I'm loving this time of year, so far I've had the Paulaner, Sam Adams, Left Hand and Harpoon Oktoberfest. (Listed in order of my preference.) Anyone have a favorite oktoberfest/ any thing new from newer breweries that I should try out?
I like the Sam Adams(had one last night),but think Spaten is better.
Another vote for Ayinger.
I recently had an Oktoberfest fest from Highlands called Claw Hammer. And Left Hand's Oktoberfest. Both are worth trying if you're looking for more Oktoberfest fest beers.
Bell's and Great Lakes make nice ones too, even if they do misspell it - Octoberfest.
Ayinger marzen, don't forget about spaten octoberfest as well. My local bar has it year round
If you can get it = Free State Octoberfest, now in bottles!!!!
Tap 1: DFH Pumpkin
Tap 2: Amber
Primary 1: Nut Brown Ale
Secondary: Imperial Pumpkin
Bottled: American Barleywine
On Deck: Pecan Brown Ale
There are two in the HBT recipe database that get a lot of attention.http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f63/bee-cave-brewery-oktoberfest-ale-38880/
I just brewed a batch of Edwort's Oktoberfest last night and followed his recipe exactly. Mine came in at 1.072!
I knew my efficiency was up there so I upped the hops a little to compensate. Can't wait to taste the hydro sample in a couple of weeks.