Tag: Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest at Tycoons in Duluth

tycoonslogoDave Hoops from Fitger’s Brewhouse has put together a huge beer list for Oktoberfest at Tycoons (September 20-21). He’s got 11 beers in classic Oktoberfest styles Wiesn and Märzen, and five are from Minnesota microbreweries (two of course are from Germany, and three are from the greater Midwest). It’s the largest collection of Oktoberfest microbrews in Duluth. Check it out!

Fitger’s Brewhouse Oktoberfest Wiesn 6.1%
Duluth, Minnesota

Brewed strictly according to the Bavarian beer purity law of 1516, it has the character of a typical light bottom-fermented festival beer with a balanced harmonious taste and the pleasant fragrance of hops.

Paulaner Oktoberfest Wiesn 5.8%
Munich, Germany

This bier with a clean, malty nose has fruitiness and nutty notes too, along with a hint of baking spices. The mouth features a precise, clean palate with light body. The balance of nutty flavors and fruity Munich malt is more careful here than the other Oktoberfests we tasted, but the intensity is less, as well. The finish has a touch of crisp bitterness and nice malt.

Bell’s Octoberfest 5.5%
Galesburg, Michigan

Octoberfest trades in the assertive hop presence of some lagers for a focus on a light caramel malt note, lending body without too much sweetness.

Surlyfest 6.0%
Brooklyn Center, Minnesota

A traditional Oktoberfest bier from Surly? Nein! Malted Rye, Flaked Rye, and Crystal Rye impart a biscuit flavor to the lush Vienna Malt body, and dry-hopping with Sterling Hops adds bright, floral hop aromas.

Summit Oktoberfest 6.6%
St. Paul, Minnesota

Brewed in the classic Märzen style with Northern Brewer hops from Germany. Rich, toffee malt flavors up front with a clean hop finish as crisp as the autumn air.

Samuel Adams Oktoberfest 5.3%
Boston, Massachusetts

This brew masterfully blends together five roasts of malt to create a delicious harmony of sweet flavors including caramel and toffee. The malt is complemented by the elegant bitterness imparted by the Bavarian Noble hops.

Schell’s Oktoberfest 5.5%
New Ulm, Minnesota

Brewed with the perfect balance of Pale, Munich, and Cara Pils malt with Liberty and Perle hops to create a rich, smooth taste.

Goose Island Oktoberfest 6.4%
Chicago, Illinois

Notes of toffee and burnt sugar in the aroma and flavors of sweet dried apricots are delivered in a dry malty body with the mild earthy bitterness that is the hallmark of Hallertau hops.

Ayinger Oktoberfest 5.6%
Aying, Germany

Ample fruity Munich malt does most of the driving, giving a fresh, almost sweet character that one identified as “juicy.” There’s soft bitterness to balance here, and the overall impression is of a deeply drinkable, full and round beer with a clean character.

Great Lakes Oktoberfest 6.5%
Cleveland, Ohio

Like the crazy but lovable relative you only see once a year, our Oktoberfest is a heartwarming reunion in a glass — preferably of the heavy, handled German stein variety.

Lift Bridge Oktoberfest 5.5%
Stillwater, Minnesota

Brewed in the style of the modern day Oktoberfest, our beer is on the lighter side of a Märzen and is brewed with traditional European malts and hops, which combine to create a beer with a pleasant roasted malt flavor.

Excelsior Brewing Oktoberfest Saturday

On Saturday, October 13th, Excelsior Brewing will hold their first annual Oktoberfest celebration at the brewery from noon to 9pm featuring beer (surprise!) music & hammerschlagen, among other things. Music includes Tim Mahoney and Thee Unholy 3 as well as roaming accordion players. This event will serve as the debut of Excelsior Oktoberfest Märzen. You’ll also be able to enjoy other beers like their Bitteschläppe Brown Ale, XLCR Pale Ale and Big Island Blond Ale. Maynard’s and Patisserie Margo will be serving up food in the form of brats, strudel and a homemade pretzels, etc.

All ages. 21+ to drink.

421 3rd Street, Excelsior, MN 55331


Boarfest at Butcher & the Boar Sunday

Butcher & the Boar in Minneapolis is hosting Boarfest on Sunday, from noon-10pm in their tented Beer Garden. The event will  feature a ton of craft Oktoberfest  beers including Bell’s, Victory, Great Lakes, Lake Superior, Two Brothers Atom Smasher, Surly and more. They’ll also have a cask of Fulton’s The Libertine.

They’ll be serving grilled foods ranging from boar brats to oysters and will feature live music from Drew Peterson, Tim Mahoney, City on the Make, Jack Brass Band, Luke Warm and the Cool Hands.

No cover.

McCoy’s Oktoberfest Today, Friday & Saturday

McCoy’s Public House in St. Louis Park is celebrating Oktoberfest Thursday through Saturday with local, national and German Oktoberfest/märzen beers, German style sausage and Wiener Schnitzel.

Today, they will feature beers from Summit, and our pal John Landers will be on site from 5pm to 7pm. McCoy’s will have beer specials,  complimentary hors d’oeuvres and swag while they last.

Friday they’ll feature beers from Paulaner and Hacker-Pschorr. Joe Goodin from Paulaner will be sampling beers from 5pm to 7pm, and you can expect more beer specials, hors d’oeuvres and swag.

On Saturday they will feature beers from Great Lakes and Sam Adams. From 4pm-8pm Brent Rowe from Great Lakes and Erin Enlow from Samuel Adams will be sampling beer, There will also be Hammerschalgen and a stein hoisting competition. You’ll also have a chance to win a trip to Boston. Live music by Rattlebag and drink specials throughout the day.