Cigar City Brewing (Tampa, Florida) recently announced that their Oktoberfest German-style Festbier has officially made its seasonal return to shelves and taps.
The traditional breweries of Munich may be largely focused on creating Märzens that are “lighter in color and lower in body” for Oktoberfest celebrations these days, but Cigar City Brewing has decided to approach their Festbier in a way that “nods firmly toward the style’s history with its amber color.” Oktoberfest German-style Festbier is brewed with a sizable amount of Munich malt and five other German varieties to give the beer a bready quality with light notes of caramel and toffee. Hallertauer Mittlefruh hops provide herbaceous, grassy and floral characteristics. Fermentation is achieved with Bavarian lager yeast and results in “a clean, dry and complex lager that’s at once intriguing and drinkable.” Weighing in at 5.7% ABV, this special release is the perfect beer to “compliment the onset of autumn.”
Oktoberfest German-style Festbier is available now as a limited release in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft. Look for this offering at craft beer friendly establishments in Florida and wherever you normally find specialty releases within Cigar City Brewing’s distribution footprint. Get your Fest on and enjoy, folks! Prost!
Vital Information on Oktoberfest German-style Festbier from Cigar City Brewing
Availability – Special Release
ABV – 5.7%
IBUs – 20
Ingredients – German-malted barley, German-grown hops, German lager yeast
Packaging – draft and 6-packs of 12 oz. cans