This amber lager is brewed in true Reinheitsgebot fashion using the finest imported German Malt, German Hops and German Yeast. Incredibly clean and balanced, this lager has a wonderful malty backbone and a hint of earthy hops.Oktoberfest beer comes from the Marzen style. These beers were bigger, richer beers brewed in March and stored in caves during the hot months of summer. In the fall, they were enjoyed at the Oktoberfest celebration.
German foods. Roast chicken or pork. Hearty breads. Dumplings and sausage. Munster or Dutch Fontina cheeses.
Oktoberfest beer is traditionally a Marzen style Lager; here at Fisherman’s we put our own spin on this traditional style. Incorporating a triple decoction or step mash into the mashing process giving this beer a wonderfully smooth mouth feel; as well as using 10lb’s of heather tips and flowers in the boil adding nice herbal and floral notes to our Oktoberfest offering.
Our Oktoberfest is a traditional Bavarian Märzen with a toasty malt aroma and slight caramel taste. This rich, amber lager is balanced by the use of German noble hops, while the lager yeast ferments cold and slow, creating a smooth, crisp beer.
After much research, Brauerei Hofstetten has created an Oktoberfest beer that is as close as possible to the exact beer that was served at the wedding of King Ludwig I and Princess Therese on October 12, 1810. “Hochzeitsbier” simply translates to “wedding beer”.
German Märzen beer - hearty, amber-colored, malty, and finely balanced lager that is refreshing and filling all at once - was the original staple of Oktoberfest celebrations. The Monk's Fest comes to us from the beautiful monastery at Weissenohe, in the green wooded hills of Franconia, northern Bavaria. This rare, traditional, and very tasty 'liquid bread', is as close as you can get to the real thing.
Milwaukee Brewing Company's hoppy take on a classic seasonal German style lager. Brewed with pale ale, caramel, and toasted Munich malts that attribute a sweet earthy malty flavor, toasted aroma, and a bright orange hue. German tettnanger hops add a herbal peppery flavor and nose.
The Fest is crafted in small batches at Cottrell Brewery in Pawcatuck, CT and at the award-winning High Falls Brewery in Rochester, NY under the supervision of Brew-master Sean Larkin. Vienna, Pilsner, Light and Dark Munich malts make up the backbone of this beast, and Northern Brewer & Tettnanger hops are added to give it a crisp but subtle hop flavor.
Winner of the silver medal in the 2010 World Beer Championship.
In general the style is characterized by a medium body and broad range of color. Oktoberfests can range from golden to reddish brown. Sweet maltiness should dominate over a clean, hop bitterness. The bitterness should not be aggressive or harsh. Malt character should be light-toasted rather than strongly caramel (though a low level of light caramel character is acceptable). Bread or biscuit like malt character is acceptable in aroma and flavor. Hop aroma and flavor should be notable but at low to medium levels. Fruity esters should not be perceived.
The straightforward carmelized malt and hop balance in amber lagers enable them to pair with a wide variety of food items, particularly grilled or braised poultry, sausages, and pizza.
Hoss is based on the Marzen lagers of Germany. Rich, layered malt notes, with hints of cherry and dark fruits, dominate, while the unique addition of rye imparts a slightly earthy, spicy character. Hoss finishes crisp crisp and dry, and its brilliant red-orange color is a toast to the sunsets that make the perfect backdrop for this beer.