Thousand Sensation Craft Food & Beer Festival 2016

The Third Thousand Sensations Crafted Beer and Food Festival will take place on 16 and 17 September 2016 at the Wilderness Hotel in Wilderness.

Tousand Sensations Beer&Food Festival Logo3PATHS-2This is the second time at this magnificent venue and we plan for between 3 000 – 3500 craft beer lovers to attend.

This event is a real South African Festival with 90% South African Crafted Beer. 30 Breweries will participate with more than 120 different craft beers.

The craft beer is complemented by a variety of food dishes to complement all the different beer styles.

During the two days, a total of six (6) presentations will take place around the art of craft beer and the industry.

Different brew masters, chefs and the authors of South African Beer Books will be present. Live music by local artists all the time during the Festival. Entrance fee only R80 (including a festival branded glass and 5 tasting tickets) Under 18 R30 and under 12 free.

The first notice already in the George Herald.

Group Editors (local newspapers in all the surrounding towns and in George – including web-based newspapers) are on board this year as the Media Partner and Algoa FM will broadcast from the venue on Friday 16 September 2016.

A number of businesses are driving around with magnetic signs on their cars with the words : “Eager Supporter of Festival”



The Main Venue Halls of The Wilderness Hotel will host the artists and space for beer drinkers to sit down and enjoy beer, food and music. Ample space is available outside to enjoy the sun in the garden or next to the swimming pool. Beer and food stalls will be situated at different places on the hotel premises for convenience. A play area is available for children under supervision.


During the two day Festival six (6) Craft Beer presentations will take place (45 minutes each). Each facilitated by a brew master. For each of the presentations, different craft beer will be available in order to understand the different beer styles, with cheese and other food pairing. Valuable information about the Craft Beer Industry will be presented to participants. Cost R50 per person.

In the build up to the Festival craft beer and food pairing adventures will take place on 12 September at House of Flavour (George), 13 September at Turnberry Boutique Hotel (Oudtshoorn), 14 September at Pomodoro (Wilderness) and 15 September Diaz Beach Hotel (Mossel Bay). Limited tickets available at R150 per person.


The Wilderness Hotel offers a special of R650 per room per night for two people for the two days of the Festival. Do not drive – stay over.



(1)  Robertson                                                       
(2)  Mitchells                                                          
(3)  Wild Clover                                                                                                          
(4) Fraser’s Folly                                            
(5) Devils Peak                                                      
(6) Birkenhead                                                       
(7) Darling                                                             
(8) Eden Brewers                                                   
(9) Jack Black                                                        
(10) Cape Brewing Company (CBC)                      
(11) Kasi Craft Beer                                               
(12) Leopold7                                                       
(13) Stellenbrau                                                       
(15) The Sedgefield Craft Brewery                                       
(16) Triggerfish                                                      
(17) Belgian Beer Co
(18) Berg River Brewery                                                  
(19) Riot Beer                                                  
(20) Woodstock                                               
(21) Saggy Stone                                            
(22) Innis & Gunn (Scottish)                           
(23) Daxi’s                                                       
(24) Long Mountain Brewery                         
(25) Die Biervrou & Striped Horse
(26) The Beer Merchant (Citizen/Hoopenberg/Gallows Hill/ St Francis)
(27) Drifter Brewery
(28) Cape Mead Brewery
(29) Beer Bikes The Bullcook Craft Brew
(30) Urban Brewing Co
(31) Glenhoff (Only beer)


1) Hettas Home Foods                               
2) Wilderness Hotel   
3) Texas Grill                                              
4) Be Juice Café                                           
5) Natal Curries
6) The Fudgemaster                                   
7) Rocket Stove and Patato Rosti             
8) Schwaben                                                
9)  Chip a Dip                               
10) Mini Donuts                                              
11) Coffee Cafe
12) Thai Foods
13) Kobus se Gat
14) Latana Cheese
15) Wurst Express


(1) Windermere
(2) Henties Fruit Juices                                   
(3) Bonnievale Wines
(4) The Bootlegger – home brew supply shop
(5) African Rosella
(6) Mampoer Posboom Distillers
(7) Toni Glass Collection (Ice Tea)
(8) Baleia Bay Wines
(9) Everson Cider
(10) Sxollie Cider
(11) GUDGU (No sugar cordials)

Alewijn Dippenaar
Thousand Sensations
Festival Owner and Organizer
27 February 2016
082 457 5675
P.O.Box 1344 George 6530
Facebook: Thousand Sensations

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