Mid-September marks the beginning of one of the largest and most famous beer-centric festivals in the world: Oktoberfest. Reveller gather in Munich for food, games, music, and also lots of delicious German beer. If you cannot make it to Munich this fall, you can still celebrate with these 11 Oktoberfest craft beers.
American Oktoberfest Beer
These American beers are some of the most-highly rated Oktoberfest beers by those in the know. These beers are in the traditional Marzen-style producing a malty amber lager that is also extremely drinkable. Stock up on these delicious beer varieties this Fall to truly get into the spirit of Oktoberfest.
We’ve partnered with Bavaria’s Weihenstephan, the world’s oldest brewery, for this American take on the classic German Oktoberfest. A malt backbone is balanced by subtle hop character in this crisp, clean, and drinkable crowd-pleaser. Nothing captures the spirit of celebration like a beer among friends.
Prosit! It’s time to celebrate the tradition of lager. Brewed in the Oktoberfest style, TreasureFest is an American spin on the classic German style. Brewed with imported German malt and lavishly hopped with a blend of German hops in the kettle and dry hopped with American hops, this is a fresh look at the old Oktober stand-by. Put on your silly pants and hats and raise your stein to TreasureFest!
Prost! Our take on this classic German style is a celebration of maltiness— packed with rustic, autumnal flavors to put a little more oomph into your oom-pah-pah.
This Märzen-style amber lager is the original Oktoberfest Bier: rich, malty and super smooth courtesy of Munich malt, noble hops and a yeast strain from the oldest brewery in the world. It’s beer season! Celebrate with the season’s freshest,most authentic beer. Winner of the European Beer Star Gold!
100% Natural – great Midwestern and European Malts, the world’s most expensive hops, fresh yeast from Germany, and clear Wisconsin water make our Staghorn Octoberfest “Wisconsin’s Real Red.” You will find absolutely no additives, preservatives or artificial agents of any kind in this bier. Staghorn is brewed using the time honored methods to release the smooth flavor of our roasted malts. This Octoberfest combines a smooth amber body with a clean, crisp finish. Be sure to hold this one up to the light of any harvest moon and enjoy “Wisconsin’s Real Red.”
Munich Oktoberfest Beer
Only six Munich breweries are allowed to serve beer at the authentic Oktoberfest celebration in Germany. Each year, these breweries produce a special Festbier (festival beer) that comes in giant glass steins within the Oktoberfest beer tents. You might also want to serve these beers at your Oktoberfest celebration for maximum authenticity.
The Ayinger Privatbrauerei stands on the foundation of the roots that have grown over many centuries in our homeland. Thus, the award-winning quality of our beers is based on the purely local ingredients from Aying and the surrounding area, the traditional craftsmanship of our brewers and a consistent quality awareness.
The main focus of Hacker-Pschorr is the art of brewing and enjoyable beer. But at the same time it also maintains a strong connection to its regional roots. As a regional brand in southern Bavaria, Hacker-Pschorr is recognised in Munich and the Bavarian uplands as a partner to regional clubs and associations in the areas of both sports and culture. Whether it’s football, ice hockey or volleyball – the brewery supports elite clubs as well as regional associations and athletes.
Ever since 1818 we have brewed our bottom-fermented Oktoberfest Bier during Oktoberfest – Germany’s favourite Oktoberfest beer and a true institution in Munich. The glass is full of October sunshine, strong and golden. The perfect balance of a light taste of hops and a strong note of malt. A feast of a beer, which always goes down well. This beer is only brewed for the Oktoberfest. That’s where it belongs, along with all the fun of the fair like the Ferris wheel and roasted almonds.
During its changing history, the Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG experienced wars, privatization and many extensions and innovations – and always kept its corporate philosophy: We are concerned with the outstanding quality of our beer, our tradition and our Munich roots. Our economies and beer gardens – including the Augustiner Keller and the Hirschgarten – are sites Altmünchner sociability and coziness. Our Augustiner beer has become a piece of Munich culture during the past seven centuries. And we are very happy about that.
So, tell us, which of these Okrobberfest craft beers will you serve at your celebration? Did we miss any of your favorites? Check out these other craft beers for more options.