Oktoberfest Malaysia 2013 ❤

It is the month of October and for beer lovers, that can only mean one thing is .... OKTOBERFEST! Throughout the month of October, beer lovers can celebrate with a series of themed parties across Malaysia. That's not all, you will also get the opportunity to enjoy the official Paulaner Oktoberfest Bier which is brewed exclusively for the Oktoberfest season. That's not all, you will also be able to get the special edition Oktoberfest Mug with a limited edition metal lid at these events! Hooray!! :D

Here are some exciting facts on Oktoberfest: 

1. Why is there an annual beer festival?

The Oktoberfest has its origins in the year 1810. However, it looked a bit different then, as the first Oktoberfest was a horse-race, held as a part of the wedding festivities of Bavarian King Ludwig I. and his wife Theresie. The people liked that horse-race so much, that it became an annual event, which then developed into what we know as Oktoberfest today, as the focus shifted more and more away from the horse-race and towards fun rides and drinking beer.

2. Why does the Oktoberfest start in September?

The original horse-race was an event that only took one day. Over the decades, as the horse-rave had disappeared, the Oktoberfest got longer and longer, until it lasted two weeks, as it does today. However, it is not uncommon in Bavaria for the weather to become quite cold in the middle of Oktober and there can even be snow. To avoid a snowy Oktoberfest, the decision was made to start the Oktoberfest earlier, usually some time around the beginning of the fourth week of September.

3. What do I have to know, when it comes to beer?

First of all, the reason, why beer has always been so popular in Munich, is that the quality of the drinking water was always very bad and most likely the reason of numerous cases of the plague and the cholera in former times. So people rather drank beer, because it was a lot safer to drink, as most germs were killed during the brewing process.
The beer you get on the Oktoberfest is Munich beer, which means: It was really brewed on Munich ground. It is a bit stronger than your regular Munich lager beer. Instead of the more common 5% to 5.5% (always depending on the brewery) of alcohol, the Oktoberfest beer usually is about 1% stronger.

Be sure to check out the Oktoberfest Malaysia Facebook Page to get updates on fun events and exciting promotions during Oktoberfest season: www.facebook.com/OktoberfestMY! Drink sensibly! :D

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post by Nuffnang 

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