Advertise with fastmoving.co.za
 
 

All set for October Beer Festival- Zimbabwe
All set for October Beer Festival- Zimbabwe

All set for October Beer Festival- Zimbabwe

LIQUOR NEWS

DailyNews.co.zw - Sep 2nd 2014, 12:50

Harare - Divine Assignments, who successfully staged a “Shutdown Gig” to celebrate the end of this year’s edition of the Harare Agricultural Show, will hold The October Beer Festival at The Guard Alert Training Grounds near the Rainbow Towers. 

Biggie Chinoperekwei, Divine Assignments director, told the Daily News yesterday that the two-day event “will be a gathering of merry-making, beer -drinking, braais, and live music.”

“The beer festival will take place at the open air venue at The Guard Alert Training Grounds, in Harare just adjacent Harare Show Grounds where we recently successfully staged the Harare Agriculture Show reggae dancehall closedown concert featuring more than 20 artistes,” said Chinoperekwei.

He added that the open-air venue would be ideal for the potentially big event.

“The month of October is usually known for its warm weather and this being an open air concert; we hope revellers will warm up to our outdoor concept,” he said.

“The idea of the beer festival is to make beer brands available at very cheap prices so that everyone attending can afford them. For beer companies, this is an opportunity to introduce their various beer brands to wider markets.”

Over the two days, music bands of different genres will be billed to perform and entertain the crowds.
“There will be music throughout the two days with the last day reserved for dancehall musicians who will bring down the curtains.”

According to Chinoperekwei, a number of tents will be pitched at the venue with each offering a different dose of entertainment, from mbira to marimba music.

The October Beer Festival is modelled on the world’s popular Munich Beer Festival, also known as Oktoberfest or wies’n by the German locals, which is a public beer festival held once a year in Munich, Germany for 16 days from the middle of September to the first Sunday in October.

Around six million people attend annually, consuming four million litres of beer, half a million roast chickens and 200 000 pairs of pork sausages.

Chinoperekwei said the October Beer Festival would bring together beer drinkers and merry-makers for the two-day drinking festival.

“This will also introduce various beer brands to revellers, hence the promotion of special brand names. It is also meant to encourage people to bring families and friends to the beer festival as it will also provide entertainment and live music.”From © 2014 Associated Newspapers of Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd. All Rights Reserved. 

Related News

#WomensMonth: The art of brewing with a woman’s touch
19/08/2019 - 13:36
SAB which boasts 57% of women brewers in South Africa, believes Women’s Month provides the perfect opportunity for our country to reflect on how far we have come in changing the perception of women and beer. Since prehistoric times, the important responsibility of brewing beer was almost always undertaken by women in a community, but since the industrial revolution in the 18th Century, it has become more of a male-dominated industry. Now is the time for women to take their power back and reassume their rightful place as society’s leading brewmasters.

SA's best-loved beers revealed at Sunday Times Lifestyle Beer Awards
05/08/2019 - 14:24
CBC Amber Weiss was officially announced as South Africa’s Most Loved Beer at the Sunday Times Lifestyle Beer Awards in partnership with Makro on 2 August 2019, at an event in Johannesburg to celebrate the creators and retailers of local and internationally crafted beers.

All women team brew special beer to celebrate Women's Month
05/08/2019 - 10:38
SAB will be launching BOLD BREW– a beer designed and brewed entirely by women– this limited edition small batch beer is exclusively available at the SAB World of Beer in Newtown, Johannesburg.

Best beers in Africa announced at 2019 African Beer Cup
27/05/2019 - 10:17
Amidst hot competition for the best beers on the African continent, eight Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) Africa brews were awarded trophies at the inaugural African Beer Cup, held in Cape Town recently.

Cape Town micro-brewery takes on light beer market
09/05/2019 - 11:33
For decades, beer connoisseurs the world over have held heated debates over which is better; a lager or a light beer.