Fri, Sep 01|
North End Taproom
Fest Fuel Festbier Release
Fest Fuel, a traditional German Festbier, is our take on the beer style that is most commonly served at today's German Oktoberfest.
Time & Location
Sep 01, 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM
North End Taproom, 150 W 32nd St, Charlotte, NC 28206, USA
Fest Fuel, a traditional German Festbier (aka Oktoberfest, Weisn, or Theresaweisn,) is our take on the beer style that is most commonly served at today's German Oktoberfest.
While many American-made Oktoberfest beers, including our Oktoberfest, are based on the Märzen style (amber in color and more robust in maltiness) which was seen at the original Oktoberfest celebrations. These modern German Oktoberfests or Festbiers are actually much lighter in color. While these modern beers still boast a solid malt backbone with subtle hop balance, the malt is far lighter in flavor and character than the Marzen variations.
This year when we release our Oktoberfest Märzen Lager, we'll release is alongside this Fest Fuel, for those wishing to enjoy the Oktoberfest season with a slightly lighter option. Fest Fuel is also gluten-reduced in case those with gluten sensitivity want to experience the style, as well.
Brewed dominantly with German Pilsner malt with the accent of German Vienna malt and a touch of Munich (basically the inverse of our Oktoberfest Märzen Lager recipe.) It's balanced with Hallertau Mittlefruh and Tettnanger hops. This beer is full-bodied, malty, and still approachable for all your festivity needs!
Get the 6% ABV Fest Fuel on draft at our North End taproom beginning Friday, September 1st. Try a pint of Oktoberfest while you're at it!