Darling on the West Coast Way
“Only an hour from Cape Town… but a million miles away!”
Date: Saturday 1 July 2017; (10:00 – 18:00)
Darling Brew presents, the much anticipated, Darling Winter Beer Festival for the second year in a row. Live music, food trucks, guest breweries and lots of Darling Brew on tap and for sale.
This year, the festival will feature:
- 6 guest breweries including RIOT Beer, D’Cider, Black Eagle Brewing Co – Langebaan, Independent Beer and Spirits
- Three foodies including charcuterie from Darling’s local curesmith’s The Flying Pig
- Live music from Jenny & The Jameses, Jimm Harisson Project and the Stone Jets.
The event takes place in Darling Brew’s state-of-the-art Brewery. (So in the case of rain, we’ll be cozy and under cover)
Don’t miss the chance to taste the local craft beers famous in the West Coast! A ticket gets you entrance, a branded beer glass and a bottle of 500ml Darling Brew at the door*.
Tickets available via Webtickets!
General admission – R120 /Big kids (under 18)* – R100Little kids (under 12)* – Free entry
Written by Johan Liebenberg
Photographs by Bruce Tuck
Whenever I visit the little town of Darling with its thresholds adorned with natural flora, I am reminded of the film Monsieur Hire, based on the novella by Georges Simenon, where Monsieur Hire, living in Paris, tries to coax a beautiful young woman to leave with him to Switzerland: “They beautify their homes and have flowerpots in the windowsills,” he says – or words to that effect. Instead of flowerpots, the people of Darling have verges covered in wild flowers.
They are fiercely proud of their town and the houses are painted in delightful colours, as if prettiness is the sole purpose of the place. In spring, of course, the town is transformed into a wonderland of colour as wild flowers bloom… well, pretty much everywhere. But there is another aspect to Darling, which is that it’s an up-and-coming gourmet destination while at the same time retaining its character as a dorpie.