The SANBT 2018 results were announced at Beerhouse Longstreet Cape Town on the 29th of August 2018.
The 2018 SANBT is the largest beer tasting competition in Africa to date with 212 entries and more than 20 Judges. The panel consisted of official BJCP Judges, sommeliers, celebrity chefs and cicerone. We’re very proud to say that the SANBT attracted most of the breweries in the industry.
The Judges were extremely overjoyed with the quality of the beers entered this year, this lead to the pass rate being pushed up to 39/50 to be awarded a silver medal. It shows the dramatic improvement of beers in SA creating more enjoyment for the consumer, after all the SANBT is a purchase guideline for beer lovers.
It was exciting to see a multitude of styles, from market orientated light beers to unusual, almost geeky specialty beers. The SANBT is a competition with diversity, where the big global players can compete with the Nano scale breweries on equal grounds.
Beer of the Year was awarded to AMUNDSEN BREWERY SOUTH AFRICA for BEST HOPPY BEER for their INK AND DAGGER.
Best Light Beer Trophy: CAPE BREWING COMPANY - LAGER
Best Dark Beer Trophy: DARLING BREW - BLACK MIST
Best Amber Beer Trophy: DARLING BREW - GYPSY MASK
Best Speciality Beer Trophy: FRASERS FOLLY - BRANDY CASK FINISHED ALE
Best Wheat Beer Trophy: ST. FRANCIS BREWING CO. - KROMME RIVIER WITBIER
ATLANTIC STORM BREWERY – BLACK TEMPEST
BRAUHAUS AMDAMM – DUNKEL
BREWHAHA JBAY – STORMY SEAS
CAPE BREWING COMPANY – DUNKEL
DEVIL’S PEAK BREWING COMPANY – LAGER
DRIFTER BREWING CO. – STORMY BLACK PORTER
HERMANUS BREWERY – OLD HARBOUR LAGER
IMPI BREWING CO. – HOMESTEAD LAGER
KINGS CRAFT BREWING CO. – MADKING PILSNER
LAKESIDE BREWING CO. – SUMMIT RED IPA
MITCHELL’S BREWERY – FORESTER’S
MOUNTAIN BREWING COMPANY – KLIPBOCK
ABinBEV SAB – CASTLE LIGHT
SPILLHAUS BREWERY - MARZEN LAGER
STRIPED HORSE - PALE ALE
THE ITALIAN JOB - FAMIGLIA PILSNER