Left Hand Oktoberfest

Left Hand Oktoberfest is made with Munich and Vienna malts

The Colorado-based brewery begins brewing this Märzen in the spring and after cellaring through the summer, it's ready to be enjoyed in the first month of fall, just in time for the Oktoberfest season.

Head Brewer Ro Guenzel is well prepared for brewing German-style beer, having worked for the Kaltenberg brewery in Bavaria before joining Left Hand in 2004. He has developed a complex, balanced lager with biscuity, rich bready malt flavor, thanks to a generous combination of Vienna and Munich malts. The label artwork merges traditional German elements of a blue and white checkered pattern, lions (a symbol of the state of Bavaria) and a gold ring signifying the marriage of Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese, for whom the Oktoberfest was first celebrated. Like many other American craft breweries, Left Hand is minimizing its carbon footprint by recapturing potential lost energy from its boiler flash steam recovery system, generating power through solar arrays and recycling spent grain, paper and plastic to minimize the amount of material going to the landfill. Pairing with a light chicken dish, such as a grilled chicken sandwich, salad or pasta will add some complexity.

Beer Information

Left Hand Brewing Company

Origin

1265 Boston Avenue Longmont CO U.S.

Beer Details

Beer type : Märzen, Lager Price: $10.99 for six-pack 12 oz. ABV: 6.6%

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