Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest

We’re exploring the roots of Germany’s famous Oktoberfest beers. Each year, we partner with a different German brewer to explore a different approach to the style.

Sierra Nevada Event Calendar:

<< Dec 2017 >>
SMTWTFS
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31 1 2 3 4 5 6

Description

Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest

A German-American collaboration on the classic festival beer.

Each year, we partner with a different German brewer to explore the roots of Germany’s famous Oktoberfest beers. This year, we’re collaborating with Germany’s Brauhaus Miltenberger, whose approach to the classic style we’ve long admired. The result is a festival beer true to their style—deep golden in color with deceptively rich malt flavor and balanced by traditional German-grown whole-cone hops.

OVERVIEW
ALCOHOL CONTENT 6.1% by volume
BEGINNING GRAVITY 14.1° plato
ENDING GRAVITY 3.0° plato
BITTERNESS UNITS 30

INGREDIENTS
YEAST Lager yeast
BITTERING HOPS German Magnum
FINISHING HOPS German Select, Tettnanger, Spalter
MALTS Two-row Pale, Steffi, Pilsner, Munich

FOOD PAIRING
CUISINE German Weisswurst sausage, Roast Pork
CHEESE Mild Cheddar, Butterkase
DESSERT Apple Strudel with fresh whipped cream

Brewing is as much art as science, and all beer specifications and raw materials are subject to change at our brewers’ creative discretion.

Specialty Malt
Malted barley generally falls into two camps: base malt and specialty malt. Base malt is highly modified malt that is responsible for producing the bulk of the fermentable sugars in the beer. Specialty malt is malt added for its flavor, color or effect on the body and mouthfeel of the finished beer. Specialty malts are typically produced by kilning and/or roasting barley. Caramel malt is made by placing germinated barley with a high moisture content directly into a roaster. The resulting malt produces unfermentable sugars during the mashing process, adding sweetness and body to finished beer. Roasted malt is base malt that has been placed in a roaster similar to a coffee roaster to produce deeper, darker, baker’s cocoa and espresso flavors like those common in a porter or a stout.

Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest

OUR STORY

We set out with a simple goal: brew the beers we wanted to drink. We started small, with a homebrew shop, a love of American hops and plenty of passion. In the process, we changed the beer world forever. Decades later, we’re still at it, and the passion burns brighter than ever.

See Oak Beverages Sierra Nevada Portfolio

More at sierranevada.com

only fair to share...Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on Google+Share on LinkedInEmail this to someonePrint this page