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Qingdao Intl Beer Festival

An Introduction to Qingdao Intl Beer Festival

Co-sponsored by relevant state ministries/commissions and the People’s Government of Qingdao City, Qingdao International Beer Festival was started in 1991 when the city was celebrating her 100th birthday. In the last decade, Qingdao International Beer Festival is becoming a large-scale state-level festive event for the people of the whole city.

Qingdao International Beer Festival is in honor of the nectar of the gods, beer -- how great is that?  Every summer, starting the second weekend of August, Qingdao hosts the largest beer festival in Asia with international breweries from all over the globe flocking to the sandy shores of China's Shandong Province.  If you are a serious drinker or a casual weekend enthusiast, you'll see the best of China's beer drinking culture at this event.  If karaoke is your thing, you can test your singing skills in front of huge crowds, and even buy a CD recording of your song if you so desire.

Past festivals have featured artistic parades, "Beer Carnival" games, beer tasting, drinking contests, music, food, and interactive performances, as well as merchandise stalls for various breweries.

It has a lot to offer to tourists outside of the beer festival. Located on the seaside, it has some of the best sunbathing and swimming beaches in China. Its history as a German territorial concession gives us European architecture and great beer. Ergo, Qingdao hosts the International Beer Festival, an invitation to locals and foreign tourists to come to Qingdao, belly up to the bar and drink copious amounts of beer.

For the celebration, top brewers invited from Germany, the United States, Denmark and Britain including Budweiser, Carlsberg, and domestic beer giants like Tsingdao Beer and Beijing Beer have booked booths in the camps. When the festival is coming, the Beer City becomes a place of boundless joy with great dins of drums and trumpets. There are spectacular fireworks shows on the sea, together with a great parade made up of military bands, ethnic.

The International Beer Festival features local beer, especially China's most famous brew: Tsingtao. International beers are also featured and you'll be able to sample beers from all over the world.

There will also be parades, shows, beer-drinking competitions, sand sculpture contests at the beach as well as plenty of fireworks in the evenings.




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