In 1810, the crown prince of Bavaria, Germany, Ludwig I, hosted the most memorable beer party ever—in honor of his wedding. This party, observed annually in Munich ever since, became the world-famous Oktoberfest. Baderbräu Oktoberfest Baderbräu Chicago Oktoberfest Chicago, a melting pot with a healthy dose of German ancestry, naturally looks forward to this big party each September as the Bavarians do. And as makers of Chicago beer derived from German traditions, it’s fitting that our second offering is an Oktoberfest to celebrate a traditional Bavarian pairing of great flavor and harvest season right here in the Windy City. Our Oktoberfest is an amber-colored, easy drinking lager with a rich, malty flavor. Raise a glass and toast with us. Prost!
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.