Ok­to­ber­fest en Kweyol The Ac­ci­den­tal King of Soca

BEER, FOOD AND CRE­OLE FASH­IONS! WHAT’S NOT TO LOVE?

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On the first Sun­day in Oc­to­ber, Wind­ward and Leeward Brew­ery Limited will stage its sev­enth an­nual Ok­to­ber­fest En Kwéyòl at Sa­maans Park, mark­ing the first ma­jor ac­tiv­ity for Kwéyòl Her­itage Month here in Saint Lu­cia. The event fea­tures live per­for­mances in­clud­ing lo­cal steel bands, drum­mers and dancers, Cre­ole food stalls of­fer­ing lo­cal del­i­ca­cies and a va­ri­ety of lo­cally-brewed as well as im­ported beers. Over the past six years it has grown in pop­u­lar­ity as a must-do fête, draw­ing a mam­moth crowd ev­ery year.

The orig­i­nal Ok­to­ber­fest was first held over 200 years ago in the city of Mu­nich, Ger­many, more than 7500 km from the is­land. But over the past two cen­turies, the cel­e­bra­tion has grown ex­po­nen­tially to be­come a truly global cel­e­bra­tion of beer crafts­man­ship and tra­di­tion, with fes­ti­vals held in ci­ties and towns around the world. St Lu­cia is no ex­cep­tion.

The en­ter­tain­ment line-up for Ok­to­ber­fest En Kwéyòl 2014 prom­ises to be an ex­cit­ing mix of St Lu­cian, Caribbean and in­ter­na­tional mu­si­cians and the beers— al­ways the star at­trac­tion—will in­clude WLBL’s own port­fo­lio of Pi­ton, Heineken and Guin­ness, along­side in­ter­na­tional spe­cialty beers and the an­nual Brew Masters' Spe­cial which pa­trons can to sam­ple free upon ar­rival at Sa­maans Park.

Ad­vice from the ex­perts: “Make sure you get there early so you have time to sam­ple all the great beers!”

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SEPTEM­BER.

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