Thursday, April 21, 2011

Look Back on Fiesta

Hope you had as much fun as we did at this month’s Fiesta events.  In years past, Twang has only played small parts in the shadows of different organizations that we have previously partnered up with for Fiesta in San Antonio.  Twang supports local efforts of all kinds.
This was the first year Twang Beer Salt could be found at all booths during Oyster Bake. People could grab a few samples of Twang with which to garnish their cold drink. To many, they were excited to have Twang avaliable. To others, Twang was an exciting new taste to garnish their drink with.

In previous years, Twang would partner up with KRTU 91.7 that broadcasts mainstream Jazz in San Antonio and would have a sampling booth next to the KRTU Jazz stage.    KRTU 91.7 is a listener supported radio station out of Trinity University.  Twang supports KRTU’s efforts by sponsoring programs and students for music education, tickets for jazz concerts, mentoring and classes for youngsters and upcoming jazz talent. 

Twang also co-promoted with Modelo’s Brand Manager out of Silver Eagle Distributing. We were able to pass out samples with every import beer that went out at the Tejano Explosion, Poteet Strawberry Festival, selected booths at the San Fernando Fiesta, a Lawyer NIOSA Party right outside the gates of NIOSA, and selected booth inside NIOSA itself.   

Some of the smaller arena’s Twang where represented:
·         Siesta Fest
·         Market Square
·         Night in Leon Springs

We hope you had the opportunity to encounter Twang at one of the Fiesta events this year. We had a blast meeting past and new friends.  What events would you like to see Twang at throughout the year?? Post your comments!!
Happy Fiesta, till next year!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Twang At Oyster Bake

The primary mission of Fiesta Oyster Bake is to provide a quality food and entertainment event while being successful in raising funds for St. Mary's University and the St. Mary's University Alumni Association and working in conjunction with the Fiesta San Antonio Commission.

Fiesta Oyster Bake in San Antonio featured the Gin Blossoms, Aaron Watson, Hinder, Reckless Kelly, Ram Herrera, Two Tons of Steel, Los DesperadoZ, Mario Flores and the Soda Creek Band, Ron Wilkins, The Elijah Zane Experience, plus 30 more Texas premier live entertainment artists on five stages!
There are over 50 food and beverage items. More than 7,000 volunteers
·         100,000 Oysters (baked, fried and raw)
·         25,000 Fried Chicken Breasts (Chicken on a Stick w/jalapeno)
·         3,000 lbs. Beef and Chicken Fajitas
·         6,000 Turkey Legs
·         10,000 Hamburgers
·         15,000 Chocolate Covered Strawberries
·         7,500 Ears of Corn
·         2,500 lbs. Sausage
·         21,000 gal. Beverages (beer, soda, lemonade, tea, etc.)
·         32,000 Packets of Twang Beer Salt
·         96 Bottles of Twang Beer Salt
The overall the event was a success, Oyster Bake was a great opportunity to hit our target demographic.  We were able to be place at 20 beer booths for Oyster Bake Patrons to grab as they please.  At times some of the volunteers working the beer booth encouraged the use of Twang Beer Salt. 
Although there were almost 80,000 attendees at Oyster Bake, there were other specialty beers companying Miller Lite like Blue Moon and Shiner Bock that did not pair with Twang Beer Salt.  That being said Twang boxes were beginning to empty fast the second day.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Fiesta Oyster Bake 2011

Twang Partner’s LTD is a family owned San Antonio based company for the past 25 years. This year it is an honor to be part of our 1st Fiesta Oyster Bake Event.  Twang Beer Salt can be found both nights at most beer booths to add our distinct flavor to your beverage.
The St. Mary’s University Fiesta Oyster Bake began in 1916 as a small gathering of alumni. Since that time the event has grown into one of the most popular Fiesta celebrations. This year the Fiesta Oyster Bake celebrates its 92nd anniversary!
The Oyster Bake features more than 100,000 oysters, served raw, baked or fried. Another 50 food booths dish up savory favorites such as fajitas, sausage on a stick, egg rolls, hamburgers and chicken on a stick. A variety of beverages is available to quench every thirst, while continuous rock ’n’ roll, Latin and country music compliment the feast.
Friday night is family night and officially starts the traditional Fiesta Oyster Bake, when half the grounds are opened. Patrons can enjoy four entertainment stages (six on Saturday). Friday night Twang will be sampling Beer Salt at the KRTU Jazz stage. There are 30 food and beverage booths, a children’s area with games and other interactive activities geared for the young and young at heart, and a spectacular fireworks finale.
Fiesta Oyster Bake is sponsored by the St. Mary’s University Alumni Association. All proceeds fund student scholarships and university and alumni programs.
Please remember to drink responsibly, use Twang Beer Salt, and enjoy not only Oyster Bake, but the rest of the festivities during the month of April.