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Sep 20, 2023

In this episode Bob and I get ready for Oktoberfest season by covering Festbier. Oktoberfestbier or Festbier is a German-style of low fermentation beer that is very similar to lagers in its blonde color but also in the fact that it is fermented at a cooler temperature than ales. We could also define it as a German blonde lager relatively soft and limpid in the mouth.


Examples of this style:

1.     Fat Heads Oktoberfest

2.     Wolf’s Ridge - Oktoberfest

3.     Great Lakes Brewing Company – Oktoberfest


Beer Representation: Festbier - Columbus Brewing

5.3% ABV


Beer Description: Oktoberfest style lager

Let’s first talk about the characteristics of this style of beer:

ABV: 5.8-6.3%

IBUs: 18-25

Color: 4-6

Serving Temp: 45-50

Serving Pressure: 10-12 PSI

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