From Germany to Missouri, Three of My Favorite Oktoberfest Beers

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Oktoberfest Feast

I have spent many an October tasting German-style beers. One of my favorites is from Boston, called Samuel Adams Octoberfest. It has a rich, deep reddish amber hue that perfectly reflects the spirit of the season.

The Samuel Adams Octoberfest blends together five great roasts of malt to make a delicious melody of sweet flavors. Including caramel and toffee which are perfectly seasonally appropriate. 

A close comparison is the Sierra Nevada’s Oktoberfest.

My Favorite Oktoberfest Beers

Samuel Adams Jack-O

Jack-O’s cinnamon and nutmeg aromas recall memories of freshly baked pumpkin pie. It has the ideal balances of seasonal spices with a crisp, refreshing finish. This pumpkin ale pairs perfectly with the transition of summer into cooler days and nights.


Brewed in traditional style with only German hops and malts, this award-winning Oktoberfest carries the banner of a beer tradition that goes all the way back to Prince Ludwig of Bavaria’s day. The beer’s toasty malts and crisp finish are great paired with fall stews and end-of-the-summer grilled brats.


Surly Brewing knows traditions are meant to be tested, which is why this newly released take on a malt-forward märzen ever so slightly breaks the mold. Using a five-malt mash and two types of German hops, this golden beer is bigger and bolder with bitter notes for balance.

What is Oktoberfest 

An Oktoberfest party, to many, is an autumn celebration, So this year if you want to enjoy the Oktoberfest festivities you are going to have to do it at home. You can host your closest friends and family, please be safe and keep it small for 10 people and under. And if you are going to do a traditional Oktoberfest that means you should have it outside, usually in a biergarten or under a big tent. These three beers go great for a oktoberfest celebration so enjoy

Let us know in the comments what your favorite Oktoberfest beer