Sláinte! Thousands of people thronged at The Gasket Alley for a joyous St. Patrick's celebration with GUINNESS, Malaysia’s and Ireland’s favourite stout filled with amazing live performances, tonnes of fun, and not to mention, delectable GUINNESS stout-infused food and drinks. The atmosphere was abuzz with excitement as guests enjoyed the GUINNESS creations and a cold, creamy stout along with performances from local artists Church Mouse, Froya, Donamarie, Jumero, Kyoto Protocol, Diplomats of Drum, Ryan Jones and more, as well as stand-up comedy from Prakash Daniel which infused St. Patrick’s fun and laughter to the event.
There was plenty of mouth-watering food to enjoy, from a slew of GUINNESS-infused bites and Irish delicacies, to a spectacular GUINNESS stout roast, Dublin Coddle, sliders and oysters, all paired perfectly with cold, creamy GUINNESS stout. Those with a sweet tooth indulged in GUINNESS stout Baileys Ice Cream Floats and GUINNESS stout iced coffee from the cocktail bar, as well as GUINNESS stout popcorn, brownies and a unique GUINNESS stout sorbet.
A festival would not be complete without exciting games and enticing prizes. Some crowd favourites included the famous GUINNESS Draught Two Part Pour challenge and the Long Bar challenge, which saw festival-goers sliding a bottle of GUINNESS stout along a long table to accumulate points. Two winners proved to be the best of the best and have each been awarded a trip for two to Dublin to be part of the GUINNESS X Meatopia festival - a weekend-long love affair of meat, drink, fire and music.
Long Bar Challenge winner from the first day of festival, 24-year-old Wong Jun Hoe, has decided to bring his close friend along for the trip, "The St Patrick's festival was so much fun, and winning the challenge and getting to go to the home of Guinness later this year is the cherry on top!" said Wong.
The challenge for Day 2 took an unexpected turn when finalists, Andressa da Silva Sales, and Sri Ram Sri Kuman, faced a tie after a few rounds of sliding, upon which they decided to be each other's company for the trip. "Indeed we never know who we'll meet at this year's festival, not only have we established a new friendship, being food lovers as well, we are very much looking forward to the GUINNESS X Meatopia Festival in Dublin!" they said.
There were plenty of other opportunities for festival goers to win prizes on the spot, including custom GUINNESS tattoos from Electric Dreams, Beard On grooming products and leather key chains by Attached Leather Co. To win, revellers tried their hands at Irish slang and busted a move in the Step Dance Challenge. With the party in full swing, GUINNESS stout lovers stepped up to prove who had the best ‘GUINNESS-tache’ – the creamy GUINNESS stout foam which covers the upper lip when taking a deep drink. As the evening went on, revellers joined in on the largest ‘Sláinte’ in Malaysia alongside a parade of Irish dancers, performers and stilt walkers.
Even though the main festival is over for another year, the month of March is still filled with St. Patrick’s fun. GUINNESS has plenty of promotions, fun and games for everyone all-month long no matter where you are celebrating. Consumers can purchase two sets of GUINNESS stout at participating bars and pubs to receive an exclusive GUINNESS pillow that comes in three designs while stocks last. Be sure to purchase your sets early to avoid disappointment, alright?
To find out where you can take part in the St. Patrick’s festivities happening in March, visit www.facebook.com/GuinnessMalaysia for more details.