By: Lee Hsin-Yin
Taipei, Oct. 14 (CNA) More than 300 people celebrated the first Oktoberfest co-hosted by the German Trade Office (GTO) and a local beer provider Friday, enjoying not only traditional German gourmet food and beer, but also musical performances and a festive mood.
Event attendants sang, danced and feasted on Bavarian dishes such as grilled pork knuckle and white sausage, as well as competed in an all-you-can-drink beer contest to observe the 500th anniversary of the German purity law for beer.
The law stipulates that beer can only be made of hops, malt, yeast and water, to ensure its high quality and authentic flavor.
The fair is an annual beer festival and traveling funfair that takes place in Munich each year. This year’s festival was held from Sept. 17 to Oct. 3. [FULL STORY]