For those who don’t know me well, let me tell you that I just loooooove Christmas. You might also be vaguely aware that I’m rather fond of beer. So, this year I bring you (drum roll…..) The 12 Days of Beermas!
I’ve teamed up with a host of brewers, bars and brewing suppliers who have been extremely generous in donating some awesome prizes. There are tastings and lunches, brewery tours and pints, merchandise and courses – and a couple of pretty special surprises as well.
Each day from December 2nd there will be a different prize – sometimes two! – up for grabs. There are prizes in Cape Town, prizes in Jo’burg, prizes in Durban and prizes that will even be delivered to your door.
DAY ONE: To win a three-course meal for two people, plus a pint each of your favourite brew at the wonderful Brauhaus am Damm, simply RT/share the Brewmistress’s Twitter or FB post. Winners announced at 5pm on December 2nd!!
WINNER: Bushbaby Brewery
DAY TWO: Today there are two prizes! First, in Cape Town, this awesome partial mash kit from BeerLab. To win, you need to be on Twitter – all you have to do is tweet this, filling in the blanks: “I want Santa to bring me a @BeerLabSA partial mash kit because __________ #12DaysofBeermas @LucyCorne”
WINNER: Roelof Loots
For those in the Gauteng area, there’s a great prize on offer courtesy of Soweto Gold – a tour for two of the Ubuntu Kraal brewery (home of Soweto Gold, PLUS a tasting with the brewmaster, PLUS lunch for two people PLUS two beers – and they’ve even thrown in a Soweto Gold t-shirt so that you can take a little piece of the brewery home!!!. For details on how to win, get yourself over to The Brewmistress Facebook page…
WINNER: Franco Megannon
DAY THREE: It’s a double whammy prize. First, Just Brewing Co. are offering a behind-the-scenes look at a beerfest. The prize includes entry to the fest and the opportunity to see how everything works – dispensing, how the beer is cooled and how to pull the perfect pint. You’ll also get a pint of your choice from the selection Just Brewing has on tap that day…and of course the chance to wander and enjoy the fest (you have to liaise with them to decide which fest).
But not only that! The winner will also get two tickets to a “Meet the Brewer” at Beerhouse on Long or Beerhouse Fourways PLUS two “Beer O’clock” tasting trays…with a tutored tasting by the Beer Whisperer himself, Murray Slater (subject to him being in town!).
As you can see, this is a prize for real beer geeks, so to win, just finish this sentence in the comments section below: “I’m a true beer geek because __________”.
WINNER: Peter Carson
DAY FOUR: Cape prize is a hamper from Red Sky Brew, including six beers, two branded glasses, meat marinade and beer bread mix. To win, just tweet this: RT 2 win awesome hamper from @RedSkyBrew: 6 beers, 2 glasses,Barry Hilton marinade & beer bread mix. Must collect @ brewery #12DaysofBeermas
Or if you’re more of a Facebooker, head over to the Brewmistress page and share the post.
WINNER: Roly the Beer Geek
There’s also a Gauteng prize – a R300 voucher for food and beer at the fabulous Cockpit Brewhouse. Again, winning is easy – share the relevant post on Facebook or tweet this: Gauteng beer lovers: RT to win a R300 voucher for food and some superb beer at the awesome @CockpitBrewhous #12DaysofBeermas
WINNER: Weimar Gas Pfuhl
DAY FIVE: Winner of a tour with tastings and beer goodies at Swagga Breweries in Jo’burg is: Kevin Ryan
DAY SIX: Head over to FB or Twitter to win tasting trays for two people, plus two pints of your favourite beer at Wild Clover Brewery in Stellenbosch.