What is an Oktoberfest, anyway? Well… lots of things. When talking about this style, the biggest thing to mention is country of origin. While traditional German Oktoberfests (sometimes calls Märzens) are generally lighter, clearer and crisper (think: the Hoffbräuhaus variety), American Oktoberfests tend to be more amber, toasty and malty. Don’t be surprised to find a herbiness there either.

 

So, which is better? It’s a matter a preference, but most people consider each sub-style an indispensible part of their drinking calendars.

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Marzen | 6.2% ABV, 13 SRM, 26 IBU Commercial Description:  Schraderbräu is the mythical home-brew of Walter White’s DEA agent brother-in-law, Hank Schrader. Dean Norris has made the iconic Schraderbräu a reality by producing his silky smooth German Lager for Breaking Bad fans and craft beer enthusiasts to enjoy. Hank’s special Märzen has been artfully lagered to perfection featuring a...