Enjoy Beer-for-Africa At The Emperors Food, Drink & Music Festival


It’s no coincidence that beer rhymes with cheer, and Emperors Palace will prove exactly that at the Food, Drink and Music Festival from 28 – 31 August. Featuring a massive beer house, Brewers Lane, Amusement Park, more than 60 food stands and a number of fun family activities, Emperors Palace will be the only place to be at the end of August.

Officially opening to the public on Thursday, 28 August, Brewers Lane will be one of the event highlights where malt fanatics will be able to sample, buy and enjoy the finest beer South Africa’s craft beer makers have to offer. Brew masters will inspire all with their in-depth beer knowledge while guests will be able to try their hand at making beer by purchasing their very-own kits to take home.

Craft breweries exhibiting include Chameleon Breweries, Smack Republic Breweries and Windernere Breweries, to name but a few. Brewers Lane will open to the great Beer House aka “Dad’s Spot” where sports fans and music lovers will be entertained for hours. Screens will be placed strategically throughout the festival where avid rugby supporters will be able to watch their favourite game. Enjoy a variety of food and drink in the biggest Beerhouse in town where big bands will be entertaining visitors with music such as laid back jazz, blue grass, country, reggae and rock.

Here are three bubbly facts you didn’t know about our nation’s love for beer: 

  1. South Africa accounts for 34% of Africa’s formal beer market, and, we’re expected to grow by 10% annually over the next five years!
  2. Most beer consumer in our country is lager, perfect for our hot climate;
  3. There is a large trend in the home-brewing community throughout the country. Homebrewers meet on a monthly basis to discuss brewing techniques and the like and now can beer fans can meet at Brewers Lane at the Emperors Food Festival!

The festival will present a fusion of culinary experiences and sensory delights created for those who want to escape to Eden for a day. Tickets for the festival are R80 per person with complimentary entry for children under the age of 12. Amusement park rides are R25 per ride. The festival will be open on Thursday and Friday from 16h00 to 22h30, Saturday from 11h00 to 22h30, and on Sunday from 10h00 to 18h00. Parking will be available across the resort. Bookings can be made through the Emperors Palace Box Office on (011) 928 1297/1213 or on or

Emperors Palace is a Peermont resort. For further information visit or contact (011) 928 1000. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @emperorspalace

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