If you’ve been a loyal reader of mine, guess you read about Oktobest in Brotzeit and also Malaysia’s Own Oktoberfest Launch at BTS Hotel. Some of you might be wondering, what exactly is Oktoberfest? What is it all about ?
Oktoberfest a.k.a. 德国啤酒节 is a beer festival which held 16-18 days annually in Munich, Germany, from late September till early October. Oktoberfest has been held since 1810.
‘The Munich Oktoberfest originally took place during the sixteen days up to and including the first Sunday in October. In 1994, the schedule was modified in response to German reunification so that if the first Sunday in October falls on the 1st or 2nd, then the festival would go on until October 3 (German Unity Day). Thus, the festival is now 17 days when the first Sunday is October 2 and 18 days when it is October 1. In 2010, the festival lasted until the first Monday in October, to mark the 200-year anniversary of the event. The festival is held in an area named the Theresienwiese (field, or meadow, of Therese), often called Wiesn for short, located near Munich's center.’ – Taken from Wikipedia
Well, in Malaysia, we can still join in the fun although we are not in Germany.
"Malaysia's Own Oktoberfest" has the popular Carlsberg flowing happily alongside popular German brews which they import namely Erdinger Weissbier, Franziskaner Weissbier and Lowenbrau. This coupled with authentic German cuisine prepared by a master chef, traditional live performances were the ingredients for a great night of fun, girls and of course beer!
The festival, modeled after the Munich Oktoberfest, runs from 21 September to 20 October 2011 at over 25 participating outlets and 18 market squares throughout Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Penang, Seremban and Johor.
What’s you expectation for Oktoberfest?
To mark this widely-celebrated festival, Carlsberg Malaysia boasts a month-long extravaganza filled with roaring days of exciting parties, music, authentic gastronomic experiences to whet the appetitie and barrels of Carlsberg, Erdinger Weissbier, Franziskaner Weissbier and Lowenbrau to be downed.
The first thing must be BEER!
Erdinger Weissbier (5.3% ABV), pioneered in the 70's, was the first German wheat to be distributed nationwide in Germany. Erdinger is brewed according to traditional recipes and has no preservatives, additives and pasteurization, complying with the Bavarian Purity Law 1516.
Lowenbrau, (5.2% ABV), an original "German Munich Beer", is famous at Oktoberfests. It is a lager beer that is refreshing with a taste of malt and mild hop bitterness. The beer is light to the taste, bright golden yellow in colour, and tryly complements the Bavarian drinking experience.
Then, is FOOD! German Food!
What you can’t missed is this iconic Oktoberfest heart shaped biscuit. As I mentioned in the previous post, men give this biscuit to their loved one during this festival.
Different phrases will be written on the biscuit such as : I love you, You’re beautiful and etc. This is a way for men to express their feeling to the ladies.
Next, will be MUSIC!
The traditional live performance is really great. I enjoy it very much. Along with the music, is time to have lotsa lotsa LOTSA FUN!!!
People dancing around with each other, and even on the table! O.O
Heard of Chicken Dance?
There’s this popular chicken dance among my friends now after attending Oktoberfest. This dance is cute, simple yet addictive. Next time lets shake shake together :D
One plus point for this event is the pretty ladies in German traditional clothes. They will be appeared in every Oktoberfest event. To catch them, do proceed to Malaysia’s Own Oktoberfest FB page to find out more.
While you are enjoying the beer and have some good time with your friends, do post your photo on their FB wall . There’s a contest going on , and you might be the lucky winner to win a trip to Germany!! Can you bring me go if you won it, please? *puppy eyes*
To find out more, do check out their page : https://www.facebook.com/malaysiasownoktoberfest
p/s I need a haircut + dye. T.T