I love this time of year! Not because of the Autumn foliage. Not because the winter holidays are less than two months away, damn. Not because having to sharpen thirty number 2 pencil, you know, thankfully my wife handled that chore. I love this time of year because of the abundant freshly brewed Oktoberfest beers!
There are hundreds of beers to choose from. The big brewer release their seasonal brews which you can get at any large mega-mart. Yet the smaller micro-brewer, you have to do more hands on research to try their spin on the Autumn festival brews.
First, what is Oktoberfest?
Oktoberfest is a 16-day festival celebrating beer held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, running from late September to the first weekend in October. It is one of the most famous events in Germany and is the world’s largest fair. The origin of the festival date back to 1810. When Prince Ludwig, later King Ludwig married to Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen. To celebrate their union, the citizens of the Munich were invited, and on the field to the city’s gate they celebrated the royal event. Now, to the locals the festival is simply called “Wies’n”, after Theresienwiese, which means the queens meadow. In 2010, the festival celebrated its 200 years from its beginning.
Lancaster Brewing company Oktoberfest uses seven different malts and three varieties of imported and domestic hops, as well as authentic Bavarian lager yeast. Light in copper color, this beer is full-bodied with a nice malt sweetness. With ABV: 5.2% and IBU: 24. All this equals very good. Hoppy aroma, molasses on the tongue and bitter-sweet finish.
Lancaster Oktoberfest Beer 4 of 5
APPEARANCE 3/5 AROMA 7/10 PALATE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 OVERALL 21/30
If you’re looking to try something new. Looking to enjoy a cold one with family and friends this beer is for you.
P.S. I would pair it with a mild cigar.
“Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” – Benjamin Franklin
Give it a try let me know your thoughts. As always, Workout, drink be merry.