The winners of the 2019 South African National Beer Trophy (SANBT) awards were announced in Cape Town earlier this month. Held by Beerhouse again this year, the annual event welcomes entries from all breweries across South Africa.
SANBT is considered a purchasing guideline for beer lovers, and it celebrates diversity by having big global players competing with the Nanoscale breweries on equal grounds. 
From all 189 entries this year, the panel of Beer Judge Certification Programme qualified judges dished out 13 Gold and 46 Silver medals. 
The People’s Choice Award went to Carling Black Label, which has won it three years in a row, while Best of Show went to Afro Caribbean Brewing Company with their hoppy beer, Jungle Paradise.
2019 SANBT winners
  • Best of Show: Afro Caribbean – Jungle Paradise 
  • Best Wheat Beer: Darling Brew – Pixie Dust
  • Best Light Beer: Zwakala – Limpopo Lager
  • Best Dark Beer: Cape Brewing Company – Doppelbock
  • People’s Choice Award: ABInBev – Carling Black Label
Gold medals:
  • The Kennel Brewery – Alesation
  • The Italian Job Brewery – IPA (Forza)
  • The Franschhoek Beer Co. – The Stout
  • Stellenbosch Brewing Co. – Born Free Pale Ale
  • Shields indie Brewing Company – White Falcon American Wheat Beer
  • Sabie Brewery Company – Shangaan Stout
  • Old Potter’s Brewhouse – Cityslicker
  • Old Potter’s Brewhouse – My China
  • Mad Giant – Urban Legend
  • Hoghouse Brewing Co. – Roadhog Porter
  • Devil’s Peak Brewing Company – Devil’s Peak Lager
  • Cederberg Brewery – Voetsek IPA
  • ABlnBev – Castle Milk Stout
Silver medals:
  • Zwakala – Moringa Ale
  • Valley Breweries (Pty)LTD – 783 Pale Ale
  • Triggerfish Brewery (Pty) Ltd – Monsterfish
  • The Italian Job Brewery – Amber Ale (Amore)
  • The Italian Job Brewery – Dark Lager (Gioia)
  • The Italian Job Brewery – Weiss (Amicizia)
  • The Franschhoek Beer Co. – Three Oaks
  • The Franschhoek Beer Co. – La Saison
  • The Franschhoek Beer Co. – The Stout – Barrel aged 750ml
  • Table 58 Brewing – No 5 IPA
  • St Francis Brewing Company – St Francis Wildside IPA
  • Sabie Brewery Company – Long Tom Lager (Dunkel)
  • Riot Beer – Valve IPA
  • Riot Beer – Vintage 005
  • Pot & Scot Craft Brewing – Spice of Life Belgian Pale Ale
  • Poison City Brewing – Durban Poison Cannabis Lager
  • Newlands Spring Brewing Company – Jacobs Pale Ale
  • Mad Giant – Super Session
  • Mad Giant – Killer Hop
  • Kings Craft Brewing Co. – Monks Brew
  • Jack Black Brewing Company – Skeleton coast IPA
  • Jack Black Brewing Company – Atlantic weiss
  • Jack Black Brewing Company – Lumberjack Amber Ale
  • Jack Black Brewing Company – Butcher Block Pale Ale
  • Hoghouse Brewing Co. – Worthog Indian Pale Ale
  • Hoghouse Brewing Co. – Haybale Saison
  • Hoghouse Brewing Co. – Hogtale African Pale Ale
  • Hey Joe Brewery Company – Saison
  • Hey Joe Brewery Company – Belgian Lager
  • Hey Joe Brewery Company – Witbier
  • Hey Joe Brewery Company – Blonde
  • Hermanus Micro Brewery(PTY) LTD – Hermanus Pale Ale
  • Frasers Folly Craft Beer – Brandy Cask Finished Ale 2018
  • Drifter Brewing Company – Scallywag IPA
  • Drifter Brewing Company – El Capitan Mexican Lager
  • Devil’s Peak Brewing Company – Devil’s Peak Kings Blockhouse IPA
  • Devil’s Peak Brewing Company – Devil’s Peak Brewing Company
  • Hazeldean/Frontier Beer Co. – The Haymaker Round 2
  • Cederberg Brewery – Boggom Blonder Ale
  • Cederberg Brewery – Original Lager
  • Cape Brewing Company – Amber Weiss
  • Cape Brewing Company – Pilsner
  • Brewhaha Jbay – Stormy Seas
  • Brewhaha Jbay – Endless Summer
  • Brauhaus am Damm – Brauhaus Marzen
  • ABlnBev – Lion Lager