Qingdao beer fest brimming with events
Updated: 2012-08-15 13:15
By Xie Chuanjiao in Qingdao (China Daily)
An intoxicating atmosphere, even for those who don't drink. Photos provided to China Daily
Editor's note: Every summer, visitors flock to Qingdao to indulge themselves at the seaside Laoshan Mountain or sailing on the ocean's whitecaps.
Along with the renowned Qingdao International Beer Festival, the city will also host an international sailing week and the Inter City Music Festival in August - welcoming visitors with a passion for sports, art, music and beer.
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An ideal escape from the sweltering summer heat often includes a glass of beer, and Qingdao never fails to complete the experience due to its renowned century-old brewery and the grand festival that carries its name.
Along with the fresh sea breeze, the aroma of beer in the air is a heady experience for everyone during the citywide Qingdao International Beer Festival revelry even if they don't drink.
Now in its 22nd year, the beer festival will begin in the second weekend of August at Beer City in Century Square of Laoshan district.