This weekend, two major local industries, rum and beer, will be the protagonists of the Rum & Beer Fest on November 17 and 18 from 6-11 p.m. at the Convention Center. This celebration will bring together local leading brands of rum and beer, to promote these industries that have traditionally been and are drivers of the economy and tourism in Puerto Rico.
“With many years of history in the production of rum, Puerto Rico is recognized as the world capital of Rum. However, it is important to always have room for new opportunities and experiences. It’s what we intend to do during the Rum & Beer Fest, a celebration where there will be space to promote new products, exposing brands to a select audience,” said Pedro Fernández, partner CUBE Events Group.
The event will feature exhibits of the local leading brands of rum and beer, a “homebrewers” pavilion, bartending exhibitions, as well as the participation of different local restaurants providing samples of their best dishes. In addition, entertainment will be provided by the renowned Spanish rock band Vivanativa, the famous trumpeter Humberto Ramírez, Makula Barum Municipal Band, and the magic of The National Circus of Puerto Rico, among other surprises.
“The beer market in Puerto Rico has evolved greatly in recent years. Consumers are looking for alternatives to traditional beers. This has led to the growth of the homebrewers significantly; approximately 1000 locally. While homemade beer is typically brewed for own consumption, some have evolved into businesses. This event will be a great opportunity for attendants to be exposed to different types of beer,” said William Noris, owner of Caribbean Brewing.
Bacardi, Don Q, Palo Viejo and Ron del Barrilito have been some of the local leading rums in the Island, and can be found at the festival along with new brands like Pito Rico and Black Roberts spiced rum, among other liqueurs and drinks prepared with the distilled spirit. Leading local beer Medalla will also be there, along with Magna, Silver Key and artisan beers like Dacay and beers from Old Harbor brewery.
It is estimated that about 4,000 people will attend the event. For more information, please visit the Rum & Beer Fest webpage.
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