October in August

photo from Sierra Nevada

For the last three years, King of the Collaboration, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. has created an Oktoberfest with a German brewery, to give it that more authentic taste. For 2017, Brauhaus Miltenberger is adding the Teutonic touch.

Cornelius Faust, a fourth-generation brewmaster for Brauhaus Miltenberger and his crew visited the East Coast outpost of Sierra Nevada to create the brew. “We used traditional techniques to create layers of rich malt notes that remain light and crisp to the taste. That’s the secret of an authentic fest beer—complex malt flavor in a lager that remains easy to drink while you are celebrating the Oktoberfest season.”

This year the beer will be in both bottles and cans and I have already seen it in my Trader Joes, possibly trying to stay out front of the pumpkin beer deluge that will be hitting us soon.