Caribbean Rum & Beer Festival in Grenada, and so much more!

What's on in Grenada - the Spice Isle or Kirani Country! - from mid-2012 to mid-2013, including the Caribbean Rum & Beer Festival in November


For the first time ever, the annual Caribbean Rum & Beer Festival will be held in Grenada. After two consecutive years in Barbados, the Festival is heading to the Spice Isle to continue to raise the profile of the region’s diverse range of rum and beer beverages.
The move to Grenada has been welcomed by the Grenada Board of Tourism who will be partnering with the Festival organisers, Azure Management Services, to market the festival to the international and regional visitor market. Operations Director for the festival Dr. Glyn Williams commented: “We are very pleased to be partnering with the Grenada Board of Tourism. Their marketing expertise and penetration will help to grow the international attendance at the festival; this will be of benefit to the Grenada’s tourism industry and the festival exhibitors.”
The two-day festival will be held November 2–3, 2012 at the Grenada Cultural Centre in the heart of Grenada’s tourist area of Grand Anse. The Caribbean Rum & Beer Festival is the only event of its kind in the world which showcases rum and beer products from across the Caribbean region and beyond. Grenada’s three local rum producers and brewery are expected to feature at the event.
One of the distinguishing factors of the Caribbean Rum & Beer Festival is the hosting of the annual Caribbean Alcohol Beverage (CAB) Tasting Competition. The contest involves international judging panels for both rum and beer, made up of industry experts from the US, Canada and Europe. The panel members will travel to Grenada to take part in the blind tasting of all the submitted products. Scores from the tasting will be used to award gold, silver and bronze accolades.
The official festival charity for 2012 will be the Grenada-based Queen Elizabeth Home for Children. In support of the charity a raffle will be held during both days of the festival with all proceeds going to the children’s home.
But that’s not all going on in Grenada for 2012 and 2013. Here is a calendar of events for what’s on over the next year.

Grenada Calendar of Events 2012–13

 

July

29 – Aug 6
 
47th Annual Carriacou Regatta

August      

6
13
14
Emancipation Day Observance
Carnival Monday
Carnival Tuesday

October

25
 
Thanksgiving Day

December

21–23
25
26

Carriacou Parang
Christmas Day
Boxing Day

January

1
22 – 26
25 – 29

New Years Day
44th Annual Spice Island Bill Fish Tournament 
20th Annual Grenada Sailing Festival

February

2 – 3
7
11–12
21–24

Grenada Sailing Festival Heritage Work Boat Regatta
39th Anniversary of Independence
Carriacou Carnival
South Grenada Regatta 2013

March

17
29

St. Patrick’s Day Festival
Good Friday

April

1
24–May 1
26–28
 

Easter Monday
St. Mark’s Day Festival
4th Annual Carriacou Maroon & String Band Music Festival

May

1
3–5
5
20
30

Labour Day
Grenada Drum Festival
Grenada International Triathlon
Whit Monday
Corpus Christi

June

29
 
Fisherman’s Birthday

July

28–Aug 5
 
48th Annual Carriacou Regatta

August      

5
12
13

Emancipation Day Observance
Carnival Monday
Carnival Tuesday

Public holidays are bolded