Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Oktoberfest 2018

Sierra Nevada Brewing (Chico, CA)
"A German-American collaboration on the classic festival beer.
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."

What a fantastic beer! I love lagers. To me, a good lager is a beer about which you can say, "this is what beer tastes like", and this is perhaps the best example of that.
I see a whole lot more of this in my near future. Sadly it will go away soon, but it will be followed be Celebration Ale 2018.

ABV 6%, IBU 20
Hops: Sterling, Spalter, Record
Malt:  Two-row Pale, Steffi, Pilsner, Munich
Yeast: Lager yeast