It's Oktoberfest Time!
Oktoberfest beers, already?! Don’t forget, the official Munich celebration actually starts in September, and that’s just around the corner. It’s still a bit early, but we love a good malty marzen and they've started rolling on in. Here’s a toast to some of our favorites.
Metropolitan’s Afterburner features a deep earthy malt aroma reminiscent of its German forebears. Hearty and satisfying, its complex malt profile delivers flavors of roasted chestnuts and buttered toast. The finish is nutty with just a subtle kiss of noble hops
While it’s copper in color like a traditional Marzen, BuckleDown's Oktoberfest drinks more like a modern German Festbier, with toasty malts playing second fiddle to spicy and earthy European hops. Light and crisp with a big hoppy finish, BuckleDown’s take on this treasured autumnal classic is a refreshing change of pace.
If you’re looking for a classic Marzen, Odell’s Oktoberfest checks all the boxes. Impeccably balanced, its rich malt sweetness is tempered by spicy noble hops. Now in cans and on sale to boot – this is a must try.
The Boston Beer Company has decades of experience crafting exceptional lagers and Octoberfest is one of their finest. This dependable favorite from Sam features rich malt character, tempered by a touch of noble hops. At 5.3% ABV it’s a little more sessionable than most, allowing you to fill a few steins without losing your lederhosen.
Two Brothers Atom Smasher takes the traditional Marzen template, beefs it up a bit and lays it to rest in oak foudres. The result is a rich amber lager with notes of caramel, vanilla and a sweet spicy finish.
Lots of breweries make great ales, but it requires disciplined mastery of brewing science to produce consistent and clean lagers. Great Lakes does just that. Like their Dortmunder and Vienna lagers, this Oktoberfest is impeccably designed. Balanced, refreshing and satisfying - it’s one of the finest Oktoberfests on the shelf.