In 1810, Munich celebrated the wedding of their Crown Prince with a special beer. After 16 days the party ended, but the tradition continues. Our version of the classic Oktoberfest lager blends 5 roasted malts for a rich, hearty flavor while Bavarian Noble hops add a touch of bitterness.
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The first thing you notice when pouring a glass of this seasonal beer is the color: a rich, deep reddish amber hue, which itself is reflective of the season. This gorgeous and inviting color is the result of using five different roasts of malt and traditional brewing techniques.
Although today’s German Oktoberfests have become much lighter in color the original versions were known for their roasty malt sweetness and body. Our Octoberfest pays homage to the Bavarian tradition by using generous portions of five varieties of malted barley to create a rich toffee sweetness. To this malty backbone we add the Bavarian Noble hops Tettnang Tettnanger and Hallertau Mittelfrueh. Given that we tend to be in Bavaria for hop selection each fall, this brew holds a special place in our hearts.
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 “Teresienwiese,” in Munich, Germany.