Monday, October 1, 2012

Steam Whistle Oktoberfest

I was lucky enough to get invited to the Steam Whistle Oktoberfest (#SWOktoberfest) (@SteamWhistle) hand it was so fun, just look at that 1 litre Oktoberfest Stein included with admission and which you can bring home.

Oktoberfest originated in 1810 in Munich, Germany as 16 days of festivities to commemorate the marriage of Bavaria's King Ludwig to his bride Queen Therese. Now 200 years later it is the world's largest fair, hosting more than 5 million people each year, all celebrating BEER through camaraderie, song, food, folk culture and pageantry.

The event start at 2:00pm and it was already packed when we got there at around 3:00pm.
And guests are also encourage to come dressed in Lederhosen or Dirndls

It was quite a workout holding that 1 litre stein full, I guess it's an incentive to finish your beer faster ;)

Random people taht you get to meet at events like this :)

We ate lunch before heading over, so I only manage to get a Pretzel but I'm not sure if traditional pretzel are suppose to be like that or not but I didn't like it... sort of dry, neither crispy nor soft :(

 And it won't be fun without some singing,  drinking competitions...

 drinking beer on your head....

 polka dancing...

and some more polka dancing :)

and finally a weight challenge ?!?
(apparently that's how waitresses train for Oktoberfest, some can hold up to 10 steins at once)

Unfiltered beer from the keg

see the color diference 

me with my girl Mary (@citrusblack)

Perfect Snack to go with your Beer = Pork Rinds
(we definitely devour quite a lot of these, just so good)

We left at around 6:30pm and there was still a line up outside  (thanks for media pass line bypass) 

Verdict :
 This is one of the funnest event I have been this year, I will def want to come back next year :)
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  1. you really can drink so much??????

    1. It's really not that much, around 2-1/2 small bottle.
      You forgot how many you drink and you are asking me.