Qingdao International Beer Festival (2009)

WOW! A festival filled with beer?! Isn’t that great? It only happens in Qingdao International beer festival, this year on August 15th-30th, 2009. If you are a good drinker or enthusiast with festival and party, then you will not want to miss this event. You’ll see the best of China’s beer drinking event.

City of Qingdao

City of Qingdao

The festival is held in Qingdao, it’s located in Shandong province, China. Qingdao is a romantic city and it is the largest beer production based in China.  The first beer festival took place in 1991, and after that it became an annual festival, start every second week of August and last for 16 days, which is the golden tourism season in Qingdao. It is hold by the national relevant ministries and commissions with the people’s government of Qingdao municipality. It is the largest festival combined with tourism, culture and sports.

And now, in the year of OX, Qingqing was born. Some of you might wonder “what is Qingqing?” it’s the mascot of this year Qingdao International Beer festival. The theme for this beer festival is “Qingdao Toasts With The World!”

2009 Qingdao International Beer Festival Mascot

2009 Qingdao International Beer Festival Mascot

Qingdao International Beer festival 2005

Qingdao International Beer festival 2005

As a foreigner, you will be swamped with free beers! Drink as much as you can, you don’t even need to spend a penny to buy a single beer. And don’t forget to say “GanPei”!! (Toast/ cheers in Mandarin). There are lots of variety of beers in the festival, from all over Asia, Europe, and America, in short, they have all kinds of beer from all over the world.

Besides free beer they also will entertain you with a lot of features. Picture in your mind, huge tables filled with beer-swilling, elated Chinese, Beautiful women performing on stage, Music of all kinds at the numerous stage venues. And also Art Exhibitions, Evening Parties, Photo Battles, Model Competitions and tons of food. Tempting isn’t it? They even have a stage for you who like to sing and karaoke in front of public. You can even buy the audio recording of your song performance for your memory. And for those who are professional drinkers, you HAVE to take the Drinking Competition challenge! Let’s see who can chug a bottle of beer the fastest!

This is also a chance for you to see the Chinese at their best, they are so kind and generous, they would love to show foreigners a good time.

Gallery


"GanPei"

"GanPei"

Drinking Competition

Drinking Competition

TOAST!!!

TOAST!!!

Having fun?

Having fun?

Ganpai and Toast!!

Ganpai and Toast!!


I am definitely going to be there on the festival, I hope I will see you around! So, see you all on 15th-30th August, this year.

A participant of the last festival promises, “YOU’LL HAVE A GOOD TIME!”

Vocabulary

pí jiǔ
啤酒 beer,

gān bēi
干 杯 Toast/Cheers

zhōng wén
中 文 chinese

zhōng guó rén
中 国 人 chinese

jié rì
节 日 festival,

jù huì
聚 会 party

miǎn fèi
免 费 free

qīng dǎo
青 岛 Qingdao

hǎo wán
好 玩 , fun






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