewDog.

Wort Hog Brewers with Lazy Lizard Brewery in Broederstroom
A communal brewday – bring along your homebrew kit and ingredients and brew the same recipe together.

We’re giving you the opportunity to WIN 1 of 10 cases of your favourite SAB beer, or a beer tour experience unlike any other!

Entering is simple.
All you have to do is add some local flava to your SANBD.
The competition is only open on the 4th Feb.

You can enter our competition in 3 ways:


Post a pic of you and an SAB beer at
a truly South African location using
#SANBeerDay & #SAB


Just post a pic in the comments section
here of you and your friends toasting
South African National Beer Day.


On Twitter, tell us how you’ll make your SANBD one to
remember and use #SAB & #SANBeerDay

So raise a glass to good people, good food and good beer this
South African National Beer Day!

For more events and information, join the conversation on Facebook or Twitter:



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