I can’t even begin to describe how I’d been looking forward to this event for the past few months, liking each and every post on social media like a complete idiot and, sadly, I was annoyed from the moment I stepped in.
It’s suppose to be the biggest craft beer spectapular 😒
Tickets were R130 online and R150 at the door (if I remember correctly). If you bought your tickets online you got a free beer and obviously a discount, which I thought was awesome! That free beer? You had to go get it at a bar about 5 kms away. Does that honestly make any sense? So that annoyed me from the get-go! Getting upset just thinking about it. Always a thumbs up though for the discount for buying online.
You had to buy tickets according to sessions, which I didn’t like. You don’t want to rush to the event, you don’t want to be limited to the time you are spending at the event and you don’t want to be kicked out of the event.
FOOD & DRINKS
I didn’t really eat because I had already been put off. They did have grilled sandwiches and pizza slices, which looked lovely, and also had those knock-off churro peeps. There was definitely a wide variety of beers available. Wanted to get through all but didn’t because of the time limit – no shocker there! 😒
SETUP & EXPERIENCE
When I heard it’s being held at the Bell Towers section of Monte, I already had my doubts about the setup – and it was horrible. You can’t use that area for a craft beer event. The food section and the beer & music section was completely separate. There was not a lot of seating area available at the beer and music section because they used a tiny patch of grass. There also wasn’t a lot of cover available. We sat in the sun throughout the entire session. I didn’t enjoy this event at all.
1/10. This event was horrible. I mentioned it on Facebook and the Facebook Community Manager was an absolute dick, which completely put me off of ever attending the event again! I complained about their behaviour via the SA on Tap website and I’d like to give a huge thank you to Gavin for his wonderful customer care approach. Hoping to give this event a better review next year!
What was your experience at the SA on Tap Craft Beer, Food and Music Festival? Let me know!