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.
Brewer: Avery Brewing
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- United States - Boulder, Colorado
- Since 1993 our brewery has been committed to producing eccentric ales and lagers that defy styles or categories. Our products are thoroughly American at heart: blending Old World tradition and expertise with ingenuity, creativity and boldness. We are dedicated to making beer from the inside out: we brew what we like to drink--with utter disregard for what the market demands-- and search out fans with equally eccentric palates (We learned long ago that expressing your true self is much more fulfilling than giving in to outside pressures. Don't you agree?) If you think your taste buds can keep up with our brews, we invite you to check out our entire lineup of more than twenty different beers. Peace to all and follow your dreams!
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- Belonging to the Amber Lager family of beers, the Oktoberfest/Marzen beer style originated with Gabriel Sedlmayr and the 1872 Oktoberfest celebration in Munich. Sedlmayr brewed a relatively strong version of the existing Vienna Lager (also an Amber Lager) that quickly became a favorite Oktoberfest beer.
The original Oktoberfest beer was probably darker in color than today's beers of the same style but the color of an Oktoberfest beer can range from deep gold to dark amber. Modern, domestic German Oktoberfest beers tend to have a deep gold color while Oktoberfest beers brewed for export are typically a rich amber color.
This beer style showcases a rich malt flavor that is balanced by a crisp, clean hop presence. The Oktoberfest style is truly a showcase for malt flavors.
Oktoberfest beers are alternately known as Marzen beers because they were traditionally brewed in March (Marzen) and lagered over the summer for consumption at the fall Oktoberfest. The Oktoberfest celebration itself dates to 1812, but the 1872 introduction of Sedlmyar's beer marked the first time that an original beer recipe was brewed specifically for the event.
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