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A 6 Pack of New York State Oktoberfest Beers


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When Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria wanted to celebrate his marriage to the Saxon-Hildburghausen Princess Therese in October of 1819, he did what any good Bavarian prince would do—he threw a beer festival. Now known as Oktoberfest, the five-day festival was held in front of the city gates in Munich and was eventually prolonged and moved to September to allow for better weather conditions. Today, Oktoberfest is celebrated all over the United States by drinking copious amounts of beer, sporting lederhosen, and paring domestic craft beers with pretzels, bratwursts and sausages while polka dancing to live music.

Brooklyn Brewery Oktoberfest, Brooklyn, New York

Brewed from the finest German malt and hops, Brooklyn Oktoberfest is true to the original Märzen style.This beer has a bready aroma with light, brisk hop bitterness. ABV 5.5%

Blue Point Brewing Company, Patchogue, New York

Blue Point Brewing keeps the Munich tradition alive by using the same slow aging process when brewing their annual Oktoberfest Lager. This beer is stored cold for two months to ensure its distinct smooth flavor. ABV 5.4%

Cousins Revolution Ale Works, Wappingers Falls, New York

The Brazen Oktoberfest is an American version and not your traditional Märzen. It is brewed with all New York malts and hops to create a revolution of flavors. ABV 6.0%

Galaxy Brewing Company, Binghamton, New York

Galaxy Brewing Company’s Oktoberfest is a traditional Märzen lager. This Oktoberfest is brewed with a Munich malt forward and a touch of caramel. ABV 5.8%

Millhouse Brewing Company Poughkeepsie, New York

This Märzen is brewed with generous amounts of Munich, Vienna, Pilsner malts, and German Tettnang hops. Expect to taste rich, smooth and clean complex maltiness on the first sip. ABV 5.4%

Sloop Brewing, Elizaville, New York

Harvest Pale Ale is brewed with local American barley, house yeast, and local hops. The simple malt bill combines with the freshest hops and are used within 24 hours of harvest to give the brightest hop flavor around. ABV changes yearly.


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