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CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL Introduction The inaugural We Love Real Beer Craft Beer Festival is dedicated to microbrewers across South Africa and beyond. Organised by brewers for brewers, the festival will create a solid platform for craft brewers to showcase and build awareness of their beers to new and loyal consumers alike. It will help bring microbrewers, home brewers and aspiring brewers together, to talk, share insights and enjoy good beer. Ultimately, it will serve as authentic inspiration to ignite further interest in this dynamic industry. The festival will take place at the Old Biscuit Mill in conjunction with the award winning Neighbourgoods Market, a site conducive to great food, music and beer. This unique and truly memorable experience will seek to serve as the beginning of one of the best craft beer celebrations in the country. KEY FESTIVAL ELEMENTS Date: 23rd September, 2010 Location: The Old Biscuit Mill, Albert Road, Woodstock Time: 4pm to 12am. Stalls: Microbrewer 2m X 3m area - trestle table provided or… If you would like to use your own bar, send a picture to [email protected] Stall fees are R1000.00 (+Vat) for the evening – this fee covers space rental, entertainment and stall branding. Homebrewer Share 2m x 2m stand with another home brewer Half stall fee of R200 per home brewer. Home brewers will be allocated two entries each. Services Brewers are required to set up their own stall, and provide all necessary equipment for cooling beer or pouring draught. Electricity will be provided (please bring extension cords) Ice – HQ ice is available to purchase ice at 3:00 – 3:30pm, They will also be on-call for top ups later in the evening. Signage: Chalkboards printed with each brewer’s logo will be provided. All other branding will need to be approved by the Organizers. Send logos (PDF format) to Organizers by September 9th email to [email protected] No PVC printed posters/banners/flags/pop up signs will be allowed. Retail Pricing: A minimum sale price of R15 per 500ml will be set. No off-sales is allowed after 5pm. Cash Bar Each stall holder will need to carry their own float. There is an ATM machine at the Biscuit Mill or across the road at FNB. Staffing: Staffing is the responsibility of the stall holder. Each brewery will be allowed three staff passes only. Further passes will only be issued on written request and at the discretion of the Organizers. Glasses: WLRB will provide the consumer with a 500ml pint glass as part of the R30 entry fee. No glass no service. The Organizers are purchasing 2500 glasses. Additional glasses will be for sale to consumers at R15 each. Plastic cups will be available in case glasses run out. It is advised that each stall has a glass washer should the consumer want to clean their glass. Tasting Tastings are not compulsory, but are encouraged at the discretion and expense of the brewery. Small samples only of 30ml – 40ml, poured into the WLRB glass provided or in tasting cups that the brewery will need to provide. SUPPORT ELEMENTS Food Ten stalls will be allocated to food suppliers providing a delicious range of gourmet steak rolls, curries, burgers, hotdogs, pretzels etc. South Easters / Home Brewers: A stand will be allocated to the South Easters home brewing club to share their beers with other aspiring home brewers. Home brewers will also be invited to submit their finest homebrew examples into the WLRBeer Home brewers Competition that will be judged by a panel of discerning celebrity beer connoisseurs. The winner will be announced at the festival. Samples for the competition will need to be dropped at & Union no later than September 15 th with a description and contact details. Entertainment Live performances will run throughout the evening, well-appointed bands include: o Swing Setters o Josh Greerson o Natasha Meister o Playing with Fire Marketing: The festival, is and will be marketed through a number of channels including: Social Media – Facebook pages, groups and associations, Twitter, WLRB Blog, Beer Drinkers Union / Clubs. Food/Beverage and Lifestyle Bloggers 2Oceansvibe broadband Radio Print: Flyers distributed at the Neighbourgoods market every Saturday. WLRB encourages that all participating breweries reach out to their customers and consumers with the email flyer. The goal of WLRB is to have attendance of 2000 festival go’ers in its first year (please ensure sufficient stock.) Responsible Drinking The festival supports responsible drinking in moderation, if a consumer is intoxicated then they should not be served. Consumers will be required to present ID’s if asked. FESTIVAL SET UP/TEAR DOWN It is essential that brewers have completed set up before 3:30pm on the day. Access to the site will be granted from 11am for setup. Each participating brewery will be allocated a stand (floor chart to follow) Brewery Parking of trucks and product will be in the back secure courtyard. (please note height restriction.) Tear Down Tear down should only start at 12am Each brewer will need to clear their stall at the end of the evening and pack into the back courtyard. Removal of all stall material can either be done on the event night or the following morning before 12 noon. Note stalls not packed away and removed as stated above, will be fined R500.00 Please see Contract to Exhibit for further details. Transportation Rikkis Taxi’s will be contacted to support the event. Security Security will be provided by the Biscuit Mill and the Neighbourgoodsmarket. PAYMENT: Stall fees are to be paid to the Neighbourgoods Market. Email/Fax your application to participate to the Neighbourgoods Market at [email protected] Make payment to What If The World Agencies and an invoice will be sent to you. Bank Details on the Application.