Monthly Archives: September 2007

Paulaner Oktoberfest-Märzen

The latest foray into Oktoberfest is Paulaner‘s Oktoberfest-Märzen, one of the classics. (I cited it in my 50 Beers to Drink Before You Die series.) It exemplifies the style; there’s really not much more that needs to be said. Appearance: Very clear, darkish red-orange. Fluffy white head. Smell: Very mild profile, but sweet with a very light hint of roasted malts. Nice noble hop spiciness in the background. Taste: Malty and clean—mild caramel, crystallized sugars. … Continue reading →

Caldera Pale Ale

Caldera Brewing‘s canned Pale Ale is the first microbrew in a can that I’ve had. Nothing against canned beers; quite the contrary. I just hadn’t had a chance to try any yet. (Although the only two canned micros I can think of off the top of my head are Caldera’s and Dale’s Pale Ale.) Caldera is the Ashland (Oregon) microbrewery that doesn’t have a pub; they only distribute and offer dock sales. And unless you’re … Continue reading →

Northville Oktoberfest

Janet Bloom of Northville, Michigan, posted the details of this via the contact form: Northville Oktoberfest (at Community Park) Perfect blend of German beer, music, food, and traditional dance. Oct. 12-13, 2007 (Friday and Saturday) Fri. 6 pm – 11 pm Sat. Noon – 11 pm Beer Tent featuring: Warsteiner Beer. Festival includes Arts and Crafts vendors, horse-drawn wagon rides, petting zoo, pumpking carving and painting. Not to miss entertaiment: Kielbasa kings, Die Rheinlanders,Wawel Folk … Continue reading →

"Beer Northwest" magazine

This looks cool: "Beer Northwest," a new regional beer magazine—regional to the Pacific Northwest of the U.S., that is. Their touting it as the "Regional Guide to Everything Beer": Designed with beer enthusiasts in mind, we take a unique look at the increasingly distinctive brew culture, including food and lifestyles associated with Northwest craft beer. From local events and festivals to beer chefs, neighborhood watering holes, pairing guides, and seasonal features, Beer Northwest contains everything … Continue reading →

Spaten Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest continues this evening with the Spaten offering of the same name. Spaten is one of the better-known imports (as far as these things go), at least around these parts, and I’m keeping my eye out for Oktoberfests of all kinds these next couple of weeks. It’s a 5.9% alcohol brew, and this 12-ounce bottle is green glass. There’s a larger brown glass bottled version, same brew, different size, but the green glass is worth … Continue reading →