Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest
Why Terrell Enjoys this Beer….
Sierra Nevada is hands down one of my favorite breweries, and their Oktoberfest is my favorite of their seasonal line-up, year in and year out. The great team at Sierra Nevada have been on a mission to explore the roots of Germany’s festival beers.
Style: Oktoberfest Festbier
Alcohol By Volume: 6.1%
IBU (International Bittering Units): 30
Each year they have partnered with one of a handful of German brewers to create a traditional take on the most famous German-style beers in history. This year, they worked with Brauhaus Miltenberger to create this lager that is true to the roots of the festival. It pairs German malt with American Hops to create a delicious take on the traditional Festbier. Its copper color is bright and forms a beautiful white frothy head, followed by a wonderful bready aroma that lingers along with the sweet smell of caramel. This lager packs a nice malt punch and has a slight hop bite that really brings the flavor full circle. Sierra Nevada has outdone themselves again: this year’s Oktoberfest is the best yet! It is a seasonal, so it won’t be around long. Don’t miss out on this one – it’s a must!
Taste Profile: A festival beer true to style—deep golden in color with deceptively rich malt flavor and balanced by traditional German-grown whole-cone hops.