My friends and I and our tiny baby mugs
If you didn’t make it down to Fremont’s Oktoberfest this last weekend, don’t fear. I did and I sampled many tasty adult beverages.
As I was sipping out of my tiny five-ounce beer mug, tasting one beer after another, I realized I was consistently choosing the Oktoberfest selections from most vendors. And then a light bulb turned on – I thought, it would be entertaining to put all the Oktoberfest beers together into one tasting party with no distractions (I know, incredibly genius and original huh?)
Aaaaaand then I thought you might be interested too.
Many of these are available at your local grocery store, and if not, perhaps the challenge of going about town to collect them all could be part of the entertainment.
Here are my recommendations:
Utilizes German Pilsner and Munich malts, as well as German N. Brewer and Hallertau hops. We tried a very traditional method of acidification in our brew kettle. We used a sour sort strain we received from the Distelhauser Brewery in Tauberbischofsheim, Germany.
Loosen your lederhosen. Our full-bodied OKTO Festival Ale is inspired by Bavarian Oktoberfest, and we pay fitting tribute with its distinctive malt flavors, mild floral character and crisp clean finish. Prost! To the land of the Prost. Where to Buy: Marjor grocery retailers
Silver City Oktoberfest is an authentic interpretation of this classic amber lager. Just a few sips of this luscious brew and you are transported to the great beer halls of Bavaria. You will enjoy the rich malty sweetness, and spicy hop character of this popular Silver City seasonal brew. Where to Buy: Numerous locations around the Puget Sound
Samuel Adams® Oktoberfest has a rich, deep reddish amber hue which itself is reflective of the season. Samuel Adams Oktoberfest masterfully blends together five roasts of malt to create a delicious harmony of sweet flavors including caramel and toffee. The malt is complimented by the elegant bitterness imparted by the Bavarian Noble hops.
Oktoberfest-style amber lager brewed with 2-row Pilsner, Munich, Caramel and Black Malt. Imported Hallertau Hersbrucker hops and Bavarian lager yeast combine to make this Georgetown brew as German-like as possible. Nutty and malty with a dry, clean finish. ABV 6.3% Designed and brewed by Tom Wearly.
Where to buy: Limited bars, growlers at the brewery
And last (not an Oktoberfest but delicious and festive nonetheless).
#5 Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Ale
Amber-colored ale, brewed with a bounty of fall flavors like vine-ripened pumpkin, allspice, cloves and nutmeg. Together with a touch of wheat, Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Ale has a smooth, lightly spiced finish. Pairs well with beef dishes and seasonal soups.