Bring It On, October! Check Out These 7 Oktoberfest Brews
sip in the season with a handful of local Oktoberfest beers
As seasons change, so do signature flavors. For coffee shops, this means rolling out the pumpkin spice, while local brewers concoct their seasonal Oktoberfest beers. Lucky for us, the Chippewa Valley has plenty of fall-inspired beers to try in the coming months. Here’s six seven for you to try this fall.
Lazy Monk Brewing’s Oktoberfest
Lazy Monk Brewing (97 W. Madison St., Eau Claire) brings a light, copper-colored A light lager-märzen to the table, with a slightly malty and sweet flavor featuring hints of caramel.
The Brewing Projekt
We may have missed the annual Wisktoberfest from The Brewing Projekt (1807 N. Oxford Ave., Eau Claire) on our original list (oops!), but beer lovers definitely won’t want to miss this classic Marzen-style lager which you can get on tap or in cans.
Modicum Brewing’s Oktoberfest Lager
This amber-colored lager features a toasty and biscuity flavor, which you can find at 3732 Spooner Ave., Altoona.
Brewster Bros’ West River Oktoberfest Lager
This amber lager brewed with Pilsner, Munich, Caramunich 3 malts, and cluster hops makes for a traditional German recipe, which you can find at the Chippewa River Distillery & Brewster Bros. Brewing Co. at 402 W. River St., Chippewa Falls.
While Leinenkugel’s Oktoberfest was beat out by their Summer Shandy in our annual Best of the Chippewa Valley Reader Poll, this traditional Märzen-style beer with a toasty malt flavor and a slight kick of spicy hops is not one to disappoint.
Bloomer Brewing Company’s Oktoberfest
Bloomer Brewing Company’s (1103 Ninth Ave., Bloomer) tribute to traditional Oktoberfest is a malty amber with a limber aroma – perfect for first-time Oktoberfest-ers.
Zymurgy Brewing Company’s Oktoberfest Lager
This deep-colored lager is brewed with traditional German malts, making it a classic in the Menomonie community. Check it out at 624 Main St., East.