Oktoberfest in Malaysia

oktoberfest arch

O’ zapft is!

oktoberfest band

The legendary festival in Munich, which is a celebration of the amber fluid in Bavaria, Germany is originally not about beer at all. The first Oktoberfest was a sombre (I think la, I wasn’t there since I wasn’t born yet) affair to commemorate the union of two royalty whose names are now relegated to the annals of Wikipedia (and historians).

However, it soon grew to become the beer festival we all know and love today! =D

oktoberfest tattoo

Oktoberfest was relatively obscure except to the ones who had more exposure but in recent years it has come to Malaysia and in a big way too!

It is not just about beer (although that is a main and important part of Oktoberfest) but the celebration of life! It has been a custom that Oktoberfest starts with a 12 gun salute and the tapping of the first beer keg to be presented to the Mayor.

oktoberfest us

Oktoberfest is all about entertainment, beer and more beer and I’m glad to see that happen in Malaysia now (so I don’t have to travel all the way to Germany to experience it).

I went to Souled Out for the first Oktoberfest celebration by GAB in Malaysia and it is a celebration that I’m proud to be part of – faithful to the Oktoberfest experience in Munich.

The best thing about Oktoberfest in Malaysia is that they have Paulaner! =D

oktoberfest paulaner

If you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past 6 years, Paulaner is the #1 German wheat beer in Malaysia and it’s all imported in all the way from…MUNICH!

Yes, the birthplace of Oktoberfest! It’s also one of the official beers of Oktoberfest.

oktoberfest german food

I’ve had Paulaner a number of times during Oktoberfest and the best part about it is the taste. If you’re a beer connoisseur, you’ll appreciate this brew – it’s not meant for the mainstream drinkers, but the more premium and discerning consumers.

oktoberfest food

The Oktoberfest event that I went to also had Munich inspired food which is always a good thing. Gotta line your stomach lest you become a bierleichen. There were sausages, pretzels and German food on offer – perfect to recreate the Oktoberfest experience.

I’m glad I managed to drink a real Munich produced beer during Oktoberfest in Malaysia.

oktoberfest jestina

Paulaner is an ale so if you’re a common Joe lager drinking person, it’s an acquired taste. I love ales since I’ve been studying abroad since I was 15 so I can appreciate a good one. Beer aficionados take note, Paulaner is going to be the next big thing!

oktoberfest girls

That’s the highest accolade I give to a beer. πŸ™‚

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38 thoughts on “Oktoberfest in Malaysia”

  1. Steve Chung: Hello Steve! Yup, there’s a lot more coming up – two this week in KL. There’s one tomorrow at Sids, TTDI from 6-11 pm and one on Friday at Laundry 6-12 pm. I’ll be there both days. See ya then! πŸ™‚

  2. Michelle Chin: Nah you’re just been out of Malaysia, Michelle! πŸ™‚
    You can try some Paulaner when you come back. It’s a nice ale. πŸ™‚

  3. Dude, I cant wait for IPAs to hit the bars of Malaysia. Refreshing, thirst quenching, hoppy alcoholic drink with a sweet bitter after taste, best drink on a hot and humid day. BTW, you need to toss in a lemon wedge with the German unfiltered wheat beer, make a world of difference in the flavor department.

  4. KY: Haha! She’s the queen bee, center of attention! πŸ™‚
    e: Hmm…a lemon wedge with Paulaner? I’ll give it a try tonight. πŸ™‚
    Teh Tarik Drinker: Yup, but when you can’t go to Germany for Oktoberfest, let Oktoberfest come to you! =D

  5. Ah Oktoberfest, nothing more like Oktoberfest than beer whenches. You have to have beer whenches and 1L steins and sour kraut. Ja. Ja.

  6. hi there,
    thanks for the coverage n “free advertising” on GAB oktoberfest street parties..hehe πŸ™‚
    do feel free to come to Sid’s Pub/ Laundry tomorrow!

  7. sharon kuan: Heh! I’ll be there tonight AND tomorrow night! See ya there Sharon. πŸ™‚
    rocket: Yeah, they all were German! πŸ™‚

  8. rocket: It’s pretty good! Just the battery life is rather short, have to bring a USB cable for it to last the entire day. πŸ™‚

  9. wheeeee! i went for yesterday’s one! had lotsa fun, and im sure u had fun too as well!
    guess what! I gave u my vouchers already right, then after that when I wanna buy my paulaner, NOT ENUFFFFFF!!! i didnt know it was 15 bucks FML lol!

  10. Jess: Hello Jess! Ya, Paulaner is priced higher than the other beers during the Oktoberfest at Sids. This one was at Souled Out. I love the taste of it though. πŸ™‚
    Eh, my commenting system can be a bit wonky at times. Fixing ya! πŸ™‚

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