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Oktober festival in Gran Canaria

If you happen to be on Gran Canaria between 10th and 12th October so please take the opportunity to visit this German beer festival.

Beer german festival

Beer in a tankler
Photo: Wikimedia

For the second year in a row, this popular festival takes place in the shopping area Vegueta in Las Palmas. Last year over 12,000 liters of beer was sold and this year they’ve loaded up with 15,000 liters of German beer with an alcohol content of 6.3%. Besides German beer there will be 1.500 kg pork (“Schweinshaxe”), 1,400 German sausages, 500 chops and 200 pieces of the german bread Brezel.


Schweinshaxe –
Photo: Wikimedia

The beer is served as it should be in tankards, but last year all tanklards were lost on the first day of the October festival so this year we have introduced a deposit system. Deposit for one liter tankard (“mass”) is € 5, and a for a pint the deposit is € 3. The traditional German “oompah oompah” music will also be be played.

The event starts on Friday the 10th of October at 1pm and ends on Sunday 12th of October at 4pm.