It’s that time again. The kids are back in school, the weather has (occasionally) dropped below 90, and your favorite local breweries are pouring their finest German and fall-inspired beer. Grab your crew and order these 6 brews fit for an Oktoberfest party:
“Weizen” Tide (Low Tide Brewing)
If you find yourself over on Johns Island, this one’s a must. The “Weizen” Tide is a traditional German wheat beer with notes of clove, banana, and spice. Can you feel the leaves changing?
[location-1] Ghost Rider (Palmetto Brewery)
Okay, so this one isn’t a German beer, but it sure is worth a mention. The Ghost Rider is new on the Fall roster at Palmetto Brewery and it’s coming in hot. Literally. It’s a classic pale ale brewed with ghost peppers and sweet cherries, forming a sweet-to-heat balance that’s unlike any other.
FestBrook (Westbrook Brewing)
Westbrook’s take on a German beer is almost too Oktoberfest to function. This German lager is brewed to golden, extra-hopped perfection. Plus, it comes in a can you might just want to take home with you.
Folksfest (Commonhouse Aleworks)
Brewed exclusively for the Oktoberfest season, this rich and toasty lager tastes like fall in a pint glass (even though it’s still too hot for a sweater). This one’s finished with notes of warm bread, malt, and toffee.
Oktoberfest (Coast Brewing Co.)
Move over Hop Art, there’s a new brew in town this season. Coast’s Oktoberfest is back with two different types of hops, as well as that subtle caramel flavor you know and love. BONUS: also try their Kolsch German Style Ale for an Oktoberfest double-feature
Pils (Charles Town Fermentory)
Looking for something a little more…classic? Here’s your go-to. Charlestown Fermentory’s Pils is a traditional German Pilsner (100% malt) that’s simply crisp and clean. It’s ready and fresh from the tap.
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