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Comparing a pair of Oktoberfests

Hey y’all, I know it’s been a while since I’ve written a blog post that’s not just my columns that get published in The Advocate newspaper. So here we go.

Oktoberfest starts in Munich, Germany in a week, and the Oktoberfest beers have been hitting the shelves steadily over the past month. One that I really loved last year was Sierra Nevada’s version which was a collaboration with Germany’s Brauhaus Miltenberger. It was a true festbier, and was absolutely delicious.

Side note: The official Oktoberfest beer style in Munich is a festbier. Most American breweries for some reason haven’t yet figured this out, as they continue to brew marzens and call them Oktoberfest. Marzens are malty, amber and full of rich bready notes with almost no hops. Festbiers, on the other hand, are a bright golden colored lager, with a pronounced floral hop aroma. The finish is crisp and it’s a perfect beer for drinking lots of. While I don’t dislike marzens, I really like festbiers a lot more.

Anyway, last year’

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