GAB Oktoberfest 2014

It’s that time of the year where we see increased merriment and fun planned by Malaysia’s brewery giants!

Traditionally Oktoberfest is celebrated in Munich from late September to early October. Today it’s a great excuse to drink (responsibly) and get to know German beers!

At the GAB Oktoberfest media launch, we got a taste of what GAB has in store for October.

GAB Oktoberfest 2014 - entrance

I noticed that since acquiring Paulaner, GAB has been more active in organising Oktoberfest fun. Hey, whatever works, I will drink to that!

GAB Oktoberfest 2014 - Paulaner

Once a year, we’re introduced to selected German words, all related to drinking and more drinking. And look, a host of GAB booze! Sure, some more Irish than German, but does it really matter??

(Not to me.)

GAB Oktoberfest 2014 - GAB beer

Sausages and sauerkraut come hand in hand with Oktoberfest. Side note: Jarrod & Rawlins make DELICIOUS spicy lamb sausages, you should make it your mission to get some this week.

Can confirm, they go down well with beer.

GAB Oktoberfest 2014 - beer and sausages

We were also witnesses to the unveiling of Malaysia’s Biggest Mug in conjunction with GAB Oktoberfest 2014.

GAB Oktoberfest 2014 - prost

This Biggest Mug, a giant replica of GAB’s signature Oktoberfest mug is made out of fibre glass and stands at 2.6m high + 1.72m wide. It can store real liquid and probably way too many drunkards.

This giant of a mug is going to travel across the peninsular in October (dates below). If you can guess how many litre this mug can hold, you and 4 other participants win a year’s supply of Tiger Beer!

… which may or may not fill out the giant mug, heheh.

GAB Oktoberfest 2014 - Biggest Mug

If you want the hand-held version of the mugs, just buy 4 pints/ 2 jugs/ 2 buckets/ 1 tower of either Tiger, Guinness, Anchor, Heineken, Kilkenny, Kirin, Smirnoff, Strongbow, and Paulaner… and you get one Oktoberfest mug free!

Some photos of merriment:

GAB Oktoberfest 2014 - missyblurkit and pandajoice
Fake moustaches are way too fun. I nicked more than a couple.

GAB Oktoberfest 2014 - Suanie with Kelly Siew
With the lovely Kelly Siew

GAB Oktoberfest 2014 - Mike with Oktoberfest girls
Really friendly Oktoberfest girls

GAB Oktoberfest 2014 - band
The Oompah Band

GAB Oktoberfest 2014 - train dancing
Making a human train

Malaysia’s Biggest Mug will be at these locations on these dates:

• Oct 2: Festival Walk, Ipoh
• Oct 3 and 4: Setia Walk, Puchong and Auto City, Penang
• Oct 10 and 11: Scott Garden, PJ and Upper Penang Road
• Oct 16: Desa Sri Hartamas
• Oct 17 and 18: Changkat Bukit Bintang and Jonker Street, Malacca
• Oct 24 and 25: Sunway Giza, PJ and Sutera Mall, Johor Bharu

Check out GAB’s Oktoberfest Facebook: OktoberfestMY throughout October for news and updated info!

For more photos, check them out at my Facebook photo album! *click*

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