Adjudicated by a panel of judges with a formal background in the industry, as well as celebrities and South African personalities, the following finalists were decided from 81 entries:


CBC Pilsner (Cape Brewing Company)
Slow Beer (Darling Brew)

  • CBC Amber Weiss (Cape Brewing Company)
  • CBC Pale Ale (Cape Brewing Company)
India Pale Ale
  • Skeleton Coast (Jack Black’s Brewing Co.)
  • Urban Legend (Mad Giant)
Low Alcohol Beer
  • Windhoek Light (Sedibeng Brewery)
  • Zero To Hero (Devil’s Peak Beer Company)
Specialty Beer
  • Black Mist Orange (Darling Brew)
  • Hoegaarden (Hoegaarden Brewery)
The public will have a say in deciding the Sunday Times Lifestyle Beer Awards winner. Consumers are invited to visit the following Makro stores on Saturday, 13 July between 11:00 and 14:00 where they will have an opportunity to taste and vote on their favourites:
  • Makro Woodmead, Johannesburg
  • Makro Crown Mines, Johannesburg
  • Makro Silver Lakes, Pretoria
  • Makro Cornubia, Durban
  • Makro Montague Gardens, Cape Town
  • Makro Polokwane
The winners of the Sunday Times Lifestyle Beer Awards, in partnership with Makro, will be announced at an awards event on Friday, 2 August.

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