Only 45-minutes from Joburg and easy to find is Stonehaven on Vaal, which is celebrating its popular annual Spring Beer Festival on Saturday, August 29, from midday till midnight.
The setting right on the banks of the Vaal River can’t get much better with lots of tables to sit around while you enjoy a good line up of entertainment from Gangs of Ballet, Graeme Watkins Project, Arno Carstens, Garth Taylor and Dixie Hillbillies, along with your favourite brew. Later on, DJ Warren will be entertaining those that want to party the night away.SAB Breweries will be treating the Vaal to a first and only on the day – they will have three speciality batch draught beers on tap. They have been brewed and specially crafted batch by batch at No 3 Fransen Street Brewery.
This brewery is designed with speciality beer in mind. So guests will be able to indulge in tastings of Red Ale, which is of Irish origin and has a rich candy, caramel malt flavour with slight roasted notes; Krystal Weiss, which is a classic wheat beer, light to medium gold colour; and Cream Ale, which has lactose and toffee flavours and is a mild and refreshing beer with a medium finish. Tastings and full glasses of these beers will be available.
Besides these new beer treats, there will also be lots of well-priced meals from stalls on the lawn and a biltong, sweets and ice cream stall too. Lots of competitions will run throughout the day.
* The taste carnival will kick off at midday.
Entrance is R60 for Adults and R20 for children 16 and under.
Visit www.springbeerfestival.co.za for more information.