World of Beer starts weekend tour to Africa's largest brewery


16 March 2017

Beer, beer and more beer at a giant of a brewery. (Image: SAB World of Beer)

Starting 8 April 2017, you can combine your visit to the SAB World of Beer in Johannesburg with a trip to SAB's Alrode Brewery, on one Saturday a month.

The plant size of Alrode Brewery, Africa's largest brewery, covers 25 rugby fields. A total of 2.1-million litres of beer are brewed here per day, using eight million litres of water in the process. It doesn't stop at brewing, though: Alrode has to print about 80 000 beer labels per week, adding up to 4.2-million labels each year. The brewery produces Castle, Carling Black Label, Hansa Pilsener, Castle Milk Stout, Castle Lite and Miller Genuine Draft.

Guests arrive at the SAB World of Beer in Newtown, Johannesburg, by 9.30am. At 10am, you will depart by shuttle to Alrode, where brewer Anton Erasmus will take you through the brewing and packaging process step by step. You'll return to the World of Beer by 12.30pm for a shortened beer tour, followed by lunch and refreshments in the Tap Room from 1pm to 2pm.

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Travel tip

Although you won't be in time for the tour to Alrode Brewery if you take City Sightseeing red bus, you can hop on the bus for SAB World of Beer's beer tour only, which takes place daily every hour on the hour from 10am until 6pm. The last tour is at 5pm, except for Sundays and Mondays, when it's at 4pm. Just hop off at stop 14 and have a look at our timetable to make sure you don't miss the last bus. Buy City Sightseeing tickets here.