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Sep 15, 2018

O'zapft is!  Oktoberfest is coming, and we're ready

Munich Oktoberfest officially kicks off on September 22nd for 2018.  Germany's largest volksfest has been going strong for over 200 years.  Traditions have changed but the beer keeps flowing, a lot of it.

This week we're joined by Ryan Folgegren and Jamey Adams from Arches Brewing in Hapeville, Georgia to sample a dozen American takes on Oktoberfest beers and share our favorites.  We talk about the history and traditions of Oktoberfest, German beer styles, lager brewing and water chemistry, and genetic mix-ups of snakes and dogs.  Ryan and Jamey share their love for lagers and keeping their brewing traditional when extreme is the norm.

In this week's news, we talk about the dirty dirndl, German super-police, and an amazing yeast discovery in Argentina that could mean big changes for beer.

Our Oktoberfest beer sampling list

We sampled the following beers while snacking on brats and sauerkraut, pretzels, and Obatzda cheese dip.  At the end of the show, we each share our thoughts on some of the beers as well as our Top 5. #4thSegmentLife

  • Arches Festbier
  • Bells Oktoberfest
  • Brooklyn Oktoberfest
  • Cigar City Oktoberfest
  • Highland Clawhammer
  • Jekyll Seven Bridges
  • Red Hare Hasenpfeffer
  • Sam Adams Octoberfest
  • Sierra Nevada / Weihenstephan Oktoberfest
  • Victory Festbier
  • Yuengling Oktoberfest

For even more festival talk check out our previous Oktoberfest episodes:

 Beer Guys Radio Craft Beer Podcast 142