PRESS RELEASE – Oktoberfest En Kweyol is here and once again this unique event staged by Windward and Leeward Brewery Ltd will have on offer sumptuous Creole food, good music and of course great beer.
Oktoberfest En Kweyol, which will be held on Sunday October 5 and will be headlined by Cletus “Halybut” Abraham of Belle Combo out of Dominica. Other performers are, DYP, Secret Solo Band, Avot Sevis, Mamay La Kaye and Lightening Stars.
The event will also feature local creole cuisine and art and craft-in keeping with the celebration of October as Creole Heritage Month as well as a wide variety of world-class beers.
Among the beers which patrons will be able to sample is Paulaner the special edition Oktoberfest beer out of Germany which has been a part of Oktoberfest En Kweyol from inception.
The strong caramel, malt and toffee aroma in this beer, heralds the delightful tastes of the same origin, with a subtle hint of chocolate and semi-dry finish, that balances off to an earthy grassy hop flavor.
Parbo Bier Djogo is also back again this year. This is the local beer of Suriname, brewed with malted barley, rice water and hops. The rice gives the beer a unique fresh crispy bite.
Jillz Cider is one of two ciders at this year’s event. This one is a mix of cider, barley and water with a fruity flavor. Jill does not contain hops and it’s from Holland.
Strongbow Apple Ciders Honey is the other Cider, which will be available this year. From the family of Strongbow, which includes the now popular Strongbow Gold, comes this new flavor.
It is a refreshingly crisp and satisfyingly sweet cider from England, which is a blend of bittersweet cider, culinary apples and warm succulent honey with a complex and unique flavor.
The other products at this year’s event; Affligem Blond, a Belgian beer which has a sweetish, refreshing fruity flavor and a hoppy dry finish.
Brand Zwaar Blond, also originally from Belgium has a strong perfumed malty aroma. Zwaar Blond has a biscuit malty taste together with hops, tangerine, grapefruit, apricot, light pine and liquor.
Guinness Extra Stouts from Ireland with a filtered coffee appearance, subtle burnt grain and chocolate aromas that follow through on a smooth and creamy palate.
Oktoberfest En Kweyol will also feature other products from the WLBL including Heineken, Piton Beer, Piton Radler, Guinness, Carib Beer, Desperados, and Strongbow Gold Ciders.
Oktoberfest en Kweyol will once again be held at Samaans Park with gates opening at 2 pm. Admission EC$25.00 for advance tickets, available at The Cell outlets.
This event is endorsed by the Folk Research Center and the St. Lucia Tourist Board, alongside corporate partners The Wave Radio Station, Radio Caribbean International, Landmarks Events Ltd and Paradise Water, which is the official water of the festival.