Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest 2018
A German-American collaboration on the classic festival beer.
We’ve partnered with Bavaria’s Weihenstephan, the world’s oldest brewery, for this American take on the classic German Oktoberfest. A malt backbone is balanced by subtle hop character in this crisp, clean, and drinkable crowd-pleaser. Nothing captures the spirit of celebration like a beer among friends.
ALCOHOL CONTENT 6.0% by volume
BEGINNING GRAVITY 13.9° plato
ENDING GRAVITY 2.8° plato
BITTERNESS UNITS 20
YEAST Lager yeast
BITTERING HOPS Sterling
FINISHING HOPS Sterling, Spalter, Record
MALTS Two-row Pale, Steffi, Pilsner, Munich
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.
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
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.
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