Octoberfest in Vietnam 2014

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.

beer Vietnam

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 Saigon

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.

Vinaken Vietnam

 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.

german beer hanoi


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 Hanoi

Legend beer import malt from Germany and Austria at 4 Vu Ngoc Phan, Hanoi

Legend bia Vietnam

Legend beer Vietnam

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.

German beer Ninh Binh

This brewery has their own style and the beers have more malt than a regular German lager. The brewery belongs to Vissai Hotel. 



About Beertraveller

Beer brewer, writer and traveller. In the beer business since 2012. Published beer guide to Vietnam 2014. The first craft brewer in Burkina Faso 2016. Beer guide in Morocco 2017-2020. Beer journalist since 2016 and from 2023 writer for the Swedish beer magazine Maltesen.
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