Yes, it’s that time of the year again! It’s like Christmas for adults. It’s…Oktoberfest!
Okay, maybe that sounded a bit anti-climactic considering it’s the title, but still, it’s great beer, good food, awesome fun – what else do you need to have a blast? It’s a celebration of the amber fluid that unites! :)
Malaysia throws a damned good Oktoberfest bash every year! I make it a point to join in the celebrations each time, soaking up the food, fellowship, and of course, the suds.
There are events going on all over Malaysia. Check out the listings here. Here’s just a couple of them.
Camberwell Club (Bukit Damansara)
Jarrod & Rawlins (Bukit Damansara)
D’ Fortune Club (Dataran Menteri)
Lava Restaurant & Bar (Kota Kinabalu)
QE II (Penang)
Oktoberfest Special (Changkat Bukit Bintang)
Golden Sands Resort (Penang)
The King’s Arms (Kuching)
Cold Storage (Gurney Plaza)
Terminal One (Kuching)
Havana Café (Kuching)
Ming Cafe (Miri)
Deutches Gasthaus 5 (Bandar Manjalara, Kepong)
Mewah Club (Klang)
Switch (Kota Damansara)
Neptune Club (Petaling Jaya)
Odeon Club (Kepong Baru)
Regalia Ritz (Sibu)
KGK Annex Club (Kota Kinabalu)
KK Waterfront (Kota Kinabalu)
There also will be a Bavarian style Oompah band playing. The video above shows the celebrations during Oktoberfest last year, this time Die Dorf Fest Kapelle will be performing for the night!
The HUGE 1 Liter Oktoberfest Mug that everyone wants will be making a return as well – this time with special Oktoberfest 2011 embossing. I remember collecting all the limited bar editions and the generic ones last year – I still have it! :)
I am also truly excited about sampling the exclusive Oktoberfest beers like Hopf Ice (and others like Paulaner Oktoberfest Bier and 111 Zwickl). Paulaner Oktoberfest Bier is a special brew for Oktoberfest that weighs in at a slightly higher 6% alcohol and I’ve been hearing lots of good things about it.
Enjoy happy hour all night long for any of these draught beers:
- Tiger Beer
It’s all on draft, at happy hour prices, all night long! :D
However, one thing that I’m doing a wee bit out of the norm this year is to head up to Penang to party! w00t!
Why Penang, you ask?
Why not? I love the place, it’s the food capital of Malaysia! I can head out for a nice plate of char kueh tiaw (with extra blood cockles, and oh, a duck egg on top) to soak up the nights’ drinking before going for another round the next day!
I’ll be drinking by the beach in our very own Pearl of the Orient in a next week! I’m celebrating Oktoberfest at QEII (20th Oct) and Golden Sands Resort at Batu Feringgi Beach (21st Oct). Come and join the Oktoberfest celebrations at various places around the country! Check the Oktoberfest FB page for the full listing.
I can’t wait to try the exclusive Oktoberfest beers! Oktoberfest in Malaysia has come a long, long way and you’ll feel like you’re in Munich with all the beer, German expatriates and the oompah band playing in the background.
Where will you be celebrating Oktoberfest this year? :)