Resorts World Manila (RWM) is set to serve sisig over sausages as it takes on the annual October beer fest with a Filipino flavor. As part of its 10th anniversary celebrations, RWM continues its advocacy on championing the Filipino with “October Fiesta,” a localized take on the annual German beer festival that will exemplify the classic inuman spirit with food, drinks and music.
The two-day revelry, set on October 4 and 5 at the Newport Mall, will feature craft beer brewers from the Philippine Craft Beer Community and their rich range of original creations, from sweet stouts to IPA.
“October Fiesta is a unique celebration wherein mouthwatering food, good music, and distinct craft beers take the main spotlight the way Filipinos usually celebrate parties,” said Joee Guilas, RWM Director for Corporate Communications. “This year, we’re fortunate to have the Philippine Craft Beer Community as our partners for October Fiesta to give our guests a taste of genuinely homebrewed and homemade craft beer creations that each have their own distinct flavors.”
The community was established to celebrate Philippine craft brewers and to educate brewers and consumers about the diversity, flavor and quality of beer as the craft beer industry continues to grow.
According to SEA Brew in its Annual Brewers’ Conference in Southeast Asia last year, there were only two active brewers in 2010. Today, the figure has grown to 80, while the craft beer industry has reached an annual retail market value of $12.9 million.
“Craft beer drinking allows enthusiasts to savor taste, appreciate aroma, and understand the special unique processes and ingredients,” said Cherry Saculo-Genato, Events Organizer for the Philippine Craft Beer Community. “RWM’s ‘October Fiesta’ brings to the public a different kind of beer-drinking experience.”
October Fiesta guests may choose from a selection of over 300 craft beers. They can mix and match the drinks with signature RWM ‘pulutans,’ including Franks’ Pinoy Hotdogs with flavors of Adobo, Inasal, and Bistek Tagalog; Franks’ Sisig Wrap; RWM Fiesta Ham; and Bolahan’s selection of streetfood favorites.
In true fashion of Pinoy drinking sessions, guest musicians will also be featured during the two-day event. Musical guests for October Fiesta include Paolo Santos, Migz Haleco, Davey Langit, New Maincast, and Julius on October 4, along with Hans Dimayuga, Tiara Shaye, Juno, and Hello Ceasar on October 5.
“October Fiesta is definitely a celebration that Filipinos will truly enjoy because it promotes a culture of true appreciation for food and Pinoy craft beers that’s completely different from the usual drinking sprees we see on TV during October beer festivals” Guilas said. “It’s a true celebration of authentic Pinoy pulutan, serbesa, and tugtugan.”
Door charges for October Fiesta are at Php1000, inclusive of five RWM beer chows, three local craft beer servings, and one raffle coupon. Guests may also enjoy two local craft beers samples and one souvenir pilsner glass for Php400.
For more information, visit www.rwmanila.com or download the RWM Mobile App.