Harpoon Octoberfest

harpoon-octoberfestThe original German Oktoberfest was brewed with one celebratory festival in mind.  Harpoon Octoberfest is brewed with TWO festivals in mind; our Octoberfests at our breweries in Boston, MA and Windsor, VT.  We love the style and it’s a great beer for the fall season.  In true Octoberfest tradition, we threw our first festival here at the brewery in 1990. There were a couple thousand people here celebrating amidst the brewing tanks.  We can’t quite fit everyone in the actual brewery now – last year nearly 18,000 revelers attended our Boston Octoberfest and nearly 7,000 joined us at our brewery in Vermont the following weekend. Prost!

From the Brewer – “Harpoon Octoberfest is a malty tribute to fall, balanced by a gentle hop bitterness.  In keeping with tradition, it is a Marzen-style beer, brewed with abundant quantities of Munich, Chocolate, and Pale malts. Those malts provide a solid, full body and create the beer’s deep color.  It is a rich, flavorful beer.”

Hop Bitterness (IBU’s): 32
Alcohol by volume: 5.3%
Format: 6 Packs
Seasonality: Fall

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Great Lakes Brewing Oktoberfest

Great-Lakes-Brewing-OktoberfestLike the crazy but lovable relative you only see once a year, our Oktoberfest is a heartwarming reunion in a glass — preferably of the heavy, handled German stein variety. His warm, malty arrival inspires grand celebrations and joyful dancing in the streets. But Oktoberfest is really in his element when paired with a well-worn sweatshirt, a bonfire on a late summer night, and nostalgic stories of holidays past.

Gabriel Sedlmayr adapted the Vienna style for brewing in Munich. Because refrigeration had not yet been invented, March was traditionally the last month in which lagers were brewed. Sedlmayr’s beer was made in March to last until September and was served in autumn amidst traditional celebrations.

From the Brewer – “Prost! Our take on this classic German style is a celebration of maltiness— packed with rustic, autumnal flavors to put a little more oomph into your oom-pah-pah.”

Enjoy with: Spicy dishes, pork, pasta, and sausage.

Awards:

Gold Medal – World Beer Championships, 2011

Hops: Mt. Hood
Malts: Harrington 2-Row Base Malt, Munich
Hop Bitterness (IBU’s): 20
Original Gravity: 14.5º Plato
Alcohol by volume: 6.5%
Format: 6 packs
Seasonality: Fall

Leinenkugel’s Octoberfest

From the Brewer – “The barley malts in our traditional Oktoberfest provide a rich, hearty character and deep amber hue. Aromatic hops provide a well-balanced, smooth and drinkable finish.

It’s no surprise that our full-bodied, traditionally brewed Oktoberfest is the perfect complement to German favorites like brats, sauerbraten, knackwurst and spaetzles.

Hops: Tettnang, Perle, Cluster and Hallertau®
Malts: Blend of Pale malts, Caramel and Munich
Alcohol by volume: 5.1%
Format: 6 packs
Seasonality: Fall

Kona Brewing Big Wave Golden Ale

Light, Balanced & Easy Going

From the Brewer – “Our brewers wanted to make a beer that went down easy after a day out on the water. Big Wave Golden Ale is just the ticket. Big Wave is a lighter bodied golden ale with a tropical hop aroma and flavor – a smooth, easy drinking refreshing ale. The use of caramel malt contributes to the golden hue of this beer and our special blend of hops provides bright quenching finish.”

Big Wave is an excellent choice after a day of snorkeling, surfing or just hanging out. Its lighter body and bright hop aroma and taste makes it a natural to enjoy with seafood, poultry, salads and light pasta dishes.

Awards:

Bronze Medal – North American Beer Awards, 2011

Malts: Pale (Premium 2-Row), Honey
Hops: Northern Brewer, Willamette, Hallertau
Original Gravity: 10.3 Plato
Hop Bitterness (IBU’s): 21
Alcohol by volume: 4.4%
Format: 6 packs
Seasonality: Year Round

Brooklyn 1/2 Ale

Brooklyn-half-AleFrom the Brewer – “Brooklyn Brewery 1/2 Ale hearks back to traditional farmhouse ales, which used to quench the thirst of farmhands and other laborers on hot sunny days. These saisons were complex yet clean, low in alcohol and high in refreshment.

Brooklyn Half Ale is an unfiltered, clean, and balanced saison, with a hazy, pale yellow pour. It packs a symphony of citrusy hops over a gentle malt base that clocks in at a pleasantly restrained 3.4% ABV.”

Food Pairings: Try it alongside fish, salads, fresh cheese and light pastries, or just keep it on hand for the end of a long day. After all, it only tastes like a big beer.

Hops: Perle, Simcoe, Amarillo, Sorachi Ace
Malts: Weyermann Pilsner, Weyemann Dark Munich
Alcohol by volume: 3.4%
Format: 6 Packs
Seasonality: Year Round

Flying Dog the Truth Imperial IPA

flying-dog-the-truth-imperial-ipaFrom the Brewer – “Developed alongside over a dozen Single-Hop Imperial IPAs. The truth was three years in the making and has some of the most unique hop varieties available today.”

The Truth’s sharp hop bitterness begins with pine on the nose and evolves into bright citrus and subtle stone fruit flavors. Pair this beer with sharp cheddar cheese and light, spicy proteins.

 

Yeast: American Ale
Hops: Warrior, Summit, CTZ, Citra, Amarillo
Malts: Munich, Acidulated, Malted Wheat
Hop Bitterness (IBU’s): 80
Alcohol by volume: 8.7%
Format: 6 packs
Seasonality: Year Round

Abita Turbodog Brown Ale

abita-turbodog-brown-aleFrom the Brewer – “Turbodog® is a dark brown ale brewed with pale, caramel, and chocolate malts and Willamette hops. This combination gives Turbodog® its rich body and color and a sweet chocolate, toffee-like flavor. Turbodog® began as a specialty ale, but has gained a huge, loyal following and has become one of our flagship brews. This ale pairs well with most meats and is great served with hamburgers or sausages. It is a good match with smoked fish and can even stand up to wild-game dishes. Turbodog® is also great for marinating and braising meats and cooking such things as cabbage and greens. Colby, Gloucester, Cheddar and blue cheeses go nicely with Turbodog®. It’s perfect with spicy Louisiana jambalaya or Spanish paella. Some even like it paired with chocolate!

Hops: Willamette
Malts: Pale, Carmel, Chocolate
Yeast: German Ale
Hop Bitterness (IBU’s): 28
Alcohol by volume: 5.6%
Format: 6 packs
Seasonality: Year Round


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