Latest Specialty Beer: Oktoberfest
This time of year we like to take a moment to appreciate all the things the Germans have given us – bratwurst, pretzels, Volkswagens, kindergarten, strudels, and (one of our favorites) Oktoberfest! This annual specialty lager is now on tap and ready for a robust “Prost!” with friends at Standing Stone.
About the Bier
Our Marzen-style Oktoberfest is orange-amber in color with a bready aroma. The medium mouthfeel and rich, light-toasted maltiness is followed by minimal bitterness. This versatile beer is great with a wide variety of foods, and delicious on its own. 5.1% abv, 25 IBU
- Briess Goldpils Vienna
- Briess Bonlander
- Organic Crystal 60
- Bittering: Organic Magnum
- Flavor/Aroma: Organic Hallertau
For a festive feast, pair with your favorite German foods. Schnitzel, sauerkraut, bratwurst and pretzels all make great flavor matches with this malty brew. For a fun twist, we also like to pair its sweetness with spicy Latin foods, like tacos or chilaquiles. This robust beer will taste great with most foods that are grilled or roasted, bringing out caramelized, toasty qualities. Here are a few pairing suggestions from our menu:
Grilled Corned Beef Reuben with Sauerkraut
Greek Salad with Grilled Pork Souvlaki
Steak Tacos with Stout Glaze
Pepperjack Quesadilla with Chorizo
If you’re planning your own seasonal celebration, check out our previous post with tips for hosting a fabulous Oktoberfest. You’ll find our seasonal brew on tap at the brewpub, Brews and Boogie at ScienceWorks on Saturday, October 4th, and Pumpkins and Pints on Our Pasture on October 19th. There are so many reasons to toast great craft beer this month – we wish you all a happy Oktoberfest!