With Oktoberfest quickly coming to its end when the month it’s named after begins, it seems only right to do a brief profile on the #1 fall seasonal craft beer: Sam Adams Octoberfest!
Hearty & smooth with a deep malt character and roasty sweetness. Sam Adams version of this classic style blends hearty malts for a deep, smooth flavor with notes of caramel creating a brew that’s perfect for the season, or whatever you’re celebrating!
Malt: Samuel Adams two-row pale malt blend, Munich 10, Caramel 60 and Samuel Adams Octoberfest malt
Hops: Hallertau Mittelfrueh & Tettnang Tettnanger Noble hops
Color: 20 SRM
Alc: 5.3% ABV-4.1% ABW
Yeast: Samuel Adams Lager Yeast
First Brewed: 1989
For this flavorful German sausage, you’ll want to stay in the region and pair it with OctoberFest. The big sweet flavors of the malt stand up to the complexities of the sausage. A Samuel Adams Boston Lager would also pair well as the hops would lift any heavy flavors from the palate and get you ready for the next bite.
The rich flavors of roasted pork require a flavorful beer in return. The strong malt characters always go well with pork. OctoberFest has a perfect malt profile to match the great pork flavors.
BBQ is all about the combination of sweet, smoky, and savory flavors. The malty caramel sweetness of OctoberFest will match well and round out the tang of the sauce, and also adds a layer of flavor. The slight bitterness from the hops cuts through the BBQ sauce and lightens the palate.
The caramelized flavors from a roasted chicken blend nicely with the malty sweetness of Samuel Adams OctoberFest.