We’ve all been to a flopped year-end office get-together. After toiling away for 12 months, you and your colleagues assemble for that rare occasion when you all get to let the hair down. Only, it’s an awkward activity, you’re split up into teams and wind up with the same person you’ve shared a desk with for the past three years. Or it’s an all-you-can-eat lobster dinner, and you’re the guy with a shellfish allergy. Not cool.
Well there’s a solution to all that and it should come as no surprise that beer is in the answer. This year, the Cape Town Festival of Beer is hosting the ultimate year-end party on the first night of the Festival, Friday 1 December.
For those rare few that are unfamiliar with the Cape Town Festival of Beer, it’s a three-day Festival celebrating all things beer, now in its eighth year. It is the biggest festival of commercially available beer in the Southern Hemisphere. It’s a celebration of beer like nothing you’ve experienced before, with more than 200 beers on offer, from more than 60 brewers in South Africa and abroad.
We’ve probably said enough already, but before you hit send on that email to your boss, suggesting a year-end gig that will save him a good few bucks and elevate you to legendary office status, there’s more.
This year there will be a bigger focus on ciders than ever before. From the well-known bottles making regular appearances around the braai, to uniquely made ciders emerging from South African cideries (the cider version of a brewery), there really is something for everyone.
Foodies, what better to pair with your pale ale than a mouth-watering meal from one of the various artisan food trucks? Throw live entertainment into the mix and we challenge you to find a colleague who won’t be grinning from ear to ear.
“But where would we all sit?” you ask. “We’re a big group. And what about the cost of meals?”
As seasoned year-end office party attendees, the organisers of The Festival have your back.
Every corporate hospitality package caters for a table of eight and includes: entry to the festival, where you can enjoy free tasters from every brewer, eight beer glasses, eight meal vouchers, an exclusive seating area reserved for your office, dedicated staff and security for the area, easy access to live entertainment, five beer vouchers for each member of the group (to fill that glass with your favourite brew), and finally a branding opportunity for the company.
It’s a no-brainer really.
Date: 1 December 2017
Venue: Hamilton’s Rugby Club, Green Point
Cost: R4000 (per table of eight – R500 per person)
* Exclusive area with beer bench seating
* Dedicated staff & security
* Easy access to live entertainment
* Branding by arrangement
* 8 Persons per table
* 8 Glasses
* 5 Beer vouchers per guest
* 1 Meal voucher per guest