It’s September! You know what that means? Oktoberfest beer! Grab your lederhosen and join us for our free Friday tasting this week!
Oktoberfest beer, also known as Märzen, is brewed in March. Before refrigeration, it was nearly impossible to brew beer in the summer due to the hot weather and bacterial infections. Brewing ended with the coming of spring then started up again in the fall. The Märzens were kept in cold storage over the spring and summer months, often in cellars or caves, or brewed at a higher gravity so they wouldn’t perish.
Märzenbier is characteristically a full-bodied lager–rich, toasty, and typically dark copper in color with a medium to high alcohol content.
Wyatt’s is offering you the opPOURtunity to try four beers that are great interpretations of the style, including two authentic German ones. All of the September 8th Oktoberfest sampling beers are on sale the day of the tasting!
The Farmer’s Daughter Oktoberfest Lager: Brewed by Grimm Brothers Brewhouse of Loveland, this annual release uses various European specialty malts to create an elegant, complex, rich, malt-forward beer, slightly hopped for balance and lagered for a clean finish. The nose is full of malty complexity with notes of toasted bread, caramel, brown sugar, and chocolate. The aromatics transition to the taste buds as the same complexity intermingles on the tongue with a light-medium body, creamy mouthfeel, and a crisp, dry finish. 5% ABV.
Festber: Painstakingly crafted from German malts, this one from Victory Brewing of Downingtown, PA, is subtly sweet with a delicate malt nose, due to its use of all imported German malts, whole flower German hops, and a decoction brewing process. 5.6% ABV.
Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen: This traditional Oktoberfest Märzen is an authentic Bavarian festival lager from Aying, Germany. It has a deep golden color tinted with amber. Lightly sweet with a malty nose balanced with floral hops, its medium to big body and alcohol is not overpowering. The soft dryness comes from long maturation. 5.8% ABV.
Hofbräu: This is the real deal–the official beer serviced in the Hofbräu tent at Oktoberfest! This is a rich, full-bodied beer which goes down ideally with traditional Bavarian cuisine. With its deliciously bitter taste and alcoholic content of 6.3% volume, Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier is as special as the world renowned festival itself.
For the wine lovers, we will be tasting selections from Layer Cake .
Tasting hours for this free event on Friday, September 8, 2017, will be from 4:00-6:45 pm, at Wyatt’s Outlaw Saloon, in the back of the store.
All of this week’s featured items will be on sale!
As always, all participants must present valid I.D.