Samuel Adams – Oktoberfest

In 1810, the Oktoberfest tradition was born when Munich celebrated the Crown Prince’s wedding with a special beer and 16 day party. Our version of this classic style blends hearty malts for a deep, smooth flavor with notes of caramel creating a brew that’s perfect for the season, or whatever you’re celebrating.


Tettnang Tettnanger, Hallertau Mittelfrueh


Samuel Adams two-row pale malt blend, Munich-10, Samuel Adams Octoberfest malt, and Caramel 60


Bottom-fermenting Lager

Breweries: Samuel Adams.
Flavor Elements: Caramel.
Beer Types: Oktoberfest.
ABV: 5.3%
UBUs: 16
Roasted: 2/5
Dry: 3.5/5
Heavy: 3/5
Bitter taste: 1.8/5
Sweet taste: 0.8/5

Sierra Nevada – Oktoberfest 2015

A German-American collaboration on the classic festival beer.

We’re on a mission to explore the roots of Germany’s festival beers. Each year, we’ll partner with one of a handful of incredible German brewers to create a traditional take on the most famous beer style in history. This year we’re working hand in hand with Brauhaus Riegele of Augsburg. Together we created an authentic Oktoberfest beer, true to the roots of the festival, that’s deep golden in color and rich with complex malt flavor from the use of traditional German Steffi barley.

  • YEAST Lager yeast
  • BITTERING HOPS German Magnum
  • FINISHING HOPS German Select, Tettnanger, Spalter
  • MALTS Two-row Pale, Steffi, Pilsner, Munich
Breweries: Brauhaus Riegele and Sierra Nevada.
Beer Types: Oktoberfest.
ABV: 6%
UBUs: 30
Roasted: 2.5/5
Dry: 3.5/5
Heavy: 2.5/5
Sparkling: 4.2/5
Bitter taste: 2/5
Salt taste: 1/5

DuClaw – Mad Bishop

Mad Bishop, one of our most popular seasonal brews, has been haunting the congregation with its distinct copper color, rich toasted malt flavor and aroma, and 5.8% abv since it was first brewed in 1996. This true German-style Oktoberfest combines complex aromas and flavors of sweet and toasted malt, a smooth mouthfeel created by an 8 week lagering process, and a clean, crisp finish for a sermon that’s easy to swallow.

HOP VARIETY: Hallertau,Tettenang
GRAINS: Vienna Malt, Munich Malt, Caramunich Malt, Melanoidin Malt

Breweries: DuClaw.
Beer Types: Oktoberfest.
ABV: 5.8%
UBUs: 30