Enjoy an artisan beer experience. Yep! Artisan beer. What is that, you ask? Where do you find it? We can steer you the right direction and have found the perfect beer that can become a part of your personal beer culture - SMACK! Republic Brewing Co.

SMACK Republic Brewing Co

Let's Talk Smack

Once upon a time, in the vibrant and bustling City of Gold, were three BEERsketeers who decided to make a thirst quencher. These enthusiasts came together to make something refreshing in a trendy bottle. We're talking artisan beer, Joburg.

That is how SMACK! Republic Brewing Co. came to life. We're sure you are wondering: why SMACK! Republic?  Well! The word 'smack' is actually a very relevant name with regards to beer, smack is a slang name for yeast, and well, yeast is an integral ingredient in beer making. The team felt that calling it 'Yeast' would sound dodgy - we completely agree with this.

SMACK Republic Brewing Co

They love the culture around beer and firmly believe that beer is a form of art, so you can only imagine how much effort they put into the making of their beer and attention grabbing packaging. Their packaging is unique, the type of product you would buy and then keep the packing for reuse or to collect.

They created this innovation, and they couldn't have come at a better time. South Africa is a currently learning a new taste and creativity with the palate.

The Lifestyle

Beer has always been part of the South African lifestyle when it comes to nightlife, celebrations and get-togethers at large. It's just one of those things that has become a lifestyle and a world of exploring.

The country has also been introduced to a whole different side of their palate with artisan beers (basically learning a new language) and they are loving it.

From what used to be a typical trendy thing to be proud of the green bottle, and suddenly after many of years the brown bottle has has proved to have the ultimate staying power. Craft beers are appreciating the traditional brown bottle. Making brown cool again.

SMACK Republic Brewing Co

Craft Culture

With that said, SMACK! Republic is making artisan beer even cooler with a smooth taste and awesome design.

The brown bottle is making its mark again, at markets and restaurants - they are also living in the current times of craft appreciation. It's spreading and becoming a culture.

We can give you many reasons why you need to try SMACK! Republic beer but we will keep is simple, they are all about the experience.

Their characterised beers include:

SMACK Republic Brewing Co

SMACK Republic Brewing Co

SMACK Republic Brewing Co

SMACK Republic Brewing Co

SMACK Republic Brewing Co

If that alone is not cool, we don't know what could top that, besides the great taste and epic packaging design.

What Is It?

The HalaalGoods Market JHB is back and they are bringing the best foods you, and you don't want to miss out on some of the yummy sells that they will have.

The market will be filled with artisan stalls so to all the foodies, explorers and people who are just normal and eat on a daily basis - this is the place where you need to be.

Although the event may be halaal, everyone is welcome to enjoy this flavourful event.

Come get a taste of something delicious.

When Is It?

Saturday, 29 February 2020 to Sunday, 01 March 2020. Opening times are as follows:

Saturday : 10:00 - 22:00 (Comedy Show from 18:45, depending on sunset)

Sunday : 10:00 - 18:30

Where Is It?

The Fox Junction Event Venue, 01 Fox Precinct, 14 Alexander Street, Ferreirasdorp, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

How Much Is It?

Entry is R20 per day, under 12 free. (book your tickets online or buy them at the door!)

You can also buy your tickets at the door.

For More Information

For more information Facebook and Instagram.

What Is It?

For a shopping experience like no other, don't miss out on the Handmade Contemporary Fair taking place at Hyde Park Corner Shopping Centre this October. The rooftop of this shopping hub will be transformed into a retail wonderland, complete with some of the country’s top designers, chefs and vignerons sharing their products and stories with discerning Joburgers. You can expect a magical setting with brightly lit tented areas filled with the best local furniture crafters, artisan products, top SA chefs, high-end wines, microbreweries and speciality foods. This venue offers some of the best of the city’s qualities: balmy summer evenings and beautiful sunsets.

When Is It?

Friday, 11 October 2019 to Sunday, 13 October 2019.

The Handmade Contemporary Fair times are as follows:

Where Is It?

The rooftop of Hyde Park Corner Shopping Centre, corner William Nicol and Sixth Road, Hyde Park, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R130 per person and kids under the age of 12 get in FREE. You can also get a weekend pass for R350.

Click here to get your tickets now.

For More Information

For more information about this event, visit handmadecontemporary.co.za or check them out on Facebook.

What Is It?

KAMERS/Makers’ 2019 events were nothing short of amazing, with thousands of handpicked, handmade South African products being showcased at their shows throughout the country.

These shows launched over 70 brand-new Makers - many of whom reported record sales thanks to the SA public, who continue to boost the artisan SME economy.

This April, KAMERS/Makers is returning to St David's Marist Inanda for a much-requested third Joburg show! They are looking to pack at least 180 Makers into the venue, which is one of their most popular Joburg locations. Look out for all the familiar faces, as well as scores of new traders ready to offer you the coolest artisan products you've ever seen!

KAMERS/Makers

Partnering To Increase Sustainability

The KAMERS/Makers partnership with Consol Glass is proving to be a perfect match. To date, they have taken a staggering 100 000 plastic bottles out of circulation through the hugely popular curvy glass bottle giveaways.

Together, they're removing the need for single-use plastic bottles at all of their shows. Consol Glass will also be returning with their pop-up shop at the KAMERS/Makers Autumn showcase event, which has become an ongoing feature at all shows.

As always, expect a proudly South African celebration of artisan craft, design, decor, fashion, food and so much more. This is a truly inspiring experience.

KAMERS/Makers

KAMERS/Makers 2019 Collection

Can't wait for the Autumn showcase to get your hands on some crafty goodies and exquisite design pieces? Check out the 2019 collection available through the market's online store. You will find only the best and most in-demand pieces here. The 2019 collection features rare jewellery sets, hand-embroidered tea clothes, stylish kimonos and wool-filled winter jackets, perfect for the upcoming chilly season. These products are sure to sell out fast in the run up to the April showcase. So, get clicking as soon as possible to avoid missing out!

When Is It?

Thursday, 23 April 2020 - Monday, 27 April 2020 from 09:00 - 17:00 daily.

Where Is It?

St David's Marist Inanda, 36 Rivonia Rd, Inanda, Sandton, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost between R70 and R210 and can be bought at Plankton.Mobi.

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For More Information

For more information about KAMERS/Makers Joburg and the latest updates, visit kamersvol.com.

Also, check them out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@kamersvol).