Cheers To Oktoberfest en Kweyol!
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!”