Founders Brewing Co. (Grand Rapids, Michigan) has officially announced that it will raise awareness for ArtPrize, an open international art competition in the brewery’s hometown of Grand Rapids, with the Limited Release of Oktoberfest in August 2020.
Crafted to be “similar to a traditional Reinheitsgebot style” Festbier, Oktoberfest is a Märzen-style Lager “brewed using imported German malts and hops.” Coming in at a highly quaffable 6% ABV, Oktoberfest “pours a gorgeous copper hue with a rich, malty and slightly sweet backbone.”
“Brewing traditional German-style beers, especially malt-forward lagers, isn’t something we’re especially accustomed to,” said Brewmaster Jeremy Kosmicki. “I’ve really begun to enjoy drinking Märzens over the past few years and decided to get serious about a recipe. Oktoberfest is brewed with malt and hops imported from Germany for a rich, malty character that still manages to stay light on the palate. Whether you’re celebrating Art Prize or Oktoberfest, this is the beer to do it with!”
Dropping as the seventh release in Founders Brewing Co.’s ArtPrize Series, Oktoberfest now joins previous releases that include Green Zebra, Pale Joe, Spectra Trifecta, Mosaic Promise, Inspired Artist Black IPA and Trigo.
Oktoberfest will officially release in August and is scheduled to hang around through September 2020. You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 15-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Michigan and throughout the rest of Founders Brewing Co.’s nationwide distribution network. Prost!
Vital Information for Oktoberfest from Founders Brewing Co.
Release – Limited/ArtPrize Series; August – September 2020
Style – Märzen
ABV – 6%
IBUs – 20
Fun Fact – Oktoberfest was brewed to adhere to the Reinheitsgebot, a 1487 German law that limits the ingredients to water, barley and hops.
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 15-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://foundersbrewing.com/beer/find-our-beer/