Beer lovers around the country are invited to raise up their favourite beverage and celebrate the second South African National Beer Day on Saturday the 3rd February.

Creator of the South African National Beer Day, beer judge and author Lucy Corne, said she had been completely taken aback by the response to the first itineration of the event last year.

“We ended up seeing just over 50 confirmed events being hosted by breweries, bars, restaurants and liquor stores across the country. People really got behind the idea and the hashtag #SANBeerDay was trending on Twitter throughout the course of the day.”

Corne said she hoped that this year, word would spread even further. “Even if people are not close to one of the confirmed events, they can always host their own backyard beer celebration.”

Breweries must submit all events on and this is also where you can find out more about what is happening where, together with a map with every confirmed #SANBeerDay event plotted.

Among this year’s confirmed events are:


  • A week of celebrating locally brewed craft beer at the three national branches of Beerhouse, with special taster trays at a reduced cost;

Gauteng – Supporting #SANBeerDay

Western Cape – Supporting #SANBeerDay

KwaZulu Natal – Supporting #SANBeerDay