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Founders Ultimate Oktoberfest

In America, our Oktoberfests tend to be red-hued, slightly sweet beers known as a Märzen — a lager-style beer brewed in March and then aged until the fall. But at the actual festival, the beers are closer to what most of us think of when we think of a German lager — paler beers, similar to another German style known as a Dortmunder.”When talking about Oktoberfest, it’s important to understand that the beer has changed since the first festival in 1810,” says Goose Island R&D manager Mike Siegel, explaining what he believes to be the biggest misconception about the style. Siegel recently worked with Munich’s Spaten Brauerei, one of the festival’s official breweries, to create a new Oktoberfest beer for Goose Island.

Conscious of this discrepancy, some American brewers do make Oktoberfest beers that are more in line with the modern German style, known as German-Style Oktoberfest/Wiesn, and conversely, aware of American perceptions, some German breweries export American-style Oktoberfest beers to the U.S, known as American-Style Märzen/Oktoberfest.
To summarize, the Oktoberfest beers made in America intended to mimic the style served at Oktoberfest in Munich are often nothing like the actual Oktoberfest beers served at the actual German Oktoberfest. They are often based on an older style.Here’s how to understand the difference between the Oktoberfest beers served at the official festival and the brews you’ll find at your local grocery store.

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What is the oldest German beer brand?
The Bavarian State Brewery Weihenstephan The Bavarian State Brewery Weihenstephan claims to be the oldest operating brewery in the world. It’s located on the site of the former Weihenstephan Abbey in Freising, Bavaria. Before the abbey was dissolved in 1803, the monks who lived there brewed and sold beer.
Oktoberfest is a bit of an odd duck in the flock of beer styles, as they can be tricky to classify. The Oktoberfest beer category includes both brews specifically made for serving at the official Oktoberfest festival, as well as beers brewed in that style. The festival, which takes place annually in Munich, Germany, from mid-September to the first week of October, features only six local breweries that are permitted to serve their beers on the premises: Paulaner, Spaten, Hacker-Pschorr, Augustiner, Hofbrau, and Lowenbrau. Those are your true Oktoberfest beers in their purest form.However, you can find the Oktoberfest label on many other seasonal beers produced both inside and outside of Germany. While the flavor profiles vary, these beers often set out to mimic historical styles of Oktoberfest served at the official festival over the years and are almost invariably lagers.

Why is Oktoberfest beer different?
“As a result of using paler malts, it continued to get lighter in color throughout the 20th century. These days, the beer served at the Munich festival is golden, slightly more so than Helles (another pale, German lager style), but brewed to a higher gravity, resulting in a beer with a higher alcohol content.
Roll out the barrel…the bourbon barrel, that is! We’re taking the classic German-style Marzen and kicking it up a notch by adding the smooth, rich flavors that only nine months in a bourbon barrel can provide! Get out your Lederhosen and prepare for an intense wave of Bavaria Hysteria – Ultimate Oktoberfest is here!The monks of the Paulaner Order served their first beer of their own in 1634, making Paulaner the youngest of the Munich breweries. At first, Paulaner beer was only served publicly during festivals; otherwise it was reserved for the monks. But soon the bock beer, based on a recipe by Brother Barnabas, enjoyed great popularity among all Munich beer drinkers. For a long time, the brewery’s head office was the Giesinger Nockherberg, in whose restaurant the annual Starkbierfest with the famous Politician Roast (teasing) takes place. Today, the breweries are located in Munich-Langwied. The Oktoberfest beer from Paulaner has 6% alcohol and is served in the Paulaner Festzelt, the Armbrustschützenzelt, the Käfer tent, the Kuffler’s Weinzelt (as wheat beer until 9 p.m.), the Heinz sausage and chicken grill, the butcher Stubn, the Munich Knödelei, and the Münchner Stubn.

The Spaten brewery was founded in 1397 and was located in Neuhauser Gasse for its first few centuries. The brewery moved to Marsstraße in the 19th century, where at least the administration is still located today. Spaten deserves the honor of being the first brewery to bring the “Münchner Hell” (Munich Pale) to market in 1894 — a true bestseller to this day. Since 2003, the Spaten-Franziskaner-Löwenbräu Group has belonged to Interbrew, today InBev. Spaten and Franziskaner beer is available at Oktoberfest in the Schottenhamel tent, where the mayor of Munich also celebrates the first tap every year. There’s also Spaten beer in the Marstall, in the Ochsenbraterei, at the Glöckle Wirt, at the Goldenen Hahn, in the Kalbsbraterei, and in the Wirtshaus im Schichtl; you can drink Franziskaner wheat beer in theFeisinger’s Kas- und Weinstubn. The Oktoberfest beer has 5.9% alcohol. The brewery was first mentioned in a document in 1417 and was located in Sendlinger Straße, where today the restaurant “Altes Hackerhaus” is located. In the 18th century, under the couple Joseph Pschorr and Maria Theresia Hacker, it developed into Munich’s leading brewery. Hacker and Pschorr were later continued by their sons as separate breweries, and have only been a common brand again since 1972. Today the brewery is located in the same premises as the Paulaner Brewery. Since 2007, the Hacker-Pschorr beer is sold again in the traditional bottles with swing stopper and “Plopp.” The beer at Oktoberfest, at 6.0%, is available in the Hacker festival tent, the Pschorr festival tent Bräurosl, and in the Herzkasperl festival tent on the Oide Wiesn. The Fisch Bäda, the Heimer duck and chicken grill, and Poschner’s also offer Hacker-Pschorr. The brewery probably began in the late 14th century, but the name Löwenbräu first appeared in the Munich beer brewing index in 1746. In the 19th century, the medium-sized company under the Brey family developed into the largest brewery in Munich and, due to its strong growth, moved to Nymphenburger Straße, where it is still located today. The Löwenbräukeller and its beer garden are famous for spectacular events such as Stout Beer Festivals or the Night of the Tracht. Since 2003, the Spaten-Franziskaner-Löwenbräu Group has belonged to the international brewing group InBev. The brand logo is of course a lion, which looks quite similar to the Bavarian heraldic animal. Every Oktoberfest visitor will also recognize the giant lion in front of the Löwenbräu festival tent, roaring “Löööö-weeeen-brääääu” and drinking beer, calling the thirsty onlookers towards him. The Löwenbräu-Wiesntrunk, at 6% alcohol, is also available in the Schützen tent and in the small Haxnbraterei.There is a Hofbräuhaus in Munich… In 1589, Hofbräu was founded under Wilhelm V as a ducal brewery, and the company has been run as a state-owned enterprise since 1939. The brewery was originally located in the middle of the city, where today the Hofbräuhaus am Platzl is one of Munich’s main tourist attractions. In the 19th century, due to lack of space, the company moved to Innere Wiener Straße, where the Hofbräukeller with one of Munich’s most beautiful beer gardens is still located today. Since the late 1980s, brewing has been carried out in Munich-Riem. At 6.2%, Hofbräu is the second-strongest of the Oktoberfest beers and is served in the Hofbräu tent.

The monks of the Augustinian Order founded a brewery in 1328 that still exists today, and is the oldest brewery still existing within the Munich city limits. After privatization, Augustiner settled in Neuhauser Straße in 1817, where the Augustiner restaurant, popular with locals and tourists, is still located today. At the end of the 19th century, the headquarters and brewing facilities were moved to Landsberger Straße, where brewing continues to this day. The Augustiner Hell enjoys cult status in the bulbous half-liter bottle, with the also quite bulbous monk on the label. Oktoberfest has the 6.3% Augustiner Wiesn beer in the Augustiner festival tent, in the Fischer Vroni, and in the Tradition festival tent on the Oide Wiesn. There are also three small tents for Augustiner: the chicken and duck grill Ammer, the Wildstuben, and the Zur Bratwurst tent. The brewery is the only one still using the traditional 200-liter wooden barrels, the so-called Hirschen, for storage.
Blink and you’ll think you’re in Bavaria. We went all in on tradition with our Oktoberfest, using imported German malts and hops with a beautiful lager yeast for the finish. Pours a gorgeous copper hue with a rich, malty and slightly sweet backbone. Our version is akin to the beer poured in the early days of Oktoberfest and, yes, it adheres to the Reinheitsgebot. Prost!Imported German malts and hops with a beautiful lager yeast for the finish. A copper hue with a rich, malty and slightly sweet backbone. Akin to the beer poured in the early days of Oktoberfest and, yes, it adheres to the Reinheitsgebot. Prost!

We took a classic German-style Oktoberfest and kicked it up a notch by adding the smooth, rich flavors of nine months of aging in a bourbon barrel. Get out your Lederhosen and prepare for an intense wave of Bavaria Hysteria!
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Who made the original Oktoberfest beer?
The Marzenbier created by Sedlmayr was a hit, and this style quickly became the unofficial beer of Oktoberfest up until 1872. That is when it became the first official Oktoberfest beer in both name and style.
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What is the most popular beer at Oktoberfest?
Top 7 German Beers For OktoberfestAyinger Oktoberfest- Märzen. … Paulaner Salvator. … Weihenstephaner Vitus Weizenbock. … Spaten Optimator. … Erdinger Hefeweizen Dark. … Schneider Aventinus Doppelbock. … Flensburger Gold.
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Records indicate hops have been grown in the area since 768, though the earliest official documentation of a brewery only dates back to 1040. It bears mentioning that this isn’t the only brewery making this claim and some have called into question the authenticity of their documents. Whether it’s clever marketing or historical fact, I’ll leave for others to decide; all I care about at the end of the day is if they make a good beer, and they do.
Our Culinary Heaven: Wine and Cheese Pairing is happening next Thursday, March 5 at Lincoln Square. You’ll learn the secrets of successful wine and cheese pairing in this tasting of 5 prominent cheese styles mixed-&-matched with 5 wines.Acidity isn’t something we generally think of with beer, but next time you have one take a sip and let it sit on your tongue, If you notice you’re starting to salivate, that’s a reaction to the acid. It doesn’t have to be overwhelming to make it food friendly, but just enough to keep the beverage balanced.Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier is a traditional German style wheat beer that showcases flavors of banana and clove. It’s won several awards, most recently it took home the silver in the International Beer Challenge. It’s also the only beer staff seem incapable of pronouncing (Y-EN-stefan), with a couple of bartenders completely giving up and referring to it as “Gwen Stefani” (Guh-win STEF-ahn-ē).So, what would I pair with Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier? Everything from steak, to seafood, to grilled meat, or even just a crisp salad. Beer is a very forgiving choice for food pairing. If you want to learn more about how to pair food and wine or how flavors interact, check out our calendar for Food and Wine classes (such as Food and Wine of Argentina coming up in March) as well as Flavor Dynamics.We don’t talk about it often, but just like our wine and spirit list, there’s a lot of thought that goes into our beer list. One of the difficulties I’ve observed since working at The Chopping Block is around our wheat beer selection. We’ve tried widely recognized brands and local favorites, but nothing ever seems to impress our guests. To switch things up a bit, we’ve decided to bring an old, traditional, style into the mix.

The Bavarian State Brewery Weihenstephan claims to be the oldest operating brewery in the world. It’s located on the site of the former Weihenstephan Abbey in Freising, Bavaria. Before the abbey was dissolved in 1803, the monks who lived there brewed and sold beer.
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As for the tannin, it’s there, but not in the quantity you find in heavy red wines. This is also true with white and sparkling wine as well. We tend to associate tannin with grape skin in wine because that’s usually the most dominant source, but it can also come from things like barrel aging. It’s not a concern in sparkling wine because we’re not dealing with a significant amount, the same is true with beer. However, bitterness is still a factor, particularly with some IPA’s, that’s why I tend to think of wheat or Pilsner as a more solid choice for food pairing.When we talking about pairing with wine, one of the first rules you learn is that sparkling wine pairs with everything. This is largely due to the carbonation, high acidity, and lack of tannin. Beer has similar attributes. The carbonation is a given, you see it every time someone pours beer into a glass. This is great for food pairing because those tiny bubbles scrub your palate clean with every drink.

I’ve noticed several trends in how chefs pair wine for our classes, but the one that makes me laugh the most is when they choose beer. I find this funny because there’s always a small amount of hesitation, like I might protest. The truth is, beer is incredibly food friendly, and there are times it just makes more sense. Take our Street Food class for example, if you’re actually eating street food you’re far more likely to be walking around with a bottle of beer than you would a glass of wine.While Oktoberfest celebrations are popular around the world, the original Oktoberfest continues on in Munich. And despite its name, it actually starts on a mid-September Saturday, runs for 16 days, and ends on the first Sunday in October.

What is Germany's number 1 beer?
Pilsner So it’s no surprise that Pilsner is the most popular type of beer in Germany. Some of the other most famous German beers include Weihenstephaner, Erdinger, and Beck’s. Weihenstephaner is a pale wheat beer that originated in Bavaria, and it has a crisp, refreshing taste.
Oktoberfest is a fun celebration of German heritage and we’re proud to be able to bring some of that heritage to you in our family’s legacy and products. To help make your own celebration taste authentic, check out our fresh, all natural bratwurst, our smoked bratwurst, our German sausage, or our summer sausage.

How many calories are in a Founders Oktoberfest beer?
Servings : Oz: Total Calories Derived From Source: 280. Total Calories Derived From Fat: 0. Cached
Besides the food and beer, the festival is full of traditional Bavarian music, open-air performances, a grand entry and parades, vendor tents, carnival rides, a shooting competition, and traditional German outfits. The two-week fair wraps up in dramatic fashion with a boisterous brass band and a gun salute.

What are the 6 Oktoberfest beers?
Augustiner, Hacker-Pschorr, Hofbräu, Löwenbräu, Paulaner, and Spaten. Only beer from Munich breweries may be served on the Wiesn, as custom dictates. Already weeks before the starting signal for Oktoberfest, the breweries present their newly brewed Wiesn beer and increase the anticipation of the highlight of the year.
Oktoberfest’s roots can be traced back to 1810 in Munich, which is in the Bavarian region of Germany. On October 12th of that year, the future King Ludwig got married and invited the entire city to attend the celebration, which included a large feast and horse races.It was such a hit that they decided to repeat the horse races the following year, and the tradition of an annual October gathering – now known as Oktoberfest – was born.

In the early years, an agricultural fair was added to the horse races to help boost the economy. By the end of the 1800’s a carnival aspect was added to the gathering, which made the event more attractive to families. Over time the horse races stopped, but the event continued to grow. As for Oktoberfest’s association with beer, the early gatherings were peppered with beer stands but in 1896 they were replaced with large brewery-sponsored beer tents.

Everyone knows that Oktoberfest has German roots, but few people know the history behind the annual celebration that is now replicated worldwide. With our Hempler’s heritage dating back to the 1800’s in Borken, Germany, Oktoberfest naturally holds a special place in our hearts. To learn more about the history and tradition that extends beyond the simple consumption of beer and sausages, here’s a brief history of the festival, along with a glimpse of what it looks like today./* @since 2.9.0 – toggle buttons */ .super-form-1242 .super-toggle-switch { border-color: #4EB1B6; } .super-form-1242 .super-toggle-switch .super-toggle-group .super-toggle-on, .super-form-1242 .super-toggle-switch .super-toggle-group .super-toggle-off { background-color: #4EB1B6; color: #ffffff; } .super-form-1242 .super-toggle-switch:not(.super-active) { border-color: #e4e4e4; } .super-form-1242 .super-toggle-switch .super-toggle-group .super-toggle-off { background-color: #e4e4e4; color: #9c9c9c; }The first documented use of hops in beer is from the 9th century, though Hildegard of Bingen, 300 years later, is often cited as the earliest documented source. Before this period, brewers used “gruit”, composed of a wide variety of bitter herbs and flowers, including dandelion, burdock root, marigold, horehound (the old German name for horehound, Berghopfen, means “mountain hops”), ground ivy, and heather.

Hops are used extensively in brewing for their antibacterial effect that favors the activity of brewer’s yeast over less desirable microorganisms and for many purported benefits, including balancing the sweetness of the malt with bitterness, contributing a variety of desirable flavors and aromas. Historically, traditional herb combinations for beers were believed to have been abandoned when beers made with hops were noticed to be less prone to spoilage.
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What type of beer is founders Oktoberfest?
German-Style Märzen We went all in on tradition with our Oktoberfest, using imported German malts and hops with a beautiful lager yeast for the finish.
If you experience any difficulty in accessing any part of this website, please feel free to email us at [email protected] and we will work with you to provide the information or service you seek through an alternate communication method that is accessible for you consistent with applicable law (for example, through telephone support).Hops are the flowers (also called seed cones or strobiles) of the hop plant Humulus lupulus. They are used primarily as a flavoring and stability agent in beer, to which they impart bitter, zesty, or citric flavours; though they are also used for various purposes in other beverages and herbal medicine. The hop plant is a vigorous, climbing, herbaceous perennial, usually trained to grow up strings in a field called a hopfield, hop garden, or hop yard when grown commercially. Many different varieties of hops are grown by farmers around the world, with different types being used for particular styles of beer. The United States is known all around the world for its high quaility of hops! Hops, Hops and more HOPS! Thats what our IPA Festival is all about. We have contacted over 25 breweries to send us thier best hoppiest beers! Thats right, we are going to have it all from double IPAs, Triple IPAs, barrel aged IPAs, fruited IPAs, basically everything and anything showcasing hops that will get hop lovers like yourself excited so hop on over to Tysons Biergarten for our very first IPA festival! We will have over 50 different types of hoppy beers to try from a wide variety of breweries! Its gonna be the hoppiest festival to date! Founders Ultimate Oktoberfest is a classic German-style Marzen kicked up a notch by adding the smooth, rich flavors that only nine months in a bourbon barrel can provide.

As you may know, Founders is based in Grand Rapids and launched in the mid-1990s. It is the 15th-largest brewery in the United States. The company is known for its highly-rated and award-winning concoctions, most notably KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout), Centennial IPA and Dirty Bastard. The secret to their success has been to make great beers, throw them in bourbon barrels for a while and then sell them for $20 or more for a four-pack.
Ultimate Oktoberfest is full-bodied and flavorful. Anything that goes into a bourbon or rum barrel goes into the Weird Beer category – barrel aging significantly changes the character and taste of the brew and morphs them into a whole other experience. That’s not to say these are bad; they’re just weird. This is a weird Oktoberfest beer that is unforgettable, enjoyable and pushes boundaries. It’s a perfect excuse to do some exploring and sharing with friends.With so many choices in front of us this month – so much work to do – we might as well start with one of the more robust, signature brews of the season.

The yellows and light greens are disappearing from the shelves of Eastman Party Store just like the turning of the colors on the trees, replaced by orange and ochre tones promising malty autumn tastes and pumpkin-flavored delights.
Technically, it’s a little early. Oktoberfest, the Munich festival, runs from Sept. 17 until Oct. 3. But for explorers like us, with plentiful options already at hand, it’s time to get down to business.