Topic Archives: Marzens

Posted in Coming Soon, Don't Miss This, Yuengling

Yuengling is releasing a barrel-aged beer, but only at the brewery

Yuengling Bourbon Barrel Reserve

This Friday, America’s oldest brewery will release a beer that’s a little different from the famed Amber Lager. Yuengling Bourbon Barrel Reserve is coming to Pottsville, Pennsylvania. 

Prior to modern refrigeration, brewers of the world used cold caves to ferment beer at colder temperatures. Incidentally, Yuengling has their own hand-dug caves that were in heavy use in the 1800s. It is there that the brewery has been resting a Marzen-style beer in bourbon barrels for 120 days prior to its release.

As much as this release might excite the hardcore Yuengling fans, Bourbon Barrel Reserve is not only draft-only but solely available at the Pottsville taproom on January 11th at 5 pm.

Style: Marzen (Barrel Aged. Bourbon)
Availability: Draft Only. Brewery Release.
Debut: 1/11/19

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Posted in Headlines, New Releases, Widmer Brothers Brewing

Widmer Releases Three More Celebratory Offerings

Widmer Brothers Brewing (Portland, OR) continues their 30 Beers for 30 Years celebration with three bottle releases this month. Local Portland artists created the labels for each of the new beers. These next releases transport Widmer back to their German brewing roots.

Festbier – First brewed in 1987, was Widmer’s first winter seasonal offering. 6.5% ABV, 34 IBUs. Art

Maerzen – Originally brewed in 1988, this traditionally spring release is 5.5% ABV, 20 IBUs

Bockbier – First released in 1989, was intended to change 80’s drinkers opinions of dark beer. 6.6% ABV, 30 IBUs

“2014 is a perfect time to re-release these beers,” said Rob Widmer, co-founder of Widmer Brothers Brewing. “There’s a definite thirst for German-style craft beers today, particularly here in Portland where German styles and German-inspired craft breweries are on the rise. We like to think that we were on the forefront of that trend 30 years ago, and it’s great to see beer drinkers showing enthusiasm and appreciation for styles that helped us build our brewery.”

30 cases of each will be available solely in the Portland, Oregon market starting this week (of May 5, 2014). Ethan Allen Smith of Peetkegler created the Festbier label, Adam R. Garcia of The Pressure created the Mäerzen label, and Andy Morris of Chandelarrow created the Bock label.

Style: Oktoberfest, Marzen, Bock
Availability: 22oz Bombers. 30 cases, Portland, OR
Arrival: May 5th, 2014

Read more: Widmer Brothers 30 Beers for 30 Years

Posted in Hoppin' Frog Brewing, New Releases

Hoppin’ Frog Froggy Style Releases Today

Hoppin’ Frog will release Oktoberfest Froggy Style Lager todayIt is the brewery’s first fest beer. 

Smooth, hearty Oktoberfest lager beers have been made for centuries to welcome the harvest season. In Bavaria, brewers would save their best grain & hops to brew their Oktoberfests for celebrating the coming of Fall and the start of the new harvest. This cherished tradition is captured in Hoppin’ Frog’s rich and hearty amber-colored Oktoberfest lager. Taste the tradition! 

Style: Oktoberfest
Availability: 22 oz bombers
Arrival: 10/5/12

7.3% ABV 

Posted in Coming Soon, Hoppin' Frog Brewing

Hoppin’ Frog’s “Froggy Style” Oktoberfest

Hoppin' Frog Oktoberfest

Hoppin’ Frog looks to get into the fest spirit with Oktoberfest Froggy Style Lager. Brewed in the German tradition of fest beers.

Smooth, hearty Oktoberfest lager beers have been made for centuries to welcome the harvest season. In Bavaria, brewers would save their best grain & hops to brew their Oktoberfests for celebrating the coming of Fall and the start of the new harvest. This cherished tradition is captured in Hoppin’ Frog’s rich and hearty amber-colored Oktoberfest lager. Taste the tradition! 

Style: Oktoberfest
Availability: 22 oz bombers
Arrival: 10/5/12

7.3% ABV 

Posted in New Releases, Seasonal Return, Yuengling

Yuengling Oktoberfest Hits Bottles

Yuengling has always has it’s roots in German brewing, as the Yuengling family came to settle in Pennsylvania from Germany.  This month, the brewery celebrates their German heritage by releasing Oktoberfest again, this year in bottles.

Yuengling describes Oktoberfest:

 The copper-colored Oktoberfest is described as “a medium-bodied beer with a perfect blend of roasted malts.” In other words, it’ll pair nicely with any wienerschnitzels and bratwursts you might be grilling up this summer and fall.

Style: Marzen

Availability: Draft, 12 oz bottles

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Posted in Magic Hat Brewing

On hI.P.A.tus No More

Magic Hat Brewing’s hoppiest offering, hI.P.A., is back on shelves in 6-packs and in the Night of the Living Dead Variety 12-Pak.

We packed each batch with tons of Columbus hops during the brew. The resulting fumes made us a little silly and we then dry-hopped the brew with even more Columbus. The high amount of alpha acids in the hops lend their amazing bitterness to the beer, giving it a mouth puckering 70 IBUs and a heady, floral aroma. Pick up some hI.P.A. today, stare into the sweet Stanley Mouse creation on the label and proceed to get high on hops with the latest Magic Hat I.P.A. to go On Tour!

hI.P.A joins Hex, #9, and Humble Patience in th the 12 pack. Now available.

Posted in Bell's Brewing, Seasonal Return

Hop Fiends: Bell’s Oracle Ships, Oktoberfest Returns

Bell’s Brewing’s Oracle is headed back to shelves for it’s seasonal return, while Oktoberfest has already arrived.  Oracle is aggressively hoppy, but no honey to sweeten the finish (like Hopslam.)  All bitter baby!

Our take on the West Coast-style Double India Pale Ale, The Oracle places hop intensity first & foremost, making only the slightest concession to malt & balance. The fireworks start with the floral aromatic punch of two separate dry-hop sessions with Amarillo and NZ Pacific Jade. Resinous, citrusy hop flavors mixed with aggressive bitterness from a massive kettle addition deliver on that aromatic promise.

Style: Imperial IPA
Availability: 12oz bottles, Draft. Limited late summer seasonal.
10% ABV

Oktoberfest is back for another fall run.  It’s still so hot its hard to get into the marzen swing of things.  (Cool weather is coming. It just has to be.)

Crafted as a flavorful session beer, Bell’s Octoberfest Beer is perfect for a week-long wedding celebration in Germany or the start of the Michigan autumn. As with Bell’s Lager Beer,Octoberfest spends a full six weeks maturing in the fermentation vessels. Unlike its cousin,Octoberfest trades in the assertive hop presence for a focus on a light caramel malt note, lending body without too much sweetness.

Style: Octoberfest/Marzen
Availability: 12oz bottles, Draft. Late Summer/Fall seasonal.
5.5% ABV