Lovers of Blondes, as some call it, or liquid gold as others call it, have a new appointment from August 1 to 15 at Sohail Castle in Fuengirola, in the 5th edition of the Beer Festival.
It is not any kind of beer we can enjoy in such a privileged place as the old Moorish castle Sohail, but probably one of the best beers in the world, the Paulaner from Munich.
With beautiful views over the sea, Fuengirola and the river, the castle Sohail celebrates already in its fifth edition a small version of the world famous Bavarian beer festival, the Oktoberfest. To make the experience as authentic as possible, there are set up large tents and long tables and wooden benches where visitors traditionally consume beer in glass jars of one litre.
In the original version of Munich, both the characteristics of the seats and the high alcohol content of the drinks along with live music soon facilitates animated toasts among strangers; something that with full magnitude probably can only be lived on site in Munich.
However, it is worth a walk to the castle to enjoy a good beer brewed according to the medieval decree of purity (may only contain hops, malt, yeast and water). To avoid falling unconscious, so much beer is accompanied by all sorts of German delicacies like sausages, Frikadelle, roasted knuckle or Sauerkraut. Those who prefer another type of diet can find it in the tents set up outside the castle which also offer local Mediterranean dishes.
All this comes with entertainment and live music concerts, children’s games and attractions for the whole family. The hours are Monday through Friday from 7 pm to 2 am, and Saturdays and Sundays from 12 midday to 2 am. The festival received over 100,000 visits last year and there were consumed more than 30,000 litres of beer. Incidentally, a small piece of advice: Never underestimate the Blondes! If you want to enjoy a one-litre jug, better move with public transport or taxi. Prosit!