UNIVERSITY OF WITWATERSRAND ARE 2017 SAB INTERVARSITY BEER BREWING CHAMPIONS

Friday, September 8th, 2017

The University of Witwatersrand has been named the overall winner of the 10th Annual SAB Intervarsity Beer Brewing Champions 2017.

The University of Witwatersrand’s Big Petr Pils, a Lager, claimed the top honour of Castle Lager Best Bru Award and the Carling Black Label Best Lager.

An independent panel of expert industry judges noted that the team’s winning entry was “a very drinkable style for South Africa’s warm weather conditions. It was well balanced, using the right amount of hops and that they used good brewing procedures for a style that requires precision in brewing technique.”

The Best Cider was awarded to Cape Peninsula University of Technology (Apple Adventure Cider); the Best Speciality Beer went to University of Pretoria (Cloudy with a Chance of Ginger); Best Winter Warmer was awarded to University of Johannesburg (British Strong Ale); and the Best Label Design went to Central University of Technology Free State (Yet Another Lemon Tree).

SEE FULL LIST OF CATEGORY WINNERS BELOW.

Judges commented that the top beer were all comparable to any of the best home brewing competition. Overall, the quality of entries was on the increase.

A total of 16 local tertiary institutions took part in the competition.

  1. University of Limpopo
  2. University of Potchefstroom
  3. University of Stellenbosch
  4. Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  5. University of KZN Westville Campus
  6. University of Cape Town
  7. Pretoria University
  8. University of Pietermaritzburg
  9. University of Free State
  10. Central University of Technology Free State
  11. Rhodes University
  12. University of Johannesburg
  13. Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
  14. University of Witwatersrand
  15. University of South Africa (UNISA)
  16. 1000 Hills Chef School

FULL LIST OF CATEGORY WINNERS:

Castle Best Bru (overall winner):

1st: University of Witwatersrand (Big Petr Pils)

Carling Black Label Best Lager:

1st: University of Witwatersrand (Big Petr Pils)
2nd: Cape Peninsula University of Technology (Klopse Lager)
3rd: University of Pretoria (Dark Deer)

Redds Best Cider:

1st: Cape Peninsula University of Technology (Apple Adventure Cider)
2nd: University of Kwa-Zulu Natal – Pietermaritzburg (House Kev Blackberry Dark Mild)
3rd: University of Cape Town (Raspberry Ripple)

No. 3 Fransen Street Best Speciality Beer:

1st: University of Pretoria (Cloudy with a Chance of Ginger)
2nd: University of KZN Pietermaritzburg (House James Sweet Sorghum Stout)
3rd: University of Cape Town (Brewhouse Ryot Pale Ale)

Castle Milk Stout Winter Warmer:

1st: University of Johannesburg (British Strong Ale)
2nd: North West University – Potchefstroom Campus (Mistress)
3rd: University of KZN- Pietermaritzburg (Winter Saison)

Best Label Design:

1st: Central University of Technology Free State (Yet Another Lemon Tree)
2nd: University of the Free State (Bundesadler)
3rd: University of the Free (Wee Heavyness)

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