Thursday, October 2, 2014

BrotzeitPhOktoberfest 2014

If Beer Festival will be the topic, only one word comes up first, Oktoberfest! And of course its best celebrated in a German atmosphere none other than Brotzeit German Restaurant at Shangrila Mall in Mandaluyong City.


The festival started early with a UAAP viewing of La Salle versus FEU game at 4pm.(update: Mac Belo of FEU just nailed a buzzer beating 3-pointer to beat La Salle in a nail biting game 67-64 last night.

Then their weekly beer contests kept the crowd cheering for their own team. I'm not sure if these games were derived from    the Oktoberfest in Germany. The first one is common, the beer guzzler challenge, Its a beer drinking relay race; 2 teams, 4 players each. First team to finish wins. No big prizes just pure fun. 
I should have joined "the server" challenge, this is a last man standing game, the person who can last the pain of holding mugs 4 liters full of beer with arms straight gets the strongest bragging rights of the night!
They also prepared a challenge for the ladies!

The night was extra fun and lively because it was hosted by Boom and Carla Dunareanu. She's such a doll that i have to post our pic together!


We were all serenaded by Mix Identity band, their repertoire goes from 80s to the present pop songs. Pinoys are such a natural in entertaining, just full of talent specially with singing and dancing.

In a local festive gathering like this, there's always a raffle to keep the customers sober even if they are really drunk. Bose just sponsored a 20 thousand worth of docking speakers, and a few earphones. Since festival is swarmed by beer junkies, the lucky grand prize winner was none other than a beer junkie and proprietor Mags Villafuerte of Gilmore wines and Spirits!

I hope next year Brotzeit will have a bigger venue for Oktoberfest and there are confirmed news that a Makati and BGC branch are opening soon, lets watch out for it. Prost!

On a lighter note, boxing superstar Manny P was there doing some sound check! #kalokalike
See the complete photos at my facebook page beerloverinmanila. Prost!🍻