Fermly Selects 5: Oktoberfest Beers to Rock the Lederhosen
It’s that time of year where it seems like everyone trotted out of the Sound of Music but more than a few really shouldn’t be singing to anyone, let alone a concert hall, because beer does not make you Julie Andrews. All that aside, it is Oktoberfest season! As pumpkin beers pop up, so do some of our favorite lager styles! Here are 5 beers that we at Fermly are enjoying this fine lederhosen season:
Farmer’s Daughter by Grimm Brothers is a well-known classic Oktoberfest lager that many wish was available year-round. This beer is brewed to style with excellent lacing that would look great on a dirndl. We love the sweet malt that gives way to brown sugar notes and a smidgen of bitterness from the hops. It is easy to see why someone would drive to Loveland for a pint of this amber goodness!
Copper Kettle Brewing’s Oktoberfest Märzen is a wonderful traditional dunkel lager with lots of bold malt notes but without the cloying sweetness. Pouring with a perfect copper color, this is another beer that is true to style from one of the OG craft breweries in Denver!
Ryzen Sun by Goldspot Brewing is another excellent Märzen with a crisp finish and notes of caramel, toasted malts, and slight spice aromas all from the malt bill! Goldspot has been upping their lager game and this is brilliantly showcased just in time for Oktoberfest!
Stay Gold Oktoberfest Märzen hails from Ratio Beerworks is true to the name: this beer is gold! Light and malty with some floral hop presence, it is the perfect beer during this transitional time of year. Enjoyable whether outside on their patio with a fuzz muffin friend in the Colorado sun or inside as the chill finally begins to set in, this beer is the perfect toastiness to get toasted.
For those who love great movie puns with their lager, Märzen Attacks by Little Machine is on it! Toasty with caramel notes, this is another well-done Oktoberfest beer with some noble hops that come out on the palate. Everyone drinks like a German this time of year, but this one you can drink like a Martian!