Caribbean Rum & Beer Festival Returns to Barbados

By :- Janette Brin


The Caribbean Rum & Beer Festival is heading back to Barbados on 9 December 2017. After spending years away being hosted in Grenada and St Maarten the annual beverage expo is back on home territory.
Barbados based Festival Director Cheryl Collymore explained “The first Caribbean Rum & Beer Festival was held in Barbados back in 2010 and after discussions with local stakeholders we feel the time is perfect to bring our unique event back home.”
The festival is a rum and beer trade expo with a huge social component. Distilleries, breweries and distributors use the event to showcase their products to an enthusiastic audience of local and international visitors.
Collymore noted that, “Companies are constantly searching for cost effective ways to reach targeted customers and the Caribbean Rum & Beer Festival provides an excellent platform.”
The venue for the 2017 Caribbean Rum & Beer Festival is the Rockley Golf & Country Club and a festival golf tournament is one of the activities taking place during the event. Additional activities at the festival will include; product sampling, seminars on rum and craft beer, chocolate pairings, a rum cocktail bartending competition, a cigar & rum area and cooking with rum and beer demonstrations.
Festival Operation Director Dr Glyn Williams commented “The Caribbean and in particular Barbados is the home of rum and we produce some world class quality rums and beers. The Caribbean Rum & Beer Festival is a way to invite people from all over the world to come to Barbados and learn more about the history, variety and versatility of these amazing products.”
The 2017 Caribbean Rum & Beer Festival comes off on 9 December 2017 at the Rockley Golf and Country Club.
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