I was just in Qingdao for the weekend for the Beer Festival, but it looks like the real beer drinking fun was to be had in its northern neighbor Weihai. This deer has been known to knock back four beers over the course of the day and will often deny water in order to get more beer. Good thing it’s Tsingtao, so no worries about the deer being dehydrated too quickly.
The Telegraph has more information:
According to Zhang Xiangxi, who works as a waitress at the resort’s restaurant, she discovered the deer’s unusual tastes last November when she was cleaning up after some customers. She says: “I saw a bottle of beer was still half full so I playfully passed it to the deer. Unexpectedly it bit the bottle and raised its head and drank all the beer in one shot.” Since then, says Zhang, whenever there is any leftover beer she takes it to feed to the deer. She comments: “It has a growing addiction to beer. To begin with it was half a bottle but now it is several big bottles in a row. Her daily feed is around two bottles of beer.”
The Sohu report on it also reveals that locals think the environment may have had an impact on this deer’s tastes. Apparently, beer is spilled a lot in that area, so deer probably end up drinking it even when waitresses aren’t pranking them. Also included in the Sohu report is some hilarious “funny moment” jazz music, which the Today show segment unfortunately does not have.