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Oktoberfest/Marzen

Beer Geek Nation presents San Diego Beer Vlog: Indio Video Beer Review

Beyond its dark character and due to its key ingredient of caramel malt, Indio obtains a mild sweet taste that reduces its bitterness, achieving a perfect balance that makes it very drinkable. Read More »

Firestone Walker Oaktoberfest | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Our twist on the German Märzen bier, we give you a Paso Märzen. Traditional imported malts offer subtle honey-like aromas with hints of Noble hop spice. The stars of this brew are the imported Pilsner and Vienna malts that offer malty sweetness that carry through to the end. German Hallertau hops add rich Noble hop character to balance this exceptional Marzen. This beer is 100% stainless steel and gets the name Oaktoberfest as an ode to our hometown, Paso Robles, Spanish for “Pass of The Oaks”. True to Oktoberfest custom, this beer makes its debut in time for fall to celebrate the age-old German tradition. Read More »

Avery The Kaiser Imperial Oktoberfest (Epic Oktoberfest!) | Beer Geek Nation Beer Reviews Episode 254

The Kaiser once said, “Give me a woman who loves beer and I will conquer the world.” If the Kaiser and his significant other had tipped this bottle, we’d all be “sprechenden Deutsch!” We took all that is good in a traditional Oktoberfest – gorgeous, deep copper sheen, massive malty backbone and spicy, floral, pungent noble hops – then intensified each into this, an Imperial Oktoberfest. Read More »

Beer Geek Nation presents San Diego Beer Vlog Karl Strauss Oktoberfest Video Beer Review

We brew Oktoberfest in tribute to the world’s biggest beer party. Vienna and Munich malts produce the deep golden color, nutty undertones, and toasted malt flavors characteristic of this renowned Bavarian beer style. Perle hops imported directly from the Hallertau region of Germany give the beer a smooth balanced finish. This celebratory lager puts the ‘fest’ in the month of October. Unlike most beers that begin with base malt and add specialty malts for flavor, Karl Strauss Oktoberfest is made from 100% specialty malts. A flavorful blend of Vienna, Munich, and Carahell malts create a toasty, nutty flavor that is characteristic of the style. To balance out the sweetness from the malts, the brewers stayed true to tradition using imported Hallertau Perle hops for a spicy finish. After cold fermenting for several weeks, the golden hued lager is cellared at 50-degrees for an additional ... Read More »