Archive for the 'Oktoberfest' Category

Flying Dog Dogtoberfest Marzen

Flying-Dog-Dogtoberfest-MarzenFrom the Brewer – “Brewed with 100% imported German ingredients, it will cut spice while pulling out sweetness. Flavor notes: Full-bodied caramel sweet with a light toasted and crisp clean finish.”

Pairs with: Mexican and Pepper Jack cheeses; sweet Asian sauces; spiced desserts; German foods.

Awards: GOLD MEDAL WINNER – German-Style Marzen – 2009 Great American Beer Festival

Yeast: Proprietary lager strain
Hops: German Perle, Hallertau
Malts: Light Munich, Munich 90, Munich 100, Vienna
Hop Bitterness (IBU’s): 30
Alcohol by volume: 5.6%
Format: 6 packs
Seasonality: Fall


Shiner Oktoberfest

From the Brewer – “This festive seasonal has a deep amber color and slightly toasted flavor. The initial rich malty aroma and sweetness fades to a moderately dry, hoppy finish. Made with the highest-quality Two-Row Barley, Munich and Caramel malts, along with German-grown Hallertau Tradition and Hersbrucker hops.”

Best when served with meaty dishes like sausage and roasted chicken, fresh, creamy cheeses, pasta with white sauces and seafood.

Hops: German-grown Hallertau Tradition and Hersbrucker
Malts: Two-Row Barley, Munich and Caramel
Hop Bitterness (IBU’s): 18
Alcohol by volume: 4.48%
Format: 6 packs
Seasonality: Fall

Left Hand Oktoberfest Märzen Lager


From the Brewer – “This is no festivus for the restuvus – on the contrary – we start brewing in the Spring and it takes a full two months to reach lagered perfection. Biscuity, malty goodness dominates upfront while the noble pedigree hops lend a properly spicy, dry finish. Zicke zacke, zicke zacke, hoi, hoi, hoi. Time to roast your chicken and upend your stein before the air gets crisp, the leaves flame and fall and the skies fade to black. Auf geht’s!

Hops: CTZ and Hallertau Mittelfrüh
Malts: Munich and Pilsner
Hop Bitterness (IBU’s): 24
Original Gravity: 14.8 plato
Alcohol by volume: 6.6%
Format: 6 Packs
Seasonality: Fall

Brooklyn Oktoberfest

Brooklyn-OktoberfestFrom the Brewer – “When Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria wanted to celebrate his wedding engagement in 1810, he did what any good Bavarian prince would – he threw a beer festival. Both the festival and the special beer served there became known as Oktoberfest. Brewed from the finest German malt and hops, Brooklyn Oktoberfest is true to the original style, full-bodied and malty, with a bready aroma and light, brisk hop bitterness.

Food Pairings: Brooklyn Oktoberfest is especially great with sausages, chicken, steaks, pork chops, cold cuts, burgers and roasted meats. With cheeses, try Swiss, Gruyere or Stilton.

Hops: Hallertauer Perle, Hallertauer Mittelfrueh
Malts: Bavarian Heirloom Munich and Pilsner Malts (malted specially for us in Bamberg)
Original Gravity: 13.7° Plato
Hop Bitterness (IBU’s): 25
Alcohol by volume: 5.5%
Format: 6 Packs
Seasonality: Fall

Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest


A German-American collaboration on the classic festival beer.

From the Brewer – “We’re exploring the roots of Germany’s famous Oktoberfest beers. Each year, we partner with a different German brewer to explore a different approach to the style. This year we’re working with Bamberg, Germany’s Mahrs Bräu on a new version of the classic style. This authentic version of the festival beer is deep golden in color with a rich malt complexity, but with a noticeable spicy hop character from the use of the nearly forgotten Record hop varietal.

Hops: German Magnum, Palisade, German Record, Saphir, Crystal
Malts: Two-row Pale, Steffi Pilsner, Munich, Vienna
Yeast: Lager Yeast
Original Gravity: 3.5 Plato
Hop Bitterness (IBU’s): 30
Alcohol by volume: 6%
Format: 6 Packs
Seasonality: Fall

Flying Fish Oktoberfish

flying-fish-oktoberfishFrom the Brewer – “First released in 2002, and sold out in two weeks. A tribute to the classic Fest styles of Germany the O’Fish uses European malts hops and yeast. A beautiful reddish color, a savory malt profile and nice hop flavor, make this Fest beer quite drinkable. OktoberFish is great with food and especially great with Lederhosen.”

Hops: Horizon, Crystal
Malts: Weyermans Munich, Dingemanns Aromatic, Dingemanns De-Bittered Black and Two-row pale
Yeast: Dusseldorf Alt
Original Gravity: 14.3 Plato
Alcohol by volume: 6%
Format: 6 packs
Seasonality: Fall

Lancaster Brewing’s Octoberfest

From the Brewer – “Oktoberfest uses seven different malts and three varieties of imported and domestic hops, as well as authentic Bavarian lager yeast. Light in copper color, this beer is full-bodied with a nice malt sweetness.

Hops: Hersbucker, Tettnang, Cluster
Malts: 2 Row Barley, Caramel, Munich 60, Cara-Pils, Vienna, Wheat, Cara-Munich
Original Gravity: 13.2 Plato
Hop Bitterness (IBU’s): 24
Alcohol by volume: 5.2%
Format: 6 packs
Seasonality: Fall

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

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.


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

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