The annual Craft Beer Festival returns to Clarens this weekend and with it comes the opportunity to indulge in some of the finest local beers. On Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd February 2014, seventeen of South Africa’s top micro brewers will be heading to this popular village situated in the foothills of the Maluti Mountains, to showcase their very own hand-crafted brews. Festival goers can also look forward to a wide selection of gourmet foods, which will be on sale at the event, as well as great entertainment by top local bands including appearances by Matthew Mole, Van Smith, Slipstream and Rooibaardt. For ticket sales (which includes a free beer glass with your booking) and more information, including suggestions for accommodation, visit clarenscraftbeerfest.com. Text Katharyn Williams-Jaftha Photograph Courtesy Of SMACK! Republic Brewing Co. *Check out our post featuring League Of Beers’ top 10 South African craft beers.