Topic Archives: Oktoberfest

Posted in Wild Heaven Craft Beers

Wild Heaven “Fest Beer” makes a second seasonal appearance

Wild Heaven Fest Beer

Wild Heaven Fest Beer returns for a second time this week.

A few years ago, brewery co-founder Eric Johnson debuted Autumn Defense, his rendition of the fall transitive beer. Defense was an ale, with a pronounced bright citrus flavor and brewed heavy-handedly with Munich malt. A festbier in spirit, but as Johnson admits – not very traditional.

Wild Heaven Fest Beer follows a more traditional path. This release is a true Marzen lager, which features the Grungeist hop. “That hop is amazing,” Johnson says. ” I believe it has Hallertauer parentage and has a rosewater flavor like Tettnanger that works so well with the lightly toasted malt.”

It’s a result you can taste. It’s fall lager season and this beer really is every bit Octoberfest that you are craving as the leaves change.

Wild Heaven Fest Beer will be available on draft and 12-ounces cans for a limited time starting this week.

Style: Festbier/Marzen
Hops: Grungeist

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: 9/22/18
Latest Return: Mid September 2019

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Posted in Seasonal Return, Ska Brewing

GABF gold medal-winning Ska Brewing Oktoberfest taps today

Ska Brewing Oktoberfest

Ska Brewing Oktoberfest returns as a seasonal release this month. A Great American Beer Festival gold medal winner for the style in 2018, as European Beer Star Gold.

A malty lager with an amber-brown color imparted by nutty, bread, toasty Munich and Vienna malts. With a clean, neutral yeast flavor–it’s all about the malt.

Ska Brewing Oktoberfest is taps August 2nd, at the brewery in Durango, Colorado. Available in 12-ounce cans and draft, seasonally.

Style: Oktoberfest
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Seasonal Release.
Latest Return: August 2019

6.1% ABV, 22 IBUs

Image: Ska Brewing

Posted in Coming Soon, Payette Brewing

Payette Oktoberfest returns August 5th

Payette Brewing Octoberfest

Payette Brewing Oktoberfest returns to the Boise, Idaho based brewery’s taps on August 5th.

The beer has been a part of Payette’s seasonal lineup for five years now. Back in 2016, the brewery launched this lager in cans for the first time.

Here’s our take on the classic Märzen Style Lager, for the original festival that celebrates beer – with beer. Our Oktoberfest goes well with sauerkraut, brauts and a pair of lederhosen. It has a rich body, smooth flavor and notes of sweet caramel malt that are like polka music to your mouth.

Payette Oktoberfest will be available in August in 12-ounce cans and draft. Additionally, the brewery will host their own Oktoberfest again September 20th.

Style: Oktoberfest
Hops: Hallertau Mittlefruh
Malts: Acidulated, Munich, Pilsner, Vienna

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Aug-Sept.
Debut Cans: August 2016
Latest Return: 8/5/19

5.9% ABV, 10 IBUs

Posted in Sam Adams, Seasonal Return

Sam Adams OctoberFest already on taps as July ends

Sam Adams OctoberFest is already on taps as July winds down. The fest beer is one of the most popular and widely distributed of the style in the United States.

Boston Beer Company (and now Dogfish Head) first released Octoberfest in 1989. Since then, the beer has won numerous awards, as well as being the focus of the brewery’s annual Stein Hoisting Competition.

With this beer we honor the more than 200-year tradition of Oktoberfest in Munich and celebrate the turning of the seasons with our deep, rich lager and time-honored stein hoisting competitions. – Jim Koch, brewery founder

Sam Adams OctoberFest is available in 12oz Bottles, cans, and draft, seasonally.

Style: Oktoberfest
Hops: Tettnang Tettnanger, Hallertau Mittelfrueh
Malts: Samuel Adams two-row pale malt blend, Munich-10, Moravian, and Caramel 60

Availability: 12oz Bottles, 12oz Cans, Draft.

5.3% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Dry County Brewing Company

Dry County Oktoberfest is coming in August

Dry County Oktoberfest

Dry County Oktoberfest will debut in August.

This all-German malt, hops and yeast lager is set to debut as summer winds down. The Kennesaw, Georgia based brewery has been developing this recipe for over a year.

12-ounce cans and draft of Dry County Oktoberfest will be available sometime in August. The exact release date has not been set.

Style: Oktoberfest
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Seasonal Release.
Debut: August 2019

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Posted in Bitburger Brewery, Brauhaus Mittenberger, Coming Soon, Don't Miss This, Sierra Nevada

Sierra Nevada chooses Bitburger Brewery for Oktoberfest 2019 collab

Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest 2019

In 2015, Sierra Nevada released an Oktoberfest ahead of the fall season. Instead of simply brewing the beer in the German tradition (releasing it for their on-site fest parties), Sierra Nevada took it a step further. They began collaborating with some of the best German breweries in the world.

The first edition was quite a masterpiece- combining Sierra Nevada’s hardcore brewing quality with Brauhaus Riegele’s 600+ years of brewing experience. A different kind of festbier and you could certainly taste it.

Since then, Sierra Nevada collaborated Mahrs Brau, Brauhaus Mittenberger, and most recently – the oldest brewery in the world, Weihenstephaner.

For the 2019 release, Sierra Nevada has selected Bitburger Brewery. Based in Bitburg, Germany, Bitburger lays claim to one of the top breweries in sales volume in their home country. Founded in 1817 by Johann Wallenborn, the brewery’s pilsner sells over 1 million U.S. barrels annually.

This year’s Oktoberfest edition is brewed with Bitburger’s Siegelhopfen (meaning “sealed hops”)—a classified hop blend that has never been shared outside the German brewery walls, according to Sierra Nevada. Additionally, Bitburger offered their signature house yeast, also never shared outside of their own brewing operations.

“We are thrilled to be brewing together with our friends from the iconic Sierra Nevada Brewery. Not only are we united by our passion for exceptional beer and truly unique hop flavors, we also share a long history of transatlantic exchange, leading to this exciting collaboration.” – Jan Niewodniczanski, Managing Director of Bitburger

Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest 2019 will be available just once in 12-ounce bottles and draft starting in late July 2019.

Style: Oktoberfest
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. One-Time Release.
Debut: Late July 2019

6% ABV

Posted in Saint Arnold Brewing, Seasonal Return

Saint Arnold Oktoberfest is back for heavy consumption

Saint Arnold Oktoberfest

Saint Arnold Oktoberfest is back in action to start August.

This malt-forward beer first debuted in 1997. Brewed with Hallertau and Czech Saaz hops, plus three different types of Munich-style malt.

A full bodied, malty, slightly sweet beer celebrating the Autumn harvest. This rich beer has a round malt flavor and an above average alcohol content perfect for a cool fall evening.

Saint Arnold Oktoberfest is available in 12-ounce cans and draft from August through October.

Style: Oktoberfest
Hops: Hallertau, Czech Saaz

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Seasonal Release.
Latest Return: August 2018

6.6% ABV, 14 IBUs

Image: Saint Arnold