Prost to Oktoberfest!
It’s time to bring out your schnitzels, sausages and sauerkraut because Oktoberfest beer is officially here! This traditional Marzen style beer makes an annual appearance at Standing Stone Brewing Co every October and this year’s batch is one for the record books. To those of you who make a special trip to the brewery just for this beer, you won’t want to miss out on the 2013 edition of our Oktoberfest brau.
A bit about Oktoberfest: This traditional German festival has been celebrated in Munich for over 200 years. With millions of attendees visiting just for the event, this party boasts the title of the World’s Largest Festival. No wonder, it’s all about beer and food! Our traditional German style lager fits right in with customs and pairs great with German fare.
About the Beer
Oktoberfest is a light, orange-amber lager with bready aroma and a medium mouthfeel. The sweet and light-toasted maltiness is accompanied by minimal bitterness. 5.7% abv, 25 IBU
• Briess Goldpils Vienna
• Briess Bonlander
• Organic Crystal 60
• Bittering: Organic Magnum
• Flavor/Aroma: Organic Hallertau
Food Pairing Suggestions
Vinegars and fermented foods pair great with the maltiness in this brew. At home, you can also try with a spice cake for a fun, fall-time meal. Hearty sausages and meats are on our radar to try with the beer, which makes it a good candidate to pair with the rich, flavorful slow-cooker recipe you’ve been waiting to make. Here are our suggestions from the menu for when you’re in the brewpub:
• Corned Beef or Turkey Reuben with Sauerkraut
• Italian Sausage Pizza
• Penne Marinara with Sausage
• Special Steak
• Arbol Chili and Chorizo Pizza
• Housemade Kimchi
• Bread Pudding
Happy Oktoberfest to all! We’ll have this latest specialty beer on tap all month long (if it doesn’t fly out of the beer tanks too fast). We’ll also be sure to bring some along to the 5th Annual Pumpkins and Pints celebration, October 20th, on our farm on Eagle Mile Road in Ashland, OR. Check back in for more about this family-friendly pumpkin-carving party coming soon. Until then, save the date and stop by for a pint, half-pint or pitcher of Oktoberfest to tap into the fall-time spirit.