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 | 8% ABV Commercial Description: The Kaiser once said, “Give me a woman who loves beer and I will conquer the world.” If the Kaiser and his significant other had tipped this bottle, we’d all be “sprechenden Deutsch!” We took all that is good in a traditional Oktoberfest – gorgeous, deep copper sheen, massive malty backbone and spicy, floral,...

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 This product is only available via pre-sale. 6 bottle minimum on pre-sale. Price includes shipping. Orders with this product will ship on or around the end of November.  No discount code will apply. All sales are final.   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....

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Festbier | 5.6% ABV Commercial Description: Seductively smooth, this medium-bodied amber beauty is akin to the great Oktoberfest beers of Munich. All German malts and whole flower European hops make this lager true to style. 

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