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Vendors set for Marianas Beer & BBQ Festival on Oct. 6

(MVA) — Five beer vendors have signed up for the 2nd Annual Marianas Beer & BBQ Festival on Oct. 6, 2018, at Garapan Fishing Base.

Saipan Brewing Company, Marpac, I Love Saipan, Westco, and Franken Brau have all confirmed to participate in the event, which pairs Marianas brews with island-style barbecue and other appetizers and is an annual signature event of the Marianas Visitors Authority.

“The Marianas Beer & BBQ Festival is still about a month away, but people have already been inquiring about the event based on the success of last year,” said MVA community projects specialist and lead event coordinator Ray Villagomez.  “We’re tweaking what we did last year to make this year even better, and we are all looking forward to another great Saturday in October.

Slated to provide a variety of chasers for the events are Mystique Snack Bar, Ina’s Kitchen, The Hut, and Salty’s.

This year’s festival will again include the participation of Taiwan’s famous Fourplay Cuisine & Bar, which last year debuted exclusive beer cocktails themed after each main island in the Marianas — Saipan Blue, Tinian Red and Rota Green.  Fourplay bar leader Moriz Wu and attendant Sion Wu will be on hand to debut new signature beer cocktails for the Marianas.

The festival is scheduled from 5 to 11 p.m. and will feature a new 2018 signature beer glass that patrons can use throughout the event and keep as a souvenir.  The event will be open to the public but only adults age 21 and older will be allowed to consume alcohol (21 is the legal drinking age in the Marianas).  Live music and non-alcoholic drinks will also be a part of the evening.

For more information, contact community projects specialist Ray Villagomez of MVA at  664-3200/1 or or  visit  the  Marianas  Calendar at