Carlsberg Malaysia Oktoberfest Launch 260913

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Oktoberfest is upon us again! It’s one of the periods of a year that I look forward to (the other two being Christmas and my birthday) annually. Anyway since 2011, Carlsberg Malaysia has been having their own Oktoberfest billed as the most authentic Oktoberfest in Malaysia (you can read about the previous two years parties on my blog – just search for “Malaysia’s Own Oktoberfest” in the search box) at some of their key outlets in major cities across the country.

I headed over for some much anticipated beer-drinking and chicken dancing fun at the Carlsberg Malaysia Oktoberfest 2013 launch at La Bodega, Pavilion KL on 26 September 2013 with MHB’s Naomi and Andy Kho.

Carlsberg Malaysia Oktoberfest 2013 is a beer festival that offers Carlsberg, as well as three imported Bavarian beer brands, Erdinger, Franziskaner and Lowenbrau, served in a pretty nice rugged-style stein (this year’s mug is smaller than last year’s 1 litre mug that got rather heavy to hold over long periods) that you can take home and add to your collection of the past two years of Carlsberg Malaysia’s Oktoberfest mugs.

The event kicked off in true Bavarian tradition, with the Carlsberg Malaysia Oktoberfest campaign officiated with the tapping of the ceremonial keg by Managing Director of Carlsberg Malaysia Henrik Juel Andersen, together with the brewer’s subsidiary Luen Heng F&B Sdn Bhd General Manager Kenneth Soh, Vice President, Passenger Cars, Mercedes Benz Malaysia Mr. Kai Schlickum and Ms Joyce Yap, CEO, Retail of Pavilion KL. Let the festivities begin!

 

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One of the reasons (besides the beer of course) that I love Oktoberfest so much – the lovely Dirndl girls!

I couldn't resist taking pics with them. So cute hehehe!

I couldn’t resist taking pics with them. Beatrice and Estelle Chew looking so cute hehehe!

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After the tapping of the first barrel which is the tradition in Munich, the six person Oktoberfest Oom-Pa-Pah band which was flowin in specially from Germany entertained the guests with traditional Oktoberfest jingles and some popular numbers as weel. Here’s the lead singer (he’s actually a man not a really ugly girl) playing a tune on the 12-foot long alpine horn from Germany. The long horn is actually recorded in the Malaysian Book of Records as the ‘Longest Carlsberg Malaysia Oktoberfest Longhorn’.

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The lovely Carlsberg Dirndl girls in traditional Bavarian will happily dance with you to the famous and fun “chicken dance” and also some other fun German songs which requires you to follow the actions. Don’t worry about looking silly as everyone will dance along and have a good time!

Me dancing with one of the

Me dancing the Chicken Dance with one of the Carlsberg Dirndl girls.

And again with the pretty Eloise. It's really easy and even a guy like me with two left feet can do it!

And again with the pretty Eloise. It’s really easy and even a guy like me with two left feet can do it!

Even Carlsberg Managing Director Henrik Andersen did the Chicken Dance!

Even Carlsberg Managing Director Henrik Andersen did the Chicken Dance!

 

Henrik Andersen explained that Oktoberfest is about bringing people together in the spirit of good cheer and camaraderie while in the midst of enjoying food, music and beer in a responsible manner.

He went on to mention that throughout the month-long festival, beer lovers can enjoy the authentic yet uniquely Carlsberg Malaysia experience at selected eight venues nationwide, leading to a massive three-day Grand Finale party galore that will take place exclusively at Old Wing outdoor car park of our Oktoberfest Venue Partner 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Petaling Jaya on October 11th to 13th. These parties come complete with the collectible beer stein, authentic Oktoberfest Oom Pa Pah band, the record breaking 12-foot long horn, Carlsberg Dirndl girls as well as plenty of games and online contests where beer lovers stand a chance to take home more collectible premiums.

Carlsberg Malaysia is also partnering with their customers to co-host smaller parties at 38 western-concept bars and pubs and will be running the Oktoberfest promotion at over 300 outlets nationwide.

 

Expect some games

Expect some fun-filled games including hat switching and arm wrestling which are all traditional mainstays of Oktoberfest events

I was quite amused by the girls arm-wrestling hahaha!

I was quite amused by the girls arm-wrestling hahaha!

A bevy of Miss Malaysia's at the launch party - Chloe Chen, Lee Yvonne and Carey Ng (L-R)

A bevy of Miss Malaysia’s at the launch party – Chloe Chen, Lee Yvonne and Carey Ng (L-R)

Leng Yein was there too!

Leng Yein was there too!

This bevy of beauties will help you to get your beer!

This bevy of beauties will help you to get your beer!

Sandwiched in between 2 beauties

Sandwiched in between 2 beauties

Sandwiched in between two Miss Malaysia!

Sandwiched in between two Miss Malaysia! BTW see the mug in my hand? Well that’s the collectible rugged-style stein that customers can take home after finishing the beer in it of course!

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Psst! In the spirit of Oktoberfest, Carlsberg Malaysia Oktoberfest is having some Facebook activities such as the Snap & Prost!, Shout Out Loud and Dirndl Girl Search, which you can play to win free rounds of Carlsberg beer and attractive giveaways!

More info at https://www.facebook.com/carlsbergmalaysiaoktoberfest

Photo credits: Carlsberg Malaysia, Andy Kho Photography (www.andykho.com) and author’s own

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