This is the guide if you are a big fan of German beer and happen to be in Vietnam in October. Here is a list of German style breweries and events to attend.
Ho Chi Minh City The German Business Association has arranged a October Festival with start 10 October in Ho Chi Minh City at Windsor Plaza Hotel. This year all guests can have Schneider Weisse and Krombacher beer together with German sausages and saucer kraut. There is also a smaller Octoberfest at Funcity in District 6 with start 3 October.
Until then you can visit some German style microbreweries in Ho Chi Minh City. Start with Lion brewery at 11-13 Cong Truong Lam Son and taste their two Geramn style beers on tap.
Lion Brewery has German brewing equipment and easy to find in Ho Chi Minh City
Big Man beer is closer to the airport and has one black and one blond beer on tap. The style is a bit lighter than at Lion brewery.
Big Man Beer at 4 Phan Dinh Giot in District 12 has two beers on tap
Hanoi The October fest in Hanoi will take place at the newly built JW Marriot Hotel 23 and 24 October. Last year it was Bitburger that delivered the beer and this year its Paulaner.
There are a few Legend beer microbreweries making a blond lager and a black German style beer in Hanoi. Visit the oldest one at 4 Vu Ngoc Phan ( coordinates 21.013667, 105.811979 ). which is the closest you can come to a German beer hall. If you want to have a few beers before the beerfest at JW Marrriot you can visit the newest Legend beer which is in My Dinh. The address is: D4, The Manor, My Dinh ( coordinates: 21.014976, 105.776494 )
Legend beer import malt from Germany and Austria at 4 Vu Ngoc Phan, Hanoi
Legend beer in My Dinh has many Korean customers and is only two years old
Ninh Binh Ninh Binh is called the Halong Bay on land and is a good two hour drive from Hanoi. If you happen to be around in Ninh Binh, make a visit here to celebrate October fest with two tasty beers, one black and one blond beer, both one of the most full bodied German style beers you can have in Vietnam. Bidega brewery is situated close to Vissai hotel in Ninh Binh at 848 Tran Hung Dao. The brewery was built in 2014.
This brewery has their own style and the beers have more malt than a regular German lager. The brewery belongs to Vissai Hotel.