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Capital Craft Beer Festival [Interview]

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Copperlake Breweries

On the 11th of June 2016 the fourth installment of the CAPITAL CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL will be held at the PRETORIA NATIONAL BOTANICAL GARDENS (Win tickets here). Expect exciting music, litres of craft beer, good company and great food! DPC caught up with one of the breweries who will be at the festival this year, Copperlake Breweries:

Hi, thanks for chatting to DPC! The Capital Craft Beer Fest is around the corner, and you guys will be there – Please introduce us to your brand and the awesome team behind it?

Brendan Watcham the owner of Copperlake breweries.

…And the history behind the brewery?

Started as a home brewer in a very small brewing community in 2008, he saw the potential craft beer had. After a Motorcycle accident in 2010 that nearly cost him an arm and a leg, he was bed ridden for 8 months, during that time he studied the IBD (international brewers and distillers) though the IBD in the UK. After recovering and qualifying Brendan built and funded the current Brewery in Lanseria that has a current capacity of 30 000 litres per month.

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Please give us a short description of the different craft beers you offer at your brewery?

Copper Lake Breweries supplies 300 different pubs and bottle stores though out South Africa, but the best place to try our beers is at our brewpub in Broadacres Shopping Centre near Fourways.

Our main beers are:

Light Lager
Premium Lager
Hefe Weiss
Indian Pale Ale
Dark Lager
English Ale
Citrus Cooler

With so many beers on tap at the festival, why should we come look for you, what makes you different?

At our brewpub we have 26 different delicious beers and ciders, brewed by our peers in the pub. Visit us at the festival for some fantastic beer and a range of festival games.

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Where can we follow you online:
Face book:
Twitter: @copperlake_sa

Lastly, please complete this for us:


Thanks and have a crazy time at the festival!

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Venue: Pretoria National Botanical Garden
Tickets: R150 Online (Include Beer Mug and Site Map)
Facebook Event:
Date: 11 June 2016
Time: 10AM – 6PM



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