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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

Victory Festbier

Victory-FestbierFriendship and camaraderie: the two keys to any festive event. And then there’s the beer. It should be full-bodied, yet infinitely smooth. Seductively malty, with a kiss of the hops for balance. This is our Festbier. Painstakingly crafted from German malts, decoction brewed for full flavor and carefully aged for depth of character. Gather with your friends for a festive moment of Victory!

From the Brewer – “Subtly sweet with a delicate malt nose, our Festbier gains its impressive body from our use of all imported German malts and decoction brewing process.

Great with spicy Latin dishes, pizzas and burgers.

Hops: Whole flower German hops
Malts: Imported 2 row Vienna and Munich German malts
Alcohol by volume: 5.6%
Format: 6 Packs
Seasonality: Fall

DuClaw Mad Bishop



From the Brewer – “Mad Bishop, one of our most popular seasonal brews, has been haunting the congregation with its distinct copper color, rich toasted malt flavor and aroma, and 5.8% abv since it was first brewed in 1996. This true German-style Oktoberfest combines complex aromas and flavors of sweet and toasted malt, a smooth mouthfeel created by an 8 week lagering process, and a clean, crisp finish for a sermon that’s easy to swallow.”

Hops: Hallertau,Tettenang
Malts: Vienna Malt, Munich Malt, Caramunich Malt, Melanoidin Malt
Original Gravity: 15° Plato
Hop Bitterness (IBU’s): 30
Alcohol by volume: 5.8%
Format: 6 Packs
Seasonality: Fall

Lienenkugel’s Big Eddy Uber Oktoberfest

Lienenkugels-Big-Eddy-Uber-OktoberfestFrom the Brewer – “O’zapft is! It is tapped, indeed. Oktoberfest, arguably the greatest festival in the world and the beer that bears its name, was born from a Bavarian royal wedding celebration. We’re paying homage to that celebration with a bolder, toastier take on an Oktoberfestbier that can only be described as “Über.” With a tawny orange hue, toasted malts and spicy hops, our Big Eddy Über-Oktoberfest is then dry-hopped for added hop complexity.”

The toasted malt flavors and spicy hop notes complement German sausage with stone ground mustard and caraway infused sauerkraut, corned beef and fennel slaw and Reuben sandwiches.

Malts: Pale and Briess Bonlander® Munich Malt
Hops: Mt. Hood and Spalt Select
Hop Bitterness (IBU’s): 35
Alcohol by volume: 8.5%
Format: 4 Packs
Seasonality: Fall

Blue Point Oktoberfest

Blue-Point-OktoberfestFrom the Brewer – “Originally brewed a couple hundred years ago to celebrate the betrothal of the Crown Prince of Bavaria, we’re helping keep the tradition alive by brewing it every fall for all of our royal/loyal followers. We continue the celebration by traditionally brewing this special malty amber lager in August and September. Blue Point Brewing’s Oktoberfest lager is stored cold for two months to ensure its distinct smooth flavor. Join us for a pint (or several) and celebrate the coming of Fall!

Best with German food; sausages; ham; meats of all kinds.

Original Gravity: 1.060 Plato
Hop Bitterness (IBU’s): 28
Alcohol by volume: 5.5%
Format: 6 Packs
Seasonality: Fall

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