After the Beer Aliens crash-landed on planet Earth back in 2013, we have been in search of Good Beer. Soon after, we learned that humans would gather in Munich, Bavaria for festival called Oktoberfest.
Every year since we have to traveled to this Volksfest for nourishment and entertainment.
However, this last couple of years, planet Earth has gone through a lot. A human pandemic called COVID has put a hold on pretty much everything, including the beer.
As Beer Aliens, we need beer to survive on this planet, without it we would parish.
Pandemic or not, the Earth still rotates and with it comes Oktoberfest. Sadly, no traveling for us this year so we set out to find the best next thing…
NEW MISSION: Find the best German FestBier on planet Earth
We search far and wide, long and hard, to infinity and beyond… Eureka! We found it. Firestone Walker Oaktoberfest Oak Aged Lager is exactly what we were looking for.
This LIMITED RELEASE was inspired by the German festbier and it taps into the festivities of Bavarian traditions. Since its inauguration in 2005, Firestone Oaktoberfest has been in rotation on premises and most recently on Draft in 2019.
For the first time ever, this beer has been lager’d in French Oak Barrels from a premium Napa Valley Cabernet producer.
“Some recipes endure for a reason, and Oaktoberfest is a perfect example,” said Brewmaster Matt Brynildson. “We’ve been making this ‘Paso Festbier’ periodically for more than 15 years, and it has stood the test of time.”
From the label, to the bottle, to the color… This beer calls you in. One pour and you are hooked. The well balance malty fragrance that pops out of the bottle, instantly reminds you this beer is fierce and how well it has matured over the years.
Firestone Oaktoberfest is a light amber in color. Nice cream color head lingers for a minute or so, dissipating into a white blanket upon the amber liquid below.
The complexity of the flavors are very well balanced and the use of Noble hops gives it a mild hoppy while remaining true to the beer’s crisp malt profile.
By far, Firestone Oaktoberfest is the best Oktoberfest beer outside of Munich. I will put it against every other Oktoberfest beer on the market right now.
So, if you’re an earthlings looking to make First Contact with Oaktoberfest, This is the year. Go out and find this beer while it last. Remember humans, It’s only here for a LIMITED TIME and don’t stay we didn’t warn you.
We Also Made Soap with Oktoberfest Beer.
We use 2 tbsp on our soap recipe.
What Is Oktoberfest
The Munich Oktoberfest originally took place in the 16-day period leading up to the first Sunday in October. In 1994, this longstanding schedule was modified in response to German reunification. As such, if the first Sunday in October falls on the 1st or the 2nd, then the festival would run until 3 October (German Unity Day). Thus, the festival now runs for 17 days when the first Sunday is 2 October and 18 days when it is 1 October. In 2010, the festival lasted until the first Monday in October (4 October), to mark the event’s bicentennial.