Victory Brewing Company (Downingtown, Pennsylvania) announced this week that Festbier Oktoberfest Amber Lager is officially ready to make its seasonal return to shelves and taps.
The origin of Festbier dates back to 1996 when it was the first beer ever brewed by Victory Brewing Company. Twenty years later, this Oktoberfest Amber Lager continues to celebrate the brewery’s rich tradition of German-style offerings. Festbier starts with Two-Row Vienna and Munich German malts that undergo a decoction brewing process, “a traditional technique in central European brewing which produces the deliciously malty flavors for which German beers are best known.” This treatment gives the beer an impressive, full body and “subtly sweet” malt character. Whole flower German hops provide the level of balance needed for such a full-flavored, smooth brew.
“Festbier has a special place in my heart, as it expresses the purpose of beer, as a source of comfort and conviviality, so well,” said Founder and Brewmaster, Bill Covaleski. “It was the very first beer we ever brewed at Victory. We knew we wanted to create a true Oktoberfest lager and the pride I have in that first beer still powers me, and all our brewers, to continue to create good, thoughtfully crafted beers that will not only quench the thirst of our fans, but make every dinner, party or chat with a friend over a pint that much more enjoyable.”
Festbier is a seasonal release that is available now and will be hanging around through the autumn months. You can find this offering on draft and in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles for the suggested retail price of $9.99 (price may vary upon location). Pick up your sixer at craft beer retailers in Alabama, Florida and throughout Victory Brewing’s distribution footprint. Prost!
Vital Information for Festbier Oktoberfest Amber Lager from Victory Brewing Company
Availability – Seasonal, late summer through autumn
ABV – 5.6%
Malts – Imported 2 row Vienna & Munich German malts
Hops – Whole flower German hops
Packaging – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft