McLeod's Highland Fest Festbier Style Lager (500ml Bottle)
We can't hit Oktoberfest in Munich, But we can drink the beer! That's what we thought when we made this traditional beer style. Akin to a true Pilsner with a more restrained hop character, this strong lager is brewed with NZ Pilsner & Vienna malts then hopped with Hort 9099, a new experimental variety from NZ Plant & Research. A New Zealand version of a noble hop!
Oktoberfest is a German festival dating from 1810, and Oktoberfestbiers are the beers that have been served at the festival since 1818, and are supplied by 6 breweries: Spaten, Lowenbrau, Augustiner, Hofbrau, Paulaner and Hacker-Pschorr.Traditionally Oktoberfestbiers were the lagers of around 5.5 to 6 abv called Marzen - brewed in March and allowed to ferment slowly during the summer months.Originally these would have been dark lagers, but from 1872 a strong March brewed version of an amber-red Vienna lager made by Josef Sedlmayr became the favourite Oktoberfestbier.