Vietnamese beer joins int’l beer festival in Berlin

Saturday, 2019-08-03 21:48:08
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Director of Asia Sky Tours Nguyen Xuan Hung (R) speaks at the Vietnamese pavilion in the 23rd International Berlin Beer Festival. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – Vietnamese beer along with traditional dishes and craft products have been on display at the 23rd International Berlin Beer Festival which began on August 2 in the capital of Germany.

It is the 19th year in a row Vietnam has set up a pavilion in the “longest beer garden in the world” recognised by the Guinness World Records.

The 2.2-km garden stretches along the Karl Marx Allee, the largest boulevard in Berlin, offering about 2,400 kinds of beer from 320 breweries from all over the globe.

This year, Vietnam has brought to the festival the country’s popular brands, including Saigon, Hanoi and Truc Bach, alongside the country’s culinary specialties and craft products. Vietnamese dances and music are also introduced to locals.

Visitors enjoy beer at the Vietnam's booth. (Photo: VNA)

Addressing the Vietnamese pavilion’s opening ceremony, Nguyen Xuan Hung, Director of Asia Sky Tours who runs the Vietnamese pavilion, said he is proud that Vietnam’s booth has been among the most outstanding ones at the International Berlin Beer Festival for years.

He added that in 2020, the company will arrange various activities to commemorate the 20th year of Vietnam’s presence at the festival.

The annual three-day festival is expected to welcome about 800,000 visitors this year. Like the world’s largest beer festival Oktoberfest annually held in Munich, Germany, the International Berlin Beer Festival is a big event in the European country to promote the beer industry.