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Ally Pally German Bier Festival

Saturday 9 November 2013

I once got called Princess Laura at university, as while the student union at the time offer was a £1 a pint, I still insisted on buying a glass of wine at £4.50. I'm certainly no Princess, but its does sum up my general dislike for beer. 

So last Saturday, finding me at a beer festival, pint in hand was probably the last place anyone would have looked, but in true adventurer spirit, that's where I was, keen to see why Benjamin Franklin said  'Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy'. Hey, if it's good enough for the forefather, well its sure is good enough for me! Bottoms ups!

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Alexandria Palace played host to their annual German Bier Festival, a sampler of what Oktoberfest is like. At the bar, there was an array of different beers, but I'm not going to lie, in true 'Princess' fashion I had no idea what I was reading on the menu, and so did the well proven method of eenie meenie minnie mo! That one!


My first pint. Cheers to that!

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I tried, OK?


So beer may not be my new found love, but who cares. These events are all about the atmosphere, and the company.

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To help get us into the German spirit, we had classic songs serenaded to us by The Oophah band. Yes, such classics as like 'Ein Prosit, Ein Prosit'... yes, I know that one...

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Although it appears this guy clearly did.


Of course, with all that alcohol flying around ( and yes, flying beer actually happened), it was time to get some food to line the stomach. So I may have failed the German Beer test, but I was determined to honour my German neighbours some how, so bratwurst it was.

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What. a. beaut.

Oh and Caroline wasn't too bad as well!

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As the evening drew in, my headed out into the cold to watch Ally Pally's Bonfire Night Fireworks.

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So I may not be a total beer bier convert, but I had some of the most fun I've had in ages. While the festival was a one off, Ally Pally has other events on all the time, and I'm rather excited as the ice rink is back. See you on the ice soon?

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  1. Awesome pictures. I am from Belgium, also a country of proud beer drinkers. With the exception of little old me. I enjoy a cherry beer from time to time but that's about it. But food...that's a whole different story. I would have devoured that bratwurst and add an apfelstrudel on top of that pretty please. Oh gosh, I need to stop thinking about all the delicious fatty foods the Germans have created!

    1. Cherry beer? Now that sounds more tempting than regular stuff. Strudel, ohhh I love strudel! Send me some over please? x

  2. Schöne Bilder, ich sehe ihr hattet viel Spaß und die Atmosfere is auch sehr positive :))
    Lieste Grüße

  3. I am not a fan of beer either, but at uni, they used to sell it for 80p every monday! The after taste is what I hate about it, but for 80p, I can't complain! This sounds like a great get-together with friends, and a good ocassion to meet new people! Love your blog, and your photos! x

    1. It was the same here, cheap prices, but even then I just couldn't do it. The after taste, ohhh, so bad isnt it? x

  4. Looks like you had fun, at least you tried the beer! I think the only beer I like is Belgian strawberry beer haha. You looked gorgeous in all your pictures, so skinny!

    Laura Eliza

    1. More fruity beer! I think I'll have to try this out. x

  5. Your hair is amazing - I love it! I also love your blog header, it's soooo cute! Did you do it yourself? xxx

    Gemma // Miss Makeup Magpie

    1. Thank you! I love my hair, but man I take too long in the morning! :P
      Yes, I couldn't justify paying someone to design my blog header ha! x

  6. That trip looks so great! The music and food look especially attractive!

    Stephanie Dong Fashion +

    1. The music was so funny! They got everyone up singing along. :)

  7. sieht echt toll aus. tolle bilder! :)


  8. This looks like such a good time!


  9. You must try and get tickets for the Darts at Ally Pally over Christmas. I went one year and it's the best night out ever.


  10. Looks like you all had so much fun!!!

    xo Mel
    turquoise blonde

  11. I'm not a big beer drinker, but it seems like it would have been a fun event regardless!

  12. I love your photos, it looks like a great event :)