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Ceder Brew's Chubbyhead Stout under the National top 10 craft beers

stout-thumbThe finalists in the South African National Craft Brewer Championship were selected at the official judging session held at the SAB World of Beer in Johannesburg last weekend.

The SAB World of Beer upped the ante of its annual craft brewing championship by opening up the beer styles as well as introducing a cider category. This, coupled with rigorous auditing by Grant Thornton, makes the competition, now in its second year, one of the most credible beer awards in the country.

"Brewers could enter any beer they regularly brew, as long as it fitted in the first 23 categories as laid out in the Beer Judge Certification Programme (BJCP) style guidelines," said Sean Watts, Convenor of Judges.

"We had a great response this year with a 33% increase in the number of beers entered."

Watts was also impressed with the calibre of beer entries and said they reflected a maturing industry.

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SAB Announce Winners of Annual Craft Brewers Championship

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Western Cape based craft brewers took top honours at the second Annual South African Craft Brewers Competition, held over the weekend at SAB's historical World of Beer in Newtown, Johannesburg.

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