It’s that time of year again – the time when the South African beer community gets together to give you a whopping TWELVE DAYS of beery giveaways. Forget partridges in pear trees, this year the 12 Days of Beermas brings you homebrew kits and brewery trips, books and beer and courses and some truly awesome prizes that I’m not going to tell you about just yet…
All you have to do is bookmark this page and check back daily to learn what the prize is and how to win. Most competitions take place on Facebook and/or Twitter, though a few will be right here on the blog…and one or two are for blog subscribers only, so fill in the form over here ——-> and make sure you don’t miss out!!
It’s the final day of #12DaysofBeermas! Two prizes left:
First up, a rather delightful experience – sponsored by one of South Africa’s oldest breweries, Nottingham Road Brewery, this prize includes:
– a night for two people at the lovely Rawdons Hotel & Estate, including breakfast (Ts & Cs apply)
– a brewery tour
– a tasting of Notties ales
To enter, you need to get yourself on to my Facebook page, find the Notties post, like, share and comment telling us what you’d call the next Notties ale (it’s got to fit with the theme…). Alternatively, if you’re more of a Twitter nerd, tweet your reply, making sure you use this info:
@nottiesbrewery and @LucyCorne #12DaysofBeermas.
Our final prize of what I hope you agree has been a rather spectacular 12 days comes from the team behind Beer Boot Camp. The day-long beer indaba is taking place for the second time in July 2016, with events in both Johannesburg and Cape Town. The lineup is pretty spectacular, featuring prominent beer folk from the UK, USA, Germany, Australia and South Africa. And one incredibly lucky attendee (plus a beer-loving buddy) will get the chance to sit down with the presenters to chat beer, taste beer and y’know, just BEER. You can enter this on Facebook or Twitter. All you need to do is tell us which presenter you’re most excited to see/meet and why. On Twitter, make sure you tag
@BeerBootCamp and @LucyCorne and don’t forget the #12DaysofBeermas. On Facebook, head to the Beer Boot Camp page and write your answer on their timeline (or wall – I still call it a wall). You’re quite welcome to enter on both platforms! (NB, prize does not include a ticket to Boot Camp).
Winner will be announced tonight around 7pm. Good luck!
There are three prizes on offer today. Head over to Facebook to win a beer t-shirt from brand new company BeerShirts.co.za. Based in Durban, they’re getting their cool and quirky beer shirt designs out just in time for Christmas – get one now for the beer lover in your life…or indeed, try to win one! All you have to do is like the beershirts.co.za Facebook page, then find the relevant post on the Brewmistress page, like, share and comment, telling us what makes you a beer nerd!
For homebrewers, the guys at Beer Bros have something that is bound to help improve your brews – a digital temperature controller. They’re so keen for you to brew better beer that they’re even throwing in shipping, meaning you can win this prize wherever you might be in SA! To enter on Twitter, tweet this:
OR, head to the Brewmistress FB page and follow the instructions…
Last but most certainly not least, there is a spectacular prize from CraftNation, aimed at existing or start-up craft breweries. You’ll find all the details here, but let it be said that this prize, valued at R35,000, could really help to turn your business around…
With just three days left, there are still some rather spectacular prizes up for grabs. Day ten is a double whammy of awesome for the keen brewer.
First up, the prize many of you have been waiting for…Devil’s Peak Brewing Co. has very kindly agreed to offer one lucky beer geek the chance to join JC and the team for a brew day on their shiny copper kettles, plus lunch and a beer at the tap room. This is a prize that money simply cannot buy – the chance to get insider tips from one of South Africa’s most respected breweries. You can play for this prize on Twitter or Facebook. Or indeed to up your chances of winning, why not do both. On Twitter, just complete and tweet:
Over on Facebook, just find the right post, like, share and comment, telling us why joining Devil’s Peak for a brew would be utterly awesome…
Winner: Matt Venturas
Beer fans in Gauteng, I don’t want you to feel left out, so I have an equally awesome prize for you from the team at Copperlake Breweries. There’s going to be not one, but TWO very happy beer lovers in the Gauteng/North West type region today, each winning a ‘brew your own’ package worth R3000! This spectacular prize includes a full brewday with Copperlake’s brewer, Brendan, plus 30-litres of your beer put on tap for you and your friends to enjoy at their fabulous brewpub once the beer is ready. There are two packages up for grabs and you can take along a whole bunch of your buddies to join in the fun. Again, this comp is open to both Facebook and Twitter users. On Twitter, complete and tweet this:
And on Facebook, find the Copperlake post, like, share and comment, telling us what you’d brew, who you’d take with and why you want to win. Easy!
Winners: Ori Cohen and Koos Bosman.
It’s Hump Day folks, so I have not one, not three, but FOUR prizes on offer today to help make it the happies, hoppiest Hump Day ever!
First up, one lucky winner and a partner/friend/person they want to invite will get to enjoy a picnic lunch and a beer tasting at the brand new Stellenbosch Brewing Co. tap room based at Joostenberg in, surprisingly, Stellenbosch. To enter, just tweet this:
Winner: Mark Fester
Next up, I have a prize for those a little off the beaten craft beer track. If you’re based in Mpumalanga or are heading there over the festive season, you’ll want to win this prize from Sabie Brewery…in Sabie! The winner gets to take three fellow beer lovers for a tour and a tasting and then gets a four pack to take home afterwards. This one’s happening on Facebook – just find the post, like, sahre and comment.
Winner: Shae Leigh Bloem
Until now, followers in KZN have been feeling a little left out (and thirsty) but today I have something for you as well! The lovely folk at Basset Breweries in Pennington have pledged a branded cooler bag filled with a selection of Basset Breweries beers, including W one of the few remaining bottles of The Dogfather 2015 vintage – a beer that made it into the top 10 at this year’s craft championships. Again, this is a Facebook comp, so further details will be found on my page…
Winner: Adrian Ryley
And last, but certainly not least, is an awesome prize for the homebrewer. Apiwe Nxusani, AKA The Brewster is offering the chance for one lucky winner to join her for a one-day Intro to Brewing Science course in Johannesburg. It’s a great opportunity to further your brewing knowledge or take that crucial leap from extract to all-grain. To enter, just tweet:
Winner: Thandi Guilherme
Finally – a prize for beer lovers in the Eastern Cape!! And it’s a goodie… The winner, plus a friend, gets to visit The Little Brewery on the River in Port Alfred for a tour and tasting. But wait, there’s more! After the tour, you get to sit down for a two-course lunch at the adjoining Wharf Street pub – with a beer of course. And there’s still more! You also get to take home two branded glasses AND a litre bottle of each of the Little Brewery’s three beers. This is a Facebook prize, so head over there and find out how you can enter…
Winner: Tracey Cloete
As always, there’s not just one prize on offer today. Western Cape beer fans/those visiting the WC this summer – how about stopping in at Honingklip Brewery in Botriver for a tasting for two people, a full beer each of your chosen brew and a picnic lunch on the picturesque deck? To win this rather delightful summer prize, get yourself over to Facebook, find the relevant post and comment, telling us which of Honingklip’s brews you’d be most excited to try.
Winner: Mark Mohr
Once again there are two sets of prizes on offer today. First, for the followers up north, I have a 12-pack of beers from newcomer Mainstream Brewing Co, plus a branded cap. I’ve only sampels their APA so far, but it’s a damn fine beer. This is a Twitter comp – just tweet the following:
Winner: Ryan O’Connor
Today’s Cape prize is also from a new brewery, this time Hoogeberg Breweries based at Signal Gun Winery in Durbanville. Actually, there is more than one prize – today there will be five winners in the Cape, each getting one of the following prizes:
12 bottles of beer (6 Bontebok and 6 Ystervark)
2 beers & Tshirt (bontebok)
2 beers & Tshirt (ystervark)
2 beers & Cap
2 beers and ‘n biltong and beer tastings for 2 people
To enter, get yourself over to Facebook and like/share the relevant post…
Winners: Ryan Ravells, Andrew Gunnion, Michael Oliver, Rachelle Potgieter, Daniel Shields
All prizes in today’s comp must be collected from the relevant brewery.
Today’s competitions are exclusively for blog subscribers. All the details to be found here…
The winner of the signed copy of Beer Safari is: Wayne Reid
Winner of the spot on Love Your Beer: Giles G
Once again, two prizes today – one for the Western Capers, the other for beer lovers up north. First, from Triggerfish, a snazzily packaged bottle of Crazy Diamond, the Belgian IPA collaboration between Triggerfish and Cockpit Brewhouse. This comp will be running over on Facebook – find the post, comment and share!
Winner: Scott Kelly
The Gauteng prize is sponsored by Brewhogs – six branded glasses and a Brewhogs bar mat. To win, simply tweet the following:
Winner: Kevin Levy
First up today is a tasty hamper from Liefmans, courtesy of the Belgian Beer Company. It’s a perfect summer treat, with pool toys, sunglasses, bottles of Liefmans Fruitesse and even adorable little Santa hats to make your beers feel festive. the prize must be collected from Den Anker. To enter, simply tweet this:
I want to start summer with a Liefmans and would love to win the @BelgianBeerCom hamper please @LucyCorne! #12DaysofBeermas
For my Gauteng beer lovers, there’s a chance to join a professional brewer for the day. The team at Just Brewing Co in Boksburg are inviting the winner to spend a day at their brewery, following the brew from crush to cooling – and of course to stick around for a beer afterwards. to enter, here’s the tweet to tweet:
I’d love to join a @JustBrewingCo brewday and learn more about the process #12DaysofBeermas
Day three: Today’s prizes are in liquid form. First up, for the Gautengers, a mixed box featuring 12 bottles of Two Okes beer (2 bottles each of Pilsner, Irish Ale, Hefeweizen, South African Pale Ale, Blonde and Stout). To enter, head over to my Facebook page, find today’s post and simply like and share (don’t forget to like the Two Okes page as well…)
Winner: Matthys Van Eyssen
Western Capers – don’t look away, I’ve got you covered as well! in fact, today there will be SIX winners in the Western Cape, each one getting a custom four-pack of beers from Long Beach Brewery. You get to pop into the Noordhoek-based brewery to choose your four beers – including the excellent Deep Water Porter and Green Room IPA, which made it into the top 10 in the 2015 Craft Championships. To enter, jump to Twitter and tweet this:
Winners: @Bargainstein, @yarllig, @ThatShieldsGuy, @half_frog, @RolyTheBeerGeek and @Ling83
Day two: There are two prize up for grabs today. First, for Cape-based beer fans, the beer-loving people at Roeland Liquors have donated a R500 voucher! If you’ve never been to Roeland Liquors, it’s like Disney World for beer nerds (and they sell other booze as well). To win this awesome way to kick off the festive season, complete and tweet the tweet:
Winner: Patrick Whelan
Gautengers, never fear – I’ve got you covered as well. Toppie’s Brewing Co, a homebrew shop in southern Gauteng has pledged the perfect gift for the beginner brewer. Three lucky winners will each get a partial mash kit of their choice from the Toppie’s catalogue. The prize must be collected in-store. To win this prize, head over to the Brewmistress Facebook page, find the post, comment and share! (Tip, you need to like my page and the Toppie’s page as well!)
Winners: Grant Tapson, Gerrit Jordaan & Bernard Brand
Day One: Today’s prize is brought to you by the lovely folk at League of Beers. Up for grabs is the December mixed case, with a hand-written note by Father Beermas himself, Mr Rob Heyns! The case features some awesome Belgian beers, and a few local festive treats from Darling and of course, ‘Tis the Saison to be Hoppy – a one off, limited edition collaboration brew created by Savage Brew, LoB and me! What’s more, the winner gets to have a review of their beer of choice from the case published on the League of Beers Blog. So what are you waiting for? All you have to do is tweet this:
Winner: Monique Else