Merry December all. I do love Christmas. And I rather like beer too, so each year, for the first 12 days in December, I team up with a whole host of breweries, restaurants, distributors and homebrew stores to bring you Africa’s biggest and bestest beer giveaway!*
(* – I have no stats to back this up but as yet no-one has challenged this statement so I am going to keep saying it).
This year, prizes will be sponsored by the following awesome brands:
- Little Wolf
- Mad Giant
- Den Anker
- Beerhouse Centurion
- Brewing Beyond the Basics
- Striped Horse
- Nottingham Road
- Brewster’s Craft
- Stellenbosch Brewing Co.
- Beer Boot Camp
- Belgian Beer Company
- Leaky Tap
- Hog House
- Just Brewing
- Mountain Brewing
So how do you play? It’s easy – pop back to the blog each morning, or check out my accounts on Twitter and Facebook and find out how you can win – it’s often as easy as reposting, retweeting, following and liking!
IMPORTANT NOTE: Unless otherwise stated, all prizes must be collected from the brewery/establishment.
Without further ado:
First up today, Gauteng homebrew shop and long-time supporter of 12 Days, Toppie’s Brewing Co will be making two newbie brewers happy this Christmas. Enter on Facebook to stand a chance of winning one of two beginner partial mash kits. The prize includes shipping, so it’s time for people in East London, Pofadder, Bethlehem and Mussina to play!! (Or people in Cape Town, Pretoria, Joburg and Durban too…)
Don’t forget that there’s also a chance to win a spot on Brewing Beyond the Basics (3-day brewing course, value R1850) or Know Your Beer (6-week beer appreciation evening course) on offer over here…..
And now for this year’s grand prize. So far, the prizes offering the chance to join brewers for a brew day have been highly sought after, so I think you’re going to like this:
The final prize for this year is sponsored by the award-winning Mountain Brewing Co near Worcester. They’re offering a prize for serious home brewers wishing to turn pro. You and two friends get to join brewer PG at Klipbokkop Mountain Reserve/Mountain Brewing Co for a full brewday. But that’s not all – the prize includes all meals and accommodation for one night for all three of you. The location is simply spectacular – I like it so much that I will also be joining!!
To stand a chance of winning this marvellous prize, you can enter on Facebook and/or Twitter. Before you do anything else, please be sure to like/follow Mountain Brewing Co on whichever social media you’re on. Then find the Facebook post on The Brewmistress page and follow the instructions. Or complete and tweet:
I want to win the #12DaysofBeermas grand prize: a brewday & overnight stay @MountainBrewing because __________________@LucyCorne
You’ll have to get creative with words as you only have about 30 characters!!! Good luck and thanks for playing!
With just one day to go, how about this spectacular prize from Garagista Beer Co in Riebeek Kasteel: the winner, and up to three friends get to go to Riebeek Kasteel to spend the day brewing Tears of the Hipster. Lunch and some goodies are included. (Transport to Riebeek is not – I would totally recommend that you stay the night or two and make a weekend of it!!).
You can enter by following the instructions on Facebook or by tweeting the following:
Oh how I would LOVE to win a brewday for me and my friends @GaragistaBeerCo @LucyCorne #12DaysofBeermas
Capetonians, rejoice! Up for grabs today, a super selection of goodies from Drifter Brewing Co. The prize includes a Drifter shirt and trucker cap, an Explorer Pack (featuring the four beers of the core range) plus a voucher for a tour of the brewery. This is an equal opportunities prize – you can enter on Facebook and/or Twitter. On FB, find the post, follow the instructions. On Twitter, it’s a simple cut ‘n’ paste job:
I want to win a festive goodie bag from @DrifterBrewing including beers and a brewery tour. Go ahead @LucyCorne, make my Beermas!
Gautengers, don’t look away – I’ve got you covered today thanks to the Just Brewing team. You could win two tickets to one of their Club Nights: held monthly, club nights include unlimited beer tastings! (Designated driver essential). Again, you can enter on Facebook and Twitter. Facebook – come on, you know the drill by now! Twitter, here’s the tweet to tweet:
I want to join @JustBrewingCo for their monthly beer tasting club night in 2017 please @LucyCorne! #12DaysofBeermas
Two Cape-based prizes on offer today. You can, of course, enter wherever you live, but you have to come to Cape Town to collect… First, from Hoghouse Brewing Co, a Christmas goodie bag with two 6-packs of Hoghouse beer, a trucker cap and a bumper sticker. This is a Facebook-based comp – see you over there for more details on how to enter…
If you’re more of a tweeter, I bring you something from the Belgian Beer Co that will put a festive grin on your face – a case of Liefmans with some Liefmans Loot! To enter, simply tweet this:
I Liefmans Christmas! Make mine a happy one with a case of Fruitesse and some Liefmans loot from @belgianbeercom @LucyCorne #12DaysofBeermas
Facebook folk – how would you like to learn a load of awesome stuff about beer from someone who really knows their stuff? It just so happens that today’s FB prize is a spot on the Introduction to Brewing Science Course run by Apiwe Nxusani-Mawela, AKA The Brewster. Find the FB post for info on how to enter.
And twitterererers, I do think you’ll find today’ prize rather magnificent – it’s from Stellenbosch Brewing Co and here’s what you get: A brew day experience for two people, with lunch and beers and a 4-pack of IPA to take home, PLUS 4-6 weeks later, drop in again to grab a four-pack of the beer you brewed with Stellies brewer/owner, Bruce. Epic, no? To enter, tweet this:
I REALLY want to win a brewday with lunch and beers at the awesome @stelliesbeer at Joostenberg. @LucyCorne #12daysofbeermas
Two more marvellous prizes up for grabs today. First, for Cape Town dwellers, how about a Striped Horse cooler bag to keep your beers cold this summer, plus a trucker cap and bottle opener to complete the ensemble. To enter, here’s what you need to tweet:
I would love to win a goodie bag from the fine festive folk @StripedHorseZA! @LucyCorne #12DaysofBeermas
And for Facebookers, the beer-mad guys at Beer Bros have dug deep and come up with something pretty special: the BeerBros Brew In A Box V2.0 – a homebrew starter kit that includes everything a first-time brewer needs to make 4L of delicious beer in the comfort of his or her kitchen, worth a princely R950. For all the info on the prize and how to win it, you know by now where to go…
For Western Cape based lovers of Belgian beer, how about a mixed case from the lovely folk at Honingklip? They specialise in Belgian beers and produce from their Bot River-based farm (this prize must be collected from the brewery) This is a Facebook competition, so you know what to do… (find the post, follow the instructions).
Meanwhile on Twitter…how about a little love for the folks up north? One of Gauteng/North West’s newest breweries, Leaky Tap has put together a Beermas goodie bag featuring a case (12 bottles) of Leaky Tap Golden Ale, a Leaky Tap trucker cap and two branded glasses. To enter, follow them on Twitter and tweet the following:
Hey @LucyCorne, make my Beermas a happy one with a box of beery goodies from @TapLeaky please! #12daysofbeermas
Bumper bag of prizes on offer today:
From Cape Town based homebrew supply store, Beer Guevara are offering the ultimate beer geek prize – a pair of speciality beer glasses of your choice – either the Worthington or the Ultimate Belgium (to be collected from their Woodstock shop). To enter, head to Facebook to find the relevant post.
Also in Cape Town, Atlantic Storm have put together a goodie bag that includes a branded cap, one of their awesome new t-shirts, a 2L branded growler AND, when you collect your prize from Banana Jam Cafe, the Atlantic Storm guys will even fill the growler with one of their beers for you to take home and share. Or drink by yourself – thy don’t judge. This is a Twitter comp – all you have to do is tweet:
To kick off the week, I want to win a rad t-shirt, cap and growler full of @AtlanticStormZA beer! @LucyCorne #12DaysofBeermas
And for all the details on the third prize, from Beer Boot Camp, head over here….
Day Three and Four
The Beermas fairy does not rest on weekends, and as a special treat, both prizes today will be up for grabs on Facebook and Twitter. It’s a Beermas miracle!!
In the Western Cape, Stellenbrau are inviting two lucky winners for a brewery tour and tasting at their Stellenbosch brewery, with a draught beer of your choice each afterwards. You can enter on Facebook or tweet this:
I’d like to win a tour and tasting @Stellenbrau to kick off the festive season @LucyCorne #12DaysofBeermas
And today also marks the first prize for beer lovers in KZN. Once again, Nottingham Road Brewery are offering a prize – this year, you and a friend/partner/person you know could win a brewery tour and tasting at their Midlands Meander brewery. Find the Facebook post and follow the instructions or simply tweet the following (preferably singing while you tweet):
On the 3rd day of Beermas, I would like to see: 3 Tipsy Tigers, 2 Whistling Weasels & a tour @nottiesbrewery! @LucyCorne #12DaysofBeermas
Again, two prizes to give away today, one in Cape Town and the other in Gauteng. First up, the brand new Beerhouse Centurion team are offering a Beer O’clock tasting tray – that’s 12 different beers, local and international, to sample and most likely, tweet/Instagram/etc about. To enter, simply tweet this:
It’s always beer o’clock @ – please can I win a taster tray of goodness @LucyCorne!! #12DaysofBeermas
In Cape Town, Belgian beer institution Den Anker invites you and a friend to enjoy a beer tasting and tapas with a spectacular view of the mountain. To enter, get yourself on to Facebook and find/like/share/comment on the Den Anker post.
Up for grabs today in Cape Town – a mixed case from Little Wolf Brewery. That’s 24 beers of your choice from the complete range: American Wheat, Saison, Hibiscus Cider, Dry Hopped Cider, Tonic or Soda. To enter, simply get over to Twitter and tweet the following:
I want to have a hoppy Christmas this year and would love to win a case of festive cheer from @. #12DaysofBeermas @LucyCorne
Gautengers – don’t go anywhere!! I have a big pile of awesome for you too!! The fine folk at Mad Giant are inviting two lucky winners for a brewery tour and tasting with brewer/owner Eben Uys, with a Mad Giant cap or t-shirt each to take home as a souvenir. PLUS three runners up will each get a t-shirt or cap! To enter, find the Mad Giant post on my Facebook page and like, comment and share, share, share!!