Zicke-Zacke-Zicke-Zacke Hoy, Hoy, Hoy!
October is the month of the infamous Oktoberfest Festival, celebrated worldwide by folks glugging down loads of beer, bratwursts, pork knuckles and entertained by traditional German Oom-pah Band with adorable Bavarian ambassadors!
Actually, Oktoberfest is wedding celebration of Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen. Over the years… somehow after one beer to another, the festival is now highly popular where friends and families gather to enjoy some of the best beers brewed by worldwide breweries! J
Guinness Anchor Berhad (GAB), the leading beer and stout company in Malaysia, returned in its fourth year running of the annual Oktoberfest festival in Malaysia, with a bigger selection of iconic beers which include one of the official Munich Oktoberfest beers, Paulaner Oktoberfest Bier, as well as plenty of fun-filled and exciting parties, special promotions and events throughout the month of October.
My family and I were present at Genting Highland one weekend and joined the celebration at The Patio Bar & Lounge, First World Plaza. And what a night it is! Check out the awesome night filled with lots of music and laughter, beers and sausages, games and prizes… J
Beer lovers attending the GAB Oktoberfest party at Patio Bar & Lounge, Genting Highlands were treated to not just one, but two nights of fun-packed activities, an array of delectable German-infused food and a vast selection of beers such as the award-winning Tiger, Guinness, Heineken, Anchor, Kilkenny, Strongbow and Paulaner.
From left to right: Hopf Ice Wheat Beer, 111 Zwickl Beer & Paulaner Oktoberfest Beer.
We even had the three special beers brought in by GAB especially for Oktoberfest! My favorite of the three was the Hopf Ice Wheat Beer that uses ice conditioned wheat where excess water from the wheat is extracted through freezing, giving more depth to the flavour and body. Truly unique, crisp and clean aftertaste, it is easy to drink and refreshing! 111 Zwickl Beer, an unfiltered beer, possesses sparkling full-bodied and full-flavoured characteristics, and has a mild yeasty flavour. Last but not least, Paulaner Oktoberfest Beer has a rich malty aroma and a smooth full bodied flavour.
Our food for the night was fabulous! Absolutely in love with the Stuffed Cabbage Rolls and Sausages… chomp, chomp, chomp!
What’s an Oktoberfest without these pretty Bavarian ambassadors dressed in Dirndl costumes?
Our Oom-pah Band by ‘Die
Besides the traditional Oom-pah Band performance, other traditional German games such as the Chicken Dance, yodeling, and “Masskrugstemmen” – the beer stein holding competition, kept the crowd highly entertained throughout the night. Patrons were seen enjoying themselves while toasting loudly to the traditional Oktoberfest cheer “Eins, zwei, drei, g'suffa; Zicke-Zacke-Zicke-Zacke Hoy, Hoy, Hoy!”
Here comes a favourite part of the night… Sausage Eating Competition!! The women took a gentler route but the men devised techniques for the win by breaking the long sausages into few short ones for faster consumption… Can you guess who won the women and men category individually? J
“With our diverse portfolio of award winning beers, we are in the best position to offer our consumers a bigger Oktoberfest Festival this year,” Ms Yap Swee Leng, Marketing Director of GAB said. “GAB strongly believes in providing value added drinking experiences to our consumers through multiple engagement platforms such as Oktoberfest, St. Patrick’s Day and Arthur’s Day and we are proud that these three international events have now become permanent fixtures in Malaysia’s event calendar,” she added.
Huge thanks to GAB for bringing in a festival of fun-filled laughters, beers and food, new friendships and even a little romance!! J
Folks… sing and drink merrily but make sure to plan ahead for your trip home! GAB promotes sensible drinking!!
For more information on GAB Oktoberfest celebration parties and promotions, kindly visit our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/OktoberfestMY.
*Thanks to Sharon, Sid and Patio for the glorious night!!