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29 September 2014

The 2014 Oktoberfest Is Upon Us!

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What is Oktoberfest? It's technically a 16-day festival running from end September to early October. Historically, it originated as a celebration of the wedding between King Ludwig 1 and Princess Therese of Saxony back in 1810 in Munich, Bavaria.

Fastforward to today and what does that mean to us?  We're in Malaysia and that's thousands of miles away from Germany! Well, really, it's just an awesome nearly-month-long excuse to drink and party with awesome German beer and food. :)

You know Oktoberfest is upon us whenever the big beer boys, GAB & Carlsberg, start running huge arse parties. It's like, Chinese New Year is coming whenever you see the McD's Prosperity Burger ad on. Or Raya is near when Yusof Taiyoob's dates ads are blasted all over the radio. But I digress, as usual.

I'm sure you're dying to know where the parties are, and how you can get your hands on a collectible beer stein. Nah:

Guinness Anchor Berhad (GAB)
The giant record-breaking GAB stein. Me for scale. 
The boys at GAB unveiled a giant beer stein  (It's Malaysia's biggest mug! Certified by Malaysian Book of Records! Seriously!) which will be on tour around the nation. You will find the usual German food, loads of beers, fun & games wherever the stein visits these places:

2 Oct: Festival Walk, Ipoh
3 & 4 Oct: Setia Walk, Puchong and Auto City, Penang
10 & 11 Oct: Scott Garden, PJ and Upper Penang Road
16 Oct: Desa Sri Hartamas
17 & 18 Oct: Changkat Bukit Bintang and Jonker Street, Malacca
24 & 25 Oct : Sunway Giza, PJ and Sutera Mall, Johor Bharu

The actual sized GAB stein.
Bonus: Guess how many litres can the giant stein hold and the top 5 closest guesses wins a YEAR'S SUPPLY of Tiger. 365 days of free beer! Drink until pengsan loh! You don't want? Give me lah!

Collecting the limited edition Oktoberfest mugs (like I do)? Get hold of the 2014 GAB Oktoberfest mugs by buying 4 pints or 2 jugs or 2 buckets of selected GAB beers.


The Oompah band, freshly flown in from Germany and hot Carlsberg chicks. Yup, Carlsberg sure knows how to party.

Definitely not to be outdone, the Carlsberg boys created their own Malaysia Record with the country's first ever Oktoberfest Bier Bike. So apart from your usual sinful Deutsche beers, grub, entertainment, fun & games, the 6-pedallist bike will be riding (sorry) to the following locations:

24 Sept: RP Saujana Hotel, Subang
25 Sept: Berjaya Time Square, KL
26 Sept: Brussels, Setia Walk, Puchong
27 Sept: I Beam, Batu Pahat, Johor
1 Oct: Deutsches Gasthaus, Kepong
2 Oct: Hakka Restaurant, KL
3 Oct: Movida, Sunway Giza, PJ
4 Oct: Euro Deli, Penang
8 Oct: Royal Selangor Golf Club (for members and invited guests only)
10-12 Oct: 1 Utama, Old Wing Car Park, PJ (GRAND FINALE - read it as: HUGE PARTY)

Getting hold of the limited edition 1 Litre Carslberg stein would be slightly tougher, though. You'll need to:
Look at my big jugs!

1. Show up at the 1 Utama event , take a selfie with any Carlsberg branded stuff.

2. Tag #CarlsbergMalaysiaOktoberfest (longest hashtag ever?)

3.  Load it up to your Instagram or Twitter.

4. Show it to the organisers.

5. Hope you're the first 50 loaders

6. Get mug.

7. Alternatively, you can try your luck at:

You're welcome.
Now go forth and party! Prost!