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Old 08-06-2010, 04:16 AM   #1
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Default Help me round out my Oktoberfest selection

SWMBO and I are throwing an Oktoberfest party on Oct. 16th (a little late, I know) and I need a fifth beer for the lineup. I will be out of the country from August 27-September 10, so I'm trying to get everything done now. Here is what I have so far:

Octoberfest-style ale (brewing tomorrow)
American Pale Ale (just kegged tonight)
Porter (kegging next weekend)
Belgian Wit (brewing on the 21st; kegging after I get back)

So, how would you round this out?

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Old 08-06-2010, 05:03 AM   #2
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I say add a Hefeweizen - but that's just my 2¢...

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Old 08-06-2010, 05:05 AM   #3
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Dopplebock. I think you could squeeze that in your time frame... tightly.

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Old 08-06-2010, 12:32 PM   #4
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+1 on the Hefe. You still have time to make it great and it has Bavarian roots.

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Old 08-06-2010, 12:50 PM   #5
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A Weizen but a Dunkelweizen.
Once October rolls around thats the Weizen that I want to be drinking.

Dopplebock????????

Maybe for next Octoberfest but 8 weeks isnt near enough time for one.

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Old 08-06-2010, 01:02 PM   #6
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dunkelweizen for sure. jamil has a good one.

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Old 08-06-2010, 01:07 PM   #7
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I'd go Munich Helles. If you start now you can have it kegged just in time.

You'll need some big 1L glass mugs to drink it out of too.

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I'd go Munich Helles. If you start now you can have it kegged just in time.

You'll need some big 1L glass mugs to drink it out of too.
+1 If your Oktoberfest is a standard/BJCP O-fest then you could just call the Helles a 'Tent Beer' since many of the beers actually served in O-fest tents is more like a Helles.
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Old 08-06-2010, 01:42 PM   #9
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+1 on any wheat beer. Southern Germans frickin' *love* wheat beers... or at least, they did the last time I was there.

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Also, what an awesome idea for a party! SWMBO would love it!!! Her drunken friends would love it 10X more!!!!!

We'll have to do it next year, though... my limited equipment couldn't brew up enough beer in time.

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