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In 1810, the Oktoberfest tradition was born when Munich celebrated the Crown Prince’s wedding with a special beer and 16 day party. Our version of this classic style blends hearty malts for a deep, smooth flavor with notes of caramel creating a brew that’s perfect for the season, or whatever you’re celebrating.

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HOP VARIETIES

Tettnang Tettnanger, Hallertau Mittelfrueh

MALT VARIETIES

Samuel Adams two-row pale malt blend, Munich-10, Samuel Adams Octoberfest malt, and Caramel 60

YEAST STRAIN

Bottom-fermenting Lager

COLOR

Deep red amber, SRM: 20

SPECIAL INGREDIENTS

ALC. BY VOL/WT

5.3% ABV - 4.1% ABW

IBUs

16

CAL PER SERVING

187

AVAILABILITY

Seasonal

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TASTING NOTES

caramel
While this beer has no actual caramel in it, the use of Caramel 60 malt helps give this beer a caramel-like sweetness.
toffee
Samuel Adams two-row pale malt blend, Munich-10 create a rich, toffee sweetness.

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  • THE TOOLS

    In 1810, the Oktoberfest tradition was born when Munich celebrated the Crown Prince’s wedding with a special beer and 16-day party. Our version of this classic style blends rich malts for a hearty, smooth flavor with notes of caramel creating a brew that’s perfect for the season, or whatever you’re celebrating. 

  • THE TRADE

    Although today’s German Oktoberfests have become much lighter in color the original versions were known for their rich malt sweetness and body.  Our Octoberfest pays homage to the Bavarian tradition by using generous portions of malt to create a rich smooth flavor with notes of caramel. To this malty backbone we add the Bavarian Noble hops Tettnang Tettnanger and Hallertau Mittelfrueh.  Each fall the celebration also coincides with the hop harvest and our annual visit to Bavaria for hop selection, giving this brew a special anticipation.

  • THE LEGACY

    Oktoberfest beers fall into the märzen style, whose name is derived from the month in which it was traditionally brewed. Before refrigeration, March was the last month that beers could be put into cold storage or lagering where they’d age during the summer and be enjoyed for the fall harvest. Märzens became a staple of the annual Oktoberfest celebration in Munich, which was originally held in 1810 to celebrate the marriage of the Crown Prince of Bavaria. Now a world renowned celebration of beer, Oktoberfest runs for sixteen heady days every autumn, on fairgrounds known as “Theresienwiese,” in Munich, Germany.

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