The Oktoberfest or Marzen (March) type of beer was originally brewed in March, and laid down in caves before the summer weather rendered brewing impossible. Stocks would be drawn upon heavily during the summer, and exhausted by October.
In Germany, this tradition has come to be associated with one specific style, Oktoberfest Bier. In keeping with true German tradition, August Schell Oktoberfest beer is brewed just once a year. Brewed with the perfect balance of Pale, Munich, and Cara Pils malt with Liberty and Perle hops to create a rich, smooth taste.
“August Schell’s Annual Oktoberfest beer just keeps getting better and better. It is big, full bodied, complex, balanced, smooth and delicious. It’s hard to ask a beer to be all of those, but it is.”
—James D Robertson, author, A Connoisseurs Guide To Beer.
Beer Style: Marzen, Oktoberfest
Alcohol by Volume: 5.5%
Characteristics: A rich balance of malt hops.
Awards: Silver Medal, 2010 Great American Beer Festival,
American Amber Lager Category (American Oktoberfest).
Silver Medal, 1991 Great American Beer Festival,