A few mechanical problems with the Stuzuki couldn’t keep us from the Argentina ‘National Beer Festival’ or as commonly known, Octoberfest, in Córdoba. In fact, we had a couple of 1L bottles as a warm up that night at ‘old mates’ house (local garage) while we were waiting for him to fix that split hose…
Villa General Belgrano (what a name!) has the special distinction of being one of the places in the world to take in the most Nazis after WW2 (including a whole sinking submarine full) and quite a few war criminals have apparently been found here. However, it has to be said they do make bloody good beer that goes down best with a big fat Bratwurst and sauerkraut.
Karen, Dave, Mick and Mel with the obligatory steins.
Beerfest turned out to be a hell of a party, numbers swelled to 10 000 packed into an outside venue encircled by bars selling the usual german beer and cuisine, as well as many ‘artesnal’ beers with funny names….(see picture).
What were they thinking?
There did not appear to be much regulation or control of alcohol consumption with bartenders offerring ‘the biggest/fastest funnel’ competition and regularly spraying the cheering crowd with hoses hooked up to the kegs. Amazingly (for a Townsville girl perhaps?) there wasn’t a single fight or disagreement to be seen with thousands of people partying together way into the night (we left at 2am and it was still huge) which goes to show that either Argies are all very happy drunks or rules, regulations and police presence create more problems than they stop.
(Look at the sign closely. Has the CIA finally found The Dog?)