Lads don your Lederhosen, lasses get your dirndl ready, the TOPS at SPAR Bierfest is back for a fabulous 5th year!
Durban at Suncoast - 4th & 5th September
Johannesburg at Montecasino - 9th to 11th October & 16th to 17th October
Cape Town at Newlands Brewery - 6th to 8th November
Rain or shine, it’s Bierfest time!
At each event, the world-class TOPS at SPAR Bierfest, in association with Tsogo Sun, Jagermeister, Gearhouse, Dryver, Good Fellas and Jiguja, will be hosted inside a 4 000-seater Bavarian Brauhaus festooned with festival décor direct from München. Modeled on the much-loved Munich Oktoberfest, the ever-popular TOPS at SPAR Bierfest will once again recreate the revellery, tradition and, of course, the wunderbar tastes of this epic annual celebration(but on home soil!)
Live oompah music (performed by a seven-piece authentically German oompah band), costumed ale-carrying Frauleins and lip-smackingly beautiful Bavarian food (eisbein, German sausages, pickles, pretzels und sauerkraut) make Bierfest the unmissable festive appreciation of all things bier!
Hosted by The ‘Mayor of Munich’, Brendan Murray – the comedian, voice artist and actor best known as a frequent stand-up comic on the Cape Town comedy circuit – this year’s hotly anticipated Bierfest activities range from the traditional (‘Tapping of the Keg’, ‘Best-Dressed,’ and ‘Mass-Heben’) to the madcap; cow milking competitions, and treasure hunts. For those that love some rock with their party roll, SA’s best-loved party band, Me and Mr Brown will delight and have you screaming for more.
For this year’s uproarious event, presenting partner and new specialty beer brand No. 3 Fransen Street will be bringing their three small-batch brands to the event in the form of a delicious Cream Ale, a pert Irish Red Ale and a traditional Krystal Weiss. The event’s Master Brewers will of course again be bringing fans the long-time favourite, limited edition Bavarian-styled Royal Bavaria Oktoberfest Bier. Bier lovers can again look forward to a true journey of discovery. Master Brewers will be on hand to enlighten beer-curious attendees with insider info and anecdotes at Bierfest’s “Braumeister Ecke” (a.k.a Brewmasters Corner).
Value for money and an all-round entertainment spectacle, the TOPS at SPAR Bierfest has fast established itself as a not-to-be-missed annual event. Getting together a garrulous gathering of friends or colleagues couldn’t be easier as Bierfest offers a broad variety of specially ‘crafted’ ticket packages (everything from pre-booked tables, meals and costume hire) ensure all the preparation is arranged before you arrive at your table, should you wish.
#DrinkSmart, TOPS at SPAR Bierfest’s responsible drinking programme spearheaded by TOPS at SPAR’s mobile phone app DRYVER, in association with Good Fella’s, Uber, Beck’s Non-Alcoholic and JIGUJA detox drink, proudly provides Bierfest patrons with a broad range of safe and affordable choices to drink responsibly and get home safely; rehydration stations, Good Fellas memberships and Designated Driver Rewards Programmes are all on tap.
As in previous years, all purchases of food, drinks and merchandise at the festival are made with “Crowns” (which can be purchased along with the tickets themselves). These are available in denominations of R30 and sold in packs of five. Crowns are non-refundable.
Book at the official Bierfest web site