Cheers To Ok­to­ber­fest en Kweyol!

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

The venue for ‘Ok­to­ber­fest en Kweyol’ has been changed to the more spa­cious Gai­ety car park.

This Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 4th, guests will be wel­comed to the venue with “Cheers.” This spe­cial edi­tion brew from or­ga­niz­ers Wind­ward & Lee­ward Brew­ery Ltd is in hon­our of the com­pany’s 40th an­niver­sary. WLBL com­menced pro­duc­tion in Novem­ber 1975, man­u­fac­tur­ing Heineken Beer un­der fran­chise from its Dutch par­ent com­pany. Pa­trons on Sun­day will be the first to sam­ple “Cheers” em­bla­zoned with a logo de­pict­ing the WLBL plant lo­cated in Vieux Fort. Cheers will then be sold in spe­cial col­lec­tors’ six-packs.

The wide port­fo­lio of WLBL will be among the beers and bev­er­ages on of­fer: Heineken, Pi­ton, Guin­ness, Carib Beer, Am­s­tel Bright, Strong­bow Ap­ple Ciders, Des­per­a­dos and Royal Club.

Among the im­ported beers at this year’s ‘Ok­to­ber­fest en Kweyol’, Paulaner, the spe­cial edi­tion Ok­to­ber­fest beer from Ger­many will again be a high­light. The pop­u­lar Parbo Bier Jogo from Suri­name will also be avail­able, as well as Mort Su­bite, Ju­das and Maes Pils from Bel­gium, Bul­mer’s Cider and Blind Pig Cider from the UK. Fay­rouz, a non­al­co­holic sparkling malt from Egypt, will also be on sale in two flavours: pineap­ple & pear.

The eighth edi­tion of the pop­u­lar ‘Ok­to­ber­fest en Kweyol’ will fea­ture an ex­plo­sive line-up of en­ter­tain­ers in­clud­ing Ras Africa, In­vader, Rob­bie, Al­man, Se­crets Band, Avot Sevis, Man­may La Kay, Sil­ver Shadow Dancers, Leonette Pierre and DYP, all from Saint Lu­cia. The fea­tured artistes will be the group Me­tal Sound of Mar­tinique with their en­dear­ing raga-zouk songs from the 90s.

WLBL is part­ner­ing with the FRC and the SLTB for the event with Dig­i­cel as gold spon­sor. Media part­ners are The Wave and Ra­dio Caribbean; other spon­sors in­clude Land­mark Events Ltd and Par­adise Wa­ter.

Ad­vance tick­ets at EC$30 are avail­able at the Cell and WLBL of­fices. Pa­trons must be at least eigh­teen years old.

In a toast to the start of WLBL’s an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions and Cre­ole Her­itage month, the or­gan­is­ers say “Cheers!”

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