The Beer Belly: Oktoberfest Beers


In 1810 some bier loving German royalty decided to get married (Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Theresia of Bavaria if you really must know). It was their very successful 16 day celebration starting in late September and continuing on through October that later became the annual event known as Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany.

Octoberfest in America

Beer drinking Americans tend to celebrate Octoberfest only when prompted by marketing & advertising by big-label bottlers... and we tend to prefer the "c" spelling variation.

The 2018 festival begins September 22nd and goes until October 7th. Check out some Oktoberfest Biers you can buy here in the U.S. for your own tent party... Oh, and don't forget the big-ass pretzels.

  • 09.15.09Samuel Adams Octoberfest
    4.17 average, 161 votes

    As I sit here, leaves are beginning to fall from the trees… some of them right into my beer mug. Although the crisp days of autumn are not quite upon us yet here in New York, I recognize that the Octoberfest is the perfect beer for today’s climate. This seasonal German style lager is hitting the spot.