Beer Department: Expert Picks September 2019

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Original Oktoberfest | Amber Märzen

Brauerei Hacker-Pschorr | München (Münich), Germany

ABV: 5.8%  |  IBU: N/A
PRICE:
$9.99  |  6-Pack Bottles

One of the handful of breweries whose beer is permitted to be poured at the original festival in Münich each year, this classically styled Amber Märzen is robust and flavorful yet balanced enough to be drunk by the liter mug among friends, all enjoying a true sense of Gemächlichkeit.

Recommended by: Eric, Eastgate

Located: International



Festbier

Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan | Freising, Germany

ABV: 5.8%  |  IBU: N/A
PRICE:
$10.99  |  6-Pack Bottles

The world’s oldest brewery doesn’t disappoint with this more modern style of festbier. Don’t be surprised when this Wiesn-style beer pours a deep golden color rather than amber. It still carries all the complexity you crave in a festbier, just with a little more drinkability.

Recommended by: Eric, Eastgate

Located: International



Oktoberfest 2019

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company | Mills River, NC

ABV: 6.0%  |  IBU: N/A
PRICE:
$9.99  |  6-Pack Bottles
PRICE:
$15.99  |  12-Pack Bottles

This is the fourth time that Sierra has teamed up with a brewer from Germany to create an authentic Märzen. This year, they’ve collaborated with none other than Bitburger Brewery to create a fantastic Oktoberfest brew! Every year, it seems like Sierra’s take on a Märzen gets better and better. Malty and sweet with a touch of nuttiness on the finish, you won’t want to let this one slip away!

Recommended by: Ferdinand, Fairfield

Located: American Craft



Zirkusfest Oktoberfest

Hi-Wire Brewing | Asheville, NC

ABV: 6.0%  |  IBU: N/A
PRICE:
$9.99  |  6-Pack Cans

Ever since Hi-Wire has been available in Ohio, I’ve enjoyed a 6-pack of this fantastic beer every year. Zirkusfest won a gold medal at the Great American Beer Fest a few years ago, and for good reason. This beer is a little bit lighter than most Märzens, but with flavors of roasted malt, biscuit, and a touch of honey, it hits every note and leaves you wanting more.

Recommended by: Ferdinand, Fairfield

Located: American Craft

 

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