Hop over to China for a real beer fest! Inside Asia's answer to Oktoberfest, which attracts 4 MILLION Chinese
China’s answer to Oktoberfest makes Munich’s festivities look like a church fete.
Roughly the size of 100 football pitches, the month-long Qingdao International Beer Festival, held in August, plays host to 4 million Chinese in lederhosen, enthusiastically swinging frothy steins.
It’s quite a spectacle. And there’s more than just a thigh-slapping Oompah band. You can expect fire-breathing circus performers, funfair rides, luxury car exhibitions, an opera theatre and beer barrels the size of houses.
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