The first-ever Nairobi Beer Festival will run for a period of ten days and will coincide with the Munich Oktoberfest Beer Festival

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The festival will include two events, starting with a two-day tasting on the 29th and 30th of September followed by week-long promotions at bars and restaurants citywide from 1st -7th October.

Two-day tasting

The two-day tasting event organised in partnership with Baraka Events will take place at J’s Fresh Bar & Kitchen in Westlands, bringing together beer lovers, distributors and master brewers in one space for a one of a kind celebration of beer. Enthusiasts will have the chance to sample over 40 different varieties of beer from across the globe during the tasting event.

Judging by the response on the discounted early bird ticket sales which were sold out within 48 hours, the tasting event expects to draw over 2,500 fans over the 2 days. Tickets start at KSh 1,500 through ticketsasa.com for advance purchase only. VIP and Masterclass tickets are also available for Ksh 3,000 and Ksh 2,500 respectively. There will be no tickets at the gate.

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Michelle Slater (File Photo)

“This is the first beer-focused event EatOut has hosted and we’re proud to be working alongside some of the best breweries from the region and beyond. With so many beers to choose from, you’ll be spoilt for choice and are bound to find a few new favourites. We urge beer lovers to come join us for the two-day festival then take full advantage of the incredible deals that will run in select restaurants the following week,” Michelle Slater, General Manager, EatOut.

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Sampling and snacks

Aside from sampling beers from across the globe, attendees will also get a mini food pairing kit that includes gourmet cheese, limited edition tortilla chips and handcrafted candy to munch on throughout the tasting event.

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VIPs will get an upscale gourmet food pairing kit with additional gourmet snacks, professional beer glasses and limited edition T-shirts as well as beer-tails within the designated VIP chill zone. Master Class ticket holders will enjoy a food and beer pairing session with a professional brewer while he delves into the world of beer making.

Partners

Beer partners for this first edition include; EABL with over 12 portfolio brands including the popular Tusker Lager, Guinness and WhiteCap Lager as well as Carlsberg, Tuborg, Heineken, Desperados, Amstel, Älska Cider, Oettinger, Warsteiner, Sierra, Big Five and Bateleur. Corporate partners include; Fly 540, Ad House, Barclays, Brown’s Cheese, Bella Luna Kitchen, Houston Consult Ltd, Keringet, Ola Tortilla Chips, Confini Candy, Create A Tee and Mara Moja.

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From the 1st – 7th October, EatOut will run promotions throughout the week at over 30 select restaurants and bars. Participating outlets will extend fantastic offers such as all day happy-hours, beer bucket deals and beer and food combos. Some of the participating restaurants include Brew Bistro, Kengeles, Artcaffe, Roadhouse Grill, Sierra among others.

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Ticketing Information

Tickets available through Ticketsasa 

Early Bird Tickets: Sold Out

Advance Tickets: Ksh 1500

VIP Tickets: Ksh. 3000

Master Class Tickets: Ksh. 2500

Tickets include:

– 40 different beer tastings

– Delicacy cheese

– Limited edition tortilla chips

– Handcrafted candy

– Tahini tapas

 Additionally VIP Ticket Holders will receive:

– VIP chill out zone

– Professional beer glass set

– Limited edition T-shirts

– Beer cocktail

– Upgraded gourmet food pairing kit with additional limited edition gourmet snacks

Tusker Brew Masterclass Ticket Holders will experience:

– Exclusive food and beer pairing session with professional master brewer

– Interactive lecture about the process of beer making and tasting

– Branded souvenir

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